Color and additive supplier Americhem Inc. has added a new production line at its plant in Manchester, England.
The new line, with capacity of 4.4 million pounds annually, will make customized color and additive masterbatches for synthetic turf applications.
Cuyahoga Falls-based Americhem also reorganized its manufacturing space and expanded into a warehouse immediately adjacent to the plant. The 50,000-square-foot expansion nearly doubled the footprint of the plant.
Americhem has been in an expansion phase in recent months. The firm recently announced that it will begin manufacturing operations Oct. 1 at a new 40-acre campus in Liberty, N.C.
In addition, the company will begin operating a synthetic-turf yarn pilot line at its Dalton, Ga., facility later this year. That line will allow for raw material testing of pigment palettes, stabilizers and additives, as well as for conducting spin process studies, developing new formulas and doing customer trials.