Rubber processor

Solon, Ohio-based Excel Polymers has purchased Vita-Calender, the specialised rubber processing unit of British Vita.


Solon, Ohio-based Excel Polymers has purchased Vita-Calender, the specialised rubber processing unit of British Vita, based in Salford, UK.


The acquisition will merge Vita-Calender with EXLP Global (UK) Ltd, the Rolls Business unit of Excel Polymers, which is  located in Mossley, UK.


The new organization, will be led by Edmund Dowdall, European Business Manager, formerly of British Vita. Tony Hallworth, currently Business Manager for EXPL (UK) will become a commercial manager in the new company.


Vita-Calender specialises in industrial roller compounds, as does Excel. In addition, Vita brings calendered sheet and rotocure technology to the Excel Polymers network of businesses.


Excel Polymers is a provider of customised, high-performance compounded elastomer materials, roll compounds and productivity-enhancing additives. End-use markets include industrial, construction, oil and gas, transportation, consumer goods, and roller markets.


The company operates eight plants in the US, Mexico, Europe and China. In December 2006, Excel Polymers announced a compounding Joint Venture with Mitsui in the Guangdong Province of Southern China.