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Takeover of Italian films manufacturer Soprad

Takeover of Italian films manufacturer SopradPregis is integrating Soprad into its â??PolyMaskâ? brand of temporary protective films (Photo: Pregis)Pregis (Deerfield, Illinois / USA; has acquired So.Pr.Ad. (Soprad, Travedona-Monate / Italy;, a producer of adhesive protective films with a plant in Travedona-Monate near Milan, and extended its footprint in Europe as a result. Sopradâ??s products, which offer temporary protection for surfaces such as plastics, metals, wood, carpet, glass and marble, will be marketed under the Pregis brand â??PolyMaskâ?.
The US company acquired PolyMask, including temporary surface protective films and speciality films, from 3M in 2016 â?? see of 19.09.2016. The takeover of the Italian manufacturer extends the PolyMask range to include solvent-rubber and solvent-acrylic-based products, which are particularly for the automotive market, among others. Soprad is the first acquisition under Pregisâ?? private equity owner, Warburg Pincus â?? see of 11.06.2019.
Pregis recently opened a â??Film and Foam Specialist Centreâ? in Heerlen / The Netherlands. Here, blown film is manufactured and turned into rollstock for the companyâ??s inflatable packaging systems. The US companyâ??s European portfolio also includes a variety of loose fill options such as ones that are made from 100% biodegradable starch-based or 100% recycled polystyrene material.10.03.2020 [244696-0]

Publication date: 10/03/2020



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