Mergers & Acquisitions


DSM spinning off composites resins and feedstocks business

March 16, 2015 2:31 pm ET

UPDATED: Royal DSM NV will spin off its business units that make composite resins — as well as plastic feedstocks caprolactam and acrylonitrile — into a separate company.


A. Schulman buying Citadel for $800 million

March 16, 2015 9:00 am ET

Materials firm A. Schulman Inc. has kept its buying streak alive with its biggest deal yet – acquiring compounder and composites maker Citadel Plastics Holdings Inc. for $800 million.


Indiana recycler sold to group including equipment supplier Sorema

March 11, 2015 4:58 pm ET

A PET recycler in Indiana expects to stabilize and grow the amount of material it processes now that it's under a new ownership structure.


Seaway Plastics gets private equity backing

March 11, 2015 4:45 pm ET

Seaway Plastics Engineering LLC owners Tim Smock and Paul Bernard are turning to private equity investor Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC to help accelerate the company’s growth.


CCL adds two firms to Avery labels group

March 10, 2015 3:49 pm ET

Packaging conglomerate CCL Industries Inc. has entered the world of trade shows and other professional meetings by acquiring two companies that supply name badges and other registration supplies.


Packaging leads the way for M&As

March 6, 2015 1:33 pm ET

Packaging has outperformed the field for mergers and acquisitions for an extended period of time, an Ernst & Young official said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.


Arkema adds Bostik to high performance materials business unit

March 6, 2015 9:24 am ET

Arkema SA has finalized the acquisition of Bostik SA from Total SA, bringing what it says is the world's No. 3 adhesives provider into its portfolio.


VisiPak adds to customer mix, product offerings with Tulox acquisition

March 5, 2015 2:19 pm ET

VisiPak has acquired Tulox Plastics Corp., a maker of clear plastic packaging.


Auto supplier Motus adds more production as it buys Leon Interiors

March 5, 2015 10:52 am ET

Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 automotive interiors supplier, is getting bigger, adding the assets of Tier 2 supplier Leon Interiors Inc.


Wright Plastic Products buys Tennessee auto supplier Hope Industries

March 4, 2015 3:51 pm ET

Michigan custom injection molder Wright Plastic Products Co. LLC has acquired Tennessee-based automotive supplier Hope Industries Inc., the companies announced.

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