About Us

Shinagawa-USA (formerly FMP, Inc.) has been producing custom formulated mold powders since the mid-1980's. Under a licensing agreement with the Shinagawa Refractories Company of Japan and our own development, a series of technologically advanced continuous casting mold powders have been developed and produced (see our products page for more information).

In 2006, FMP was purchased by Shinagawa Refractories and is now Shinagawa Advanced Materials, Inc (Shinagawa-USA). All key personnel continue to be directly involved in Shinagawa-USA's daily operations.

In addition to our domestically made mold powders, we can supply a full line of products from Shinagawa Refractories.

Our North American Production facility is located in Mogadore, Ohio. This plant houses manufacturing systems and our Quality Assurance Testing Laboratory. Several production methods are available to our customers along with the capability to monitor the physical and chemical properties of the powders produced.

Shinagawa - USA Production Facility Located in Mogadore, OH

Shinagawa-USA Quality Policy

  • Customer Satisfaction will be the keystone of SAM Americas. SAM Americas will develop our business by using our resources to assure that all customers are satisfied.

  • We will focus our resources on the customers’ requirements and comply with them on every order.

  • We will, through the maintenance of quality teams, continuously find and remove the root causes of problems in our business system.

  • We will ensure that everyone employed at SAM Americas understands how to do their job correctly.

  • We will routinely review quality objectives, will research new methods, and utilize the tools available to us through the quality system to continually improve the effectiveness of the system in place.

  • We will provide training on quality principles so everyone understands and actively participates in the quality process.

  • We will focus on providing our customers with improved quality, consistency, and productivity; helping our customers to realize the best quality and cost per ton of steel.

Shinagawa-USA Corporate Quality Statement

At Shinagawa-USA, quality comes first. Quality is the cornerstone of our corporate strategy. To this purpose, Shinagawa-USA is committed to delivering quality products and services which provide value to our customers. We will dedicate our resources and leadership to create an atmosphere where all employees pursue excellence to the benefit of our customers.