Chase Corporation, a global manufacturer of specialty tapes, laminates, sealants and coatings, announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Chase Protective Coatings Ltd, it has acquired the product lines and manufacturing facility of Long Products of Rye, East Sussex, England. For more than 35 years, Long Products has been a leading manufacturer of waterproofing and corrosion protection systems for oil, gas and water pipelines and has been a major supplier to Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. This new acquisition joins Chase's North American based Tapecoat and Royston brands to broaden the protective coatings product line and better address increasing global demand.
Long Products' high-performance tapes, epoxies and cathodic protection accessory products are used internationally on new pipeline projects as well as for regular pipeline maintenance.
"Tapecoat, Royston and Long Products all compliment each other exceptionally well in technology, product range and geography," said Terry Jones, vice president and chief marketing officer, Chase Corporation. "The products, the applications and the global availability, now make Chase even more ideal for solving difficult corrosion problems."
"We are excited to be joining the rapidly growing Chase Corporation as we have seen the focus and commitment toward being the global leader in pipeline corrosion prevention," said Paul Barkley of Chase Protective Coatings. "Most importantly, as part of Chase Corporation, we will have additional resources to better serve our customers."
Chase Corporation acquires Long Products
By Tim Wright
Published September 12, 2007
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