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Clare Goldsberry

July 26, 2016

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Sun Plastech celebrates 20 years of Asaclean in the Americas

This month, Sun Plastech Inc. (SPI; Parsippany, NJ) is proudly celebrating the 20th anniversary of becoming the official manufacturer and distributor of Asaclean purging compounds for North and South America.

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SPI began as a small subsidiary of Japan-based Asahi Kasei Corp., achieving two decades of innovation and steady growth, said the company in a release. Since its “humble beginnings,” Sun Plastech quickly grew Asaclean into the best-selling purging compound in its territory, a distinction that the company claims to hold after more than a decade in the top spot.

“It’s been a remarkable 20 years, but what’s most exciting is that we truly believe that our best days are still ahead of us,” said President Glenn J. Kornfeld. “We have some truly innovative technological advances in the works, and I’m eager to show our value in some industries we haven’t focused on in the past.” Kornfeld joined the company 20 years ago just as it was starting, and has been instrumental to Sun Plastech’s success ever since.

Sun Plastech manufactures and distributes the Asaclean purging compound to thermoplastic injection molders and extruders across North and South America. The company is backed by the resources of Asahi Kasei, a diversified manufacturer specializing in chemistry founded in 1922. In June 2015, with the acquisition of Connecticut-based Novachem, the company added chemical and hybrid purging compounds to the Asaclean product line.

“We’ve come a long way, but with our recent addition of Novachem and an enriched focus on new product development, we truly feel like a 20-year-old startup,” said Sun Plastech Vice President Joseph Serell.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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