Prior to the show, the company announced that it had acquired the Eagle Performance Products business. The acquisition of Eagle Performance Products business adds technology and product diversification to Stahl’s product portfolio of process chemicals for leather products, performance coatings and polymer dispersions. This is important in Stahl’s key market segments, such as automotive, aeronautics and home interior. The addition of water-based flame retardants opens up opportunities for both technical textiles and leather products and also enables Stahl to explore new market segments including hotels and cinemas.
“We have been cooperating closely with Eagle Performance Products for many years. As the synergy advantages are numerous, we have decided the time was right to combine our forces,” said Huub van Beijeren, CEO of Stahl. “With the acquisition of Eagle Performance Products business we will expand our product coverage, innovation power and sustainability expertise in the field of flame retardant technology. This enables us to respond even better to our clients’ needs.”
Eagle Performance Products, established in 1974, has been specializing in flame retardant technologies since its founding. The company further developed additional specialized products that meet the highest performance standards. These products are designed to meet the environmental profile of an evolving world in the years to come. In the past 40 years, Eagle has focused on the North American market – where all its facilities are located – and only randomly ventured outside the NAFTA region.