PIRC Membership

Partnering with the PIRC gives plastics manufacturers the opportunity to increase profitability while decreasing capital, operating, and development costs. We provide the expertise for analysis, testing, and research. You retain the rights to any newly developed technology. (We'll even help you search patents!)

Member companies are entitled to discounted services including testing, research and development, and training. Members also participate in semi-annual advisory board meetings and networking at Penn College. Valuable benefits include:


2015 PIRC Membership: $5,000/Year


Benefits to PIRC Members

  • Reduced rates on consulting services (20%)
  • Recognition on PIRC website
  • Recognition at trade shows
  • Recognition on PIRC/Plastics & Polymer Technology digital display
  • Recognition certificate for company display
  • Preferred access to College processing and testing labs when available
  • Use of Center of Excellence facility as available for client demos and/or training
  • Access to students for internships and graduates for early job interview opportunities
  • Opportunity to work with PIRC research assistants (students)
  • Networking with PIRC members and industry partners
  • Published in Partners in Excellence newsletter (may submit a feature article on your company)
  • Discount on PIRC training programs and workshops open to the public (20%)
  • Annual advisory board representation

Membership Guidelines

  • Annual membership cost is applied towards projects and services at discounted rates (does not include materials, shipping, and training).
  • Once membership is expended, company will be invoiced monthly at discounted rates for completed work.
  • Membership dues can be paid annually or members may choose two biannual installments.

Current PIRC Members

  • BASF Corporation, Budd Lake, NJ
  • Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Berwick Offray LLC, Berwick, PA
  • Brentwood Industries, Reading, PA
  • Carel USA, Manheim, PA
  • Fabri-Kal Corporation, Hazle Township, PA
  • Fenner Drives, Manheim, PA
  • Greiner Packaging, Pittston, PA
  • Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, NJ
  • Lawter Inc., Elgin, IL
  • M&Q Packaging, Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • Nutek Disposables/First Quality; McElhattan, Hazleton, Lewistown, Lockhaven, King of Prussia, PA
  • Plastic Ingenuity, Cross Plains, WI
  • Poly Processing Company, LLC, Monroe, LA; Winchester, VA; French Camp, CA
  • Polyvisions, Manchester, PA
  • Sekisui SPI, Bloomsburg, PA
  • TOTAL Cray Valley, Exton, PA
  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Exton, PA; Jersey Shore, PA; Williamsport, PA

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