Current Investments

gantrade_330_wide Gantrade Corporation is a leading global supplier of chemicals, intermediates and advanced materials to a diverse market base. (Gantrade’s major markets are in the CASE and Urethane Intermediates markets.) We are continually expanding our product portfolio to create additional value for our customers and suppliers. Visit www.gantrade.com for more information.
mcplogo_330_wide Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of specialty emulsion polymer products. MCP concentrates on partnering with customers to develop products that meet their unique needs and applications. MCP’s product line includes Styrene Butadiene, Acrylic and Styrene Acrylic emulsion products manufactured at our 150 acre facility in Charlotte, NC. MCP also offers re-dispersible latex powders (VAE), vinyl chemistry, yield modifiers, and nitrile products employing an asset light manufacturing strategy. Visit www.mcpolymers.com for more information.
Everlam Everlam makes and sells Everlam™ polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer for use by glass laminators to produce attractive, durable and high-quality laminated glass products used in architecture. Everlam took over the German PVB operation of DuPont, the chemical company that pioneered, back in the 1930’s, PVB film manufacturing sold under the trade name Butacite®. Building on the product’s heritage and reputation for the highest quality, we strengthened our existing resources with new experienced team members to set the company on track for growth.
ameripol_logo_330_wide GVC established Ameripol Synpol Corporation in 1992 from the acquisition of the synthetic rubber business of Michelin. In 1997, GVC acquired the emulsion rubber business of Continental General Tire which became part of Ameripol Synpol Corporation (ASC). Currently, ASC owns the legacy Continental General Tire business, an idled 280 acre plant site in Odessa, TX, a butadiene pipeline in East Texas, various land holdings and technology. ASC’s technology includes a process technology package for our world-class emulsion-SBR technology from the Odessa, TX facility; and an unique carbon black coupling technology for low hysteresis rubber tires.

Realized Investments

ameripol_logo_330_wide GVC acquired the emulsion rubber business and Port Neches, TX facility from Michelin in 1992. Sold to ISP Elastomers in 2003.
Degussa Engineered Carbons logo Degussa Engineered Carbons was purchased from J.M. Huber in 1995, this carbon black business operated as Engineered Carbons, Inc through 2002 when it merged with Degussa AG to become Degussa Engineered Carbons. Sold to Evonik Industries in 2007.