Technical Resources

We employ experienced plastics industry professionals who have over 300 years of combined experience in North American plastics processing.  Our employees considerable experience both up and down the supply chain for PVC compounding and processing allow us to better understand our customers challenges.  It also provides us with a holistic perspective on how to solve these challenges by combining our unique chemistries with years of prior hands on experience manufacturing our customers products.

Areas of experience include:

Performance Additives employees not only understand the chemistry of our products but we also have experience in developing PVC compound formulations for an array of different end processes.  These include but are not limited to vinyl siding and fenestration products, windows, pipe and fittings (both PVC and CPVC), foam core sheet and profiles, and more.

The Performance Additives network has extensive knowledge in material convey systems.  This is a great ‘add on’ benefit to dealing with Performance Additives.

In addition to formulation development expertise, Performance Additives employees also have practical, real world experience extruding and molding of our customers end products and are familiar with many nuances that are encountered in their manufacture.  Again, areas of core experience include but are not limited to vinyl siding and fenestration, windows, pipe and fittings (both PVC and CPVC), foam sheet and profiles, and more.

Lab Resources

We have established a laboratory right here in the United States to test incoming raw materials from our manufacturer, generate plant trial data, develop new products and test the final products which our customers produce. In addition, our global manufacturer’s state of the art analytical and product development chemistry labs support the efforts of Performance Additives in North America.

Take a moment to review the resources both globally and here in the United States.

  • FTIR Analysis
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • GPC: Gel Permeation Chromatograph
  • Haze and Optical Clarity
  • Density Analysis
  • Laser Particle Size Analysis
  • Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Xenon Arc Weathering
  • QUV Weathering
  • Glass Meter
  • Instron Tester
  • Two Roll Mill
  • Brabender
  • Lab Extruder
  • MFI
  • Drop Dart Impact Tester
  • Density / Powder Flow Analysis
  • Spectrophotometer
  • QUV Weathering
  • Gloss Meter
  • Two Roll Mill
  • Brabender
  • Charpy, Izod Impact Tester
  • Drop Dart Impact Tester


Our logistics team has an extensive understanding of our global supply chain. This enables us to offer timely and flexible deliveries and lead times to meet our customer’s needs. Performance Additives offers five strategically located full-service warehouses that are routinely stocked to meet our customer’s expected demand with room for continued growth.

At Performance Additives we offer some of the fastest order processing times in the industry. Our ability to leverage strategic partnerships with specific warehouses across the US makes us reliable, efficient, and easy to work with unlike some of the bigger chemical suppliers in the industry. At Performance Additives the customer comes first, and we will do everything possible to meet the needs of our customers.

In addition to our strong network of warehouses, we also partner with some of the most reputable carriers in the industry. This enables Performance Additives to react very quickly to our customers needs on a day to day basis. Knowing your order will be transported safely and on time is one of our main concerns. We understand your business rely’s on efficiency so our team always partners with nothing but the best.

The experienced employees at Performance Additives have seen it all. We keep a very close eye on all aspects of the supply chain so even when there are obstacles, things don’t slow down. Our team is always on the lookout so we can quickly adapt to changing market conditions and provide the best service to our customers.

Customer Service

Performance Additives provides better-than-world-class coverage, service and support for the supply of raw materials in the North American market. Our dedicated and reliable customer service staff will meet your delivery requirements, and will adapt, as needed, to changes in day–to-day business.

  • Our partner Rike is staffed with over 100 polymer scientists, chemical engineers and PHD researcher professionals.
  • Performance Additives focuses on INNOVATION.
  • We support customer product development, differentiation, and valueenhancement.
  • Develop a relationship of trust between the Customer and Performance Additives.
  • Deliver material when needed by the customer.
  • Follow through from order placement to delivery.
  • Ability to supply material immediately in emergency situations.
  • Know what the customer expects and meet those expectations.