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Ancos, a subsidiary of Rice Industries LLC, is pleased to announce that it has acquired additional solid-stating assets located in Darlington, SC from PolyQuest, Incorporated. This is an exciting step for Ancos as we continue our journey and investment to be a leader in the polymer tolling marketplace.

Expanding Ancos’ solid-stating capacity will increase our ability to serve customers while adding a second location with strategic geographic presence in South Carolina.  The Darlington assets are a best in class operation and are a great addition to Ancos’ processing expertise and high level of quality and service.

In addition to the installed Rotational Vacuum Dryers (RVDs), Ancos has also acquired a number of un-installed RVDs for future capacity growth.  Our expectation is to continue to invest in the Darlington location over time and supplement solid-stating with a full set of blending, material handling, cryogenic grinding and jet milling services.

Rice Industries is a leading toll service provider with companies focused on engineered plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic sectors. Ancos (www.ancosusa.com) is a leading toll services provider to the engineered plastic market, and has locations in Disputanta, VA and Darlington, SC. Ancos offers solid-stating, crystallization, cryogenic grinding, blending, material handling, and other toll services exclusively to the engineered plastics space.

PolyQuest is a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, NC.  Established in 2000, its mission is to provide the most comprehensive, cost-competitive supply portfolio of virgin and recycled PET resins in North America.  It offers one of the broadest resin catalogs in the hemisphere, serving every major end application for PET including bottle, sheet, strapping, compounding, film and fiber.

For any questions, please contact Chris Nichols at 804-229-6164 or chrisnichols@ancos-usa.com.