About Insight Polymers & Compounding
Since 2018 we have been applying our extensive knowledge of polymer processing, chemistry and structure/property relationships to provide production and new product development solutions for a wide range of end-market applications.
Insight Polymers & Compounding is a polymer processing and custom compounding operation in Northeast Tennessee focused on fully formulated systems, product development services and proprietary masterbatches. Insight Polymers understands polymeric materials, processing, testing and evaluation.
Insight Polymers & Compounding was founded and is managed by A.J. Pasquale and Jeremy Lizotte, both Ph.D. material scientists. Along with senior staff, they have nearly 100 years of industrial experience in polymer materials including formulated adhesives and coatings, thermoplastics, elastomers and polymer processing. Our operators share a lengthy experience in industrial polymer processing.
The vision of Insight Polymers & Compounding is to become a preferred manufacturer of specialty and custom concentrated masterbatches and fully formulated thermoplastics. We also believe sustainable and environmentally friendly innovation can create value through material reduction and use of recycled content.
Insight Polymers & Compounding applies extensive knowledge of chemistry, polymer processing and structure/property relationships to provide production and new product development solutions for a wide range of end-market applications. We pride ourselves in the areas of reactive extrusion, thermally, moisture and shear sensitive materials. Our expertise is available and can provide solutions that allow your company to differentiate and win in the marketplace.
A.J. Pasquale, Ph.D.
Director of Operations
Dr. A.J. Pasquale is Co-founder and Director of Operations at Insight Polymers & Compounding. A.J. is originally from Illinois and has a B.S. in Chemistry from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Virginia Tech. His experience includes positions in R&D and New Business Development at Procter & Gamble, DuPont (Chemours) and Eastman Chemical. He co-founded Insight Polymers with Dr. Jeremy Lizotte in 2018.
Jeremy Lizotte, Ph.D.
Director of Innovation
Dr. Jeremy Lizotte is Co-founder and Director of Innovation at Insight Polymers & Compounding. Jeremy is originally from North Carolina and completed a B.S. in Chemistry at UNC Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry at Virginia Tech. His experience includes 15 years at Eastman Chemical primarily in polyester R&D and Management roles. He co-founded Insight Polymers with Dr. A.J. Pasquale in 2018.
- Fully formulated compounds
- Experience with wide range of base resins
- Flame retardants
- Reinforcing fibers
- Recycled materials
Research and Development
- Product/process development
- Product/process optimization
- Injection molding
- Thermal properties
- Mechanical (Instron) properties
- Impact properties
- Ash analysis
- Chemical analysis
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are Plastics?
Plastics are synthetic or natural organic materials that can be molded, extruded or rolled into various shapes or spun into fibers. They are made up of chains of like molecules linked together. These chains are called polymers. They can also be used to make adhesives, sealants, coatings, and paints among many other products.
What is Polymer Compounding?
Compounding consists of preparing plastic formulations by mixing and/or blending polymers and additives in a molten state to achieve the desired characteristics.
What is twin screw extruder polymer compounding?
A twin-screw extruder is an important type of plastics processing machinery used to mix fillers and additives with the polymer in a continuous manner, so that the compound will perform as required and achieve the desired properties.
What is Specialty Polymer Compounding?
Creating and/or adding functionality such as conductivity, aesthetics, flame retardance, toughness, strength, thermal stability, and surface properties to base resins via the incorporation of a wide range of additives.
What are examples of compounding polymers?
Compounding Polymers include polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyurethane, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), nylon and other polymers.
Why is compounding necessary for plastic processing?
Thermoplastic compounding makes the use of plastic polymers easier and more efficient. The process of compounding will essentially cause the natural materials within the plastic to behave differently, especially when combined with other materials.
What sets Insight Polymers & Compounding apart from other Plastic Products Suppliers?
Our extensive knowledge in material science and polymer processing combined with our in-house equipment and skillsets allow us to be nimble and quicker than other compounders. Learn more about how we can help make your products better or bring new products to market and why we should be your plastic products supplier.