SOLON, Ohio (Aug. 2) — Elastomer compound supplier Excel Polymers L.L.C. has purchased Vita-Calender, a specialized rubber processing unit of Salford, UK-based British Vita.
Known for its quality and applications development capability, Vita-Calender will give Excel Polymers more depth and reach, according to the company. Vita-Calender will be merged with EXLP Global (UK) Ltd., the rolls business unit of Excel Polymers located in Mossley, UK, and the new organization will be led by Edmund Dowdall, European business manager, formerly of British Vita.
Like Excel Polymers, Vita-Calender specializes in industrial roller compounds, but it also brings calendered sheet and rotocure technology to Excel Polymers' global network of business.
"With the addition of Vita-Calender's business capabilities into EXPL Global Ltd., we are now a global supplier with a leadership position in Europe, North America and Asia," said Steve Chase, general manager of Excel Polymers' rolls business. "Vita-Calender's reputation for quality, technology and service fit our value proposition perfectly — enabling us to enhance the products and services we deliver to our customers."
Solon-based Excel Polymers operates eight plants in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China. End-use markets include industrial, construction, oil and gas, transportation, consumer goods and roller markets.