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

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SABIC Specialties 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 customers with specialty engineering thermoplastics in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The partnership, which is effective immediately, enables SABIC 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 will offer SABIC’s 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 will have access to the full range of SABIC’s global application design and testing resources. As a top-ten N.A. engineering plastics distributor, Chase 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 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 customers,” said Cathie Hess, Director, Customer Fulfillment, SABIC.

The complementary partnership will prove to be an asset to both companies’ customers. “We are very excited by the prospect of supporting SABIC’s existing customers, and in addition, we look forward to helping SABIC  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, which puts the customer at the center of each collaboration.”

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

Click here to read the SABIC Specialties 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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Chase Plastics, Dow bring good works to holiday season

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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 eventually found three deserving charities. Donations were made to:

• Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit that assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims with a special focus on children.

• Thumb Area Helping Hands, which this year helped almost 100 families in need of items ranging from household items to Christmas dinner.

• Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to family of military members who have been killed in the line of duty.

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Chase Plastics partners with Interfacial on resin solutions

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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 develop custom materials — including sustainable materials, advanced composites and specialty compounds — to fill the void where there may not be an existing material solution.

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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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