Rutland will join PolyOne speciality inks and coatings to bring global leadership in innovation and technology to the textile inks and printing industry. PolyOne plans to continue producing and marketing all Rutland brands, including Rutland™, PRINTOP™, QCM™, and Union Ink™, as well as its own Wilflex™ products. The combined portfolios offer customers a full array of solutions to best suit their unique needs and performance goals.

Rutland is widely recognised for its expertise as an industry leader in speciality inks and coatings. PolyOne specialises in innovative technologies and ink-room management tools for screen-printing textile inks and speciality coatings. The joining of these great companies also expands PolyOne’s global inks footprint, with sales personnel and facilities in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Scott Craig, General Manager, Speciality Inks at PolyOne, will oversee both businesses.

With application and process support from expanded resources, PolyOne and Rutland can now leverage their combined technologies to solve challenges and opportunities for the industry.All of the brands and product offerings will remain available to customers through their current, respective distributors and sales personnel. There are no changes planned in either regard. All products will continue to be commercially available in their respective regions as well.

Scott Craig, General Manager, Specialty Inks at PolyOne said, “PolyOne and Rutland had the industry’s best technologies as independent companies. Together, we will be even stronger. With our joined forces, we will deliver the best products and services of anyone in our industry.”