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. 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.”
- Products are available for sale in North America through Aristech Surface’s distribution network. Visit avonite.usdphosting.com/new-studio-collection-colors/ to see all the new designs and http://avonite.usdphosting.com/locate-a-distributor/ for pricing and availability.
- Custom colors are available through the company’s Chromatix™ program.
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.
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