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Royal Adhesives acquires packaging adhesives firm

10:50 AM MST | December 13, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Royal Adhesives & Sealants (South Bend, IN) has acquired Adhesives Packaging Specialties (APS; Peabody, MA), a maker of custom packaged adhesives, sealants and resins, for an undisclosed sum. APS’ products are aimed at the aerospace, automotive, electronics, and construction markets, among others.   Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) acquired Royal Adhesives in 2010. Arsenal has used Royal to build a platform in the adhesives business, acquiring a number of small adhesives firms in the past two years. “APS fits well with our...

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