The company said that the new distribution deal would help it deliver a “notable improvement” in customer service and allow it to place greater focus on the development of its products.

Drytac Europe managing director Hayden Kelley said: “We believe that this partnership will hugely benefit our customer base. Antalis is an extremely well established business with excellent and far-reaching distribution channels.

“Customer support levels in the UK and Ireland will be boosted and Drytac can now fully focus its resources on what it does best – namely the manufacturing of quality adhesives and over-laminates.”

“Antalis has many of the best account reps in the business and they will be able to provide excellent advice to our customers regarding the right products for the right applications. They will then be able to supply the Drytac products at the right price and deliver them right on time,” he added.

The deal is effective immediately and the company confirmed that current prices would not be affected.