FAIRLAWN, OHIO — Compounder and resin distributor A. Schulman Inc. has made an offer to buy Ferro Corp., a specialty chemical company with compounding operations. Schulman disclosed the offer on March 4, but noted that Ferro had turned down the deal.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.