Since Plastics News' ranking of film and sheet manufacturers appeared in the Sept. 16 issue, several important acquisitions have taken place in that market. A new giant will be created in next year's ranking, when sales for the No. 13 and No. 15 companies will be combined under Tyco International Ltd. of Exeter, N.H. Tyco completed its $130 million purchase of Carlisle Plastics Inc. of Phoenix just as the ranking was being published. Publicly held Carlisle reported $255.9 million in polyethylene film- and sheet-related sales.
Tyco also owns Armin Plastics of Jersey City, N.J., which had estimated PE film sales of $310 million. Combining the two firms' sales could push Tyco into the top five companies in the ranking.
Huntsman Packaging Corp.'s aggressive acquisition campaign should boost the No. 7 company even higher in the ranking. The Salt Lake City firm, which reported $468 million in film sales, will add the $99.9 million of Deerfield Plastics Co. Inc.
The South Deerfield, Mass., company makes converter films and pallet wrap.
Sigma Plastics Group's Delta Plastics Corp. of Newark, N.J., recently added $82 million in sales to its $380 million in annual film and sheet sales by purchasing a majority stake in PE film maker Essex Plastics Inc. Sigma, which ranked No. 9, announced its acquisition of Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Essex on Nov. 26.
Hood Cos. of Hattiesburg, Miss., in November agreed to purchase QPF Inc., formerly known as Quantum Perfor-mance Films, from U.S. Industries Inc. of Iselin, N.J. Hood Cos. expected to close the $43.2 million deal in December.
QPF had sales of $37 million for the nine months ended June 30.
Sales information was not available for Hood, which extrudes and converts polyethylene film at three U.S. plants, and owns Southern Bag Corp. and its Hood Flexible Packaging Division.