Americhem Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio — a provider of custom color and additive solutions for
man-made fibers — has announced plans to increase capacity at its Liberty, N.C., plant by adding a
new production line that will manufacture masterbatches containing a high percentage of fillers —
including titanium dioxides, talc, and calcium carbonate — and other additives for a range of
end-product applications. The high-throughput line is suitable for large-volume jobs totaling
100,000 pounds or more and is equipped for advanced downstream material handling, including
equipment capable of filling bulk trucks.
“Our goal is to continue to provide technology-based solutions that our customers demand,”
said Jim Huston, plant manager, Americhem Liberty. “This high-throughput line is a solution for our
customers that provides a combination of superior dispersion technology, end-product consistency
and cost effectiveness.”
Americhem expects to begin production on the line in April.
March 5, 2013