ATLANTA, Ga. – Arclin announced it has completed the acquisition of Surteco’s North America decorative paper treating facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. 

Terms of the agreement, announced July 19, were not disclosed.

The company said the acquisition expands Arclin's footprint in North America and will complement its existing treating operations in Tacoma, Washington, and Cobourg, Ontario.  “This facility gives us greater flexibility to serve our North American customers by increasing geographic availability," said Ralf Yobp, Arclin's chief operating officer. "The combined best practices of both companies will enhance Arclin’s ability to provide cost-effective solutions for its customers in the face of increasing international competition.”

“The sale of the East Longmeadow treating facility to Arclin is a final step to return to our core competency of providing decorative surfaces and edgings to the North American market,” said Surteco North America CEO and President Michael Phillips. “The partnership with Arclin will provide design and print as well as treating for complete surfacing solutions to existing and future customers.”

The treating facility became part of Surteco Group's holdings following the company's 2013 acquisition of Suddekor. Surteco previously sold the Suddekor treating facility in North Carolina to Arauco in 2015.

Arclin provides treating for its own portfolio of designs for TFL and offers custom-treat capacity for TFL customers.  Combined with the company’s industrial surface treating assets, the company will now operate five treating facilities across North America, in addition to six chemical facilities. Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Arclin is a leading provider of chemistry-based resin and surfacing systems for the wood products, building, design, energy, agriculture, transportation and other industries. 

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