UK-based private manufacturer O’Brien Group (OBG), which already has significant interests in the plastics industry including UK-based black masterbatch producer Hubron (International), has acquired Whitaker Technical Plastics (WTP), a manufacturer of highly specialised technical compounds.
WTP was founded in 1994 by Granville Whitaker who sadly passed away last year. It was established as a manufacturer of proprietary compounds for technically demanding applications in the automotive, electronics, telecommunications and aerospace industries. Traditionally WTP developed and supplied static dissipative and conductive compounds, but expanded its product portfolio into the growing market of natural and additive compounds.
The sales and marketing of the materials and services offered by WTP will be managed by Hubron (International), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of black masterbatch. Executives at Hubron (International) see the range and quality of products offered by WTP as an exciting addition to the company’s existing product range.