A successful company is one that believes making its customers successful is job no. 1. That is the mantra of Polymer Resources, which tags itself as the "Leader in Classic Engineering Plastic Compounds." The company was founded in 1974 on those principles that continue to drive the company today that include the flexibility of a small resin supplier with the depth of a large resin supplier.
Polymer Resources is a supplier of UL and non-UL thermoplastic compounds to a variety of industries worldwide. With two operations, one in Farmington, CT and another in Rochester, NY, Polymer Resources supplies a diversified range of markets and materials.
Over the 40 year time span, there have been two very significant advancements in the company's compounding business, according to Kevin Sheehan, manager of quality and technology for Polymer Resources. "The first significant advancement is the use of ERP systems for running a business," Sheehan said. "These systems have greatly improved the overall efficiency of our compounding business. The second most significant technical advancement has been in equipment used for color measurement. Technical advancements made in equipment for measuring color have helped us to consistently produce products with tight color tolerances."