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10/21/2014 | 1 MINUTE READ

Bergen International Opens New Plant

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New facility houses new extrusion line and lab to support company's line of chemical foaming agents.

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Bergen International LLC announced today that will be building a new manufacturing facility in Elgin Ill. The new, 45,000 ft² building includes a new extrusion line complete with updated material handling equipment, and enables Bergen International to double its manufacturing and production capabilities. The new building also houses a state-of-the-art laboratory. In addition, Bergen has increased their production, laboratory, shipping and receiving staff.

Says Richard Long, CFO: “We are very pleased to add this new facility and increase our production capacity. This new facility, combined with additional shipping and receiving personnel will ensure that we are able to meet the increased demand for our Foamazol, Foamazol XO, and Foamazol XOP chemical foaming agent (CFA) products. This will also allow us to better service new markets for these CFAs. The addition of new laboratory staff and facilities allows us to have a greater ability to develop custom products for our customers, and to tailor existing products to specific customer applications. As we approach the end of our 15th anniversary in business, Bergen looks forward to continuing our focus exclusively on the manufacture of chemical foaming agents for the plastics industry.”  


Bergen International’s Foamazol, Foamazol XO, and Foamazol XOP chemical foaming agents are available for use in most applications, including pipe, profile and film/sheet extrusion; injection, structural foam, and rotational molding; wire and cable extrusion; blow molded containers; polypropylene ribbon extrusion and others.  These CFAs are available in endothermic, exothermic and endo/exo blends. Forms include pelletized masterbatches and powders. Products are available for use with a range of resins such as PP, PE, copolymers, PS, PPO, and PPE, PET, TPO/TPE and thermoplastic rubber. Custom formulations are also available. 


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