Marabu North America LP - 9/13/2007
Marabu GmbH & Co. KG Acquires Clearstar Coatings, a Leading
Manufacturer of Liquid Laminates and Digital Printing Inks
Marabu GmbH & Co. KG announced today, it has acquired the assets of USA based Clearstar Coatings
Corporation, a leading manufacturer in the production of liquid laminates and inks for digital printing. Stephen
Berman, founder and President, joins Clearstar L.P., the US operating company, as Chief Executive.
The acquisition of Clearstar is an important step in Marabu’s growth strategy, further enhancing the firm’s digital
product range. Clearstar’s high-quality liquid laminates and digital printing inks add an important product portfolio
for Marabu. In addition, this establishes Marabu’s physical presence and adds a manufacturing facility in the
important American market. But the acquisition goes beyond the manufacturing capability. "Having Stephen
Berman on board means having one of the most knowledgeable persons in the sign industry on our team," said
Dr. Roland Staehlin, Marabu’s Printing Ink Managing Director. "Stephen brings more than 25 years of
experience to our group."