Sika has acquired ABC Sealants, a leading Turkish-based manufacturer of sealants and adhesives. The acquisition will strengthen Sika’s market position in Turkey and further establish Sika as a comprehensive supplier of solutions for interior finishing applications.
ABC Sealants is a highly regarded brand in the Turkish building materials market with a strong presence in the distribution business. Based in Istanbul, the company runs a manufacturing facility producing a wide range of construction sealants and adhesives. The acquired production site will not only improve Sika’s ability to serve customers in the Turkish market but will also function as a distribution and production hub for the Middle East and Africa, reinforcing the supply chain in this region. With the wider product range and improved access to professional distribution channels, the two companies will profit from extensive cross-selling opportunities.
Ivo Schädler, Regional Manager EMEA: “This acquisition provides us with a solid production platform to further expand the sealant and adhesive business in Turkey as well as in the Middle East and Africa. We welcome the new employees into the Sika team and look forward to growing our business together”.
The deal includes the 600kt Acetic Acid plant and all associated third party activities on the site. Eastman and INEOS have also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore options for a long-term supply agreement for vinyl acetate monomer.
The Supervisory Board of Borealis has accepted the decision of Lucrèce Foufopoulos-De Ridder, EVP Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology to step down from her executive position at Borealis, and the Board of Borouge Pte effective 31 December 2023 to pursue other career opportunities.
Sidel has launched a new 100% rPET bottle base, StarLiteR, aiming to help carbonated soft drink (CSD) packaging producers embrace material circularity. StarLiteR allows CDS producers to switch to rPET bottle production easily and efficiently, while significantly reducing the impact on product quality or packaging integrity.