Patents and Certifications
We take quality very seriously at Techmer PM, and as such, have taken the necessary steps to ensure our company is certified as compliant with management systems that improve our business processes. Certifications also position us for success when creating new additives and colorants, enabling us to be a leader and compete in the marketplace.
Techmer PM Certifications
Techmer PM, LLC’s Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2015. We achieved the original certification of our Quality Management System to ISO 9001 standard in June 1996. The original certification covered the Quality Management Systems of two manufacturing sites. Since that time, our number of sites has grown to six, all of which are united under one ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate with Intertek as our registrar. Ultimately, our certification offers and ensures our customers consistency between manufacturing sites. We felt it was critical every plant follow the same quality system with the same policies and procedures. Although one certificate meant that all plants had to pass before any certificate could be issued, we were dedicated to achieving the same level of quality no matter where the product was produced.
To support our automotive market customer base, we pursued and achieved certification to IATF 16949 standard in 2011. The certification applies to our Clinton, Tennessee site.
As a manufacturer of compounds, having accredited mechanical testing laboratories is an essential requirement for supporting this market. The laboratories at the Clinton, TN site of Techmer PM was awarded accreditation to the quality assurance requirements of the ISO 17025 standard, as determined by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), in 2005.
Techmer PM Patents
Degradable polymeric compositions — United States Patent 5096939- PDF – 147 KB
Degradable polymeric compositions — United States Patent 5096940 – – 146 KB
Wettable polymer fibers — United States Patent 5969026 – PDF – 160 KB
Wettable polymer fibers, compositions for preparing same and articles made therefrom — United States Patent 6146757 – PDF – 159 KB
Our Quality Statement
Our quality policy represents our ongoing commitment to innovate patented products and other technical advancements. It specifically directs us to establish and maintain leadership in our industry, and dedicate ourselves to constant process improvement. At Techmer PM, a significant part of our mission is to provide customers in our chosen markets predictable quality with the best uniformity in our industry. We view quality as a team effort, where every individual takes on the responsibility of creating a superior product.