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Mitsubishi Chemical Merges Selected US Group Companies into Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Chemical Merges Selected US Group Companies into Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.
April 1, 2021
The merger consolidates a range of products and services, enabling cross-business synergies that further the creation of innovative and sustainable solutions for its customers  CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2021—Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. announced today that it has merged with seven of its subsidiaries in the United States to form an expanded and integrated company. The core businesses of the merging companies include acrylic monomers, polyester film, specialty resins, performance polymers, imaging materials, battery materials and metal composites.  The merging companies are Dianal America, Lucite International, MC Ionic Solutions US, Mitsubishi Chemical America, Mitsubishi Chemical Imaging Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers and Mitsubishi Polyester
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Five Tips for Specifying Metal Composite Material
Five Tips for Specifying Metal Composite Material
March 1, 2021
If the versatility of metal composite materials (MCM) has caught your eye or you’ve heard how its light weight and rigidity make it easy to fabricate, you may be ready to add MCM to your next project specification. But where do you start? Writing specifications that include MCM can be intimidating. Some design teams have templates that get recycled which leads to a choppy mess of pieced together project information. Even though most manufacturers offer canned specs designed to make the process easier, there is still room for confusion. One big obstacle is how to effectively translate what specifiers are
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Residential Market Sees Increasing Use of Metal Composite Material
Residential Market Sees Increasing Use of Metal Composite Material
October 15, 2020
MCM offers beautiful design possibilities for single-family homes. Metal composite materials have been a staple for architects and designers since they were introduced to the building market in the late 1960s. Their ease of fabrication, extensive color options, and adaptability have allowed architectural ideas to become reality.Despite their popularity in use on commercial buildings, acceptance in the residential market has been somewhat elusive. However, Excelsior Architectural Product is forging new ground with several projects in Western Canada that speak to a bold future for MCM use in residential architecture.Read more in our feature on Architect Magazine.Read our case study on this project: How
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Five things to know about metal composite panels
Five things to know about metal composite panels
October 14, 2020
Durable, low-maintenance, and easy to fabricate, metal composite panels provide versatility for façade design. AIA partner ALPOLIC provides an overview of possibilities. Architects face a litany of requirements when it comes to designing facades: building codes, sustainability, dynamic design intents, to name a few, while also needing to ensure they are easy to fabricate, install, and maintain and help buildings stay on budget. Metal composite materials (MCM) offer a solution to enabling architects to realize visions that were impractical or wholly impossible just a few decades ago.Read more in our feature on AIA.
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MCA Launches Exclusive New FROST™ Anodized Finish for ALPOLIC® MCM Products
MCA Launches Exclusive New FROST™ Anodized Finish for ALPOLIC® MCM Products
August 3, 2020
CHESAPEAKE, Va., August 3,2020  – Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. (MCA), a leader in metal composite material (MCM) manufacturing, is excited to announce the launch of its exclusive new ALPOLIC®  MCM anodized finish called Frost™.  Hard as sapphires, smooth as chrome, Frost™ Anodized MCM fire-resistant material offers projects a touch of luxury without the expense of a solid metal application. Additionally, with exceptional reflective properties (80 SRI), Frost™ is a great choice for urban environments where “cool” building requirements are becoming more prevelant.A cooperative project between MCA and , a full-service anodizer founded in 1968, Frost™  offers the sleek, modern, low-gloss
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Innovative Water Storage Solutions: Introducing HISHITANK
Innovative Water Storage Solutions: Introducing HISHITANK
June 9, 2020
ALPOLIC, a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical, has long been a leader in metal composite material manufacturing, providing premium products to architectural projects worldwide. One of our strengths is the ability to collaborate on a global scale, leveraging the resources across numerous industrial and technological industries. We want to take this moment to introduce another Mitsubishi Chemical property which is creating customized solutions for its customers.HISHITANK provides large-scale water storage, adaptable to a variety of needs. A pioneer in manufacturing glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP), it has been providing innovative storage solutions for over 55 years. These tanks, based on
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How ALPOLIC Metal Composite Materials Enabled This Utah Design to ‘Come Alive’
How ALPOLIC Metal Composite Materials Enabled This Utah Design to ‘Come Alive’
June 3, 2020
Beecher Walker Architects wanted more than just a standard “office box” for its Thanksgiving Station Office Park project. The development, located in the budding technology hub referred to as Silicon Slopes, had a clear vision: incorporating the crisp lines of modern architecture with the warm and inviting patterns of timber. The challenging Utah climate made traditional material choices impractical, but the design was key for Jory Walker, Principal, President and Lead Designer. “Let’s face it, when many think of Utah, they think cold, but the wooded beauty and mountain ranges of the Salt Lake Valley are stunning so why not
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MCA COVID-19 Communication
MCA COVID-19 Communication
March 18, 2020
Over the past few weeks, it’s become clear that the world is facing an unprecedented challenge. Like you, we are deeply concerned and want to do what we can to help keep our communities, our team and our families safe and healthy.  From the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adhered to federal, state, CDC and WHO guidelines and precautionary practices, and we will continue to modify our contingency plan as new guidance is received.Our people are our business. Keeping them safe is our top priority. In order to minimize the impact of the virus, we have implemented additional
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Secret Weapon Reported in the Corporate Branding Wars
Secret Weapon Reported in the Corporate Branding Wars
March 16, 2020
...Rojas knows the challenge. That’s why he views a retail location like a theater production, with the star of the show being … who else? … the customer.“What do you want the customer to feel? Youthful? Confident? Thrifty? Smart? The choices you make with color, lighting, cladding, sets the stage,” Rojas says. “You don’t need a big sign. Design is the marque.”Provided that the marque is uniformly displayed across dozens, perhaps thousands, of retail locations, Rojas often turns to metal composite material (MCM) to maintain aesthetic integrity... Read more in our feature in Architect Magazine.
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The Evolution of Coil Coatings and Paint Systems for Metal
The Evolution of Coil Coatings and Paint Systems for Metal
November 8, 2019
Numerous finishes redefine what is possible for fabricators and designersThere are various options for applying paint to metal. In the field it is common to see spray or brush applications; in the factory you can spray, powder coat or coil coat. However, when it comes to the performance requirements of today’s metal architecture, products like metal composite materials almost exclusively use the coil coating process to apply finishes that look practically flawless and can last.Coil coating is the method by which a metal coil is coated in a continuous process prior to fabrication. The metal coil is brought through an
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Mitsubishi Chemical America Names New Regional Sales Managers
Mitsubishi Chemical America Names New Regional Sales Managers
October 29, 2019
(Chesapeake, VA) October 29, 2019 – Mitsubishi Chemical America (MCA), a leader in metal composite materials manufacturing, is proud to announce the addition of three, new Regional Sales Managers for its ALPOLIC® line of business.In the reorganized Southwest Region, MCA added two new Regional Managers, Rigo Vega who will oversee Southern California and Marc Ellis who will manage Northern California. Vega and Ellis join Katie Dosch, who began managing the Pacific Northwest in 2018. As Regional Sales Managers, all will oversee established client accounts, while continuing to promote ALPOLIC® to the area’s numerous architects, fabricators, designers and specifiers.“We are excited
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What MCM Sheets Can Do for Your Next Project
What MCM Sheets Can Do for Your Next Project
October 16, 2019
Design flexibility: It’s a term often used by architects when discussing building materials and products. But what does it mean? Why is it important?“To me, it means I can get the product to look the way I want it to look on the building,” says Corie Baker, AIA, senior architect and healthcare marketing sustainability leader at Gresham Smith’s Richmond, Va., office.When a building material is flexible, it works with traditional and modern structures. It offers an endless color palette. It can be used in many ways. And it opens doors to new design capabilities and concepts. MCM (metal composite material) sheets are
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