EDI acquires Premier Dies in slot-coating deal


Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI) has augmented its slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies with the purchase of fellow Chippewa Falls, WI company, Premier Dies Corp. EDI is a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, which acquired it in late 2010.

"Putting these two organizations together immediately provides our customers with a broader product portfolio and access to an expanded global sales and service network," Gary Edwards, CEO of EDI, said in a release. "The combination of EDI's global distribution and Premier's differentiated technology will enable us to capture multiple new opportunities within existing and emerging markets."

In addition to extrusion and coextrusion dies, coextrusion feedblocks, and auxiliary equipment, EDI supplies slot die coating systems, including adjustable lip slot coating and Liberty brand fixed slot coating dies. On the adjustable side, EDI offers the Ultracoat range, as well as hot melt coating systems. For fixed systems, EDI has Liberty Fixed Lip standard slot dies and Liberty cascade slot dies....
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