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We Are thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics


AIN Plastics Changes Name to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics

In the fall of 2015, AIN Plastics parent company, thyssenkrupp, introduced a refreshed logo and …engineering. tomorrow. together. On Monday, September 12, 2016, thyssenkrupp Materials NA, AIN Plastics Division changed their company name to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics. President, John Shepherd stated, “We are excited about the new name as it more clearly identifies our business, our products and the valuable services we offer to our customers, as well as our place within the global industrial company, thyssenkrupp.”

The new thyssenkrupp logo and claim announced in October 2015 reflects thyssenkrupp’s brand strategy to unify its global businesses, while continuing to recognize unique business focuses and industries, like engineered plastics.  As a leading supplier of engineered plastic materials and fabrication services for machinable plastics, the change from AIN Plastics to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics solidifies the company’s position in this dynamic and ever-changing industry.  AIN Plastics has been the plastics division of tkMNA since 1996. While many people know the business as AIN Plastics from their long and proud history as a plastics distribution company that began in New York with the team of Alex, Irving and Norman, people have also come to know the company as a part of the thyssenkrupp group. With the recent global branding change, the timing is perfect for AIN Plastics to make the change to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics.

Simplicity is key

The change to thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics not only simplifies the name, it also clarifies who we are as a company and a team. Not only has thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics been a leading distributor of engineered plastic shapes for many decades, they are a team comprised of professionals that, combined, bring many decades of plastics machining, purchasing, and engineering knowledge to the table. Of course, you can go to a website and buy a piece of plastic with the push of a couple of buttons. But, where can you go when you need to really research and choose the right plastic for a particular application, or to figure out why a part isn’t machining the way you think it should, or to find that plastic that an engineer has specified? That is when a solution provider like thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics becomes a partner assisting you at every level of the material selection process.

Here To Provide You With Engineered Plastics Solutions

Our Business Development team, comprised of a group that encompasses decades of plastics industry experience, is always on the road seeking out new and better ways to use engineered plastic shapes. Paul Hanson is diligently working with DuPont and our DuPont Vespel® customers, Trevor Drake with Power Distribution businesses, Kendall Montague is focusing on Oil and Gas applications, Thomas Price is working throughout the transportation sector, Dave Piperi in Medical Device and related areas and Scott Moore in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Our Outside and Inside Sales teams are always on hand for you as well. To further assist customers in their search for plastics information and materials research thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics also has a catalog website This site contains products as well as information on applications and more and makes requests for quotes an easy process.

As you can see, if you know these people, the names have not and will not be changing. That’s because the company is changing in name only. We look forward to continuing to work with all of you, just as we have. If you haven’t talked with us in a while or you are not familiar with us, we hope you will be contacting us soon.


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