Archive for January, 2019

Jabil to develop custom 3D printing materials

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Jabil Inc. has opened a materials innovation center in Chaska, Minn., to develop custom materials for additive manufacturing.

Officials of the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based company said Jabil Engineered Materials will speed up product development by evaluating and validating materials, along with machines and processes in an integrated process that matches part performance with application demands.

Jabil Engineered Materials are available through distribution partners, including Chase Plastic Services Inc.

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SABIC’s Specialties business names Chase Plastics as a distribution partner in North America

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SABIC’s Specialties business aims to further customer growth through new partnership with Chase Plastics

SABIC’s Specialties business has named Chase Plastics as an authorized distribution partner in North America, serving SABIC’s Specialties business customers with specialty engineering thermoplastics in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The partnership, which is effective immediately, enables SABIC’s Specialties business to engage in its strategy of fostering additional growth of its specialties business and enhancing the level of service to its customers with increased access to skilled technical professionals with vast expertise in specialty engineering thermoplastics.


A collaborative partnership

As an authorized distributor, Chase Plastics will offer SABIC’s Specialties business’ complete portfolio of specialty materials, including NORYLTM resins, ULTEMTM resins, LNPTM compounds and the full range of polycarbonate-based, high performance co-polymers. In addition, Chase Plastics will have access to the full range of SABIC’s Specialties business’ global application design and testing resources. As a top-ten N.A. engineering plastics distributor, Chase Plastics prides itself in working alongside customers with a technically-skilled team, all of whom guide the process from material selection, application development right through manufacturing and troubleshooting.

“Because we view our distributors as extensions of our commercial teams, SABIC’s Specialties business sets a very high standard when selecting distribution partners. We have every confidence that Chase Plastics, with its outstanding leadership, broad distribution network, deep experience in specialty thermoplastics and their commitment to, as they themselves say, ‘outrageous service,’ will bring added value to SABIC’s Specialties business customers,” said Cathie Hess, Director, Customer Fulfillment, SABIC’s Specialties business.

The complementary partnership will prove to be an asset to both companies’ customers. “We are very excited by the prospect of supporting SABIC’s Specialties business’ existing customers, and in addition, we look forward to helping SABIC’s Specialties business grow its customer base in strategic industries in North America,” said Kevin Chase, President, Chase Plastics. “Chase Plastics’ strengths – unparalleled customer service, technical expertise and the breadth of our network – are well-aligned with SABIC’s growth ambitions. Just as important, our company’s business pillars of responsiveness, insight, flexibility and dedication are an excellent cultural fit with SABIC’s, which puts the customer at the center of each collaboration.”

To learn more about the partnership, SABIC’s Specialties business’ line of materials, or to find a sales representative, click here.

Click here to read the SABIC’s Specialties business announcement in its entirety.



Chase Plastics and Jabil Engineered Materials partner

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Expanding product portfolio with 3D printing options

Chase Plastics is pleased to announce a new supplier agreement with Jabil Engineered Materials. The formation of this new partnership offers customers a range of engineered materials for additive manufacturing designed to improve the performance, durability and tolerance of 3D printed production parts.


This addition fills a unique void that provides customers accelerated solutions by delivering unique and custom materials at scale – expediting both the production and validation process, ideal for product applications within industries that require stringent specifications and shorter lead times (healthcare, automotive, aerospace and industrial).


“By partnering with Jabil, we are broadening our portfolio with high quality materials for 3D printing to help our customers focus on driving productivity and reducing costs” said Chase Plastics’ Vice President, Adam Paulson. “The fact that Jabil chose Chase Plastics as a distributor because of our reputation of service, technical expertise and professionalism is an incredible opportunity in which we are both honored and excited.”

The added benefits of additive manufacturing materials

True to our commitment to be responsive to the needs of our customers, the expansion of our product line to include Jabil’s specialty filaments and powder materials for 3D printing — including prototypes, jigs, fixtures and tools (JFTs), production parts and more — provides exponential benefits to help bring products to market faster:

  • Cost savings —as much as 80% — on tooling and fixtures
  • Decreasing the time required for tooling operations from weeks to days
  • Value-added attributes such as reinforced, flame retardant conductive, lubricated, Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) and other characteristics to support mass production and personalization of manufacturing aids

To learn more about Jabil products, click here to contact your sales representative.
To view the announcement in its entirety, please click here.




Charity gets boost from local business

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BAD AXE — A recent timely donation to the Thumb Area Helping Hands helped the organization bring Christmas to additional local families this holiday season.

Thanks to a program called the Chase Plastics Giving Card Campaign, and with help from local company Gemini Plastics, Thumb Area Helping Hands (TAHH) was able to bolster its holiday budget for families in need.

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