Americhem releases 2021 Color Trends

February 6th, 2020

Americhem, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of custom color masterbatch, functional additives, engineered compounds and performance technologies, has released its report on 2021 Color Trends. This year’s color trend palette is based on a theme of “Self Care,” meaning “to mindfully ensure that you are being cared for by yourself.” There are four stories […]

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Nonwovens in the automotive industry

September 1st, 2018

"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.”  When Dustin Hoffman’s character Benjamin Braddock heard those words in the iconic movie The Graduate in 1967, the use of plastics—or polymer-based materials—was on the rise. (This, although plastics had been around for almost 100 years; the first synthetic polymer was invented […]

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Americhem acquires Prescient

July 20th, 2018

Americhem Inc., Cuyahoga, Ohio, has acquired Prescient Color Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited. Prescient, based in Pune, India, is a producer of high-end master batches in several niche applications, including synthetic fibers. It employs approximately 140, including contract employees. The acquisition complements Americhem's position in the global synthetic fiber market […]

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Americhem unifies acquisitions under one name

June 19th, 2018

Americhem has fully integrated Infinity LTL and Vi-Chem Corp., previously acquired engineered compounds and polymer composite manufacturing suppliers, into the Americhem brand. The designer and manufacturer of custom color masterbatch, functional additives, engineered compounds and performance technologies now offers a wider breadth of solutions to meet the needs of its customers. The globally unified company […]

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Eco-friendly antimicrobials and sustainable solutions

October 1st, 2017

Antimicrobial properties are fast becoming a required treatment in textiles for applications that range from hospital drapes and linen to contract and domestic textiles as well as clothing. While offering protection from germs is a positive factor, there has been some disquiet concerning the environmental impact of antimicrobial treatments. In response, fiber and fabric manufacturers […]

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Hellstern named CEO

June 7th, 2017

Americhem Inc., an international provider of color and additive solutions for polymeric products, has appointed Matthew Hellstern as CEO of the Americhem Group of companies. The group includes Americhem, Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds and Vi-Chem Corporation. In his new position, Hellstern will provide strategic direction to the organization and will ensure that the strategic plans […]

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Americhem renovates plant

May 22nd, 2017

Americhem Europe Ltd., Manchester, U.K., a global provider of color and additive solutions for synthetic fibers, is completing a plant-wide renovation and redesign. The renovations are designed to give the plant a lean, first-class workflow that increases productivity and product quality. The refurbishment will benefit the company’s nonwovens customers but also customers from the automotive, […]

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Americhem opens research facility

July 1st, 2008

Polymers customized for use in flexible composite technology are big news, and Americhem, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, recently opened a new research and development facility to advance polymer products. Americhem supplies color and additives to manufacturers of polymer products, and the new research facility features analytical, weathering and end-use testing labs, process simulation equipment and advanced […]

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