by jameschen jameschen

Engineering thermoplastics supplier Polyplastics USA announced today that it has doubled its technical and office space at its U.S. headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI, and added new molding and testing machines.

Since Polyplastics (Tokyo) opened the U.S. subsidiary in 2012, it has enjoyed strong growth for its engineering materials, according to Lindsey Deal, Chief Operating Officer of Polyplastics USA. “This investment reaffirms our continued commitment to the engineering plastics market in the U.S.,” said Deal. “The expansion will play a key role in meeting the application development needs of our customers and further unlock new business opportunities.”

In the U.S. market, Polyplastics supplies polyacetal copolymer (POM), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for automotive, electrical/electronics and consumer electronics applications.

Polyplastics increased its overall headquarters space with significant additions to the technical laboratory and office/conference room area. The expansion of the testing laboratory includes installation of a new JSW 110AD 180H injection molding machine to allow the company to provide customers with testing, troubleshooting and training. A new digital imaging correlation machine from Correlated Solutions will permit the visualization of stress, strain and deformation within actual parts from the field. Both new machines will enable Polyplastics to offer accurate testing results and save time in the troubleshooting process.

As part of the expansion, Polyplastics also has added a new seminar room with a capacity of 40 people.