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SOCMA Launches New Publication with Specialty Insights

SOCMA is pleased to unveil its inaugural edition of Specialty Insights, a semi-annual publication especially designed for association members and those who are interested in the specialty and fine chemical value chain.

September 4, 2019


Grace Matthews Advises Epoxies, Etc. on its Sale to Meridian Adhesives Group

Meridian Adhesives Group ("Meridian") announced the acquisition of Epoxies, Etc. (“Epoxies”), a leading resin formulator of epoxies, urethanes and silicones. Arsenal Capital Partners ("Arsenal") created Meridian in 2018 as its platform in the global adhesives and sealants sector, focusing on high-value adhesives technologies.

August 27, 2019

Grace Matthews Advises Ritus Corporation And Vanseal Corporation on Sale to Blue Point Capital Partners

Grace Matthews, Inc. and the shareholders of Ritus Corporation, including its subsidiary Classic Molding Company, and Vanseal Corporation (collectively, VRC Holdings Inc., or “VRC”) are pleased to announce the sale of VRC to Blue Point Capital Partners (“Blue Point”). VRC will continue to be led by the current management team, including President Tom Gebhardt. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

August 20, 2019

Lonza on Track to Deliver Full-Year 2019 Results

Lonza reported continued positive momentum in its core healthcare businesses in the first six months of 2019. This has driven 6.4% sales and 7.7% CORE EBITDA growth for the group, resulting in a CORE EBITDA margin of 27.8%. Based on H1 2019 results, Lonza confirms the Full-Year 2019 outlook of mid-to-high single-digit sales growth and a sustained CORE EBITDA margin.

July 24, 2019

Lonza Expands Bioconjugation Facility

Lonza today announced the start of expansion to its bioconjugation facility in Visp, Switzerland together with the successful commercial approval of a third antibody-drug-conjugate (ADC) produced at the site.

July 24, 2019


FAR Chemical to Expand Palm Bay, FL Facility

FAR Chemical, a leader in scaling up and manufacturing multi-step chemical syntheses and handling highly active materials, announced today that it will expand its Palm Bay, Florida facility. FAR specializes in fine and specialty chemicals such as brominated compounds, organometallics, pyrophoric materials, and the distribution of trimethylchlorosilane.

June 12, 2019

Grace Matthews Advises H.B. Fuller on Divestiture

H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco, LLC (“Tiarco”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, Inc., for $71 million.

June 12, 2019

Advanced Biotherapeutics: The Future is Now, and It’s Happening in Plastics

Arlington, VA - Innovation and commercialization of the next generation of opportunities in single-use processing and cell therapies is a key focus of the Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA) 9th Annual International Single-Use Summit, July 22-24, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.

June 11, 2019