Expanded polystrene trade group adds two member companies

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: March 12, 2013 12:11 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Materials Suppliers

WASHINGTON -- Two North American divisions of international companies have jointed the EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA), the expanded polystyrene trade group announced Tuesday.

Takashima USA Inc. and Sunchem Evergreen Chemicals USA LLC are the most recent additions to the more than 60-member group. "The addition of international resin suppliers like Takashima and Sunchem is an exciting sign of growth, and EPS-IA is happy to see increased participation from this sector of the resin community," group said in a news release.

Takashima USA Inc., established in 1971 in California as the U.S. base for Takashima and Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, is primarily focused on importing and distributing industrial materials and exporting U.S. goods to Japan with particular focus on resins and solar energy-related products.

Sunchem Evergreen Chemicals is a subsidiary of China-based Sunchem Group. Founded in 2002, it is the exclusive distributor of Sunchem Jiachang EPS to North America, Japan and parts of Asia with a product line that includes high expansion, flame retardant and fast-cycling polystyrene.


Comments

Expanded polystrene trade group adds two member companies

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: March 12, 2013 12:11 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

EPA fines RI polymer company

August 29, 2014 1:20 pm ET

A Rhode Island polymer manufacturer has reached a $60,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating federal clean...    More

Image

Chinese compounders seek market shares, often at the expense of margins

August 29, 2014 10:02 am ET

China's largest compounder, Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd., as well as its more automotive-focused counterparts Shanghai Pret Composites Co. Ltd. and...    More

Image

PP prices rise 5 cents

August 28, 2014 3:59 pm ET

After a one-month break, volatility has returned to the North American polypropylene resin market, with prices increasing by an average of 5 cents...    More

Image

DuPont fined for 2010 chemicals release

August 28, 2014 1:37 pm ET

DuPont Co. has been fined almost $1.3 million for the release of several chemicals — including plastics feedstock phosgene — at its plant ...    More

Image

LyondellBasell to build feedstock plant on Gulf Coast

August 28, 2014 11:05 am ET

LyondellBasell Industries will build a world scale propylene oxide plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast with a capacity of 900,000 metric tons per year.    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events