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The addition will augment its presence in automotive, electrical and electronics, and expand its activities in office furniture, filtration, and lawn/garden.

Stephen Moore

December 20, 2017

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Celanese to acquire U.S. compounder Omni Plastics

Celanese Corporation plans to acquire Omni Plastics and its subsidiaries, including the distributor Resinal de Mexico. Omni Plastics is headquartered and has a compounding facility in Evansville, Indiana, with additional offices in Mexico City. Omni Plastics specializes in custom compounding of various engineered thermoplastic materials.

Celanese’s acquisition of compounder Omni Plastics will augment its presence in automotive, electrical and electronics, and expand its activities in office furniture, filtration, and lawn/garden.

“Engineered thermoplastics continues to be a material of choice in automotive, electrical and electronics, consumer goods and industrial markets and Omni Plastics strengthens Celanese’s presence in these strategic areas as well as brings expanded presence in office furniture, filtration, lawn/garden, and other specialty materials applications,” said Scott Sutton, Chief Operating Officer, Celanese. “This acquisition further strengthens our global asset base by adding compounding capacity in the Americas to enable Celanese to continue to support a growing and diverse customer base.” Celanese expects to integrate the Omni Plastics thermoplastic compounding product portfolio and production capabilities into the Celanese engineered materials business to include the following product brands:

·       OmniLon polyamide (PA) formulations for automotive, heavy truck, air movement, appliance, office furniture, and lawn & garden applications.

·       OmniPro polypropylene (PP) formulations for pump housings, wheels, handles, mounting brackets, levers, pressure vessels, and office furniture component applications.

·       OmniCarb polycarbonate (PC) formulations for automotive and electronic applications.

·       OmniTech non-standard, custom-developed products including polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS formulations for applications with unique functional requirements, including flame retardant, conductive, wear-and-friction, and improved optical clarity.

Several product grades are UL-listed, FDA-compliant, NSF-compliant and made with post-industrial material, as well as qualified with automotive, E&E, and other original equipment manufacturers.

Celanese expects to complete the transaction early in the first quarter of 2018, pending customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed at this time. Until closing, Celanese and Omni Plastics will continue to operate as independent businesses.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and is a proud dachshund owner.

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