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October 2017

Aurora Plastics Announces Acquisition of S&E Specialty Polymers

Aurora Plastics, LLC, a leader in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, announced the acquisition of compounder S&E Specialty Polymers of Lunenburg, Mass.


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, N.C.; Marieville, Quebec; and Lunenburg, Mass.


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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