Archive for January, 2024

Chase Plastics named as a finalist for the 2024 Plastics News Best Places to Work

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Sixteen companies have been named a Best Place to Work in the plastics industry for 2024.

The final rankings for top suppliers and processors will be announced at the Plastics News Executive Forum, March 11-13 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Company profiles will be published in PN‘s April 15 issue.

Now in its 11th year, PN‘s Best Places to Work special report identifies and highlights employers in the plastics industry that create a positive, engaged culture for its employees.

To be eligible for the honor, companies must be publicly or privately held; be a for-profit, not-for-profit or government organization; have a physical operation in the United States or Canada; have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in the U.S. or Canada; have been in business for at least one year as of the program registration deadline; derive at least 50 percent of revenue from plastics-related operations; and be a plastics supplier or processor. Companies with 15-24 employees need an employee survey response rate of 80 percent or higher.

The two-part survey consists of an employer assessment about practices and policies and an employee feedback survey that includes employees’ opinions about their workplace experience.

The Best Places to Work for 2024, in alphabetical order, are:

• Advanced Pedestals Ltd. of Gainesville, Texas. This is the custom rotational and injection molder’s second appearance on the annual list.

• ALPS Inspection of Harrison, Ohio. This is the in-line leak testing equipment maker’s fourth appearance on the list.

• Asahi Kasei Plastics North America of Fowlerville, Mich., is one of North America’s 30 largest compounders, focused on polypropylene and engineering resins. This is the company’s 10th time on the list.

• Brueckner Group USA Inc. of Dover, N.H. This is the plastics and fiber machinery maker’s first time on the list.

Chase Plastic Services Inc., a distributor of specialty and engineering thermoplastics, of Clarkston, Mich. This is the company’s fifth appearance on the list.

• Conventus Polymers LLC of Parsippany, N.J. This is the resin distributor’s third time on the list.

• Engineered Profiles LLC, a custom profile extruder, of Columbus, Ohio. This is the company’s first appearance on the list.

• ePlastics of San Diego. This is the sheet distributor and fabricator’s ninth time as a Best Place to Work.

• Hasco America Inc., a supplier of standard mold components and hot runners, of Fletcher, N.C. This is the company’s second appearance on the list.

• Inoex LLC, a maker of gravimetric and ultrasonic equipment, of Lancaster, Pa. This is Inoex’s first time being named a Best Place to Work.

• KI Industries Inc., a supplier of decorative products, of Berkeley, Ill. This is KI’s seventh time on the list.

• MTD Micro Molding of Charlton, Mass. This is the precision micromolder’s seventh appearance on the list.

• Progressive Components International Corp., a supplier of specialized mold components, of Wauconda, Ill. This is the company’s fifth time on the list.

• Redline Plastics LLC, a rotational molder and thermoformer, of Manitowoc, Wis. This is its fourth appearance on the list.

• Team 1 Plastics of Albion, Mich. This is the 10th appearance on the list for the injection molder.

• US Extruders Inc., a manufacturer of custom single-screw extruders, of Westerly, R.I. This is US Extruders’ sixth time on the list.

The Best Places to Work program is handled by independent research partner Workforce Research Group, founded in 2021 by Peter Burke. “My team and I are taking recognizing great places to work to new levels of excellence through the creation of credible and relevant lists,” Burke said.

Chase Plastics is authorized distributor for newly formed Envalior

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Clarkston, Mich. — Chase Plastics announced today that they are an authorized distributor for the new global engineering materials entity, Envalior. Formed last year, Envalior brings together two established global material players − DSM Engineering Materials and LANXESS High Performance Materials − and a combined heritage of over 100 years.

Envalior is focused on providing innovative and sustainable solutions that enable future-proof product designs. With a global presence and a network of 18 production sites and 14 R&D centers, the company supplies many of the world’s key markets, including mobility, electronics/electrical and consumer goods.

“Envalior’s shared dedication to exceptional service, along with their impressive product range complements our existing engineering and specialty engineering offerings, allowing us to better serve our customers,” said Chase Plastics President, Adam Paulson. “Thanks to our longstanding partnership with LANXESS and priorly with DSM, our commercial team is well-versed in the Envalior portfolio and its targeted applications. We remain committed to providing unparalleled customer satisfaction through our technical support, extensive product range and exceptional service. We’re confident that our Envalior partnership will only strengthen our ability to deliver on that promise.”

“Chase Plastics is a great fit for Envalior, and we are proud to have them as a distribution partner,” said Grace Showalter, Envalior Regional Commercial Director – Americas. “Their commitment to outstanding technical support, product and customer service will differentiate them in the market. We are pleased to collaborate with Chase Plastics to our mutual success.”

Chase Plastics is authorized to distribute Envalior’s full line of products, including STANYL®: PA46, POCAN®: PBT, PBT alloys, and AKULON®: PA6 & 66. To see Chase Plastics’ full product line card, please go to