The business, based in Toronto, manufactures pressure-sensitive adhesive coated products for wide-format inkjet printing, offset, screen printing and laminating films. It operates two coating lines in Canada and serves the flexible packaging, graphic arts and label markets predominantly.

Drytac Europe managing director Hayden Kelley said the combined operation would result in improved efficiencies, greater flexibility and shorter development time from customer concept to finished products.

He added: “With expertise in a variety of industrial and label markets this acquisition positions Drytac for expansion into markets that require more sophisticated adhesive coatings.”

He said that in addition to its existing range range of branded and OEM films and adhesives, Drytac could now offer aqueous, solvent and hot melt coatings suitable for a variety of substrates.

Multi-Tac customers in Europe and the Middle East will now source their products from UK-based Drytac.