08 Nov 21 |
CAMDEN, NJ — Ion exchange manufacturer, ResinTech, Inc., announced today that it has begun commercial production of its flagship line of non-solvent cation resin. The news comes less than two weeks after the company received the Water Quality Association’s (WQA) Gold Seal certification for the water softening media.
Historically, the bulk of ion exchange resins were manufactured outside the U.S. using solvents like ethylene dichloride (DCE), a suspected carcinogen. The absence of the chemical from ResinTech’s process helps reduce the public’s exposure to the chemical.
“The people here recognize how the work we do impacts consumers around the world,” said Joe Mandara, ResinTech’s Plant Manager. “With nearly a million cubic feet of softening resin sold yearly in the US, making billions of gallons of softened water, ResinTech’s solvent-free manufacturing approach assures that water made from our resins will be free of harmful solvents. I could not be more proud of our production team.”
ResinTech’s new campus has created over 400 jobs, more than one third of which have been filled by residents in the local Camden community. The resin factory, the first new chemical plant of its kind to be built in the United States in over three decades, is capable of manufacturing up to half a million cubic feet of the signature black cation every year in a variety of mesh sizes and crosslink ranges. The company is already considering an expansion to add even more production capacity.
ResinTech President, Larry Gottlieb, explained the significance of the milestone, “This is the culmination of more than five years of planning and development. We built this plant with three goals in mind — to bring our business units together for greater efficiency, to create jobs here in the U.S., and to make the highest quality products in the most environmentally friendly way possible. It’s a great feeling to be able to confidently say we’ve done all three and we’re ready to scale production.”
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