From inception to production, Entec Polymers prides itself on being there every step of the way for its customers and partners.
“We want to be problem solvers to people,” Automotive Business Development Manager Eric Parrell said. “Everyone likes a win, but it’s much more than ‘here’s our price, here’s our material.’ If we can really solve an application and have that piece of business for a long period of time, that’s really what it’s about for us.”
For more than 35 years, Entec Polymers has been supplying and supporting the auto industry. But it’s the cultivation of trusted partnerships that has set it apart from competitors.
“We kind of work like consultants. We bring the automotive experience, what should be done in the market depending on an application,” Automotive Business Development Manager Alex Lukshaitis added. “We are savvy enough and cultured enough to know both sides of a part. Including the OEM to break down any kind of obstacles they may deal with in the overall development of the part before it goes into production, which gives us a unique advantage.
“We’re not there just to supply a material, we’re there to help design the part, process the material and support them until they hit production.”
It’s a full-service approach and partnership with Ravago that gives Entec Polymers a local reach with global solutions.
“We’re very fortunate with the work Ravago has been doing in Europe. We’ve been able to pull that through here,” Parrell said. “We’re unique that we’re viewed as a distributor and a partner, but also a problem solver as well.”
As the automotive industry continues to evolve, Entec Polymers has been at the forefront of the electrical vehicle landscape as well.
With its technical experts, wide range of EV compatible materials and strategically placed warehouses, Entec Polymers is there to power comprehensive solutions to any EV program.
Lukshaitis said it’s an exciting time working within the EV realm.
“It’s learning new materials that are related to the propulsion itself, but if you look at the other components not associated with the engine, it’s still very much the same,” he said.
Entec Polymers also takes pride in bettering the communities it works within.
Just this last May, Entec Polymers partnered with the nonprofit Adopt a Charger and Rivian to support EV charging stations at Oregon State Parks.
E-Mobility Business Manager Ben Houriez helped bring the sponsorship to fruition.
“Historically, state parks have been tough places for EV’s to travel because there are no charging stations and some of them are pretty remote,” he said. “We’re trying to be present in the communities that we work with and in.”
“We’re changing the perception that there’s no network out there to charge and travel,” Lukshaitis added. “I believe it’s going to help it significantly.”
Houriez noted that sustainability and recyclability is a priority for Entec Polymers.
Afterall, it's in the name — ENGINEERED-TECHNICAL-POLYMERS.
Giving waste a second life is how it all started for Ravago. When our founder Raf Van Gorp saw the potential of discarded products. Today, as one of the leading plastics recyclers, Ravago continues to push the boundaries in recycling technologies and applications. Through technological advancement, we can recycle more and more types of plastic waste, including post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. We work with product manufacturers and partners to help design products suitable for recycling and develop new applications for recycled plastics. Step by step, Ravago is working towards solving the plastic waste issue and making plastics truly circular.
It’s also helped Entec Polymers to dial in the process of working with recycled products, including black plastic.
“Ravago and Entec have a long history of producing and distributing materials that are recycled in nature,” Parrell said. “We can take a product and create a valuable polymer out of it.
“The majority of what we do is true development with an experienced sales force that has the resources to back them up.”
Driving the Future of EV Webinar
Join Entec Polymers and special guest Sandy Munro from Munro & Associates as this webinar gives an in-depth benchmarking viewpoint of the materials being adopted in the EV design landscape.
Munro & Associates will advise and recommend strategies related to the components that are designed specifically to the Electric Vehicle. A synopsis of the current overall market in North America, where it is headed, and how fast.
To register, visit entecpolymers.com/webinars.
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