Founded in 1977, Cri-Tech is the leader in full service formulation development and custom compounding of high performance elastomers (FKM, HNBR), thermoplastics (ETFE, EFEP, PVDF, FEP, PFA, PEEK), TPEs, and specialty products utilizing fillers such as nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene. A wholly owned, independently operating, subsidiary of Daikin America since 2004, Cri-Tech continues to expand its specialty product portfolio and compounding services through leveraging its unique fluoromaterial materials and compounding expertise. This value proposition has allowed Cri-Tech to maintain a deep technical staff and make continued investments in manufacturing, testing and quality systems.
Cri-Tech consolidated its manufacturing and warehouse locations in 2008 into a 5,200 square-meter state of the art facility which currently has 3,600 MTs of mixing capacity. Cri-Tech has made significant investments in the operation including broadening its product offering and material expertise into high performance thermoplastics with the addition of Inconel twin-screw compounding lines sized for both development and production supply.
Cri-Tech also created an ultra-low contamination "clean" mixing operation. Changes included the complete separation between color and black mixing lines, equipment redesign with enclosed/vented motors, enhanced dust collection, HEPA filter air curtains, as well as stainless steel contact/close contact surfaces. In addition to general contamination control, these investments have allowed Cri-Tech to expand its compounding of nanomaterials including nanotubes and graphene. Also added were 5S Tool locating surgical stainless steel inspection/ packaging tables and a HEPA filtered Micro-photograph contamination inspection area. In 2017 this effort continued with the addition of a new clean room for straining, preform and packaging. With this unique mixing capability in place, Cri-Tech continues to grow its core business in Oil & Gas, Automotive, Wire & Cable and Aerospace, while expanding into new areas such as Consumer Products, Food Contact, Pharmaceutical, and Medical.
Quality leads the way at Cri-Tech with systems that include an inventory management with 100% traceability from raw material to batch, bar code enforced Inventory transactions, FIFO System (enforced Shelf Life Control) resulting in better than 99.9% inventory accuracy. All systems (Lot Trace, Weigh-up, Mesabi Mix Vision, Mill Sensors, and Test Lab) are interconnected to allow real time root cause analysis.
While Cri-Tech's internal focus is on quality, our external focus is on you. We tailor our services to match both your material performance and delivery requirements.