Chase Plastics partners with global thermoplastic elastomer company Elastron

Chase Plastics announced today the formation of a new supplier partnership with global thermoplastic elastomer company Elastron. Effective December 1, 2022, Chase Plastics will distribute the Elastron V product portfolio of thermoplastic vulcanizates.  “We are thrilled about our new Elastron partnership and the customer-focused synergies that our two companies share,” said Chase Plastics’ President, Adam Paulson.  “Our core values are aligned with a passion for customer satisfaction and delivering outrageous service.  As a leading North American distributor of thermoplastic elastomers, the Elastron V comprehensive product line rounds out our extensive TPE product offering with a high-quality thermoplastic vulcanizate.”

Headquartered in Gebze, Turkey, with offices around the world, Elastron serves the North American market from its production facility in Gainesville, GA.  Elastron General Manager for the US Operation, Dr. Zev Gurion, spoke of the company’s new relationship with Chase Plastics.  “We are very excited to cooperate with Chase Plastics as our new distributor for our Elastron V product line.  Our excellent quality and customer focus will match well with Chase Plastics’ outstanding distribution system and best-in-class customer service, and we expect that the strong synergy between our companies will result in very strong growth.”

Elastron V is a cross-linked EPDM-based thermoplastic elastomer vulcanizates.  Elastron V (TPV) grades have excellent mechanical properties, quality sustainability, flexibility, and low compression set.  They are used in several market segments, including automotive, medical, consumer, construction, and other industrial applications.

About Elastron TPE

Elastron USA was formed in 2010 and started production in 2018, in Gainesville, Georgia.  Elastron USA serves the North American market with warehouses in the East and the West Coasts.  It’s parent company, Elastron, is a global supplier of thermoplastic elastomers.  It is one of the premier thermoplastic elastomers suppliers in Europe and does business in over 55 countries.

Elastron’s main production facility in Gebze, Turkey, is at the intersection of the East and the West.  Elastron has offices in China, Taiwan, and Japan for the Asia Pacific market.  It also uses a Germany office to provide solutions to the European market.

Since 1980, Elastron provides TPE solutions to its global business partners in different sectors and supports them in preparing products that touch daily life and takes pride in providing industry leading customer service and support.

With TPV, SEBS and SBS based series; Elastron TPE is the key player in automotive, consumer goods, construction, medical and industrial applications from beginning to the end.  Elastron R&D center develops customer-oriented and sustainable solutions in addition to its high-quality general product line.  Learn more about Elastron at

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MAPP 2019 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

Building on a relationship that began in 1997, Chase Plastics is proud to once again, be a sponsor of the MAPP 2019 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference in Indianapolis, IN.  October2-5, Indianapolis Downtown Marriott.



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Chase Plastics breaks ground on South Bend warehouse expansion – Capacity to increase by 60%


Originally built in South Bend in 2016, Chase Plastics’ state-of-the-art central distribution center is slated for a major expansion in 2019. The addition, which officially broke ground on June 18, increases the total warehouse capacity by more than 60% with an added 80,000 square feet of storage, giving a total capacity of 206,000 square feet. Five additional loading docks are planned for the facility as well as new racking, equipment upgrades, and more, helping drive operational efficiencies with increased material throughput of approximately 33%.

While the building has only been in existence for a little more than three years, the need for the $4 million expansion was apparent due to the Company’s product line growth and, above all, the desire to consistently provide “outrageous service” to their customers.  “The investment in this warehouse is not just an investment in the community, but also for our customers,” said Mike Hall, Warehouse Manager. “This enables greater stocking capacity and the ability to offer our customers value-added services including custom blending, box to bulk, material repackaging and later cut-off times all focused on meeting customer material requirements in the dynamic market where they compete.”


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Chase expands line card with Sabic, Jabil deals

Resin distributor Chase Plastics has expanded its line card twice so far in 2019.

In January, Clarkston, Mich.-based Chase began offering specialty engineering resins from Saudi Basic Industries Inc. and 3D filaments from Jabil Inc. to its customers.

Chase now offers Sabic’s full line of specialty resins, including Noryl-brand PPO/PPE, Ultem-brand polyetherimide, LNP-brand compounds and copolymers and polycarbonate-based, high performance copolymers. The partnership covers the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Chase Plastics’ primary focus for the Sabic materials has been on introductions and orientation to programs in process with select customers. The firm’s sales reps also have access to Sabic’s global application design and testing resources.

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

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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 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

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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Chase Plastics celebrates 25 years of outrageous customer service

Clarkston, Mich., June 6, 2017 – As businesses evolve and industry mergers occur, milestone anniversaries can be a rare occasion – however, this isn’t the case for Chase Plastics. This June, Chase Plastics commemorated 25 years of success, partnerships and outrageous customer service — all factors that helped the Company redefine resin distribution over the past two decades.

At a celebratory event at Michigan’s premiere resort, The Amway Grand Hotel, Chase team members gathered June 2nd-5th to celebrate the Company’s storied history and bright future as a top-ten leader in the industry: an achievement that Chase Plastics’ CEO, Kevin Chase attributed directly to relationships built from providing exceptional customer service. “Our hallmark ‘outrageous service’ has helped to shape this company. It, along with our culture, has been the foundation for our partnerships and the cornerstone of our success.” In 1992, Kevin and Carole Chase set out with a $2,500 investment and a mission that still stands today: to fill a need for plastic processors with quality specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics for small- to medium-sized applications with phenomenal customer service.

Named as Plastics News’ #1 Best Places to Work in 2016, it’s evident that Chase invests in, and values, their 122 employees, or as they like to call them, their “#1 Asset.” “Our team is the best in the industry. They’re passionate about serving our customers,” said Human Resources Director, Gustina Sell. “And we’re passionate about equipping them with resources that empower them and promoting from within.”

Over the course of the three-day anniversary celebrations on the tail end of their International Sales Meeting, the emphasis on service and teamwork remained in the forefront. Team building exercises included mixology competitions at the Grand Rapids Market, outdoor activities at the Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park and John Ball Zoo, and an excursion to the Frederick Meijer Gardens. Topping off the event, distinguished guests and employees enjoyed the grand Anniversary Gala dinner followed by live entertainment from Detroit-based country singer Gary Garris.

About Chase Plastics
Chase Plastics is a stocking distributor of more than 6,400 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers. Ranked as one of the top 10 engineering U.S. plastics distributors, Chase Plastics is Redefining Resin Distribution ® with an approach to business that puts customer needs first.

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 and 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 was founded by Kevin and Carole Chase, who serve as the Company’s president and vice president, respectively. Learn more about Chase and its commitment to providing outrageous customer service at

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Resin execs talk heroes, from Silent Cal to the ‘great communicator’

History was in the air last week at the Plastics News Executive Forum.

Speakers and panelists were asked to identify their favorite historical figures. The members of the resin distribution panel that I had the honor of moderating made some great choices, but time limits at the event required me to shorten their explanations of why they made their choices.

So let’s give them the chance to more fully explain…

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