Aspen Materials

Aspen Materials

Aspen Materials is the manufacturing segment of Aspen Research Corporation. We are an ISO 9001:2008 accredited manufacturer. Aspen Materials collaboratively serves our customers to produce a wide range of plastic compounds to specifications. Our internal experts and network partners help assure that the product received matches the product requested, on schedule and to our customers’ specifications.

Specialty Services

Extrusion Compounding

Here at Aspen Materials, we are determined to provide superior quality plastic compounds to our customers. For this reason, we have invested in the best technology platform available, which is twin-screw extrusion compounding.

Aspen Materials offers a highly versatile, scalable modular design for our extrusion compounding. This allows us to develop materials and production scale-up, from concept to commercialization. We start at the initial proof-of-concept on our lab scale equipment, and next go onto pilot scale trials. Once we finalize the exact plastic compound you are looking for, Aspen Materials can then manufacture the quantity you need. We have the capacity for small batches, or millions of pounds per year.

Additives Masterbatches

We understand the importance and the difficulty of using additives in your processes, so let us help. Aspen Materials has experience providing custom additives masterbatches, set to our customers specifications. We specialize in supporting application development to ensure the best quality and value possible.

Whatever your additive needs are, Aspen Materials can provide the product you are looking for:

  • A specific carrier for common or exotic additives
  • Custom loadings not available anywhere else
  • Blended additives packages
  • Private labeling for your own distribution

Aspen Materials has the experience and network of experts to help you with your impact modifiers, nucleating agents, flame retardants, thermal stabilizers, lubricants…the list goes on and on. Speak with one of our engineers today to see how we can start improving your processes and products.

Product Development

Aspen Materials’ team of engineers and scientists excel at helping our customers bring products to market faster. We have the expertise and equipment available right on site for every stage of the process, from concept to commercialization. Aspen Materials works with you to define material requirements and specifications, so we can deliver just what you expect. We have most everything needed under one roof to fast track development, to provide you with quality, tangible products and results.

With the tools and support of a full service analytical laboratory, Aspen Materials can help you transition from white board to commercial scale processing. From material characterization to application development, we bring a fresh perspective to help you succeed and develop great products.

Custom Materials

We are committed to your custom materials. Our development resources, processing experience and analytical capabilities can give you an in-depth understanding of your materials and their application performance.

Aspen Materials has decades of experience with material formulating and process development, so we can support a wide variety of materials:

  • Traditional engineering plastics
  • Plastic composites
  • Sustainable or recycled plastics
  • Bioplastics



Aspen Materials is made up of a team of engineers, scientists and trained technicians dedicated to providing you the expertise and resources that you need. We have plastics processing equipment and a complete analytical laboratory, all under one roof. If we don’t have the expertise on staff or resources immediately available, our network of subject matter experts and conversion partners do.

Product Development Support

Analytical Services is the analytical laboratory within Aspen Research Corporation, and is available for support testing in the development of your products. Mechanical, thermal or chemical, bulk properties or trace level analysis – analyzing your material to understand how formulation and process affect its performance is critical to your product’s success.

Extrusion Compounding

Aspen Materials has twin-screw extrusion compounding for the development and manufacture of your products. We have three scales available; 30mm, 58mm and 72mm. Aspen Materials has the flexibility to run small lot specialty compounds of just several pounds, to large scale commercial campaigns with a current capacity of 25 million pounds annually.

Compounding and Support Equipment

We have an extensive range of material handling and processing equipment available. Please contact us for specific inquiries, if what you need is not listed below.

  • Twin-Screw Extrusion Compounders
    • 30mm ( 27:1 - 42:1 L/D )
    • 58mm ( 39:1 - 64:1 L/D )
    • 72mm ( 36:1 - 48:1 L/D )
  • Single Screw Extruders (Tandem Setups with Compounders)
    • 4.5in Single Screw ( 6:1 L/D )
    • 8.0in Single Screw ( 6:1 L/D )
  • Assorted Gravimetric and Volumetric Feed Systems
    • Capable of most delivered material formats
    • Automated convey systems
    • Gravity, side and vent stuffing capabilities
    • Bag, Box, Super Sack and Drum Unloading Capabilities
  • Auxiliary Compounding Equipment
    • Atmospheric and Vacuum Devolitization
    • Twin Bolt Screen Changers
    • Melt Pumps
  • Pelletization Options
    • Strand Cutting (Belt or Waterbath)
    • Underwater Pelletizing
    • Hot Die Face Pelletizing
    • Pellet Classification
  • Pack-Out Options
    • Bulk Boxes and Bags
    • Kraft Bags
    • Liquid Drums and Pails
  • Application Support
    • 85T Injection Molding Machine (with ASTM Physical Test Mold)
    • 1.25” Extrusion Line with Sheet Dies and 3-Roll Stack
    • 3/4" Brabender Extruder with Optional Fusion Bowl Attachment