Lewiston, Maine — Poly Labs has doubled its workforce in the three months since the company launched in November 2020. The business now employs 47 people, and with a further increase to 65 expected by the end of 2021.
Poly Labs specializes in PU, TPU, TPE and TPR molding and poured PU systems, for markets including footwear, construction and defense. It recently became a member of the US Footwear Manufacturers’ Association.
The older production equipment that is a legacy of the Poly Labs facility’s earlier life as a Jones & Vining production site is now being supplemented by state-of-the-art robotic production and lab equipment.
The company has more than a dozen large PU production machines, and a very large, 60-station, twin-head Gusbi moulding machine. There are also 20 injection molding machines for TPU and TPE, including one Main Group 260, and two 480, double head presses. These are supplemented by an on-site R&D and testing lab for material characterization and quality control.