Modern Dispersions adds to capacity

March 1, 2024
100 million pounds of new capacity coming on line for North American market.

Modern Dispersions Inc. (MDI), a thermoplastic compounder and concentrate maker based in Leominster, Mass., has completed and commissioned the first phase of an expansion at its new 168-acre site in Fitzgerald, Ga. The site, across the street from an existing 400-million-pounds-a-year MDI plant, will increase its masterbatch capacity by 100 million pounds a year — targeted to the North American market.

The new capacity is the company’s response to strong growth in injection molding and extrusion applications in the automotive, electronics packaging and construction markets, among others. End-use applications include pipe and wire and cable.

A second phase of the construction project, which will add yet another 100 million pounds per year in capacity, is slated for startup in 2026.

The company will discuss its new production capabilities at its NPE booth, S33027.