COPLEY, OHIO – Preferred Compounding has acquired Wadsworth, Ohio -based Kleen Polymers, a custom rubber compounder specializing in non-black elastomeric compounds. The acquisition of Kleen expands Preferred’s mixing capability in ultra-clean color, high-performance compounds. Terms were not announced for the deal, which is effective September 25, 2017.
Kleen has significant expertise in color compounding of high-performance elastomers. The Kleen compounding business will be integrated into Preferred’s North American operations and the plant will operate as Preferred Compounding – Kleen Polymers. Rick Marefka, principal at Kleen Polymers, will remain with the company and join the Preferred management team.
“Kleen is a high-value-added company that shares our commitment to consistent quality, technical excellence and high levels of customer service,” said Ken Bloom, Preferred president and CEO. “This acquisition is a […]