Chase Plastics adds to product line and boosts North American Capabilities with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp Agreement

CLARKSTON, Mich., May 18, 2010 – Chase Plastics, a leading North American distributor of engineered, specialty and commodity thermoplastics, continues to aggressively grow its product line through a newly announced strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp. (MEP). The partnership gives Chase Plastics’ customers expanded global product offerings, increased material performance options and shorter lead times for key engineering thermoplastics.

“With the MEP agreement, we continue to implement Chase Plastics’ strategy of adding worldclass manufacturers, with all their global capabilities and advanced product development, to our growing roster of supply partners,” said Kevin Chase, president of Chase Plastics. “And with the addition of MEP products Iupilon, Novarex, Reny and Novaduran, we’re providing our customers the materials performance characteristics, application development and technical support they need to meet changing industry standards and enter emerging market segments.”

MEP is a leading global supplier of polycarbonates, PC alloys, specialty nylons and PBT products with manufacturing capabilities in North America and around the world. Its thermoplastic materials exhibit an array of performance metrics, from gamma ray and flame resistance to exceptional tensile strength, which makes them well suited for medical, electronic, automotive, metal-to-plastic applications and more.

“Chase Plastics’ dedication to customer service and its technical capabilities in engineering plastic program development are a good fit to Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics’ distribution strategy in North America,” said Ken Hu, sales and marketing manager at Mitsubishi International PolymerTrade Corp.

These MEP engineered thermoplastics are joining Chase Plastics’ product line:

  • Iupilon® polycarbonate: Superior strength and transparency with selfextinguishing properties. Used for medical, sports and office automation equipment, automobiles, optics, machinery and electronics.
  • Novarex® polycarbonate: Excellent dimensional stability, impact strength and electronic characteristics. Used in electronic, optical, automobile, medical equipment and glazing industries. Available in flame retardant, OA chassis grades, and grades for optical discs.
  • Reny® MXD6 polyamide: Suitable as a metal substitute in many applications, especially for structural components under high stress. Used in automobile, electronic, electrical appliance, machinery and construction applications.
  • Novaduran® PBT: Provides excellent mechanical properties, rigidity, heat aging and chemical resistance with superb moldability, abrasion resistance, colorability and electric properties. Well suited for electronics and automobile industries.

Chase Plastics at MD&M East
To learn more about Chase Plastics and its partnership with Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp., visit the Chase Plastics team at MD&M East, June 8-10, New York, NY at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, booth 433. Visit www.canontradeshows.com.

Chase Plastics distributes more than 5,000 varieties of specialty, engineering and commodity thermoplastics from the industry’s leading manufacturers and global suppliers. In addition, Chase delivers engineering expertise and blending, repacking, inventory management, thirdparty
storage capabilities and logistics services via a network of distribution centers, warehouses and sales locations throughout North and Central America.

Chase Plastics is redefining plastics distribution with an approach to business that puts customer needs first. Formed in 1992, Chase Plastics has built its business on the ability to respond quickly with all of the flexibility and agility that its customers require. Based in Clarkston, Mich., Chase Plastics was founded by Kevin and Carole Chase who serve as the company’s president and vice president, respectively. Find more information at chaseplastics.wpengine.com.

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