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British-based Synthomer Expands Roebuck, South Carolina, Plant

British-based Synthomer plans to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Roebuck, South Carolina. The company is investing $16 million and is expected to create 10 new jobs as a result in Spartanburg County.

Synthomer is one of the world’s top suppliers of acrylic and vinyl emulsion, latex and specialty polymers. A market leader in coatings, construction, adhesives, textile and latex products, the company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has more than 24 facilities in 14 countries around the world, with a significant presence in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Located at 200 Railroad Street in Roebuck, Synthomer will be expanding its operations by installing a new production reactor and associated equipment.

“Synthomer is very excited to be investing in the capacity and capability of our Spartanburg County site. This site has a 50-year history of successful operations, and this investment will support continued growth into new markets and applications,” said Synthomer North America Business Director Wayne Steinberg.

“Our new production unit will give us the capability we need to achieve greater efficiency and volume. In turn, this will allow us to meet the growing demand for our products. We are very fortunate to be located in such a business-friendly state that supports job creation and growth,” said Synthomer Site Manager Kimberly Grimm.

“Today, we celebrate the growth of another international firm in South Carolina. With operations all over the world, it’s important that Synthomer chose to expand its facility in our state. I look forward to strengthening this outstanding partnership in the future,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“This expansion is yet another example of South Carolina’s manufacturing prowess. Having foreign-based firms, such as Synthomer, increase their investment and presence in our state is an affirmation that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for globally-respected companies,” explained Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“Synthomer’s commitment to innovation and new technology continues to make them a leading supplier of acrylic and vinyl emulsion, latex and specialty polymers fields. Synthomer’s continued investment in Spartanburg County is a testament to the value of our workforce and a business-friendly environment supporting existing industries. We look forward to their continued success,” said David Britt, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of Spartanburg County Council and board member of the Economic Futures Group.


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