Chinese compounder Top Polymer expands to USA

One of China’s leading TPE compounders Dongguan Top Polymer Enterprise Ltd. has announced a significant investment outside China. The company said that it is investing USD 15 million in a new production site in Social Circle, GA, USA. The 5,500 m² new facility located near Atlanta will operate three compounding lines and will create 70 jobs. Initial annual capacity will be approximately 7,200 t. The start of operations at the plant is scheduled for May 2019.

“This is an exceptional time for Top Polymer Enterprise and we are extremely excited to be part of the Social Circle community,” said Marcus Tsong, Top Polymer president. “We see our Social Circle facility as being the first key step to becoming an internationally recognised manufacturer and supplier of premier TPE system.”

“Georgia’s manufacturing sector continues to drive statewide investment by attracting industry leaders from around the world,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia has the highly skilled workforce, logistics infrastructure and low cost of doing business necessary to provide a strong foundation for Top Polymer’s continued growth. These resources will strengthen the company’s competitive edge in the global market as Top Polymer expands both in the USA and abroad. We look forward to this partnership with Top Polymer as the company invests in Social Circle and creates employment opportunities for our citizens.”

Established in 2004, Top Polymer currently operates 13 compounding lines at two compounding facilities in China, located in Dongguan in Guangdong Province and in Liyang City in Jiangsu Province. Total capacity is approximately 26,000 t/y. The compounds are marketed under the brand names Topolymer, Topester, and Topthane. The company exports to more than 30 countries and regions.