BERWYN, Pa.—Styron L.L.C., a manufacturer of rubber, latex and plastics, is selling its Expandable Polystyrene business to RP Compounds, a subsidiary of Ravago S.A., for an undisclosed sum.
Styron Europe GmbH, a legal entity of Styron, has signed a definitive agreement with RP Compounds on the sale, which includes EPS' manufacturing facility in Schkopau, Germany, along with its related intellectual property and the Sconapor brand.
"The sale of the EPS business is in line with our strategic portfolio management to refine Styron's portfolio of businesses," according to Chris Pappas, president and CEO of Styron. He said the operation is a stronger fit for Ravago than it is for Styron.
EPS is a type of plastic used to make foam insulation board and foam packaging. Styron is a small player in that market, a company spokeswoman said, while RP Compounds has a much bigger presence in the area.
Styron previously announced plans to change the name of all Styron-related companies to Trinseo.
Ravago, a privately owned group active in distribution, resale, compounding and recycling of plastics and elastomeric raw materials, is present in 57 countries and serves more than 1,500 suppliers.