MSM Poly was created for the express purpose of producing a generic acrylonitrile methyl acrylate copolymer latex resin (AMAC) for the global packaging industry. The need for this came after INEOS closed the only manufacturing plant for AMAC resin in October 2016. INEOS manufactured AMAC under the trade name Barex®. 

MSM POLY is financed and led by Patrick Mickle, who in 1982 founded and led Kelcourt Plastics, Inc., a leading supplier of custom extrusions to the medical device industry.

Patrick Mickle

Patrick was the founder and CEO of Kelcourt Plastics, Inc. of San Clemente, CA. Kelcourt was founded in 1982 and provided custom extrusion services to the medical device industry.  Kelcourt was sold in a private equity purchase in 2010. At that time Kelcourt had revenues in excess of $40 million and facilities in San Clemente and San Diego, California, Nogales, Arizona, Singapore and the Republic of Ireland. 

Mr. Mickle has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and prior to starting Kelcourt was an engineer and marketing product manager for Bentley Laboratories in Irvine, California and a marketing product manager for William Harvey, a division of C.R. Bard in Santa Ana, California.

Peter Schmitt

Peter began his career in the early 1980’s selling film and sheet for Witt Plastics in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Together with John Witt, he built a distribution company, selling various types of polymeric raw materials (film, sheet, and synthetic resin) to the medical, pharmaceutical and electronics industries. Polymerland, then part of GE Plastics, bought that business.

At Polymerland, Peter continued to work with suppliers, customers, and other players to develop new businesses, products, and technologies in the region, including a state-of-the-art blow molding plant for water bottles and other high-end engineering products.

Peter went on to found Montesino Associates, followed by Montesino Technologies. Montesino worked with both material suppliers (resin, film, and sheet) and technology suppliers (Rodolfo Comerio) to develop expertise in polymers, especially PVC, and packaging.

Peter is an active member of the SPE and IoPP. 

Barex® is a registered trademark of INEOS.