Chem Processing Facility

Chem Processing, Inc. Company Overview

Chem Processing, Inc. consistently exceeds customers most complex and demanding metal finishing specifications...

Renowned for its comprehensive metal finishing capabilities, Chem Processing, Inc. (CPI) consistently exceeds the most complex and demanding customer specifications. CPI's formula for success is based on customer satisfaction, protection of the environment, and investment in people. When a customer comes to CPI with a problem, the customer walks away with a solution. Over the last 37 years, CPI has finished over 200,000 unique parts for 1500 different customers, building a significant database from which to reference information. Industries that rely on CPI for quality metal finishing include aerospace, agriculture, automotive, construction, defense, food processing, heavy equipment, medical, and pharmaceutical.

CPI was founded in 1970 to provide the metal finishing processes that were not readily available to companies in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The first finishes that CPI offered were: electroless nickel plating, solid film lubricants, and Teflon® coatings. CPI expanded in 1977 adding industrial hard chrome plating, cadmium plating, copper plating and silver plating. The company continued to grow in 1979 with the addition of aluminum anodizing. In addition to these finishes, CPI offers zinc plating, zinc-nickel plating, stainless steel passivation, zinc phosphate, manganese phosphate, RoHS compliant chromate conversion coatings (chem-film on aluminum chromates on zinc and zinc-nickel), as well as multiple wear, release and chemical resistant coatings, including: dry film lubricants, Teflon®, Xylan®, Emralon®, Nylon, Kynar®, Doerken Delta-MKS® finishes, and powder coating.

In 1990, CPI's leadership team realized that the company's growth and tightening environmental regulations necessitated a new facility. In June of 1994 ground was broken for a state-of-the-art structure designed around process automation, statistical process control, and environmental compliance. This innovative environmental protection system incorporates industry defining controls to ensure that no environmental hazard will spread beyond the walls of the building.