From space-age material to ubiquitous use.


Almost everything we touch, on any given day, is made of plastic or has plastic components. We help you select the right material and properties for your application.


Look around you. It's there. Plastic. It's in the computer, tablet or phone you're using to browse this site. It's in your furniture. It was part of your commute and the packaging for your lunch. It enhances infrastructure, energy, mining and telecommunications. It insulates homes and buildings.


Plastic has many uses, and also many properties. That's where we come in. We can manipulate polymers like a master violinist plays a Stradivarius. After all, we've been doing it for over 200 years.


We've developed new and better ways to make new and better plastics, each with its properties fine-tuned to give you what you need to improve the performance of your product, whether that's an engineering plastic, a foam or a specialty plastic.


Polyamides. Thermoplastic polyester. Nylon. High-temp polymer. Expandable polystyrene. Melamine resin foam. Biodegradable plastic. Alkali silicate. We have them all.


And we can also customize a formulation specifically for you.


Follow the links below to learn more about specific high-performance products, find technical information, MSDS and online education opportunities.


Performance Materials North America

NEOPOR® graphite-enhanced EPS insulation

STYROPOR® EPS insulation and packaging

Biodegradable / compostable