Company News & Press Releases
Jay Grizzle Joins Polyvel's Team
Polyvel is please to announce that Jay Grizzle has been added to the Polyvel team as Midwest Sales Director. Jay has over 25 years of industry experience and will be a major asset to our organization. We are very pleased to have him on board and I am certain he will help up continue to meet our short and long-term growth goals.
Celebrating 30 Years: 1982 - 2012
On August 14th Polyvel celebrated its 30 year
anniversary. The company has seen many
positive changes over the years and continues to grow its business both
domestically and internationally. We
wish to thank our customers, our suppliers, and our employees, past and present
for helping us reach this milestone and we look forward to continuing our
tradition of excellence.
Polyvel's NPE 2012 Plans
Polyvel is expanding it's presence at NPE next year is a 300 sq ft booth in the South Hall of the Orange Couny Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The Expo is expected to attract over 2000 exhibitors and close to 100,000 attendees in 2012 as it moves from Chicago from the first time. The show will run from April 1st until the 5th. Free expo passes will be made available from Polyvel starting in November. Mark booth S-31022 on your agendas!
Polyvel Merges Operations with Rowa
Compounders and concentrate makers Polyvel Inc. and Rowa Inc. have combined their operations into the Polyvel site in Hammonton.
Rowa had operated its own production site in nearby Delran, N.J. The combined site will operate 10 twin-screw extrusion lines, officials said in a Sept. 26 news release. Both firms make a range of additive masterbatches and custom compounds based on several commodity and engineering resins. Rowa is a unit of Rowa Group of Hamburg, Germany. Combining the two firms "makes great sense for both companies,” Polyvel President Brian Tidwell said in the release. "We’re excited about what it means for us going forward.”
Rowa President David Baglia added that having the two firms’ sales and technical teams work together "will provide more resources to develop products.” - Plastics News, 9/29/11
Jeff Daecher joins Polyvel's Team
Jeff Daecher will join Polyvel as the company's new Director of Business Development. He bring years of plastic extrusion experience with him including Black Belt Six Sigma training. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and is recognized in multiple patents.
Laura Snuffin joins Polyvel's Team
Laura Snuffin graduated from Rowan University this May with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Her undergrad work has been published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society and she has hands on experience with multiple pieces of analytical equipment. Her new title is Development Chemist.
Improved Polypropylene Antifog, VF-P05
a recognized leader in the production of antifog masterbatches for use in
polyolefin food packaging, has announced the development of VF-P05, a new
version that is highly effective in cold applications. For use in either
coextruded or monolayer sheet, this innovative product shows exceptional
performance by working more rapidly than previous versions. Additionally,
VF-P05 is more efficient in reducing condensation, resulting in a clearer, more
transparent sheet. While this product was designed specifically for cold,
refrigerated conditions, it also performs well in a hot environment, and has an
added benefit of performing equally as well in both homopolymer and copolymer
PP. VF-P05 is 30% active, a high concentration by antifog standards, making it
a cost effective choice. Letdown rates will vary depending upon sheet structure
Polyvel Will Exhibit at the Innovation Takes Root, Biopolymer Forum in Dallas, TX
From April 13 through April 15 Polyvel representatives will be in attendance and exhibiting at the Innovation Takes Root Conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference, sponsored by NatureWorks LLC will highlight bioresins, particularly Ingeo PLA. Polyvel will be highlighting their extensive line of PLA additive masterbatches that cover multiple property enhancements.
Polyvel Will Exhibit at the Plastics Recycling Conference in Austin, TX
March 2-3 Polyvel will have a booth at the Plastics Recycling Conference in Austin, Texas. We will be highlighting our products that are intended for use in the recycling industry including peroxides, PET chain extenders, and odor managers. Please look for us and stop by if you plan on attending!
Polyvel’s Introduces Improved Antimicrobial and Odor Managing Masterbatches
Polyvel has introduced two new series of masterbatches for controlling bacteria growth and odor. The VA-series of masterbatches contain silver, trichlosan, or proprietary agents that effectively kill microorganisms ranging from fungus, to E. coli, to salmonella. Available for use in most thermoplastic resins, they add value wherever bacteria, mold or mildew could compromise product performance. These masterbatches can be used in most processing conditions, including nonwovens, injection molding, and sheet extrusion. Since bacteria can emit unpleasant odors, antimicrobials are an excellent method of controlling unwanted scents.
When the source is not bacteria, Polyvel’s ZO-series of odor managing masterbatches are effective in end-product scent improvement, processing odor reduction, wood-polymer composites, recycling and external odor control. Representing a cost-effective means of reducing and possibly eliminating odor, they are offered in multiple mechanisms depending on the application.