By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor
Mansfield, Texas-Solvay Engineered Polymers, part of Solvay SA, has acquired Thermoplastic Rubber Systems Inc. (TRS), a Shirley, Massachusetts-based supplier of thermoplastic elastomer compounds. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Mansfield-headquartered company has held an option to buy TRS since June 2002, when it acquired rights to market TRS’ Nexprene-branded products to the automotive industry in Europe and North America.
TRS’ Shirley facility houses three twin-screw compounding lines, with a combined annual capacity of up to 18 million pounds…