Polymax TPE, a manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), announced that their Waukegan, IL facility achieved the milestone of being one of the first TPE compounders in the world to successfully complete a certification audit to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard. The successful review carried out by third-party auditor DQS Group, certifies that PolymaxTPE is capable of meeting or exceeding the expectations of its customers through the scope of manufacturing of thermoplastic elastomers for use in injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding processes.
“Gaining the ISO 9001:2015 certification demonstrates our commitment to high quality, as we strive to be the TPE partner of choice for our N. American customers. In addition, we’re pursuing the implementation of ISO/TS 16949 to provide best-in-class products and services for our automotive customers worldwide,” said Tom Castile, VP of Sales at PolymaxTPE.
A common criticism of past versions of ISO 9001 was that organizations could meet the standard’s requirements but delivered products that didn’t meet customer requirements. “ISO 9001:2015 includes requirements that focus on achieving intended results. This new approach allows us to focus on the performance and effectiveness of the QMS,” noted John Zheng, Quality Manager at PolymaxTPE.
In addition to achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, PolymaxTPE utilized latest TPE process technology to produce high-performance P3800 series TPEs at a lower cost. As the raw material costs keep going up, P3800 series TPEs offer significant cost benefit over high price TPE and TPV elastomers used in consumer and appliance industry.
PolymaxTPE began producing high-quality thermoplastic elastomers in a new state-of-the-art facility in Waukegan, IL in 2015.