About Aurora Plastics
Aurora Plastics was founded in 1997 by three vastly experienced PVC professionals dedicated to meeting the global quality challenges facing the industry. We successfully grew the company for 19 years, and in August 2016, Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan partnered to acquire the company. This provided Aurora Plastics the investment support required for new product development and geographic expansion, while allowing us to maintain a culture of excellence in product and service.
From August 2016 to August 2021, Aurora Plastics company expanded from two manufacturing facilities to five. It made several investments in capacity expansion and equipment to better serve our customers’ increasingly demanding needs and expand into new markets, product platforms, and applications. These manufacturing sites were a part of the four company acquisitions (Plastique Reinier, S&E Specialty Polymers, JP Specialties South, and Elastocon) made during this period.
In August of 2021, Nautic Partners, a Providence, Rhode Island private equity firm, acquired Aurora Plastics. Nautic’s focus is to support Aurora Plastics’ continued growth into new markets, new products, and applications.
Aurora Plastics’ merged with Enviroplas Inc. in October of 2022, which launched the company’s engineered polymers division and broadened its range of products and penetration into markets that include aerospace, electronics/electrical, heavy truck, U.S military and automotive.
We are known for manufacturing the highest quality advanced polymers, custom thermoplastics and compounds for a variety of applications in the building & construction, industrial, consumer, and electrical/electronics/wire & cable industries.
Our product line is one of the industry’s largest product portfolios, including premium pellet capstocks, rigid PVC and flexible PVC, custom TPO, TPE, CPVC, CPE alloys, TPEs, low-smoke zero-halogen compounds, SBS & SEBS, RPVC and purge compounds. We have one of the broadest thermoplastic product portfolios in the plastics industry. In addition, Aurora Plastics launched an engineered polymers division when it merged with Enviroplas, providing customers with an even broader product range that includes ABS, ASA, MABS, PBT, PC, PC/ABS Alloys, PC/ASA Alloys, PC/PBT Alloys, PC/PET Alloys, PEI and TPU composites.
Aurora Plastics has six compounding manufacturing facilities, located in Streetsboro, Ohio; Welcome, North Carolina; Lunenburg, Massachusetts; Evansville, Indiana; Pasadena, Texas; and Marieville, Québec, Canada. These state-of-the-art facilities are focused on safety, quality and automation that provides the highest precision formulations and processing, in either powder or pellet forms. Designed to remove all non-value-added steps in the manufacturing operations, our facilities optimize best practices and utilize proprietary advanced technology and processes. As a result, we have set the benchmark on product quality and lot-to-lot consistency in the industry.
Aurora Plastics’ compounds are not only laboratory tested, but field proven with an outstanding performance record. We continue to push the latest technology envelope of compounding techniques with a culture of continuous improvement. This complements our R&D team that is focused on compound optimization in order to serve individual customer requirements.
We also offer timely color matches. Additionally, Aurora Plastics’ R&D team works with cutting edge raw materials and compound developments to produce the next generations of high-performance compounds.
Aurora Plastics is dedicated to your satisfaction. Working with us offers you a combination of benefits that is unmatched in the industry:
- An unparalleled lead time
- Our plants’ quality management systems are certified to ISO 9001:2015. View the certificates here.
- Industry leading tolerances on manufacturing processes
- Dedicated customer silos, with all inventory controlled through automation
- Product samples and test runs customized to your equipment and formulations
- On-site certified weighing facilities that eliminate fuel burn by the carrier to and from certified commercial scales
- Different packaging options — including bulk truck, box, rail car and super sack — deliveries tailored to help with your inventory management
- Complete customer support — Aurora does not produce downstream products or compete with its customers