SK Capital Announces Acquisition of Leading Chemical Supplier SI Group

SK Capital Announces Acquisition of Leading Chemical Supplier SI Group

SK Capital Announces Acquisition of Leading Chemical Supplier SI Group

SK Capital recently announced that they are acquiring SI Group, a chemical manufacturer and longstanding partner of H.M. Royal. SK Capital made the announcement on June 1st, and the deal is set to close in the second half of 2018.

SI Group has been in business for over 100 years. They develop and manufacture a variety of performance additives and chemical intermediates, including phenolic resins, epoxy resins and paraffin inhibitors. Based in Schenectady, N.Y, the company has customers in more than 90 countries and over 2,800 employees at 20 locations worldwide.

The acquisition will strengthen SI Group’s position in multiple market segments. According to Wallace A. Graham, Chairman of SI Group, the acquisition will “enhance [SI Group’s] performance additives and intermediates business in the plastic, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and rubber sectors.”

SK Capital plans to combine SI Group with Addivant — a company they have owned since 2013. Addivant is a global supplier of additives including antioxidants, polymer modifiers and UV stabilizer solutions. By joining these two companies, SK Capital hopes to create a global leader in the plastic, lubricant, oilfield and rubber additives markets. (Read the full press release to learn more.)

H.M. Royal Will Continue to Supply SI Group Resins

Over the years, H.M. Royal has developed a trusted partnership with SI Group. For over 50 years, we have worked with SI Group to provide the highest quality phenolic resins available, and we will continue to provide their products after the acquisition is complete.

Phenolic resins from SI Group offer a variety of benefits, including exceptional durability and heat resistance. To help meet the needs of our customers and ensure the highest level of performance, we supply these products for many industries:

  • Rubber curing and tackifying
  • Polychloroprene cements
  • Solution adhesives
  • Contact cements
  • Coatings
  • Inks

Contact us today to discuss your needs and to find the right phenolic resin for your application.

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