Color Innovator 斯温 Dies at 90
Robert D. 斯温, founder of custom color compounder 色度公司于4月21日在他位于密歇根州的家中因癌症去世。他当时90岁。
斯温 had a career in plastics that began in 1951. He was a long-time member of the Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA) 和 was elected to the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2009. At the time of his induction, he was just the second person in the color compounding industry to be admitted to the Hall of Fame.
Born in Cape May, N.J., 斯温 worked for Union Carbide 和 Enjay Chemical Co. 1967年在伊利诺伊州McHenry创立Chroma之前。 为热塑性塑料定制复合着色剂。该设施从1400英尺发展而来2 为占地超过20％的工厂启动设施 200,000 ft2 在他任职期间。 1984年，一场大火烧毁了色度’s new 25,000 ft2 plant. Yet 斯温 was up 和 shipping 产品四天后—from a competitor’的工厂，他被邀请在接下来的四个工厂工作 他的工厂重建的几个月。
In 1978 斯温 inducted into the PPA 和 后来担任其董事总经理。
斯温 moved from Illinois to Michigan in 2005. Following the sale of Chroma, he became a self-published author of children’随书发行 奶奶’s Robin 和 奶奶’s Ragdoll. 斯温 was active in his St. Clair, Mich. community, joining 当地的理发店合唱团，扶轮社和诸如K.I.D.S（遇险儿童），S.C.T.G。 （圣克莱尔 剧院 行会），以及几个社区改善项目。
斯温’他的爱好包括打高尔夫球，帆船运动和玩夏威夷四弦琴。他一生中拥有15艘帆船，并活跃于One Design Racing 和 Cruising。他曾在大湖巡游俱乐部董事会任职，同时在哥伦比亚43号广泛巡游大湖和乔治亚湾。盐水巡游主要在东海岸进行，从缅因州到英属维尔京群岛的三个蓝水通道。
He is preceded in death by his wife Judy Acheson 斯温; his first wife 和 mother of his children, JoAnn Idell 斯温; and Brother Charles A. 斯温 III. He is survived by his children, Susan S. Faurot (Alexander); Stuart D. 斯温 (Toni); 和梅根·S·博格尔；和 grandchildren Alexander Faurot, Katherine Bogle, William Faurot, Patrick Bogle, Harry Bogle, Skyla 斯温, 和 Keelen 斯温.