Materials Analysis & Management

All plastic material is not created equal—and your selection can have a big effect on your product’s performance and costs. Certain plastics react badly when interacting with other materials, as they wear down faster or create product failures. Other plastic materials may provide additional alternative solutions, such as improved weight or better functionality for engineered plastic components. Also, manufacturers in specific industries, such as the agricultural industry, medical industry, and food and beverage industry may require specialized plastic parts and assemblies to avoid product contamination that could impact the health and safety of end users.

That’s why material analysis and management are key steps in our processes. We manufacture to lot sizes that match your needs, perform quick mold changes, provide flexible ordering systems and offer just-in-time delivery with the option of using returnable packaging. Combined with evaluating plastic materials to determine product feasibility, you eliminate possible production hurdles by having the right plastic materials at the start of your project.

Broad Material Expertise

Our on-site chemical and polymer experts have experience processing more than 140 custom plastic materials, specializing in reinforced and high-temperature plastic as well as specialty materials. Examples include:

  • Carbon fiber reinforcement
  • Fluoropolymers
  • PPO
  • Nylon 6, 6/6, 4/6, 11
  • PPA
  • PEEK
  • PPS
  • Wear additives
  • PEI
  • PP, PS, PC, Olefins, Elastomers

Strategic Alliances

To solve unique material challenges, we’ve developed close business relationships with resin suppliers worldwide. We often call on these experts for additional consulting support during lab testing and analysis to ensure we’re using the correct design and material for your job. These relationships also enable us to provide more competitive material pricing that can generate greater cost savings for you.

  • Nexeo
  • BASF
  • Channel Prime Alliance
  • Chevron Phillips
  • Entec
  • Matrixx Group
  • Perrite
  • PolyOne
  • RTP Company
  • Solvay
  • Technical Polymers
  • Uniform Color
  • Ticona

The manufacturers in the medical industry, agricultural industry, automotive industry, and food and beverage industry require superior engineered plastic components. IVP Plastics provides the solutions in material analysis and management to ensure you have the right plastic for the project.

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