Techmer PM, a major producer of value-added colors and additives for the plastics and fiber industries, has announced the opening of a new center for the design and compounding of specialty engineering plastics in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., U.S.A. This new business unit of will be called Techmer Engineered Solutions (TES). The concept for TES began in 2010 when the results of applying lean manufacturing concepts created available space and manufacturing capacity at the California site where the company produces primarily colorant and additive masterbatches. During the past year more than $2 million has been spent on additional process equipment to prepare the plant and lab for the addition of new product lines in engineering plastics.
Techmer Engineered Solutions combines know-how from the various Techmer business units, including Polytest Laboratory which is A2LA accredited under ISO 17025, to create a business model that solves processor problems and creates new designs for OEMs. This is also a commitment that Techmer has to the long-term future of providing quality technical solutions for the plastics industry.