Aurora Plastics Announces Acquisition of S&E Specialty Polymers

Offering customers even more innovative compounding solutions, while building on a combined commitment to superior quality and service.

STREETSBORO, OH – October 10, 2017 – Aurora Plastics, LLC, a leader in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, announced today the acquisition of compounder S&E Specialty Polymers of Lunenburg, Massachusetts. The move marks Aurora Plastics’ second acquisition this year and represents the company’s initial expansion into thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and further expansion into the company’s flexible PVC capabilities. S&E builds on Aurora Plastics’ ongoing commitment to offering the highest quality PVC products in the industry, backed by the best customer service.

“S&E has a strong history of solving customer problems with unique compound solutions, combined with a strong focus on customer service and response,” says Darrell Hughes, chief executive officer, Aurora Plastics. “Aurora and S&E share a common focus on being our customers’ first choice in polymer compounds.”

The combined company offers a broad range of custom compounding capabilities and technologies, including:

  • Rigid PVC powders
  • Rigid and flexible PVC pellets (cubes and hexcut)
  • Clear, opaque and colored flexible PVC with a variety of properties
  • Rigid cellular PVC (Auroralite™)
  • Clear rigid and flexible PVC
  • PVC/acrylic pellets (AuroraShield™)
  • Chlorinated polyethylene (CPE)
  • Custom thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO)
  • Low-smoke zero-halogen compounds (LSOH)
  • Styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) and styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) block co-polymers
  • Plastic concentrates
  • Purge compounds

The acquisition of S&E Specialty Polymers further expands Aurora Plastics’ supply chain and manufacturing footprint across the United States and Canada, allowing more efficient support for customers. Aurora Plastics’ four PVC compound production facilities are located in Streetsboro, Ohio; Welcome, North Carolina; Marieville, Quebec; and Lunenburg, Massachusetts. Lunenburg will also produce CPE, TPO, plastic concentrates and LSOH compounds.

“Aurora is a great company and was an outstanding choice to build on S&E’s legacy of providing top-tier innovation, strong customer service, and leading product quality. Partnering with Aurora further accelerates S&E’s growth. These are exciting times,” says Steven Graham, chief executive officer of S&E Specialty Polymers.

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Founded in 1997, Aurora Plastics is based in Streetsboro, OH and is known for providing the highest quality PVC compounds and customer service in the industry. The company offers a broad range of rigid and flexible PVC products – in either powder or pellet form – including industry leading technologies in rigid cellular foam and dark weatherable capstocks. Aurora Plastics’ facilities optimize best practices and utilize the most current technologies, building a reputation for ensuring consistency and reliability in a variety of applications. Aurora Plastics’ manufacturing facilities are certified ISO 9001-2015 with Design. As a result, they have set the benchmark on product quality and lot-to-lot consistency in the industry.

Founded in 2005, S&E Specialty Polymers manufacture advanced polymers, custom plastics, and compounds for a variety of applications in the automotive, wire and cable, battery and footwear Industries as well as in consumer, industrial and general-purpose applications. S&E is a leading producer of compounds that require exacting color match requirements. In addition to S&E’s vast library of PVC, TPR, TPE and TPO formulations, they specialize in flame retardant plastic compounds. Heavily invested in R&D, S&E takes immense pride being a specialty plastic compounder who is recognized and registered to ISO 9001:2008.