Ravago picks up pigments, stabilizers supplier Pacific Coast Chemicals

By: Frank Esposito

6 December 2016

The number of acquisitions made by Ravago Holdings Americas has reached a half-dozen.
Orlando, Fla.-based Ravago recently purchased Pacific Coast Chemicals of San Francisco for an undisclosed price. Plastics-related products distributed by PCC include pigments, light stabilizers, titanium dioxide, polyurethane dispersions and silicones.
Ravago is making the acquisition through its TH Hilton business, which it acquired earlier this year.
“PCC offers us a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with suppliers we have in common and foster new supplier relationships as well,” said Lori Hilson Cioromski, Ravago chemicals general manager and vice president, in a news release.
PCC CEO Dominic Stull added: “It’s exciting to have found a great company that will allow the legacy of PCC to continue for decades to come.” PCC was founded in 1969 in Berkeley, Calif. It will continue to operate under its own name.
Prior to the PCC deal, Ravago most recently in 2016 had acquired Kemiropa, a distributor of plastics and specialty chemicals based in Istanbul, Turkey. Kemiropa was Ravago’s fifth plastics-related deal of the year.
Ravago Holdings Americas is part of Ravago Group, a global materials giant based in Luxembourg. The firm employs more than 5,000 worldwide, distributing almost 9 billion pounds of resins and compounds to 40,000 customers. Ravago also operates 30 manufacturing sites for recycling and compounding, as well as production of expanded polystyrene resin and finished products for the building and construction market.