SCIGRIP acquires Arjay Technologies

Arjay, which primarily services the marine end market, expands SCIGRIP's adhesive systems portfolio.

SCIGRIP (Durham, North Carolina), a global adhesive systems supplier, has completed an agreement to acquire Arjay Technologies Inc. (Largo, Florida), a manufacturer of high-performance bonding compounds for the composites industry.

Through the acquisition, SCIGRIP says it is now able to offer manufacturers a versatile set of low-cost, resin-based bonding compounds, with properties tailored to a range of bonding applications. In addition, end users working with Arjay compounds now have a direct route to MMA products from the SCIGRIP portfolio, when the highest performance or shortest cure times are required.

Arjay Technologies has, in the past, been primarily focused on the marine sector. With this acquisition, SCIGRIP says it is not only well placed to make Arjay products available to a wider audience via its countrywide distributors, but also to take products and technologies successfully into new industrial markets.

The Arjay brand will remain, with products available for order through current direct and distribution outlets. SCIGRIP is in the process of finalizing the national growth strategy to link the existing Arjay sales functions to the wider SCIGRIP network, so that both Arjay and SCIGRIP products are available wherever and whenever the customer requires.

“The SCIGRIP and Arjay product portfolios deliver the most competitive solutions in the marketplace and we look forward to a period of accelerated growth thanks to this exciting synergy,” says John Reeves, president, SCIGRIP.