Amco News

Amco Polymers Introduces New Antimicrobial Technology Sanafor®, Showcases The Clear Advantage™

Orlando, FL – May 24, 2016 – Ravago Americas, LLC and Amco Polymers have announced their newest antimicrobial technology, Sanafor® from Janssen Preservation and Materials Protection (a division of Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson company), which offers a safe and affordable way to permanently and effectively control the growth of micro-organisms.

Amco will be hosting a booth at MD&M East (#2670) from June 14-16 in New York where they will be showcasing Sanafor® and conducting demonstrations of their newest resin selection guide, The Clear Advantage™. This revolutionary tool is designed to provide OEMs and Molders with the latest and greatest in transparent resins. The innovative guide helps optimize clear resin selections around both cost and performance.

Visitors to Amco’s booth can obtain their own selection guide as well as browse Amco’s diverse portfolio of medical resins from supply partners such as BASF, Bayer, ChevronPhillips, Covestro, Eastman, Ineos-Styrolution, and Total.

About The Clear Advantage™

Not all clear resins are created equal. The Clear Advantage™ selection guide from Amco Polymers is a comprehensive tool which makes finding the perfect clear resin for your project simple. The guide includes chips representing more than 14 different resin families which represent the majority of all clear resins available.

About Amco Polymers

Amco Polymers is an agile, solutions-focused distributor and compounding company with an extraordinary breadth of resin selection. Our comprehensive and diverse line card coupled with our knowledgeable and experienced sales/technical team allows us to provide customers with solutions optimized around cost and performance.

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Media Contact:
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President
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414.292.1291
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Ravago Americas Announces Acquisition of Bay State Polymers with Integration into Amco Polymers

Orlando, FL – December 11, 2015 – Ravago Americas, LLC is pleased to announce they have acquired Bay State Polymer Distribution, Inc. of Westlake, OH. Bay State will become part of Ravago’s Amco Polymers’ business, a leading North American distributor of commodity, engineering, and specialty polymers.

“We continue to search for high-quality companies that have a strategic fit for our company,” says, Jim Duffy, President of Ravago Americas. “Bay State has a strong reputation in the marketplace and will be a perfect compliment to the Amco business.”

“At Amco, our people, our products, and our philosophy drive our success in the polymer distribution market,” says Kevin Wettstein, Vice President/General Manager of Amco Polymers. “Bay State fits all three elements as they bring us a very talented and technical team, a unique product focus, and the same passion for delivering solutions necessary for their customers’ growth.”

“The culture and strategy of Amco made this transaction a natural fit,” added Mike Walter, President of Bay State. “We are excited about the added value we can bring to our customers as part of the Amco team.”

About AMCO POLYMERS
Amco Polymers is an agile, solutions-focused distributor and compounding company with an extraordinary breadth in resin selection. For more than 60 years, Amco has provided customers with peace of mind by building genuine relationships, providing responsive 24-hour customer service, and delivering with industry-leading logistics. Our comprehensive and diverse line card coupled with our knowledgeable and experienced sales/technical team allows us to provide customers with solutions optimized around cost and performance. This solutions-focused approach has accelerated Amco’s growth into major markets such as automotive, packaging, industrial, healthcare, electrical/electronics, and consumer durables.

Media Contact:
Teresa Schell
President
Vive, LLC

414.292.1291
tschell@vive4mfg.com

 

Leading Resin Distributor, Amco Polymers, Announces Advancement in Partnership with INEOS’ Styrolution business to sell ABS Products

Orlando, FL – August 1, 2015 – Amco Polymers, a leading North American distributor of commodity, engineering and specialty polymers, is pleased to announce they have reached an agreement to become an authorized distributor of the INEOS ABS product line offered by Styrolution. This agreement, effective immediately, allows Amco Polymers to distribute INEOS ABS’ comprehensive portfolio of high quality SAN, ABS, and SMA polymers throughout the United States and Canada. Brand names included are:

• Lustran® branded SAN
• Lustran® branded ABS
• Lustran® branded SMA
• Triax® branded ABS blends
• Lustran® Elite branded ABS

“This is an exciting time for Amco to add the INEOS ABS product family to our portfolio,” says Kevin Wettstein, Vice President & General Manager of Amco Polymers. “These products are a perfect complement to our specialty styrenics product line we currently offer from Styrolution.”

INEOS announced in March 2015 it would integrate its ABS business into its Styrolution business by the end of the year. Amco Polymers has a long-standing distribution relationship with Styrolution and has partnered together with them to develop many unique and innovative solutions utilizing Styrolution’s line of ABS, ASA, SBC, MBS, and SMMA specialty styrenics. The combined portfolio from the INEOS ABS and Styrolution businesses offer one of the most complete, market-leading portfolios of specialty styrenic resins.

“We have a great relationship with Amco Polymers and are happy to extend the INEOS ABS product line to them,” says Bill Bryant, Director of Sales, Styrenic Specialties & Distribution at Styrolution. “It is important to us to have a strong distribution network for our products and Amco Polymers has been a key part of our distribution strategy in the past and an important part of our future.”

“The combined product line from both INEOS ABS and Styrolution further strengthens our offering in many of the markets we serve,” says Mr. Wettstein. “This agreement will not only allow us to service existing customer needs but gives us even greater capability to help customers develop new applications necessary for their continued success.”

About AMCO POLYMERS
Amco Polymers is an agile, solutions-focused distributor and compounding company with an extraordinary breadth in resin selection. For more than 60 years, Amco has provided customers with peace of mind by building genuine relationships, providing responsive 24-hour customer service, and delivering with industry-leading logistics. Our comprehensive and diverse line card coupled with our knowledgeable and experienced sales/technical team allows us to provide customers with solutions optimized around cost and performance. This solutions-focused approach has accelerated Amco’s growth into major markets such as automotive, packaging, industrial, healthcare, electrical/electronics, and consumer durables.

Media Contact:
Teresa Schell
President
Vive, LLC

414.292.1291
tschell@vive4mfg.com