Omya, a leading global producer of industrial minerals and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals, has acquired Solar Inks Ltd., a producer of renewable barrier coatings for food packaging, high-performance adhesives and water-based flexographic inks located in Telford, United Kingdom.
The acquisition accomplishes another important milestone of the Omya strategy to strengthen its position amongst the top-ranked solution providers serving the fiberbased packaging industry. Solar Inks Ltd. has a well-known product portfolio and a well-established reputation for innovative solutions in the packaging market, focusing on sustainable, highquality and renewable ingredients. By leveraging both the Solar Inks and Omya global network, the combined business will be best positioned to serve the needs of customers globally.
Marco Viel, Vice President of the Omya Packaging segment added, “We are very excited to welcome the Solar Inks team into the Omya family. Their product lines “Earth Coatings” , “Earth Adhesives” and “Earth Inks” are a perfect addition to our existing Extomine® portfolio. Together we will offer the market a compelling range of barrier solutions matching growing and diversified demand.” Jonathan Mack, founder of Solar Inks Ltd., added, “We very much look forward to being part of the Omya Group. We are confident that this transaction will assert our leadership by combining two successful businesses and we will continue to grow on a global scale featuring joint developments for more environmentally friendly packaging solutions.”