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A UK-based distributor of thermoplastics to Europe’s polymer processing industry, Distrupol will become part of GPD, a global holding company for value-added plastics distribution entities.

Clare Goldsberry

April 2, 2021

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GPD Companies Inc., an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners LLC, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Distrupol (Surrey, UK), a European distributor of thermoplastics to the polymer processing industry, from Univar Solutions Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Distrupol will become part of GPD, a global holding company for value-added plastics distribution entities, including Nexeo Plastics, based in The Woodlands, TX. Under GPD’s ownership, Distrupol and Nexeo Plastics will continue to operate as independent entities and brands led by their existing management and commercial teams.

“We welcome Distrupol to the GPD family and look forward to furthering the company’s legacy for innovation and service among its trusted network of European suppliers and customers,” said Paul Tayler, CEO of GPD. “With two strong independent companies, GPD is well positioned to increase its presence in global plastics distribution.”

Distrupol has provided value-added sales and application development of thermoplastic resins for more than 50 years to the consumer, medical, automotive, and electrical sectors, among others. The company has over 1,300 customers across 13 countries with a portfolio of over 4,000 grades of high-quality polymers, including sustainably derived solutions that reduce environmental impact.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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