Chase Plastics, Dow bring good works to holiday season

Chase Plastics and the Dow Chemical Co. are doing their part to make the holidays a little brighter. Chase, a resin distribution firm based in Clarkston, Mich., recently made gifts of $1,000 each to three charities as part of the firm’s Giving Card Campaign.Originally, Chase had planned to make a single donation, officials said, but […]

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Chase Plastics partners with Interfacial on resin solutions

Resin distributor Chase Plastics (Clarkson, MI, US) announced Dec. 6 the formation of a new supplier partnership with Interfacial (River Falls, WI, US), a company focused on the development and commercialization of technology platforms relating to advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the plastics and composites industry. The new venture focuses on exploring the ability to create and […]

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From restaurants to plastics, young CEO plots a course

Tyson Daniels’ journey to plastics company president has followed an unusual path — through the restaurant industry. The 35-year-old owns and leads the small Allentown, Pa., injection molding company Polymer Contours Inc., which he bought in 2015 after serving as director of operations for a local fast food franchisee with seven stores. While it might […]

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Resin Supply Chain Issues: Suppliers Offer Perspective, Solutions

Uncertainty in the resin supply chain is sending ripples through the plastics industry and into end markets. The result has been predictable: price increases for the processor at the time of resin purchase. What are the biggest issues facing the resin industry at the moment, and what can the processor do to alleviate some of […]

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Resin distributors see success amid challenges of 2018

North American resin distributors are seeing some good things so far in 2018, even if the market is facing some challenges. Most distribution executives contacted for this story said that their firms’ results were up — in dollars or volume in pounds or both — in the first half of the year. Chase Plastics Services Inc. President […]

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Resin distributors need someone behind the wheel

Roll on, 18-wheelers: A shortage of truck drivers is impacting the resin distribution market. At Chase Plastics Services Inc. in Clarkston, Mich., President Kevin Chase said that his firm “used to be able to get a truck within 24 hours, but now it takes four or five days.” He added that profit margins are being […]

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Largest Show In History For NPE2018: The Plastics Show

May 11, 2018, Orlando, Fla. — The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) today concluded NPE2018: The Plastics Show, the largest plastics show in North America that attracts plastics producers from around the world. This show has been the largest in history, with more than 2,180 exhibiting companies showcasing innovations in plastics in more than 1.2 million square feet of […]

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Chase Plastics a ‘big believer’ in greatness, culture

March Madness basketball shootouts, Super Bowl dish cook-offs, potlucks for holidays, family-inclusive company picnics, dress-up days and cornhole tournaments are just some of the countless entertaining and engaging activities offered to the 128 employees at Chase Plastics Services Inc. “We hosted last weekend a Saturday night movie event at our office for all the families,” […]

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Chase deals winning hand with Giving Card campaign

Resin distributor Chase Plastics is kicking off the holiday season with the return of its Giving Card campaign. The program recognizes and awards selected charitable organizations nominated by customers and suppliers of Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories of giving. Chase will then select the most compelling submission and award […]

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Ascend boosting production of nylon 6/6 resins, feedstocks

Ascend boosting production of nylon 6/6 resins, feedstocks

Friedrichshafen, Germany Ascend Performance Materials LLC plans to add capacity for multiple products, including nylon 6/6 resins. Houston-based Ascend first will add capacity for adiponitrile feedstock at its plant in Decatur, Ala., said Scott Rook, nylon commercial operations vice president, in an interview at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen. He declined to provide details of the expansion […]

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