We’re a different kind of
olymer company.
inventory is impressive, but our capacity for innovation and
is even better.

Specialty Polymers has lived up to its name since 1969 when it was founded by Ray Southwell. He set out to develop innovative and precisely tailored polymer emulsions for architectural and industrial markets. Since then, we’ve become the go-to source for polymer chemistries ranging from acrylic copolymers and hybrid technology to adhesives, resins, and low VOC emulsions. Our products are the key ingredients found in emulsion polymers for coatings, paints, stain, sealants fit for a wide variety of substrates ranging from wood and concrete, to paper and textiles. We have innovative products for every need.

Our facilities have grown to more than 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space, 250 million lbs. annual capacity, and more than 1 million lbs. of bulk finish good storage. Our technical team supports our customers directly from start to finish, and our labs are always open for collaboration. We stand alone when it comes to customizing polymer emulsions – in any quantity, in the way that works best for you.

We’ve built a staff of outstanding chemists and sales associates, with at least one of each working together and collaborating with customers on every project. Innovation, responsiveness, and flexibility are our commitments and our promises to you.

Because we remain family-owned, we can continue to focus on the best interests of our customers which remain paramount. We care about our talented employees, and they in turn work together and share an enthusiasm for solving complex problems with creative solutions.

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