Asaclean – Sun Plastech nabs 2020 Best Places to Work top spot

By:Tom Hanvey on February 28, 2020

Parsippany, NJ – February 26, 2020 Asahi Kasei Corporation company Sun Plastech, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of ASACLEAN,™ the world’s bestselling purging compound, was recently awarded the #1 “Plastics News Best Places To Work” honor at the Plastics News Executive Forum, held in Naples, Florida.  This was the first time that SPI won the award and the 6th consecutive year that ASACLEAN-Sun Plastech, Inc. was awarded a spot in the top-ten of the Best Places to Work in the industry.

The award was accepted by Marketing Manager Tom Hanvey and Technical Sales Representative Lenny Gutierrez who gave a speech on the company’s behalf.  Gutierrez, who has been with the company nearly 20 years, thanked Asahi Kasei, his leadership team, his coworkers, and all of SPI’s wonderful customers. In his closing comments, Gutierrez said, “If you feel your company and managers care about you and want you to succeed and be treated fairly, most employees are proud to work hard to help them succeed in return.  I’ve never felt more support or trust than I do here. It’s a contagious feeling.”  This feeling is pervasive throughout the organization.

Crain Publication’s Plastics News’ “Best Places to Work” award is a survey driven competition designed to identify which participants are the best employers in the North American plastics industry. Managed by Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent research firm that specializes in identifying and recognizing great places to work, information and input is obtained from employee satisfaction surveys and management questionnaires.

For the full announcement, visit Plastics News.


ASACLEAN™ is the worldwide-leader in commercial purging compounds. Their product line features mechanical & chemical grades that are scientifically engineered for optimal performance based on your process and resins. ASACLEAN™ purges are optimized for injection molding, extrusion, profile & sheet, blow-molding, and blown-film applications. ASACLEAN™ benefits include faster changeovers/reduced downtime, effective removal of color/carbon contamination, reduced screw-pulls, lower scrap/reject rate, increased productivity and greater cost savings. Manufactured and distributed by Sun Plastech, Inc., ASACLEAN™ products are backed by the technology and resources of parent organization, Asahi Kasei Corporation.

About Asahi Kasei Corporation

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corporation, with operations in the material, homes, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals and diagnostic reagents. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit

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