How to Choose a Plastics Additives Supplier

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Plastic is so commonplace that most consumers do not think much about the plastic that they use every day or the additives that it may contain.  Additives are added to plastics to extend the life of the plastic even in the harshest conditions.  As a manufacturer, it is important to choose a supplier for your plastics and plastics additives that you can trust to fulfill your specific needs.

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Regulatory and Environmental Standards

When choosing a plastics company to work with, you need to be very clear about the industry in which you work.  When you do this, make sure that they understand not only the industry but the regulatory and environmental standards of the industry that you work in.  Does the plastics compounder have the certifications necessary to provide you with the exact product you need? Not every plastics compounder is the same, so it’s important to ensure that they understand your needs in detail.

Consistent Quality

Another important consideration when choosing a plastics compounder is its ability to produce consistent quality products.  Ask about quality control efforts, quality checks, and any guarantees that are offered on their products and services. It’s ok to ask for specifics on how the company does quality checks on their products.  Remember, you are choosing someone to create the plastic you depend on for manufacturing purposes, so you need something that is always the same, high level of quality with each batch.

Support

When choosing a service provider in any industry, support is something you need to look into and it is no different in the plastics industry. Ask about phone support, online support, and even inquire if there is local support there to help you when you need it.  Knowing ahead of time how to get in touch with customer service will help avoid frustration when you do need assistance.  It is often worth your time to look up reviews on the company and see what others have had to say about the quality of their customer service.

Turn Around Time

While great products often take longer to create than lesser quality, turn around time needs to be a consideration when buying plastic.  Ask about turn around time when you meet with plastics providers.  Don’t just ask for a guess, but make sure that they can give you hard dates or if they have delivery guarantees.  Knowing the turn around time will help guide you in selecting the right plastics source and also ensure your manufacturing is not slowed.

Phoenix Plastics Can Create the Plastics You Need

If you are in search of great quality plastics and a range of additives, we are sure that we can help.  With more than 20 years of experience, 200 products and several patents, we are sure we have the knowledge and skill to take your plans to the next level. Give us a call today at 866-760-2311 so we can discuss your current products and needs.  We look forward to partnering with you!

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