ST. PAUL, MN - H.B. Fuller Co., St. Paul, MN, has signed an agreement to purchase adhesives company Plexbond Quimica, S/A, a provider of chemical polyurethane specialties and polyester resins that operates a manufacturing facility in Curitiba, Brazil.
The acquisition will increase H.B. Fuller’s ability to deliver specialty adhesives solutions, such as laminating adhesives, to customers in Brazil and across South America.
"With this acquisition, we will take a step forward on two important elements of our strategic plan – establishing a manufacturing presence in Brazil and accelerating our growth in the flexible packaging market," said Jim Owens, President and CEO, H.B. Fuller. "H.B. Fuller has a strategic focus on three core areas – packaging, hygiene and durable assembly – and the Plexbond Quimica business will bring us capabilities that we can leverage globally in the important packaging market. The Plexbond Quimica team has deep market knowledge and local manufacturing capabilities that are new to H.B. Fuller, and the enhanced product portfolio and expertise of our combined businesses will enable H.B. Fuller to partner more closely with customers and to grow in South America and around the globe."