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French investment firm buys Alabama-based CSP Technologies


January 30, 2015 1:10 pm ET

A French investment firm has finalized a deal to buy CSP Technologies Inc., an Auburn, Ala., company that makes specialty plastics packaging.

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Lubrizol buys Brazil-based coatings technology manufacturer


January 30, 2015 11:50 am ET

Specialty chemicals company Lubrizol Corp. of Wickliffe, Ohio, said it has acquired a Brazilian company that makes coatings technology for products used in decorative paints, textiles, cement, elastomeric coatings and paper coatings.

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Lund adds to aftermarket auto products portfolio with buy of Bushwacker


January 29, 2015 2:49 pm ET

Lund International Inc. has expanded its portfolio of plastic aftermarket vehicle accessories by acquiring Bushwacker Inc.

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Chemtrusion, Mytex Indiana compounding plant set for expansion


January 29, 2015 1:35 pm ET

Japanese and American partners in a compounding plant in Indiana plan to expand the facility.

M&A deals in packaging hit record


January 28, 2015 1:49 pm ET

It's good to be in packaging these days. More precisely, it's good to be in packaging and decide to sell or merge.

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Sika opens negotiations to acquire Axson Technologies


January 28, 2015 12:17 pm ET

Specialty chemicals maker Sika AG has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson SAS management and shareholders to acquire its epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulator business Axson Technologies.

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Piovan buys majority stake in Italy's Penta


January 28, 2015 12:04 pm ET

Italian auxiliary equipment company Piovan SpA has acquired a majority stake in the Italian materials handling company Penta srl, based in Poggio Renatico, Ferrara, Italy.

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A. Schulman, Citadel continue buying blitz


January 27, 2015 11:32 am ET

A. Schulman Inc. and Citadel Plastics Inc. — two deal-happy materials firms — were at it again in the second half of 2014.

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It's becoming a seller's market for plastics firms


January 27, 2015 11:37 am ET

The pace of plastics mergers and acquisitions activity slowed a bit in the second half of 2014 — but market watchers have high expectations for 2015.

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Materials market sees more deals


January 27, 2015 11:26 am ET

Plastics materials deals showed modest growth in 2014, increasing 6 percent vs. their 2013 total.

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