William J. Lueschen founded the plant in 1982. He served as AST's Director of R&D until he passed in 2013. As Manager of R&D at American Home Products, Bill developed PAM cooking spray, Wizard Air Freshener, Easy-On Starch, Easy-Off Oven Cleaner and Woolite Rug Cleaner, among many other products.


AST continues to proactively develop on-trend, cutting edge products for our cosmetic, personal care, and OTC drug/medical device customers. It’s our mission to bring the latest and greatest spray innovations to life.

AST led the revolution in the dry shampoo category with
path breaking no-clog aerosol sprays in 2010. Today,
we fill for several of the leading national and international
brands.  Our William J. Lueschen Center for Innovation has grown a cascading library of dry shampoo, conditioner, & hairspray combination formulae.

Like these, over 100 brand new aerosol products have
been developed for the marketplace since 2010 including award-winning bestsellers such as hair root concealing sprays, powder body sprays, and a no-touch calamine spray.


To carry our innovation mission forward, AST's development capabilities have grown with a move to a brand-new R&D facility – including an expanded laboratory, a testing salon, and an innovation showroom – from January 2016!


Our development team's enthusiasm, energy, and experience drive our collaboration with each customer.  We look forward to teaming up with you!




         IS IN OUR NAME.


               IS IN OUR DNA.