Americhem Custom Solutions, Science & Trends Blog

Americhem Color Science, Custom Solutions & Trends Blog

How TPE Materials Can Improve Your Application
December 16, 2020
TPE stands for thermoplastic elastomer. In broad terms, thermoplastic elastomers are polymer compounds that merge the economical processing of thermoplastics with properties of thermoset rubbers — the appearance, the feel and some of the mechanics. In other words, TPE materials act like thermoset rubber, but they can be melted or softened at high temperatures...
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Add The Right Touch To Your Medical Device
May 12, 2020
Americhem Engineered Compounds TPE product portfolio is a comprehensive offering of TPE technologies, including SEBS, TPV and TPU materials for custom compounding. Our TPEs offer processors and OEMs the design flexibility and value they need to meet their customers’ requirements.
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Engineered Compounds
Healthcare
Solutions in a Bottle
May 5, 2020
Americhem has decades of experience serving the largest global manufacturers of Nutritional Supplement Bottles. Our color and additive masterbatches are engineered to transform the way your bottles look, feel, and process.
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Packaging
Bottles
How to Future-Proof Your Auto Interior Surfaces
April 28, 2020
The automotive industry is a fast paced world so Americhem is here to help you stay ahead of the curve. Preparing for the future manufacturing of cars is a way to be a market leader so here are a few tips and predictions.
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Automotive
Interiors
Weathering
Touchdown for Americhem!
April 21, 2020
There are many effects that reflected light energy has on synthetic turf fiber, but heat generation is one of the main concerns. Americhem’s Research & Development Team has engineered pigments that contribute to lower heat buildup caused by sunlight. Combining this with other temperature reducing resin technologies allow for durable turf.
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Fibers
Turf
Weathering
Additives
How to Achieve Realistic Looks in Fencing & Decking
April 14, 2020
Americhem’s long term experience in Building & Construction has led to the success in making fencing and decking products look so realistic. By dialing back the gloss level of the masterbatch or compound and making the end product more matte, Americhem is able to achieve the ideal natural material look. But it’s not as easy as you think…
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Building & Construction
Decking
Weathering
Additives
The Difference Between “Color Matching” And “Color Designing”
April 7, 2020
Color matching is the process of adjusting a known colorant formulation to match a standard without regard to the customer’s requirements other than the color matches the target.
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Corporate
We’ve Got Your Prescription For Gamma Stable Compounds
March 31, 2020
Americhem Engineered Compounds gamma stable compounds are designed for healthcare and medical device applications where gamma sterilization is used. These compounds have reduced color shift after multiple cycles compared to non-stabilized materials.
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Additives
Engineered Compounds
Healthcare
Don’t Close The Door On Masterbatches For CSD Closures
March 24, 2020
Americhem solved a customer’s CSD cap problem: The customer wanted a fractional usage level (vs below 1 pph), which is difficult to achieve with a solid masterbatch.
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Application
Bottles
Packaging
Flexible Or Fixed… What Kind Of A Supplier Do You Want?
March 17, 2020
In today’s automotive industry, flexibility is key. OEM’s have a lot to keep up with and responsiveness has to be paramount. But can your suppliers keep up?
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Don’t Settle for Subpar Softness This Season
March 10, 2020
It's becoming that time of year when you just want to curl up with a warm soft blanket or lay by the fire on a soft cozy carpet. Well Americhem provides the leading softening additives for wovens, nonwovens, and carpet!
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Carpet
Additives
How Smart is Your Smart Home?
March 3, 2020
The old days of sun faded siding and having to constantly stain your wooden deck are in the past. The way that Smart Homes are being built today with the most efficient and effective products in mind brings plastics to the top of that list.
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Building & Construction
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