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Chase Plastics and Interfacial partner to bring unique resin solutions

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Chase Plastics and Interfacial partner to bring unique resin solutions

                               

Clarkston, Mich. (December 6, 2018) — Underscoring their commitment to bringing customers exceptional value and providing outrageous service, Chase Plastics announced today the formation of a new supplier partnership with Wisconsin-based Interfacial. The relationship, which takes effect immediately, is unique in that it will provide Chase Plastics’ customers the opportunity to work in tandem with a Research and Development (R&D) focused supplier with the goal of developing non-existent material and process solutions.

By partnering with Interfacial, whose mission is “Helping Innovators Incubate,” this new venture focuses on providing materials specifically designed to the customer needs and business goals. Together, Chase Plastics and Interfacial can explore the ability to create and develop custom materials — including sustainable materials, advanced composites and specialty compounds — to fill the void where there may not be an existing material solution. “We’re excited about the capabilities and resources Interfacial will provide to our customers,” said Chase Plastics’ Vice President, Adam Paulson. “With the addition of their team and expertise, we’re not only rounding out our product and service portfolio but creating more value for our customers – something in which we strive for every day.”

About Interfacial

Interfacial is focused on the development and commercialization of technology platforms relating to advanced materials and manufacturing processes for the plastics and composites industry.  Our core purpose is to “Help Innovators Incubate” leveraging our core competency in Advanced Composites, Specialty Compounding, Sustainable Materials and Additive Manufacturing.  Founded in 2015, Interfacial has achieved >100% CAGR, has revenues just over $10 million and employs a staff of 45.  For more information, see www.ifllc.com.

About Chase Plastics

Chase Plastic Services, Inc., is a stocking distributor with a portfolio that offers more than 18,000 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers. As a top-ten U.S. engineering plastics distributor, Chase Plastics is committed to helping their customers turn resin into reality by Redefining Resin Distribution.®

The Company, formed in 1992, surrounds customers with an industry-leading portfolio of value-added services delivered by skilled sales professionals and dedicated teams of technical process engineers, application development engineers and more – all of whom guide the material selection, application development and manufacturing processes. The Company’s unmatched level of dedicated support, together with blending, repacking, inventory management and logistics services via a network of distribution and sales locations throughout North and Central America, is singularly focused on helping customers boost efficiencies and profitability.

Based in Clarkston, Michigan, Chase Plastics was founded by Kevin and Carole Chase, who serve as the Company’s President and Vice President, respectively. Learn more about Chase Plastics and its commitment to providing outrageous customer service at www.chaseplastics.com

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From restaurants to plastics, young CEO plots a course

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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 sound like a strange transition, Daniels has always had an entrepreneurial bent and had worked around plastics manufacturing.

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Resin distributors see success amid challenges of 2018

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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 Kevin Chase said his Clarkston, Mich.-based firm has seen volume up substantially at rates he described as “high single-digit” and three times that of U.S. GDP growth.

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Resin distributors need someone behind the wheel

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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 squeezed by higher transportation costs and higher wages for drivers, as well as by raw material cost and volatility.

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Largest Show In History For NPE2018: The Plastics Show

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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 exhibit space on the tradeshow floor. But metrics aside, there were strategic additions to the show that made it feel bigger and better than ever.

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Chase Plastics a ‘big believer’ in greatness, culture

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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,” Kevin Chase, president of Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase Plastics Services, said during a February phone interview.

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Chase deals winning hand with Giving Card campaign

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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 a $2,000 gift to the chosen entrant’s favorite charity.

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Ascend boosting production of nylon 6/6 resins, feedstocks

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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 but said that the project will create new jobs and “will meet [Ascend’s] needs.”

Rook estimated that the global nylon 6/6 market will need an estimated 385 million pounds of annual adiponitrile capacity in the next five years. “Capacity is very tight in the industry,” he said.

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Chase Plastics appoints Merkle as Automotive Business Development Manager

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CLARKSTON, Mich., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Furthering their commitment to the automotive segment, Chase Plastics announced the appointment of Jason Merkle to Automotive Business Development Manager.

The newly created position was developed exclusively to support customer needs through supplemental technical expertise and an extraordinarily high level of service that has become synonymous with the Chase Plastics name. Working directly with automotive OEMs, Tiers and Processors, Jason will be key in helping them determine material, process and technical solutions in collaboration with both supplier partners and Chase Technical Application Engineers. He declined to provide details of the expansion but said that the project will create new jobs and “will meet [Ascend’s] needs.”

Rook estimated that the global nylon 6/6 market will need an estimated 385 million pounds of annual adiponitrile capacity in the next five years. “Capacity is very tight in the industry,” he said.

 

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