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Scapa Group

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1927 Company founded as Scapa Dryers.

1968 Acquired Porritt and Spencer.

1985 Acquired United Wire Works.

1987 Acquired Rotunda.

1988 Acquired Lindsay and Williams.

1997 Acquired Sellotape.

1998 The tapes companies were brought together into Scapa Tapes

1999 Scapa divested its traditional papermakers' felts business to concentrate on adhesive tapes.

2000 Acquired Great Lakes Technologies

2001 Acquired Medifix Adhesive Products and Cable Components Ltd

2006 Sold its Megolon cable insulation business to AlphaGary.

2007 Sold the Sealants business to Hodgson

2011 Acquired Webtec

2015 Acquired First Water Ltd

2016 Acquired EuroMed Inc

2017 Acquired Markel Industries

2018 Acquired BioMed Laboratories LLC and Systagenix Wound Management Manufacturing Ltd

2020 Scapa was a diversified healthcare and industrial group.

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