[photopress:zone_polyone.jpg,full,alignright]PolyOne Corporation has officially celebrated the opening of its vinyl compounds plant located in Chiling Industrial Zone, Houjie Town of Dongguan, a city in Guangdong province.
PolyOne’s Dongguan plant was acquired from Ngai Hing PlastChem, the vinyl compounding subsidiary of Ngai Hing Hong. PolyOne completed the acquisition of the assets and operations in January 2008.
Since the acquisition, PolyOne has modified and upgraded equipment in the facility, trained the staff to produce Geon compounds, and enhanced environmental health and safety (“EHS”) conditions to meet Chinese and PolyOne EHS standards.
Robert Rosenau, senior vice president and general manager — Geon Performance Polymers, said, ‘I am pleased to say that the operational improvements initiated during the past five months have taken this operation from struggling to profitability and set it up to accommodate future growth.’
[photopress:zone_polyone_2.jpg,full,alignleft]PolyOne now has six sites in China; the other locations are: Shanghai (color and additives) Shenzhen (color and additives, engineered materials and polymer coating systems) Suzhou (engineered materials) Suzhou (GLS thermoplastic elastomers) Tianjin (color and additives).
Mainly PolyOne has been concerned with vinyl and there are now concerns about vinyl. On its PolyOne site it takes each of the objections and gives the case for vinyl. However, there are about 10,000 web sites which suggest that there are still issues to be addressed.