AVON LAKE, OH — The Geon Co. has acquired Dennis Chemical Co. Inc., a privately held custom plastisol formulator of specialty vinyl resins and urethanes headquartered in St. Louis. Dennis Chemical employs approximately 115 people at two manufacturing sites, in St. Louis and Commerce, CA. The company recorded $38 million in sales for the year ended Dec. 31, 1998, and has shown strong sales growth the past three years, Geon said.
Dennis Chemical is the fifth plastisol formulator that Geon has acquired in the past 15 months. Since mid-1998, Geon also has acquired Plast-O-Meric, Adchem, Wilflex and Acrol Holdings Ltd. of Widnes, England.
Geon is a producer of vinyl compounds, specialty vinyl resins and formulations, and other products. The company and its subsidiaries operate 28 manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada, England and Australia, and joint ventures in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and Singapore.