Star Plastics Inc., a compounder of engineering-grade thermoplastics headquartered in Ravenswood, WV, is celebrating 30 years of “solving customers’ polymer material challenges.” Founded by Doug Ritchie who is also President and CEO, Star Plastics has become a “reliable and trustworthy material supplier that provides consistent lot-to-lot compounded products at competitive prices,” said the company.
“We’re able to successfully service larger, global customers, while still hiring locally, growing our workforce, and supporting the communities we live in,” commented Molly Ritchie, Marketing Specialist. “Star has the dependable, responsive and stable feel of a local company, but we also have the capabilities to satisfy large customers nationally and internationally in North America, Asia and beyond.”
Star Plastics offers a full-service laboratory to develop, test, and process materials, and provides custom color compounding with lot-to-lot consistency and tolling services. The company has grown thanks to its flexible problem-solving mindset through material shortages, price increases and varying additive availability, supporting market fluctuations over the years to meet customer requirements.
“We’re celebrating 30 years of people working together to make an idea a reality—30 years of hard work, dedication, learning, growing and not being afraid of change,” said Ritchie.
Ritchie noted that Star Plastics will continue to move closer to its customers by offering application specifications with OEMs and molders alike. “Star’s growth plans for the next five years are projected to follow the current upward trend, allowing us to serve customers well into the future,” he added.