PolyOne has begun building a new facility in Pune, India,
that will manufacture specialty materials, including solid
masterbatch, liquid colorant and additives, the company said on
"With advanced design capabilities and enhanced manufacturing
flexibility, we will offer customers in India an even broader
array of solutions and improved delivery times," said Vikas
Vij, managing director for PolyOne's operations in India.
"Demand for advanced specialty solutions in India is increasing -- particularly
in automotive, packaging, wire and cable and healthcare -- and
our expanded presence will position PolyOne exceptionally well
to collaborate with and serve our customers," he added.
The facility will operate development labs and the sales and
customer service center for the region. It is expected to
open in the first quarter of 2014.
"Consistent with PolyOne's globalization strategy, our
investment in India augments other recent
announcements, including a new joint venture specialty colorant
facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and plans to begin
thermoplastic elastomer production in Sao Paulo, Brazil,"
said Robert M. Patterson, executive vice president and
chief operating officer for PolyOne, which describes itself as
a global provider of specialized polymer materials,
services and solutions.
"PolyOne remains committed to making investments that allow us
to innovate, collaborate and best serve our customers around