US PolyOne to produce specialty engineered materials in India

13 October 2016 07:14 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PolyOne is expected to begin local production of specialty engineered materials at its existing facility in Pune, India, in January 2017, the US-based compounder announced late on Wednesday.

Its Pune facility, which opened in 2014 with an initial focus on colorant and additives, will be expanding its production line to include specialty engineered polymer materials used in high performance applications, such as those requiring flame retardant properties, it said in a statement.

Financial and capacity details of the project were not disclosed.

On top of capacity expansion, PolyOne has also recruited sales and technical support personnel based in India in aims to further the company’s commitment to customers in India as well as to increase speed to the Indian market, it added.

By Celine Poon