SOUTH BEND, Ind. (June 15)—Royal Adhesives and Sealants L.L.C. has completed its acquisition of Elementis P.L.C.'s Hardman Adhesives and Elastomers business for an undisclosed amount.
Hardman, previously part of the Elementis Specialties business, makes and markets epoxy and urethane structural adhesives, specialty elastomers, and electrical potting and encapsulation compounds. The business will continue to be located and operated in Belleville, N.J., and all of its employees have been transferred to Royal.
South Bend-based Royal makes specialty adhesives and sealants for use mainly in industrial and commercial construction applications. With the addition of Hardman, its annual sales will top $75 million.
"This transaction will broaden the scope of our adhesives product line, allowing us to provide a more complete range of adhesive application solutions to our customers and will increase our geographic coverage to include Europe, South America and Asia," said Royal CEO Ted Clark.