Sand Sea and Air accepting supply donations for Puerto Rico

October 4, 2017

Terri Madden, the owner of Sand Sea and Air Interiors Inc., located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a regular contributor to Marine Fabricator magazine, recently contacted IFAI to provide an update of the situation facing her business as well as many others on the hurricane-ravaged island. “I am more fortunate than most,” Madden says. …

Safety suppliers to combine

August 25, 2017

MSA Safety Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., has entered into an agreement to acquire Globe Holding Co. LLC, Pittsfield, N.H. Globe is an innovator and provider of firefighter protective clothing and boots, with annual revenues of approximately $110 million. MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and …

Croda acquires Enza Biotech

August 24, 2017

Croda International Plc, a Yorkshire, U.K.-based developer of specialty chemicals, has acquired Enza Biotech AB, a research enterprise established as a spinout company from Lund University in Sweden. Enza Biotech develops next-generation renewable surfactants using carbohydrate-based chemistry. Through the acquisition, Enza Biotech’s patented technology will enhance Croda’s well-established natural and renewable product portfolio, particularly in …

Top Value Fabrics Acquires Pacific Coast Fabrics

July 5, 2017

Top Value Fabrics (TVF), Carmel, Ind., has acquired Gardena, Calif.-based Pacific Coast Fabrics. The acquisition expands TVF’s product offerings and strengthens its west coast distribution network for printable textiles. “TVF is known throughout the industry for outstanding customer service and quality products, and the Pacific Coast Fabrics team shares that same dedication to the customer,” …