OUR PRODUCT DESIGN SERVICES COME WITH UNMATCHED PLASTIC MATERIAL EXPERTISE
There are many considerations involving plastic material selection during the product design stage. It’s critical for your product design service company to comprehensively analyze your application and identify all the performance requirements of the plastics being used. The omission or inclusion of specific material properties or additives can result in costly damage to your brand that arises from product inferiority or failure.
With Americhem, you gain access to experts who’ve spent years solving complex product design and development issues and know what it takes to engineer custom polymer materials that produce quality, repeatable products. Our technical resources become an extension of your product development efforts, ensuring you achieve the results you’re hoping to reach. Leverage our industry-leading custom compounding, processing, dispersion, color science, additive package development and testing capabilities to meet end-use product expectations and comply with all applicable industry standards.
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INNOVATION IN PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Plastic offers significant advantages for manufacturers, including design flexibility, high strength, light weight, corrosion resistance, affordability and sustainability. But not all product development companies can help product designers select, source and optimize plastic materials the way Americhem can.
Americhem’s product design and development innovation is precisely aligned with our customers’ success. Our extensive polymer knowledge, custom formulations, color science technology, comprehensive analytical and physical testing laboratories, and process simulation capabilities enable leading companies to create best-in-class product designs again and again.
The use of special effects in plastics provides a visual distinction that can give your product a significant edge over the competition. By consulting with our product design and development teams, you can achieve a realistic woodgrain, metallic shine, pearlescent shimmer, delicate marble or other unique appearance.
Americhem has years of experience formulating the highest quality, made-to-order masterbatches and compounds that ensure efficient manufacturing and product consistency. Our custom plastic products are engineered according to your color, processing and end-use application with formulas that can be locked to preserve product integrity.
New Product Development
Product development companies that have a well-defined product development process are more likely to realize success. Americhem provides a structured and collaborative New Product Development process that follows specific steps, including concept evaluation, materials sourcing, testing, documentation and certification to develop solutions that meet the most challenging product requirements.
GLOBAL LOCATIONS WITH LOCAL SUPPORT
We are pleased to offer nine product design laboratoriesM and specialized research and development teams located in key U.S. and international manufacturing regions. The strategic placement of these resources widens the potential for us to deliver custom polymer solutions and premier product design and development services with local support.
Americhem Product Design Laboratory Locations
- Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, U.S.
- Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
- Dalton, Georgia, U.S.
- Concord, North Carolina, U.S.
- Morrisville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Swedesboro, New Jersey, U.S.
- Ribe, Denmark
- Pune, India
- Suzhou, China
ANALYTICAL TESTING FOR PRODUCT DESIGN VALIDATION
Analytical testing during the product design stage is the best way to see how your polymer materials and product prototypes will perform in real environments under expected use. Americhem’s analytical testing methods and simulations include:
- Predictive heat buildup – Ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared (UV-vis-NIR reflectance, transmittance and absorbance)
- Polymer performance – Heat and shear stability, impact resistance, tensile strength, flexural modulus, viscosity and flammability
- End-group and unreacted monomer analysis
- Dispersion quality and containment, and impurity identification
- Micro infrared spectroscopy
DESIGN WITH AMERICHEM TODAY FOR A MORE PROFITABLE TOMORROW
Over the past several decades, Americhem has amassed impressive core plastics competencies while bringing an excellent understanding of industry standards and regulations. Take advantage of our product design and development services trusted by leading companies worldwide.