The updated annual directory of compounders and concentrate makers is out! See all 200 firms listed in print and online.
Our list is a bit smaller this year due to previous acquisitions getting rolled up into their new owners. Ravago, PolyOne, Americhem come to mind, plus half a dozen more consolidations. We've also tracked a few new deals:
Alphagary was previously listed as Mexichem Specialty Compounds. Parent firm Orbia Advance Corp., formerly known as Mexichem SAB de CV, also acquired Sylvin Technologies Inc.
Elastocon TPE Technologies Inc. was acquired by Aurora Plastics LLC in April.
Parker Hannifin Corp. acquired previously listed Lord Corp. in October 2019. The sale triggered the donation of $1 billion to Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and the Cleveland Clinic.
We said hello to:
Geon Performance Solutions of Avon Lake, Ohio, the former Performance Products and Solutions business of PolyOne Corp. that was sold to SK Capital Partners.
United Soft Plastics Inc. of Lawrenceville, Ga.
And we said goodbye to:
Charles Geiger, founder of Artemis Polymer Processing Inc. in Akron, Ohio, " who passed away this June. Charlie served his country in the U.S.. Army, was a Vietnam veteran and was a lifetime Akron, Ohio resident.
Our ongoing effort to collect more in-depth data on materials is, wait for it … ongoing and the participation award goes to the 57 firms who have provided volume figures since we've been asking. All things being equal, these totals were up 4.5 percent over last year.
Polypropylene sits at the top of most commonly reported material with 68 percent of the respondents. While bioresin and post-consumer resin remain at just under 20 percent each.
Which state has the most company headquarters? Answer: Ohio.
Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania trail behind next.
You can see the directory online at www.plasticsnews.com/rankings/compounders and you can purchase the data from our rankings and lists in the PN data store at www.plasticsnews.com/data.
If your firm is missing from any listing and you would like to participate, drop an email to [email protected] or find the online survey form at https://www.plasticsnews.com/rankings-survey-forms.