We strive to make a positive impact in the polymers industry.

Since its inception The Polymers Foundation has accepted thousands of dollars in gifts and donations and disbursed all of those funds in pursuit of its mission. Owned by The Polymers Center, the foundation serves as the conduit for donations that support the operations of The Polymers Center. Extruders, injection molding machines, testing equipment, all have found their way to the center through the foundation. For example, molding machines, donated to the foundation, form the basis of the Molding Lab where The Polymers Center trains students in the molding process. The machines are also utilized for molding test bars for the Material Science Lab. Testing machines donated to the center equip our lab with the necessary tools to experiment, teach, and assist companies with their needs.

Injection molding machines & testing equipment donated
Injection molding machines & testing equipment donated
We strive to make a positive impact in the polymers industry.

Since its inception The Polymers Foundation has accepted thousands of dollars in gifts and donations and disbursed all of those funds in pursuit of its mission. Owned by The Polymers Center, the foundation serves as the conduit for donations that support the operations of The Polymers Center. Extruders, injection molding machines, testing equipment, all have found their way to the center through the foundation. For example, molding machines, donated to the foundation, form the basis of the Molding Lab where The Polymers Center trains students in the molding process. The machines are also utilized for molding test bars for the Material Science Lab. Testing machines donated to the center equip our lab with the necessary tools to experiment, teach, and assist companies with their needs.

What We Fund

At the Polymers Foundation, we believe the best way to make an impact is through education and job experience opportunities. Accordingly, one of our main endeavors is to increase our Co-op program.

Co-op Program
We believe it is in the industry’s best interest to provide the new generation of plastics professionals with the latest in technology, access to excellent mentors, and the support they need to gain knowledge and experience. We believe that providing a solid foundation early in a person’s career is critical to the success of the individual and builds a strong base for the future of the entire industry.

How we achieve this:

  • We concentrate our resources on students who show promise and a desire to remain in and improve the industry.

  • We invest in the education of the student providing them with valuable exposure to the industry.

  • We look for and encourage leadership skills that can ultimately take the reins and become a future leader in the field.

  • We expose the students to the various aspects of testing, development, and production of polymers.

  • We provide experienced coaching, access to reliable technology and data, and opportunities for professional growth.