PolyQuest Awarded New Certifications From ABS Quality Evaluations

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PolyQuest, Inc. has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification from ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc., an independent, accredited, third party registrar. PolyQuest is now certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 for the distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing of PET resins at our Darlington, South Carolina facility.

ISO 9000 is the internationally recognized series of quality management system standards issued to date in 180 countries. Certification is especially important to our strategic business plan as we expand our efforts to compete in the worldwide marketplace.

Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification demonstrates PolyQuest’s company-wide commitment to supporting our business partners with quality products and processes while the ISO 14001:2004 certification is a direct result of the embedded environmental awareness we maintain in all of our operations.

ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing, and operating an environmental management system (EMS). To meet the requirements of ISO 14001:2004, a company must implement an EMS that identifies and controls the company’s environmental impact, reduces the risk of pollution, ensures compliance with applicable regulations and commits the company to continual improvement of its environmental performance.

PolyQuest is a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, NC. Established in 2000, its mission is to provide the most comprehensive, cost-competitive supply portfolio of virgin and recycled PET resins in North America. It offers one of the broadest resin catalogs in the hemisphere, serving every major end application for PET including bottle, sheet, strapping, compounding, film and fiber.

PolyQuest products include virgin prime resins with cutting-edge technology as well as “wide spec” offerings for less critical end applications. PolyQuest is a leading manufacturer of recycled PET products, a value-added processor of PET scrap streams, and is one of the fastest-growing recyclers in the U.S.