HD Expo 2017

May 3 – 5, 2017
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

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HD Expo is the premier trade show and hospitality conference for its industry. Established in 1992 and presented by Hospitality Design magazine, it remains at the forefront by offering the newest and most innovative products and services, encouraging and sharing ideas, providing inspiration and connecting hospitality professionals. HD Expo is dedicated to bringing the interior design industry, architects, owners/operators, developers, specifiers and purchasers the best available resources for their projects.

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


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.

Press Contact:
Kristina Morgan
(859) 283-6485

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. More information on the company can be found at www.aristechsurfaces.com

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Breakthrough combination of Veined Translucency and 3Dimensional Aesthetics of the Studio Collection Define a New Generation of Surface Materials

FLORENCE, Kentucky “” September 1, 2016 “” Aristech Surfaces®, a global surfacing materials company, announced today that it is introducing 12 all-new architectural and design materials under the Studio Collection™ brand. The new Studio Collection features designs with movement and texture, ultra-translucency, and terrazzo-inspired looks that bring new and dynamic aesthetic for interior design applications.

These newly created polymer-based materials, which combine unrivaled design aesthetics with a formable, repairable, backlit, and inconspicuous seam functionality, are meant as a design alternative to higher-cost surfaces such as concrete and glass, natural onyx stone, and other translucent PMMA and HDPE-filled resins. Applications include room dividers and partitions, store fixtures, column wraps, illumination, modesty panels, countertops, and accent pieces where lighting and aesthetics are key elements of design.

“The new Studio Collection represents the next generation of design materials, giving customers an unparalleled edge in design and functionality,” said Kristina Morgan, global marketing manager for Aristech Surfaces. “Other materials such as concrete and crushed glass can be very expensive, have design limitations, and we”™ve found installation can cost two to three times as much. With the increasing design trend of translucency and texture in design, our combination of veined translucent colors are a true innovation in the surfacing industry.”

Designers are quickly specifying these products for use in commercial applications. “Longevity, ease of install, and custom design without a custom price tag,” said designer Amanda Mcallister from Red Robin restaurants, who worked hand in hand with R&R Millwork and Aristech Surfaces on the installation. “People don”™t realize how much time can be saved by using these materials.”


Company Information: A global leading brand of surface products and design materials, Aristech Surfaces® and its flagship brands, Avonite® Acrylic Solid Surface, the Studio Collection™, and Aristech Acrylics®, provide the quality, cost-conscious, and high-end aesthetic solutions sought by commercial architects, designers, and fabricators for projects around the globe.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Allison Sternad at 859-538-4919 or email at asternad@aristechsurfaces.com.

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March 23-25, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

GlobalShop Logo 2016

GlobalShop is the world’s largest annual show for retail design and shopper marketing featuring the industry”™s most comprehensive array of store fixturing companies and in-store solutions. Stop by booth 3414 to see the New Studio Collection colors for 2016!

Healthcare Design

November 12-15
Houston, Texas

Healthcare Design

The Healthcare Design Expo & Conference is devoted to examining how design directly impacts the safety, operations, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. Produced by the industry”™s information leader, with support from the Center for Health Design, the American Institute of Architects, the Health Care Council of IFMA, and the International Interior Design Association, the HCD Expo & Conference is the industry”™s best-attended and most respected Expo & Conference on evidence-based design for healthcare.

International Pool, Spa and Patio Show

November 2-4
New Orleans, Louisiana

international pool spa and patio expo

The 2016 International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo brings an impressive display of industry products, education and networking opportunities. A strong showing from the global pool, spa and outdoor industries, thousands of people from across the country and around the world come to experience an exhibit hall packed with brand new industry product launches, innovative show floor features, and an unmatched line-up of on-floor events.