Americhem Custom Solutions, Science & Trends Blog

Americhem Color Science, Custom Solutions & Trends Blog

Americhem Nominated as One of India's Best Manufacturers 2024
June 3, 2024
Americhem has recently been nominated as one of the best manufacturers in India for 2024 by TradeFlock magazine!
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Acquisition
Metal to Plastic Conversion: Re-energizing Cost Savings Potential in Your Medical Device Development with Americhem Healthcare
April 22, 2024
Explore a practical approach to cost savings and performance enhancements in your medical device with Metal to Plastic Conversion. By leveraging Americhem Healthcare’s advances in engineered compounds, you can open the door to innovation by redesigning costly metallic device components to plastics. Experience newfound design freedom as we leverage engineering compounds to enhance function, reliability, and quality while reducing manufacturing complexities.
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Healthcare
Medical Devices
Textiles and Sustainability
October 24, 2023
One Earth, eight billion people and counting – generations to come! SUSTAINABILITY! It benefits everyone and everyone has a role in it. Textiles, like water, food, and shelter, are a basic need of humanity. Sustainability in textiles is multifaceted and there are opportunities at every stage of the life cycle of textile materials. A comprehensive approach addressing all aspects of textiles from origin to manufacture to use and post life considerations are needed for maximum impact. How do we address such a challenge?
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Fibers
Sustainability
How To Choose the Right TPE for Your Application: 6 Essential Steps
March 5, 2021
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are among the most versatile classes of plastics known for their rubber-like characteristics. These thermoplastic compounds are commonly used for soft-touch applications because they can be easily formed and molded over more rigid substrates. TPEs offer significant advantages over rubber, including better processing, design flexibility, cost efficiencies and recyclability. But choosing the right TPE for your application requires thorough research and consideration.
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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
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