About Quantum Polymers
Stock Shape Products for the 21st Century
We manufacture and sell high performance stock shape plastics products with the highest quality and customer satisfaction in the industry.
Located in Delaware, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest manufacturing and logistics technology to produce cost effectively, high quality products with unparalleled flexibility in delivery time. Quantum's dedicated team of experts has a proven track record in the stock-shape industry. For the past 25 years, the team has successfully deployed high performance plastic materials in the aerospace, bio-medical, energy, food processing, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and transportation industries.
At Quantum, our practice of "continuous innovation" enables us to develop process technology and custom formulated materials for the most demanding applications.
Replacing Metals with Plastics
Components machined from stock shape plastics products offer distinct advantages over metal parts in terms of lower overall cost, low maintenance, reduced noise and vibration, simplified design, lower weight, better chemical resistance and high energy efficiency. With a wide variety of standard off-the-shelf engineering and high-performance plastics products, Quantum offers a wide selection of materials in order to perfectly match your application requirements with the most cost effective material.
For those applications that require physical, mechanical and electrical properties beyond the reach of standard off-the-shelf plastics products, Quantum offers custom formulated reinforced material to tailor a solution to meet your precise requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where are Quantum Polymers’ products made?
All of our stock shapes – rods, tubular bars, slabs, etc. are all manufactured in the United States in our 23,000 square foot facility in Newark, Delaware.
Does Quantum Polymers also make CNC machined parts?
No, our focus is on our core competency which is to provide the best quality extruded shapes. Unlike many of our competitors, we do not believe in competing with our machine shop customers. We believe in supporting a healthy manufacturing eco system in the U.S.
I’ve tried your competitors’ products and I prefer Quantum Polymers stock shapes as they have better quality and machine flawlessly. What is the reason for this?
It is important to know that every stock shape manufactured by Quantum Polymers is extruded from 100% prime virgin materials only. Secondly, our manufacturing equipment is optimized for the intricacies of extruding high performance polymers. This allows for porosity-free stock shapes, especially critical for large diameter rod and thick cross section slabs. A porosity-free shape is essential to flawless machining. Lastly, we anneal 100% of our stock shapes with our proprietary annealing technique that results in machined parts with no residual stress.
Please explain the importance of extruding stock shapes with 100% prime virgin raw materials
Our high performance stock rods, tubular bars and slabs are typically machined and ultimately used in mission critical applications in Aerospace, Defense, Healthcare and O&G markets. We take this responsibility very seriously and provide the highest possible quality materials with authentic 100% Prime Virgin Materials. We purchase our raw materials directly from our resin suppliers. We do not use brokers and we don’t take shortcuts in procuring our raw materials.
Yes, but other companies blend in-house scrap in their products and are allowed call it prime material. Does Quantum Polymers do the same?
No, we do not. We sell all of our scrap; we do not use it in our products.
How can you be sure that Quantum material is 100% prime virgin material?
We purchase our raw materials directly from competent resin manufacturers or their authorized distributors. All incoming resins and compounds are accompanied by certifications from these suppliers. These certs contain information integral to our processing, but also contain resin lot and batch numbers, both of which are essential to how we manage full traceability of our stock shapes.
Are there other American manufacturers like Quantum Polymers?
We are unique. We are a technically innovative U.S. business, consistently leading the industry with new products for demanding applications in new and emerging markets.
Is Quantum Polymers ISO Certified?
We are in the process and expected to be fully certified in 2014.