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Compounder Chroma expands development lab

Thermoplastics compounder Chroma Corporation has expanded its headquarters in McHenry, Ill., more than doubling the size of its color innovation and development lab.


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August 19, 2011 by Canadian Plastics

Thermoplastics compounder Chroma Corporation has expanded its headquarters in McHenry, Ill., more than doubling the size of its color innovation and development lab.

According to a Chroma news release, the expansion – designed to meet growing customer needs for color matching and samples – includes six injection molding machines, three additional extruders, a blown film line and a cast sheet line, and a meeting area for customers.

Chroma said the new equipment is geared towards its strategic focus in engineering resins as well as their substantial core business in polyolefins. “Chroma was built on supporting all facets of the packaging industry…but we have been adding capabilities to better serve the consumer durables markets over the last few years,” said Stu Swain, Chroma’s director of sales and marketing. “This lab expansion and new equipment is the best investment to support our growth and activity in this market segment”.