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PolyOne Polymer Coating System Appoints New Commercial Manager for UK Distribution

Published on 2006-05-26. Author : SpecialChem

WIDNES -- In a move to further strengthen its presence in the UK market, PolyOne's Polymer Coating Systems (PCS) operations recently announced the appointment of Alan Cooke as the Commercial Manager of the UK Distribution Business.

The UK-based European PCS business distributes raw materials for Lanxess, Akcros, Vestolit, Lonza and Inios Vinyl in the UK. In addition PCS offers a wide range of PVC plastisols, additive and pigment dispersions for dip-coating, spread coating, roto moulding, adhesives and foams. It also supplies screen printing inks for textile end-uses across Europe.

Mr. Cooke, who will be based in Widnes, Cheshire, will manage the raw material distribution business for the UK. He brings over 20 years of experience in distribution for the chemical industry. Initially, he will focus on the coatings market for these materials.

Commenting on the new distribution resource, Peter Juhl, business manager at PolyOne PCS UK said: "The appointment of Alan Cooke will enable us to raise the profile of PolyOne, improve the customer focus and develop teaming strategies with major producers of plastic additives."

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2005 annual revenues of approximately $2.5 billion, is a leading global polymer compounding and services company and a North American distributor of thermoplastic resins. Product offerings include vinyl and other thermoplastic compounds, polymer coating systems, color and additive masterbatches, and specialty vinyl resins.

Headquartered in northeast Ohio, PolyOne has joint ventures in North America and South America and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Source: PolyOne Europe

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