Material Processing Lab

Customized Material Solutions and Methods

Material selection plays a crucial role in performance.

We have material scientists, engineers and chemists on staff with extensive knowledge of material properties and how they relate to specific applications. We will ensure the ideal material, or combination of materials, is used for your specific application and environment – saving you time, money, and reputation.

Material Development

Within our Testing Lab, we are able to identify the type of polymer being used and the various additives contained within, down to the parts-per-billion. Receiving your specific chemical “recipe” allows you to determine how your product will work in various environments or to reach an answer to a product failure. This analysis allows us to formulate a custom material specific to your product’s needs.


processing 1

Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Processing

Liquid Silicone Rubber is used an a wide variety of applications due to its biocompatibility and durability, while also being temperature and chemical resistant. It is a material extremely useful in medical devices and infant care products but also found in many other specialized industries. Whether you are looking for a short-run production or some R&D for design or failure analysis, PSN has this unique capability in-house.

Custom Material Compounds

Developing custom materials for a variety of applications like selective sorbent systems, conductive compounds, highly or uniquely filled materials, or even for specific tribology requirements has historically been a part of PSN’s business model. We have several compounding lines with a variety of downstream processing equipment to meet many common polymer processing needs.

Once your custom material is created, our team can then provide material to your supplier base or potentially mold the final product right in our facility for you.

Processing Methods

Our team has a diverse range of experience in processing for your prototyping and manufacturing needs including:

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Blow Molding
  • Thermoforming
  • Rotational Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Ram Extrusion
  • And More


psn material processing lab web


As part of our Processing Lab, we operate a machine center designed to create prototypes, giving you a mock version of your product.  This phase of development is important to work out potential issues or failures before reaching the manufacturing floor. This allows you to streamline your production processes, ultimately keeping design costs lower.

 Metal to Polymer Conversion

With the advances made in polymer engineering over the last several decades, the ability to produce stronger, lighter, more durable, sustainable, and less expensive structural components is advancing greatly. We have extensive knowledge and background in metal to polymer conversions and routinely provide this service to our client base.

Make sure you are using the ideal material for your application/prototyping. Contact us today to see how we can help.

Request A Quote


Perry Johnson Cert