“Americhem has long been recognized as a trusted partner to manufacturers around the world seeking the perfect performance attributes and aesthetics from their polymer-based products,” said Matthew Hellstern, CEO for Americhem. “Now, we can offer even broader expertise derived from our associates’ rich history of developing and perfecting not only masterbatch and functional technologies, but performance and engineered compounds as well. Never before have we had such a comprehensive ability to draw upon diverse experiences, deep knowledge bases and proven solutions to help customers overcome their challenges.”
Americhem’s journey toward its current position in the market began with the acquisition of Infinity Compounding—a supplier of specialty filled and reinforced, engineered thermoplastic compounds—followed by LTL Color Compounders, Inc., a leading producer of custom color engineered thermoplastic compounds. Vi-Chem Corp.—a supplier of specialty performance compounds used in injection-molding, extrusion and blow-molding applications—was then added to the Americhem family, further expanding the company’s capabilities. Now, all of these companies have been seamlessly integrated under the Americhem brand.