The Process Materials business of Cytec (previously known as Umeco Process Materials) is a global industry leader in all aspects of kitted process materials.
Our kitting service encompasses the pre-cutting of consumables to simple predetermined shapes and dimensions, right through to the assembly of complex multi-layer integrated vacuum bag assemblies, and is offered as an alternative to customers having to prepare and cut their own consumables, leaving them to focus on their core tasks and competencies.
We offer a tailored, adaptable, global service which can be developed to match individual customer requirements where ever they are based around the world.
Customers can supply their CAD or tool form data and have access to highly-skilled engineers who routinely design complex, tailored kits and bag assemblies to simplify the manufacturing process for composite structures, regardless of their size and quantity. The design and prototyping process includes all aspects from individual layer profile definition right through to the design of customised packaging for safe delivery of a complex assembly direct to line if necessary.
Once the kits are fully designed and supplied to customer requirements, we follow up with an unmatched, worldwide customer support service, ensuring that customers make the most of our products, their unique properties, and can then focus on their core composites manufacturing business.
However, it doesn’t stop there; our customer-focused kitting service offers many additional benefits, including improved and simplified inventory control, reduced waste and, above all, production time savings.
Cytec’s industrial materials business (formed by the legacy Cytec HPIM and the legacy Umeco businesses) has been created to supply process consumables, advanced composite materials and composite tooling to customers for all industrial applications. We recognise the need for high quality, complementary products and services that are tailored to meet our customer requirements. To fulfil this need, the business has been developed to draw on, and apply one of its major strengths - strong customer focus, where application engineering, knowledge transfer, customer-led innovations and flexibility are key principles. Our Process Materials kitting service fits perfectly within this strategy, delivering high-value, tailored products in a timely manner, right to your production line.
Our extensive capabilities in the USA and in Europe have recently been further enhanced following an important capital investment programme in our EU and USA facilities. This will allow us to improve our existing service and meet the needs of other customers around the world.