SPENCER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, and its affiliate, Blueshift Materials, a pioneer in the development of polymer aerogels, today announced that Blueshift has moved its production and product development operations to FLEXcon’s campus in Spencer, Massachusetts. Blueshift will take over 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space to produce its AeroZero® polyimide aerogel film and carry out application development in a clean room environment. In addition, creation of wet lab space within the next year is planned.
Blueshift is ramping up its AeroZero® (Polymer Aerogel) capabilities with a new production line to meet quickly growing customer demand. The state-of-the-art line will revolutionize the manufacturing process for Polyimide Aerogels.
Customers of polyimide aerogel film products can be confident moving forward that they will have a long-term dependable supplier that can handle whatever quantity they require. Furthermore, with Blueshift’s ISO:9001 and AS9100D certified quality management system, customers can be assured that product quality will be consistently best-in-class.
“FLEXcon brings value-added capabilities, such as polymeric coating and laminating, that will enable us to create unique polyimide aerogel product constructions to meet very specific customer needs,” says Garrett Poe, Executive Vice President of Technology, Blueshift. “By teaming up with their development team, we’ll have extensive prototyping capabilities as well as the ability to create a broader range of commercial products across many markets and industries.”
“We’re very excited to have Blueshift making Spencer its home,” says Neil McDonough, CEO, FLEXcon. “The innovative work they’re doing is making polymer aerogels more functional and more accessible to manufacturers across many markets and industries. Their increased capacity will also bring new jobs and revenue into Central Massachusetts. It’s a win-win for customers and for the Central Massachusetts community.”
Blueshift intends to host an open house soon to share their new capabilities with customers and prospects.
FLEXcon Company, Inc. is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used in graphics applications, manufactured goods and new products. A family owned company for over 60 years, FLEXcon provides a collaborative, consultative approach to deliver unique solutions that help customers achieve better business results. FLEXcon is a trusted partner to a wide range of companies from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass., the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com, follow FLEXcon on LinkedIn, or call 1-508-885-8200.
Blueshift, with new Headquarters and Operations in Spencer, MA, provides best-in-class state of the art lightweight materials. Blueshift is dedicated to developing streamlined products for a growing range of applications. We work closely with customers to develop customized solutions, tackle application challenges, and support innovative designs. For more information, visit www.blueshiftmaterials.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-350-7586.
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