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PolyOne to begin TPE production in India

Additives and colourants maker PolyOne will begin production of TPEs this summer at its existing facility in Pune, India.


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February 9, 2018 by Canadian Plastics

In a move to support customers in the rapidly-expanding Indian plastics market, colour and additives maker PolyOne Corp. will begin production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) this summer at its existing facility in Pune, India.

PolyOne’s Pune facility.

Avon Lake, Ohio-based PolyOne currently produces colour and additive concentrates and engineered polymer solutions at the Pune facility. “Adding TPE production enables [us] to support customers in the country even more quickly and with a broader portfolio of domestically manufactured materials,” the company said in a statement.

“This investment at our facility in Pune answers customers’ desire for a domestic supplier able to offer expertise in colour, engineered materials and thermoplastic elastomers,” said Craig Nikrant, PolyOne’s president of specialty engineered materials.

PolyOne opened the facility in Pune in 2014, initially focusing on the production of colorant and additive concentrates to serve end markets such as transportation, electronics & electrical, healthcare, wire & cable, and packaging. The company expanded manufacturing capability to include specialty engineered materials last year.