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Global OEMs concerned the legitimacy of their plastic compound sources in China may want to consider a new supplier of specialty products with its roots in the US.

PlasticsToday Staff

April 15, 2014

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American firm localizes specialty compound production in China

Global OEMs concerned the legitimacy of their plastic compound sources in China may want to consider a new supplier of specialty products with its roots in the US. Custom color and additive solutions provider Americhem Inc. (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) will soon be manufacturing products of sister company Americhem Infinity Engineered Compounds (Swedesboro, NJ) at its newly expanded facility in Suzhou, China.

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Americhem Infinity president, Carlos Carreno says one third of the company's North American production finds its way to China.

Americhem Infinity compounds include specialty filled, reinforced, internally lubricated, electrically active and precolored engineering thermoplastics.

"As a part of the expansion of our Suzhou plant, Americhem is installing specific equipment that will enable us to manufacture Americhem Infinity compounds for customers in the Asia Pacific region," said Stanley Teoh, Americhem's general manager for the Asia Pacific region. "This will expand our product offerings in the region and enable current Americhem Infinity customers to receive locally supplied products."

Americhem Infinity president, Carlos Carreno, indicated that almost a third of the company's products have been exported from its Swedesboro manufacturing facility to China since the company's inception in 2005. "We're anxiously anticipating the ability to serve our Chinese and multinational customers better and to expand the product offerings that they have available locally," Carreno said. The compounds are projected to be manufactured in Suzhou in 2015 and until that time, Chinese customers will continue to be supplied from the company's U.S. manufacturing plant.

Americhem Infinity specializes in highly engineered thermoplastic compounds, serving a variety of industries, including medical, electrical/electronics, business machines, IT/disk drive, aerospace/military, industrial and consumer products. The company focuses on service, speed and technical expertise for its customers. Americhem Infinity's compounds are made with over 35 engineering resins, feature a wide variety of reinforcement and filler options and can contain up to several specialty additive packages.

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