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Corporate Maneuvering Marks End of Year in Adhesives

August 9, 2005

l A polyurea coating made by HEHR International Polymers will be used to protect a 4.2 mile concrete section of the San Mateo Bridge in San Francisco, CA. Already one year into the 25-month project, some 3.3 million square-feet will be coated with the polyurea coating and an aliphatic topcoat. Glas-Craft, a subsidiary of Cohesant Technologies, is supplying the plural component spray equipment for the project.
l The end of 2001 was a busy time in the $22 billion global adhesives marketplace. Reichhold Inc., part of the Dainippon Ink & Chemicals stable, sold its Swift adhesives business to Forbo Holding, a Zurich-based maker of adhesives, belting and floor coverings. The $250 million Swift business operated in Europe, North, Central and South America and China.
Around the same time, Quest Specialty Chemicals, a new company founded by Frederick A. Quinn and two private equity investment firms, acquired the adhesives and sealants divi

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