The building will officially open for business on October 1, 2022, offering customersa wide array of contract manufacturing services.
“The opening of Elcan’s new Gastonia facility is an important step towards realizing our company’s goal of becoming the leader in powder handling in the United States,” said Russell Grotto, Vice President. “This newly acquired space will be one of four additional locations throughout the United States that Elcan plans to open to support the disruptions in the supply chain and also to keep up with the growing demand for third-party manufacturing services,” added Grotto. The powder materials industry has significantly changed in the last few years. Companies require more precise particle sizes for various new applications developed with the current advancing technology. Elcan Industries is well known for its proprietary sieving technology: the Hi-Sifter, because while other screening technologies cannot screen powders down past 74um efficiently or at all, Elcan has been sieving materials at 10um on an industrial scale with over 98% efficiency for the past 15 years.
Elcan Industries’ Gastonia facility will offer powder separation services (down to 10um), along with industrial dry powder blending, repackaging from bulk trucks, and transloading services from rail cars as well. The facility is also offering warehousing services for companies in need of extra storage capacity. The site is strategically located and capable of processing truckloads a day of various powdered materials.