Transportation Industry Expecting a Rise In Shipping Costs

    Roscom believes that proper communication between our customers and suppliers is key for overall success. To that extent, we would like to inform you about the anticipated trucking issues that the economy will be facing in upcoming months. Due to key factors such as the tragic damages from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the implementation of the federal electronic logging device mandate, combined with a shortage in supply will result in major delays and higher shipping costs. All of these factors are creating a bottleneck in the transportation industry. For more information, please click on the links provided below.

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    Logistic Supplier Article

    American Trucking Association Report

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    Resin Prices Expecting an Increase Effective Feb 1, 2018

    Various resin suppliers are announcing a price increase of $.03/lb on suspension grade resin. This increase will have a direct correlation on orders placed with Roscom after Feb 1, 2018. We ask you to please contact your sales representatives for more details.


    Safety First

    Safety always comes first at Roscom. With numerous precautions in place, we make it a point to keep our employees safe while at the work place. Our motto, “come to work in one piece, go home in one piece”.

    Plastics News write article about luxury vinyl tile business gets hit with major fines after two accidents having occurred at their facility. To read the full article, click on the link below.

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    R&D lab services launches on January 1, 2018. For a full list of services, please contact Roscom sales.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Roscom Launches New R&D Lab

    We are pleased to announce that Roscoms new analytical R&D Lab will be available by January 1, 2018 for chemical analysis testing, property testing, and reverse engineering analysis. It is available to customers, as well as interested 3rd parties who are looking to have tests conducted on materials or finished parts. For a full list of equipment and services being provided, please contact Stephen Lynch at SLynch@Roscom.net

    Malvern GPC: Gel Permeation Chromatography used to measure the intrinsic viscosity and relative molecular weight distribution of resin.

    TGA550: Thermogravimeteric Analysis. Measures weight loss over a set temperature profile.

    HDT: Heat Deflection Temperature. Measures the temp at which a sample deforms under a specific load.

    Shimadzu: EDX-7000: Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer used to identify stabilizers and heavy metal RoHS screening.

    Malvern RH2000: Capillary Rheometer used to test shear and viscosity data.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    DSC: Differential Scanning Calorimeter provides a thermal analysis technique that measures heat changes during a controlled increase in temperature.

    Gas Chromatography is used to analyze and identify plasticizers.

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    When Color Matters..

    We take quality standards to the next level, and as a company, Roscom understands the importance of color and what it means to our customers! Working together with our clients allows us to establish, execute, and deliver high quality colored PVC compounds all throughout North America. Don’t wait until it’s too late, act now and start getting the color you deserve!

    “Custom PVC compounds, made for your custom products”

     


    December 2017 Ad

    Our R&D lab was built in order to develop new PVC formulas which will aid Roscom in entering new markets and ultimately will allow us to diversify our PVC portfolio by offering new products to current and potential customers. Some of our major focuses are FDA, NSF, UL, REACH, RoHS, and Prop 65 complaint compounds. Our R&D lab will also provide Roscom with the capability to breakdown compounds in order to identify polymer concerns such as compound melt flow, cross contamination, physical property testing, as well as chemical property testing.

    The new lab will be available to customers, as well as interested 3rd parties who are looking to have tests conducted on materials or finished parts. For a full list of equipment and services being provided, please contact Stephen Lynch at SLynch@Roscom.net

     

     

     

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    November 2017 Ad

    When you think of custom, think Roscom. With over 3,000 custom formulas created for extrusion, injection molding, and calendaring applications, we know what works best. Contact Roscom today to receive a custom PVC formula that’s right for you!


     

     

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    Why Settle For The Rest When You Can Buy From The Best

    Looking for a PVC manufacturer that does it all? Look no further and contact Roscom Inc to see how we can assist with your manufacturing demands. Services include but are not limited too; Toll Compounding, Proprietary Compounding, R&D services, Salt & Pepper Mixes, and Custom Flexible and Rigid PVC formulations. Roscoms compounds are manufactured for extrusion, injection molding, and calendaring processes.


    Roscom Adds New R&D Lab and Redesigns QC Laboratory

    Our R&D lab was built in order to develop new PVC formulas which will aid Roscom in entering new markets and ultimately will allow us to diversify our PVC portfolio by offering new products to current and potential customers. Some of our major focuses are FDA, NSF, UL, REACH, RoHS, and Prop 65 complaint compounds. Our R&D lab will also provide Roscom with the capability to breakdown compounds in order to identify polymer concerns such as compound melt flow, cross contaminations, physical property testing, as well as chemical property testing.

    The QC lab at Roscom was designed to provide quality checks during production runs. Our production team retains small samples from each of the production lines and runs quality tapes through our Milacron extruders to verify that there are no surface property issues present. Rosom also routinely verifies that the specific gravity of the material falls in spec based on our customer specifications. Lastly, if color specs are required, our team checks the L*,a*,b* values on our color reader to assure the compounds fall within the color requirements made by our customers. These procedures allow Roscom to supply high quality compounds throughout North America.

    This new pilot laboratory is a replica of our production lines and will be utilized for small 500lbs sample research and development runs. Once these runs are finalized, and the customer approves the material, we can then manufacture their compounds on our larger production lines. Overall, the new pilot laboratory will allow Roscom to take clients material requirements and demands from concept to reality.

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