Press release
December 13, 2010

Evonik Cyro Announces Distribution Agreement with Polyrob Plastics to Market Molding Compounds

Evonik Cyro, LLC announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with Polyrob Plastics, one of the largest full-service plastic distributors in Mexico. Headquartered in Tlalnepantla de Baz, Polyrob Plastics will sell and market Evonik Cyro ACRYLITE®, ACRYLITE PLUS®, XT®, CYROVU®, CYROMOD™, and CYREX® polymers. The appointment of Polyrob, which has seven offices, will allow Evonik Cyro to best meet the growing demand for its products throughout Mexico.

“We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Polyrob Plastics,” said Peter Allread, General Manager, Molding Compounds for Evonik Cyro. “Polyrob Plastics is well-respected in the Mexican market and has an extensive distribution network, providing us with an excellent opportunity to best meet customer requirements, while also expanding our business.”

Evonik Cyro is globally recognized as an industry leader in acrylic polymers, offering a complete range of standard, impact-modified and specialty molding compounds for all injection molding and extrusion applications. Evonik Cyro’s ACRYLITE® acrylic polymers exhibit distinct performance advantages, including industry best weather resistance, colorfastness, brilliance and transparency, as well as hardness and abrasion resistance.

“We are confident the addition of Evonik Cyro’s world-class products to our lineup will complement our commitment to providing our customers with a wide range of materials at a competitive price,” said Robert Ochoa Hidalgo, Director General of Polyrob Plastics. “The geographic location of Evonik Cyro will also provide for quicker delivery of materials.”

Poylrob Plastics has served customers in a variety of industries, including electronic, lighting, beauty, medical and automotive, since 1997. Polyrob provides a broad portfolio of materials and a knowledgeable sales staff to assist customers in finding the right products and solutions to meet their needs. For more information about Polyrob Plastics, visit

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.

About Polyrob Plastics

Polyrob Plastics was founded in 1997 to provide a wide-range of plastic solutions to molders and medium sized manufacturers in a variety of segments including electronic, lighting, beauty, automotive and medical. Polyrob’s highly trained and solution-focused team can help customers find the right products to meet their needs. With 4 warehouses at their disposal, Polyrob is able to reduce transportation costs and therefore the end cost to the customer.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.