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Sun Chemical acquires SAPICI to expand offerings in polymers and lamination adhesives market


January 10, 2022
By PrintAction Staff

Sun Chemical has acquired SAPICI, a provider of high-performance polyurethanes for coatings, flexible packaging, industrial adhesives.

With SAPICI, Sun Chemical reinforces its integrated supply strategy in the packaging market by adding capabilities to develop and produce unique polymers for the entire portfolio of inks, coatings, and lamination adhesives.

The combined resources and technologies of DIC/Sun Chemical and SAPICI will provide a comprehensive polymer portfolio for industrial coatings, elastomers, industrial adhesives, and sealants.

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The acquisition of SAPICI will turn Sun Chemical into an integrated player in the lamination adhesives market, directly owning assets, technologies and resources to improve the product portfolio.

“Providing our customers with the most effective solutions on the market is priority number one, and the acquisition of SAPICI enables innovation in lamination adhesives to better serve this base,” said Mehran Yazdani, president, Global Packaging and Advanced Materials, Sun Chemical. “SAPICI’s core competencies in the manufacturing of ultra-low monomer isocyanates-based solutions will allow Sun Chemical to further address both current and future trends in sustainability, compliance, food contact, health and safety—reinforcing our commitment to responsible care.”