History, Mission & Values

Primex delivers state-of-the-art plastic solutions for any application. Only Primex owns the entire process from compounding materials, colors, custom extrusion as well as product fabrication, giving you more flexibility, options, and value.

Primex Full Mission Statement

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Quality

Primex Plastics Corporation continues to be our customer’s solution. We meet or exceed customer expectations in both products and in internal and external service.

Our Certifications

Sustainability

We achieve a sustainable business by using energy-efficient technologies, expanding recycling efforts, reducing waste, and improving operational efficiencies.

Our Commitment

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Innovation

Our team of advanced lab technicians and manufacturing experts lead the industry in research, testing, and development, perfecting solutions today and creating solutions for tomorrow.

Our Breakthroughs

Customer-Focused Plastic Solutions

Primex Plastics Corporation started with three machines in 1965 and has grown into a multi-faceted operation that now houses more than 125 extruders in facilities across the United States and in England to serve your needs and ensure prompt delivery.

  • Six custom sheet manufacturing facilities
  • Two color, compounding, & additives locations
  • Design & fabrication facility
  • Technology & innovation center
  • Recycling operations center
  • Expanding distribution system

Primex incorporates a vast amount of experience and expertise from product inception to production.

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Privately-Owned

As we have grown to offer more services and options, we have remained a privately-owned business, taking pride in our products and services while remaining dedicated to our customers.

Relationship-Based

Our customers value our expert, confidential insight and appreciate the value-added service we bring to their Primex partnership. We are large enough to handle your requirements, small enough to handle your needs.

Industry Leader

Primex is the leader in custom extruded plastic sheet and roll products. We create new products and technologies today to meet your needs for tomorrow. With state-of-the-art analytics, test equipment, and production lines, we develop custom materials for your specific applications.

“Magic Vac Inc. has used Primex as our primary supplier of extruded plastic sheet for more than 15 years. We started working with Primex because their pricing was great; we continued working with them because THEY are great!”
Matthew Wilkins, Co-Owner, Magic Vac Inc.

Primex Through the Years

1965
Primex Plastics Corporation was founded in Englewood, NJ
1968
Primex moved to Garfield, NJ
1980
Primex bought buildings for manufacturing in Richmond, IN
1981
Primex built a manufacturing facility in Oakwood, GA
1982
Primex acquired Baum Chemicals in Carson, CA and made it part of Primex Plastics Corporation
1985
Primex Plastics Corporation opened a facility in Lapeer, MI
1987
Primex acquired Woodruff Corporation in Richmond, IN
1988
Primex acquired O’Neil Color & Compounding - Garfield, NJ
1991
Primex Plastics Corporation moved its Corporate Headquarters from Garfield, NJ to Richmond, IN

Primex built a manufacturing facility in Mesquite, NV
1992
Primex acquired Polymer Materials in Jasper, TN, and renamed it O’Neil Color & Compounding
1997
Primex acquired Pace Industries in Reedsburg, WI

Primex opened a location in Corsicana, TX
1998
Primex Plastics Limited, LLC was founded in the U.K.
1999
Primex founded Primex Properties LTD in Mesquite, NV
2002
Primex acquired Coral Plastics in Lakeland, FL and made it part of Primex Plastics Corporation

Primex acquired the assets of Bliby Extrusions in the U.K.
2005
Primex founded Primex Transport Corporation in Richmond, IN
2008
Primex acquired the assets of Gage Industries in Lake Oswego, OR
2010
Primex changed the name of Pace Industries in Reedsburg, WI to Primex Plastics Corporation
2013
Primex founded the John J. Farber Technology & Innovation Center
2016
Primex renamed all subsidiaries of O’Neil & Woodruff to Primex Color Compounding & Additives and Primex Design & Fabrication
2021
We changed our name from Primex Plastics Corporation to Primex, and changed our U.K. branch, Primex Plastics Limited, LLC, to Primex European Division