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Companies become stronger together in rubber industry

WADSWORTH, OH — December 7, 2022 – Ravago will be realigning the rubber business of both Channel Prime Alliance (CPA) and Goldsmith & Eggleton (G&E) under HB Chemical on January 1, 2023.

“The goal of this consolidation is to offer the rubber industry a diverse range of products, all sourced from one company, without sacrificing the excellent customer service for which CPA, G&E and HB Chemical are known,” said Joe Moran, Vice Present of HB Chemical.

Ravago will be combining prime polymer distribution, Ravaflex recycled elastomers, carbon black masterbatch, global rubber trading, and HB Chemical’s extensive rubber chemicals product line to create an enhanced approach to servicing its customers and supply partners.

“This realignment will allow for a more complete product offering and focused sales approach to our customers,” said Rob Eggleton, Business Manager, Goldsmith & Eggleton LLC. “The combined expertise of these teams under one roof will enable our customers to streamline their raw materials sourcing.”

All G&E sales and customer service inquiries, including for the new Ravaflex line, will move from CPA to HB Chemicals. The G&E manufacturing facility will remain on location in Wadsworth, Ohio. Channel Prime Alliance headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, will continue its operation focusing on thermoplastic resin distribution. HB Chemical will manage the new combined rubber business out of its office in Twinsburg, Ohio.

About Ravago
Since its foundation in 1961 by Raf Van Gorp, Ravago provides a superior distribution, resale, compounding, and recycling service for plastic raw materials serving sophisticated functions that improve the sustainable quality of life. Ravago serves nearly 50,000 customers with multiple products and services. The company’s growth has been possible thanks to its 8,000 employees, and the values it represents: human focus, professionalism, entrepreneurship, and humility. For more information, visit or contact