Aristech Announces $11 Million in U.S. Plant Investments

Posted on 20 October 2016 by CRadmin3

aristech-surfaces-logoAristech Surfaces, a global surface materials company, announced that it is investing more than $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, KY plant, where it holds four of the world’s largest acrylic casting machines. These machines, measuring more than 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, NM.

“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 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 plant produces the Studio Collection, a luxury design material for applications such as illumination, partitions, privacy panels, furniture and backlit countertops.

You may also be interested in this article about new design options from Aristech.

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