Trelleborg Buys MacDermid Offset Printing Blanket Division

June 24, 2008

Article by: Trelleborg Coated Systems US Inc.

Dear PAGE Cooperative Customers

On June 3 2008 Trelleborg AB based in Sweden finalized the acquisition of MacDermid Inc.’s Offset Printing Blankets and NIP products division. Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. This acquisition will strengthen Trelleborg’s global position as a leader in advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how.

The Trelleborg board and management have demonstrated their intent and commitment to build on a global leading position in the printing market segments with the acquired MacDermid products. Trelleborg is already strongly represented in the printing blankets market with its Vulcan® brand.

I am confident that the quality and service you have come to expect from MacDermid will only improve as an integral part of the Trelleborg group. It is our objective to make this transition seamless and transparent to our PAGE Cooperative member customers.

I encourage you to visit Trelleborg’s website at to learn more about the company.


George M. Christian
Director of Sales & Marketing – Printing Products Americas