PolyOne Acquires Rutland to Expand Speciality Color Portfolio

Rutland Holding CompanyPolyOne Corporation, a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has acquired Rutland Holding Company to expand the company’s portfolio of specialty color, additives, and inks solutions. Rutland, a specialist in customized formulations for consumer applications, is a well-known industry leader in screen printing inks for the apparel market. Rutland, with global sales and operations, goes to market reputed brand names, including Rutland, PRINTOP, QCM and Union Ink.

Robert M. Patterson, chairman, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation, said, “PolyOne is a trusted resource for dynamic additive and innovative industries where color serves as the ultimate expression of consumer preference. This recent investment is a natural extension of all that we do in color from InVisiO design services to technologies that enhance product performance beyond their appearance.”

PolyOne plans to continue marketing the brands dealt by Rutland, as well as its own Wilflex products, based on customer specification and preference.The company said that Rutland will be immediately accretive to earnings and plans to discuss the transaction in more detail on its second quarter earnings call.

Patterson, added, “Color and technology play an increasingly pivotal role for our customers in the apparel industry who have demanding performance expectations for how products look and feel. We have long distinguished ourselves in the industry as more than just a product provider, and we are thrilled to welcome Rutland to the PolyOne family as they share our passion for innovation and customer service.”

Based on its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises Pledge, PolyOne offers its services to its customers, employees, communities, and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles.

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