As with any industry, not all providers are created equally. And many times, you think you can compare apples to apples, but here are three things to consider when evaluating a polymer additives supplier:
1. Does your supplier have technical experts who can provide guidance for your application?
Knowing exactly what product you need is a wonderful scenario when it happens. Just a simple quest to find it and then ensure it can be delivered when and where you need it. We love it when that happens. But often, people know what outcome they need, but just aren’t 100% sure on which product will give them the best result. That’s where a world-class technical support team can be your biggest ally. These highly talented technical specialists can offer unique insight into what products work the best for various applications, backed by a multitude of client applications. This level of technical guidance enables you to get the best product for your precise application.
2. Has your provider given you multiple options?
Your supplier should be an advocate for your success. We understand the proprietary nature of most applications, but it is important to know your supplier feels as passionately about getting you the best product for your application as you do. This can be seen when you are offered a selection of products that meet your needs and the benefits to each. Depending on the product specifications, volume, timeline, budget, etc. – a good supplier will help you evaluate the landscape of options. Their goal should be to help you reduce the amount of time for research and development (R&D) so you can get your products out to market sooner, shorten the time to revenue, and positively impact your bottom line.
3. What are the testing standards for your current provider?
The additives that go into your application can determine its fate, so you never want to just assume that what you order is what you get. The additives should go through rigorous testing to ensure the highest standards of quality control and quality assurance. The manufacturing facilities should be ISO 9001:2015 registered and they should implement regular batch testing procedures. Using a company with robust standards for quality means they can deliver consistent, superior quality products so that you can have peace of mind when using them in your applications.
Keeping these three simple criteria in mind can go a long way in helping you make the right choice when it comes to your suppliers. At M Chemical, you will find a trusted team of experts who work closely with R&D teams within the capacity desired. Our technical teams ask detailed questions to understand the product requirements as well as the customer’s goals, resulting in an array of options to suit their needs. In many cases, our teams even help evaluate which product serves the application best. Our expertise reduces the time to market by understanding the full landscape, thereby improving the time to revenue. And of course, we do all this through established manufacturing facilities that offer superior products that undergo the highest standards for quality.
M Chemical is ready to help you with your next application. Contact us today and let us know: How can we help?