Insight Polymers

Our Story

Insight Polymers & Compounding is a polymer processing and custom compounding operation in Northeast Tennessee focused on fully formulated systems, product development services and proprietary master batches. Insight Polymers understands polymeric materials, processing, testing and evaluation.

Our Team

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.

Our Vision

The vision of Insight Polymers & Compounding is to become a preferred manufacturer of specialty and custom concentrated master batches and fully formulated thermoplastics. We also believe sustainable and environmentally friendly innovation can create value through material reduction and use of recycled content.

Our Strengths

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 alllow your company to differentiate and win in the marketplace.

OUR TEAM

AJ

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

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.


Tony Helton

Extrusion Manager

Tony Helton joined Insight Polymers in 2022 as Extrusion Manager. Tony was born and raised in Kingsport, TN. He brings 40+ years' experience in the industry after serving in a number of production and technical roles at Eastman Chemical. His extensive experience includes screw design, new compounded product development, and gate-to-gate operations responsibility.


CORE CAPABILITIES

Production

  • Masterbatches
  • Fully formulated compounds
  • Experience with wide range of base resins
  • Stabilizers
  • Flame retardants
  • Reinforcing fibers
  • Biomass
  • Recycled materials

Research and Development

  • Product/process development
  • Product/process optimization
  • Prototyping
    • Film
    • FDM
    • Injection molding
  • Grinding
  • Sustainability

Testing

  • Rheology
  • Thermal properties
  • Mechanical (Instron) properties
  • Impact properties
  • Ash analysis
  • Microscopy
  • Chemical analysis

Learn About Our Custom Polymer Compounds.