A. Schulman sells PVC compounds plant to Japanese firm


Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Tokyo) plans to acquire a polyvinyl chloride compound plant in Bellevue, OH from A. Schulman, Inc. (Akron, OH) in a move to expand the presence of its North American affiliate, Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers Inc. (MCPP), in the region's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound market.

PVC compounds find use in a wide range of products, including interior and exterior components for automobiles and insulation for electric wiring, which are applications MCPP will target in the North American market. Mitsubishi Chemical forecasts continuing strong demand for these products in North America and positions the region as a key market....
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