Scott Bader acquires ATC Formulated Polymers

The acquisition expands the global reach of both companies.

Scott Bader Co. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, U.K.) has reached an agreement to acquire ATC Formulated Polymers Inc. (Burlington, Ontario), with effect from February 4, 2013.  ATC has a strong reputation for manufacturing a wide range of bonding, tooling, fairing, compression molding and other polyester and vinyl ester based pastes, supplied largely into the North America composites industry. This acquisition will make Scott Bader and ATC a global leader in the structural adhesives and bonding pastes business, with a full range of technologies and manufacturing capabilities to meet the needs of composites customers.

Tom Johannsen, ATC’s majority owner states “I was attracted to Scott Bader because of their wide range of adhesives, their vision to grow this market on a worldwide basis, and their employee-owned company structure. With access to Scott Bader’s products and technology, we will be able to extend our current range of bonding pastes and adhesives, now including Scott Bader’s urethane acrylate Crestomer and MMA adhesives, to suit individual customer needs.” 

Philip Bruce, Scott Bader’s group managing director comments “I see this acquisition as underlying our long term commitment to the North American market by providing customers with local production.  I see this as a first step to being able to offer more speciality products into this critical market. The ATC speciality tooling and molding products complement the Scott Bader range, and we will work to bring winning products to the global market through Scott Bader’s sales resources. I am delighted that we will continue to receive the support from Tom Johannsen, JP Schroeder, Rita Barclay and the rest of the ATC management team to develop the ATC and Scott Bader business going forward.”

Scott Bader will keep customers appraised on developments and the timing of when the new products will be introduced. ATC will be present at the Scott Bader stand (V18) at the 2013 JEC Europe exhibition in Paris from March 12 -14.  The Scott Bader Inc. U.S. office located in Stow, Ohio will continue to sell Scott Bader’s trademarked Crystic resins and specialty chemicals.