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:


Gold - $20,000 (Valued up to $40,000)

  • Bronze & Silver benefits PLUS
  • One free project (maximum 50 hours of lab time)
  • 20% reduction for on-location training
  • Consulting (maximum of four hours, two events)
  • Use of facility for client demos and/or training (based on availability)
  • Feature in PIRC newsletter

Silver - $10,000 (Valued up to $20,000)

  • Bronze benefits PLUS
  • Use of facility for client demos (based on availability)
  • Early job interview opportunities for greater access to Penn College student interns & graduates
  • Recognition in publications, trade show presentations, website & newsletter
  • Center of Excellence wall plaque featuring your company's logo

Bronze - $5,000 (Valued up to $10,000)

  • Reduced rates on projects including process development, documentation & materials development
  • 20% off open-enrollment training programs & workshops
  • Technical support from Penn College faculty & staff
  • Access to processing & testing labs (based on availability)
  • Access to Penn College graduates for employment consideration
  • Representation on PIRC Advisory Board
  • Access to PIRC's research & development publications
  • Opportunity to network with members & friends
  • R & D IRS tax credit (65% of project value)
  • Wall plaque recognizing membership for your company to display

PIRC Members

Gold Members
Brentwood Industries, Reading, PA
Diba Industries Inc./PermaPure LLC, Danbury, CT/Toms River, NJ
Poly Processing Company LLC, Monroe, LA; French Camp, CA; Winchester, VA

Silver Members
Kraton Polymers LLC, Houston, TX
KYDEX, LLC, Bloomsburg, PA

Bronze Members
Applied Analytic Research, West Chester, PA
Autoneum North America, Bloomsburg, PA
BASF Corporation, Budd Lake, NJ
Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
Berwick Offray, LLC, Berwick, PA
General Cable Corporation, Indianapolis, IN and Williamsport, PA
Plastic Ingenuity, Cross Plains, WI
PolyOne Corporation, Maryland Heights, MO
Taxicab Products, Bronx, NY
West Pharmaceutical Services, Exton, PA

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