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HallStar Builds Global Presence in Esters

8:50 AM MDT | August 8, 2011 | Robert Westervelt

HallStar (Chicago), a maker of esters used in polymer addtives and personal care, is looking to broaden its geographic and market reach as it approaches the $200-million/year revenue milestone. Sales are about evenly split between polymer additives and personal care ingredients. Chairman and CEO John Paro says HallStar is looking to take its polymer additives business global, and in personal care it continues to expand into natural-based raw materials. A more global presence, particularly in polymer additives, is critical as the company enters the next stage of growth, he says. Roughly 75% of sales are in the U.S. today....

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