MD&M MIDWEST 2008: EXHIBITOR NEWS
Leveraging its experience in the design and production of polymer tubing, Zeus Inc. (Orangeburg, SC), has launched Polymathic Analytical Labs, a subsidiary focusing on polymer characterization. In addition to promoting its own core tubing competencies, Zeus will be discussing the capabilities of its nascent business endeavor while exhibiting at MD&M Midwest.
Manned by analytical chemists, polymer scientists, biomedical engineers, process engineers, controls technicians, and product development technicians, Polymathic Analytical Labs can support OEMs’ chemical, electrical, mechanical, thermal, microscopy, and sample-preparation needs. Moreover, advanced material analysis is available for bioabsorbables, fluoropolymers and Teflon, nylon, polyamides, PEEK and PEK, polyetherimide, polyester, polyethylene, and self-reinforced polyphenylene.
“Our people understand the science, performance, and processing of plastics on a molecular level—knowledge a typical start-up company can’t duplicate,” says Mike Tourville, executive vice president of business development and strategic marketing.
The ISO 17025:2005–accredited laboratory is equipped to perform a range of services that include failure and defect analysis; formulation and deformulation of products and materials; process monitoring; contaminant identification; material selection consultation and inspection; and contract research and development. Furthermore, the company has access to an affiliated machine shop, which enables it to design and fabricate test equipment quickly in order to meet standard or nonstandard test specifications, should the need arise.
“We’re positioned as a resource for unbiased, independent analytical data and counsel—a role that is absolutely critical in bringing new technology to market,” says Bob Ballard, vice president, research and strategic business development.
Polymathic Analytical Labs, a Zeus Co.
Booth # 2919