Chemetall US Inc., a branch of the Frankfurt, Germany-based global surface treatment company Chemetall, acquired certain business assets of SaberPack, a glass surface protection company based in Lino Lakes, Minn.

“The SaberPack acquisition is in line with our strategic goal to enlarge, strengthen and grow our glass business globally,” says Chemetall president Joris Merckx. “We are in the position to offer technically advanced concepts to the glass industry by combining our existing interleaving powder, coolants, cutting fluids, washing compounds and water treatment chemicals business with SaberPack’s glass protection solutions.”

Chemetall senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development Kurt Wenze adds that SaberPack, which already works with float glass, coated glass, solar glass and specialty glass manufacturers worldwide, “is a perfect fit for us to extend our broad range of high-tech protection materials and to further expand our regional presence in North America and abroad.”

The acquisition took effect the beginning of April.