Berry Global Group Inc. is expanding its specialty tapes business with the acquisition of Adchem Corp.
Evansville, Ind.-based Berry Global calls Adchem a leader in the development of high performance adhesive tape systems.
Adchem has about 110 employees at its sole manufacturing site in Riverhead, N.Y., a location the company has used since moving from Westbury, N.Y., nearly 20 years ago.
"The combination of Berry and Adchem will enhance our ability to service the needs of our specialty tape customers through expanded technologies, product line extensions and access to new channels to market," Berry said in a statement.
Adchem becomes part of the Engineered Materials division at Berry through the deal that closed June 30.
The newly acquired company dates to 1965 and was founded by Joseph A. Pufahl. He died in 2009.
His son Joseph M. Pufahl headed business development at his family's business. He referred questions to Berry on July 5, which issued a statement regarding the sale.
In an earlier interview with Newsday, a Long Island, N.Y., newspaper, Pufahl said the company had received constant acquisition offers over the years before deciding to sell to Berry.
Joseph M. Pufahl's brothers John and Robert were co-CEOs of the company.
"During the past 50 years Adchem has built a tradition of excellence providing customers with high performance adhesive tape systems for automotive, construction, electronics, graphic arts, medical and general industrial tape applications. They continue to work closely with customers and vendors to help identify and engineer adhesive tape systems to meet unique and demanding requirements," the company's website reads.
Adchem, according to its website, is situated on 54 acres. The firm moved into a 200,000-square-foot facility in Riverhead in 1999.