Performance Polymers Innovations Inc. (PPI) manufactures specialized and custom-designed rubber extrusion solutions for its clients in a broad range of applications, including the railway, shipping, public transit, marine, and snow removal industries.
PPI has grown significantly from its origins as a product group in the BFGoodrich Commercial Products (BFG) plant in Kitchener, Ontario. This is where Railseal was developed, with the first installation going into service in Hamilton, Ontario in 1976. The Railseal product line evolved when a group of BFG employees, headed by the Product VP Gordon Steel, founded PPI. Sales grew to $10.0 million CAD in 2001/2002 as PPI undertook contracts to supply Class 1 railways such as CSX, as well as large manufacturers such as Anheuser-Busch and others who have a mixture of truck and rail traffic on-site. Port authorities, where mobile cranes load and unload trucks, ships, and trains for import and export, use specialized designs of PPI’s Railseal product. With the growth of express trains and light rail transit (LRT) systems, PPI continues to expand its product line to meet the needs of these sectors. They have become important markets for PPI, which has supplied products for installations throughout North America, including Dallas, Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Boston, New Jersey and Toronto.
With maturation and diversification of the market for Railseal, BRI Holdings Inc. acquired PPI in 2010. With over 20 years of experience in working with our clients from our location in Cambridge, Ontario, PPI continues to supply our loyal customers and contractors throughout North America and abroad.
Currently, PPI is expanding our line of customized extruded products using state-of-the-art designs and robust manufacturing technology. With our strong ties to material suppliers giving us access to the latest material developments and access to rubber technology in many industrial sectors, PPI owns and maintains our own formulations, leveraging our capabilities to deliver quality products on time and at the best possible price to our customers. Our flexible scheduling and fast response times minimize delays in delivering our products, allowing PPI to either ship from inventory or from custom production runs.
PPI is looking to apply our technology and expertise to new projects, and we are always enthusiastic about meeting potential clients.
Contact us today at 888-222-5968, toll-free, to find out how we can work with you to develop a product that meets your needs.