Founded in 1977, Cri-Tech is the leader in full service formulation development and custom compounding of high performance elastomers, thermoplastics and specialty products. 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.