At Cri-Tech, we make fluoro-materials better.
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 materials and compounding expertise. With resources located around the world, Cri-Tech can provide technical support to your R&D and manufacturing sites.
10 years ago, Cri-Tech broadened its fluoro-materials compound offering and material expertise into fluoroplastics (PFA, FEP, ETFE, EFEP, PVDF), Fluoro-TPE/Vs and most recently into F-TPX compounds which are designed for e-beam crosslinking. Cri-Tech also works with non-fluoro high temp thermoplastics such as PEEK, PEI, PPS, etc. Cri-Tech continues to expand its capacity through the addition of Inconel twin-screw compounding lines sized for both development and production. All these compounding resources exist in a 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 (CNT) and graphene. 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 Automotive, Oil & Gas, 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 a highly trained staff committed to continuous improvement along with systems that include inventory management for 100% traceability, in-line process monitoring, and QC laboratory testing. All systems are interconnected to allow real-time root cause analysis. While Cri-Tech’s internal focus is on quality, our external focus is on the customer. We tailor our services to match both your material performance and delivery requirements.
Our sales and technical staff will be glad to discuss your application and help select a product that meets your needs.
If your specification or application is not served by one of Cri-Tech’s standard products, we will develop a custom solution for you.