Bristol, Pennsylvania production plant

The Bristol, Pa. plant manufactures a variety of acrylic molding resins with properties such as impact resistance and exceptional optics. We make different colors of resin and even produce grades that resist discoloration caused by gamma radiation. Our V-series grades are the standard in the industry, with a variety of melt flow and heat resistant products from which to choose. Our impact modified resins offer 7 to 10 times the impact strength of standard acrylic while maintaining excellent optical properties.

The resin is used in lighting applications, tail light lenses and other molded parts and decorative items that are all around us. From faucet handles to display cases, our resins are an outstanding raw material. Our products are marketed as Plexiglas® acrylic sheet in North America and Latin America, and Altuglas® acrylic sheet throughout the rest of the world. The site is also home to the Altuglas U.S. business team.

Key figures for 2019

Number of employees
  • 101 in the plant
  • 35 in the business center
Local economic impact (payroll/utility/property taxes paid annually)
  • $12.8 million
Investment in the community
  • The Bristol plant and its employees support many local organizations by contributing funds as well as time.
Investment in health, environment and safety ~$35,000
  • Site was recertified under OSHA Voluntary Protection Program in 2016 and recommended for VPP Star Certification, which recognizes outstanding efforts and exemplary achievement in workplace health and safety.
  • We routinely evaluate ongoing operations and try to identify and address safety concerns before an incident happens. Our employees regularly receive safety and environmental training, and our mechanical work is routinely preceded by a safety review.
  • We participate in the Responsible Care® initiative launched by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) - to improve the chemical industry's health, safety and environmental performance.
  • Supporter of the Arkema E3 (Enhancing Environmental Excellence) program and have been cited by Arkema for our acrylic recycling efforts.
Safety record
  • 12 years without a lost time injury
Awards/certifications for safety, environmental and quality

 

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Contact

Bristol, Pennsylvania
Altuglas International
Corporate Office/Plant
100 PA Rt. 413
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone: 215-826-2600

Last updated: April 2020

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