Performance Plastics About
We aspire to be the best, not the biggest. Our goal is to become an invaluable customer resource and build close, long lasting relationships. Our customers count on us to solve technically challenging jobs requiring some combination of ultra or high performance injection molding thermoplastic expertise, insert molding (a.k.a. overmolding), tight tolerances and intricate or thin walled part geometries. We are committed to solving your engineering challenges and delivering a component that enhances product performance.
Performance Plastics Ltd. was founded in 1982 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since inception, we have partnered with our customers to leverage the performance advantages of high temperature thermoplastics.
In 1997, the company was acquired by Tom Mendel who brought his passion for solving customers’ most difficult problems along with his two decades of technical and management experience. Since that time, Performance Plastics has expanded its engineering and thermoplastic manufacturing bench strength with key team additions. Additionally, in 2015 Tom brought in MCM Capital, a microcap private equity firm, as a value added partner and source of additional capital to accelerate Performance Plastics’ growth.
Our facility has recently been expanded and we have made significant investments in state-of-the-art tools in the form of the latest in electronic injection molding presses, robotic handling, automated vision inspection and quality equipment to facilitate our goal of being a world class manufacturer and designer of ultra and high performance thermoplastic components.
Performance Plastics has molded PEEK since the material was first introduced in the early 1980’s and we have extensive experience injection molding Torlon, various fluoropolymers (e.g. PFA, FEP, PVDF, ETFE, etc.) and other high performance thermoplastic compounds. Further, our company is one of the few able to injection mold fluoropolymers using 8 cavity, high volume molds with hot runner systems to produce thin walled intricate parts.