How important is material testing when it comes to quality parts? Just ask Innovative Polymer Compounds Ltd., a specialty compounder of medical grade engineering polymers based in Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Ireland. IPC is a joint venture company between Associated Plastics of Ireland Ltd., a polymer compounding company, and National Chemical Co. Ltd., a polymer and chemicals distribution company. Both companies have more than 30 years experience in the polymer industry.
Set up in 2008 and certified to ISO 9001, IPC processes polymers from Arkema, Lubrizol, BASF, EMS, DuPont, Evonik and Solvay. IPC compounds these polymers with other polymers, pigments, radioscope fillers such as barium sulphate or bismuth oxychloride and, more recently, antimicrobial additives.
"Our new state-of-the-art compounding facility encompasses all of the features a customer would require of a 100K clean room, with accurate control of air quality, dust extraction and temperature control in each of our material process halls," said Joe Molloy, technical director for IPC....