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Americhem China unveils new customer concept centre and renovated laboratory

The facility gives customers a practical and innovative space to develop products and collaborate with Americhem technical experts.

18th April 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Suzhou

Medical/Hygiene, Packaging, Sports/​Outdoor, Agriculture, Industrial

The facility gives customers a practical and innovative space to develop products and collaborate with Americhem technical experts, the company reports.

“The new concept centre is an exceptional place to showcase our core products and technologies,” said Stanley Teoh, Americhem’s vice president and managing director for the Asia Pacific region. “We are pleased to provide a space for our customers to view product samples, discover functional additives and compounds, work in partnership with our experts on new products and utilize our colour training centre.”

Concept centre

The concept centre houses a wide selection of end-product samples and technical solutions for synthetic fibres, nonwovens, building products, medical and other specialty engineered compounds. There is also a training centre with educational resources on colour theory, product development and colour control for visitors.

Synthetic fibre colour libraries are available for a wide array of applications including carpet, apparel, automotive and industrial fabrics, and synthetic turf. Polymers represented for these libraries include PA, PET, PTT, PP, PE and PLA.

Product offering

The concept centre has a complete offering of nShield antimicrobial concentrates and compounds for the plastics and synthetic fibres industries. In addition, customers can work with nVision polymeric soluble colours for polypropylene nonwovens and mBrace softeners for nonwoven fabrics.

Also featured are eCap PVC and ASA capstock compounds and nGrain simulated woodgrain effects for building products such as decking, railing, fencing and roofing, the manufacturer reports.

Laboratory renovations

Americhem’s laboratory renovations are expected to expand the company’s capacity to develop next generation products. There is now more room for technical collaboration with Americhem product experts and an expanded capacity to develop products with increased speed to market, according to the company.

Fibre and plastic pilot equipment is designed to allow customers to test their new colour and additive products in real time, without interrupting their production schedules and without the iterative process of shipping samples back and forth as the products are developed.

Other product innovations

The facility also supports product development for Americhem’s sister company, Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds, with a comprehensive range of INELEC, INLUBE, INSTRUC and Colourfast high temperature engineering compounds and alloys.

Other product innovations include Surlyn Reflection Series high-gloss paint replacement compounds and Colour Rx compounds for medical applications. The Suzhou plant is certified to the ISO 13485 standard for the design and manufacture of medical devices.

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