New Developments

Birch Plastics business grew in 2017 leading us to make some capital investments in equipment, employees as well as start offering new services. The market is evolving with all the new polyethylene plants starting up and China changing the recycling business for a lot of companies. We try to be proactive instead of reactive with the evolution of this business.

New Service Offered: R&D Pilot Compounding Plant

Nowadays adding recycled plastic into consumer goods is more popular than ever. Although there are limits to how much is too much and finding the balance between suitability and part failure can only be achieved through rigorous research and trials.

We realized there is a need in the market here in Houston for an R&D pilot compounding plant, so we started one. Birch now offers an open door approach to the research and development process and it’s been a hit.

Now companies have a place their R&D team can come and develop new products or send them to us and we do the work.

We offer our clients equipment for them to use by the day or week to run several small R&D trials. We supply them with our staff to do all the mixing and loading so they can concentrate on the formulation side of the developmental work.

Most of our clients have been focusing on adding recycled content to their products or trying out new additives on the market that gives the ability to use comingled plastics into their materials. Birch has also been successful partnering with major additive suppliers that need small amounts of their product compounded into their customer's resin to prove the concept before going commercial.

We now offer a dedicated 43 mm twin screw compounding line, blenders, injection molding machine, grinders, and a wide variety of lab testing equipment all to be used by the day or week as much as the client needs for a flat rate.

New Toll Compounding Services: Purchased Two Extruders

Birch Plastics business grew in 2017 leading us to make some capital investments in equipment, employees as well as start offering new services. The market is evolving with all the new polyethylene plants starting up and China changing the recycling business for a lot of companies. We try to be proactive instead of reactive with the evolution of this business.


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