Global materials manufacturer invests in continuous quality improvements and driving product innovation
FLORENCE, Kentucky — October 18, 2016 — Aristech Surfaces®, a global surface materials company, announced today that it is investing over $11 Million in U.S. plant improvements over the next three years as an ongoing, comprehensive commitment to continually improve the quality of its products.
Work will be completed this month on a $4.5 Million project to replace a stainless steel belt on one of Aristech’s continuous cast machines in its Florence, Kentucky plant, where it holds four of the world’s largest acrylic casting machines. These machines – measuring over 100 yards long and exceeding nine feet in width – are key to ensuring sheet size flexibility and supply reliability for Aristech’s customers. Recently, the company also invested $2 Million on the installation of new sanding equipment for its solid surface sheets as well as a new production line to manufacture shower bases in Belen, New Mexico.
“Our investments are an indication of Aristech’s commitment to the future, strategically investing in our equipment and quality to produce acrylic and solid surface with stunning design, quality, and performance driven characteristics,” said Ross McMillan, CEO of Aristech Surfaces. “At our Belen, New Mexico facility, we also made investments this summer to launch twelve brand-new design materials under the Studio Collection™ brand; this newly formulated three-dimensional aesthetic combines a striking design look with a thermoformable, repairable surface. Aristech is committed to driving both product innovation and continuous advancement of product quality.”
The Florence, Kentucky plant produces cast acrylic sheet for the hot tub, bath, and sign markets, as well as acrylic solid surface for commercial industries including retail, healthcare, education, hospitality, and recreational vehicles. Aristech’s Belen, New Mexico plant produces the Studio Collection, a luxury design material for applications such as illumination, partitions, privacy panels, furniture, and backlit countertops.
Company Information: A global leading brand of surface products and design materials, Aristech Surfaces® produces and markets a broad range of surface materials under its flagship brands, Aristech Acrylics®, Avonite® Acrylic Solid Surface, and the Studio Collection™. Aristech provides quality, cost-conscious, and high-end aesthetic solutions sought by OEMs, architects, designers, and fabricators for industries around the globe.
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