Polyonics Celebrates 25th Anniversary and History of Strong Market Leadership

Polyonics® is celebrating its 25th anniversary and continued market leadership in the manufacture of high-performance film, tape and label materials for harsh environments. Founded in 1995 by former CEO Jim Williams, and Bruce Smith, who joined the venture a few months later, Polyonics started in the industry as a manufacturer of printed barcode ID and tracking labels that resisted harsh PCB manufacturing processes. A quarter of a century later, Polyonics is a leading specialty chemistry and coating expert for label, tag and tape converters, specialty die cutters, OEM designers and specification engineers.

Jim Clemente, President and CEO of Polyonics, believes three key factors framed the company’s success over the past 25 years. First, was Jim Williams’ invention of their durable topcoat for Polyimide label material that withstands high heat and corrosive environments. That paved the way for their leadership in PCB manufacturing and other markets that make up their core business today. Second, was the company’s then insightful decision to follow and support electronics manufacturers as they moved to Asia in the late 1990s with the opening of a sales office in Singapore. And third, Jim Williams’ and Bruce Smith’s decision to turn Polyonics into an employee-owned company, putting the company’s future squarely into the hands of the people who care the most.

“We strive to give customers the utmost confidence that they have a partner who’s providing the most reliable, durable, long-lasting solutions for identification, tracking, manufacturing,” says Clemente.

Today, Polyonics’ market leadership is strong. Clemente continues, “We live in an unprecedented time where the political, economic, and health challenges of the world put pressure on our growth objectives. But we have the teams in place with the skills and drive to help us achieve our goals. It is times like these where I am thankful for the integrity and high ethical standards of our employees as they create strong loyalty among our business partners and customers.”

As Polyonics looks into the next 25 years of history, the company plans to maintain their core businesses while diversifying into new markets and applications. For example, identification and tracking labels for metals manufacturing—a high heat, harsh environment that is suited perfectly for Polyonics.

“With our passionate employees, and their focus on personal chemistry and innovative products, I am confident we will take Polyonics boldly into the future,” concludes Clemente.