Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics buys Applied Bioprocess Containers

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: March 11, 2013 1:59 pm ET
Updated: March 11, 2013 2:05 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Medical, Mergers & Acquisitions

AURORA, OHIO -- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has acquired Applied Bioprocess Containers (ABC), a Plymouth, Minn.-based supplier of medical single-use containers and fluid transfer systems, the companies announced March 7.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ABC specializes in the design and manufacture of single-use storage vessels, particularly bags, designed for the preparation, collection, storage and transportation of biopharmaceutical liquids, as well as single-use fluid transfer assemblies, including tubing and connectors.

The ABC purchase is the third plastics technology and sterile fluid handling-related acquisition in recent months for French-owned Saint-Gobain, which has its U.S. headquarters in Aurora, Ohio.

Saint-Gobain acquired Twin Bay Medical Inc. in November 2012 after partnering with the Williamsburg, Mich., manufacturer of single-use, leak-proof seals and components such as the BarbLock flexible tube retainer for more than a decade. Then, in January, Saint-Gobain announced the acquisition of American Fluoroseal Corp., a Gaithersburg, Md.-based manufacturer of fluoropolymer bags for medical use, cryopreservation and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

"[ABC] does fit with the strategy we have always had in place and have been executing externally lately," said Aaron Updegrove, Saint-Gobain's marketing manager for medical fluid systems. "We have always been very focused overall in the molding and extrusion and custom fabrication world and now we're branching that out in the fluid path."


Comments

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics buys Applied Bioprocess Containers

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: March 11, 2013 1:59 pm ET
Updated: March 11, 2013 2:05 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Unipex Group buys Ferguson Chemical Innovation

July 29, 2014 1:57 pm ET

Chemical distributor Unipex Group Inc. announced July 29 that it had purchased Ferguson Chemical Innovation, a Brampton, Ontario-based supplier of...    More

Image

Universal Polymer beefing up capabilities through acquisition

July 29, 2014 12:04 pm ET

Universal Polymer & Rubber Ltd. is growing again and adding to its capabilities, this time via another acquisition and a plant expansion.    More

Image

Reynolds considering sale of Closure Systems International unit

July 29, 2014 10:32 am ET

Packaging giant Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. has put its closures business under review.    More

Image

Carbon black supplier Orion begins trading on NYSE

July 29, 2014 11:29 am ET

Orion Engineered Carbons S.a.r.l. has priced the initial public offering of 19.5 million common shares at a price to the public of $18 per share.    More

Image

Evonik sells polyimide foams operation to Boyd

July 29, 2014 10:46 am ET

Modesto, Calif.-based Boyd Corp., a manufacturers of specialty material and sealing agents, has purchased Evonik Industries’ Solimid...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recyclers Data Report & Directory

This exclusive MS Excel database contains all the companies from Plastics News' ranking of top North American Recyclers and Brokers by reprocessed volume and also includes a directory with materials processes, services offered and company contact information. Data is based on primary research by PN editorial staff.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events