Chem-Trend

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Chem-Trend
Headquarters Howell, Michigan, USA
Website www.chemtrend.com

Company Profile

Chem-Trend has over 50 years of experience in the making of high performance release agents, die lubricants, tire paints, purge compounds and ancillary products related to molding, casting and forming operations. Established in Howell/Michigan, USA by Peer Lorentz in 1960, since 2004 part of the Freudenberg Group, the company is dedicated to providing expertise and innovative solutions to improve product quality, production efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainability for its customers.

Chem-Trend‘s portfolio of products offers advanced technology across an incredibly diverse field of material and process applications. Th company‘s products have been developed by working hands-on with customers to improve their molding and casting of a wide range of materials.

The company offers a globally integrated network of experienced, knowledgeable, and insightful production and technical experts, with leading-edge research and development facilities supporting a wide range of industries and needs. Customers are served through offices in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.

Products / Technology

Chem-Trend develops high-performance release agents and related processing aids for a wide array of industry applications.

  • Release Agents
    • Conventional
    • Semi-Permanent
    • Silicon-Free
  • Casting Lubricants
    • Die Lubricants
    • Plunger Lubricants
  • Tire Manufacturing Aids
    • Tire Paints
    • Bladder Coatings
    • Mold Coatings
  • Other Process Aids
    • Molding Aids
    • Purge Compounds
    • Ancillaries for Die Casting
    • Ancillaries for Polyurethane Molding
    • Ancillaries for the Wood Fiber Pressing

Brands

  • Chem-Trend®
  • Chemlease®
  • Lusin®
  • Mono-Coat®
  • Ultra Purge™
  • Zyvax®

History

  • 1960 - founded by Peer Lorentz in Howell/Michigan, USA
    • the newly established company focused on Die Casting
  • 1962 - established first European distribution ship
  • 1963 - first dedicated production facility
    • establishes the Die Cast Division and allocates dedicated resources toward this specific market segment
  • 1965 - first sales office outside the USA
  • 1969 - received the endorsement of the Die Casting Research Foundation
    • established a key relationship in Japan for distributing products and providing technical support to customers in the Die Cast segment
  • 1971 - received the National Safety Council’s Award of Merit
  • 1974 - new plant and laboratory in Denmark opened
  • 1978 - expansion into the rubber industry by innovating a new line of semi-permanent release agents
  • 1985 - acquired GreenChem Products
  • 1986 - Joint-Venture partnership in Mexico
    • office in South America opened
  • 1987 - Joint-Venture partnership in Korea
    • new global headquarter, new office, laboratory and manufacturing facilities in Howell, Michigan
  • 1988 - Burmah Castrol purchased Chem-Trend
  • 1990 - achieved ISO 9001 certification
    • enters tire industry
  • 1991 - acquired portions of Park Chemical Company’s release agent line
    • acquired the PERMA-MOLD® product line
    • established a representative office in Singapore
  • 1997 - acquired portions of Dow Cornings‘s Tire Release agent business
    • acquired the Pura® Line of Polyurethane Products
  • 1998 - acquired Chemlease®
  • 2001 - formed new organization in India
    • Chem-Trend is purchased by Cinven
  • 2004 - Chem-Trend is purchased by Freudenberg & Co
  • 2005 - expanded into thermoplastics and enhances its polyurethane and die cast capabilities
  • 2006 - entered into wood Composite industry
  • 2008 - opened Key Manufacturing Facility in China
  • 2010 - celebrates 50th anniversary
  • 2013 - acquired Zyvax®
  • 2016 - acquires Huron Technologies
  • 2016 - acquires Ultra Purge™

References

PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 10 / 2020: Chem-Trend showcases a preform coating system (PCS) for improved handling of PET preforms
Issue 03 / 2019: Chem-Trend enhances R&D capabilities in Europe
Issue 01 / 2019: Minimizing blockades
Issue 01 / 2018: Rapid colour change
Issue 10 / 2013: Lubricate and release
Issue 09 / 2011: Release agent and lubricant in one

External links

Chem-Trend Website