Worldwide Polymer Distribution & Trading

Osterman North America

We Get It All, So You Will Too

Just about every major North American brand of polyethylene, polystyrene, and polypropylene products flows through your Osterman channel. But what else would you expect from a leading prime distributor of PE, PP, PS, PET and engineered thermoplastics?

As one of the largest traders and polymer distributors in the industry, we're on a first-name basis with the sales, production and engineering experts who deliver for us – so we can deliver for you. Our close relationships help ensure availability and pricing that make sense for your business. We can also recommend application solutions and alternatives that can improve your output, productivity and profitability. 

Logistics that Work For You, Not the Other Way Around

There's Osterman product in stock and waiting to ship from over 100 locations. From orders sized for ocean-going containers and rail cars to tractor-trailer trucks and handtrucks, you can get the product you need, when and where you need it. Our local inventories can guarantee close-to-next-day delivery on hundreds of compounds.

We support inventory with a team of sales, service, logistics and technical experts who know how to get things done. We leverage our experience to make better decisions and prevent problems before they happen. And when the unexpected is unavoidable, we have the resources and connections to provide alternatives that can deliver and keep your business producing. 

More Processes

It doesn't matter what you're making. Osterman has the product to keep your processes up and running, including:

  • Injection Molding
  • Rotational Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Foam Molding
  • Extrusion Coating
  • Fiber & Filament Extrusion
  • Pipe & Profile Extrusion
  • Blow & Cast Film
  • Compounding
 

More Materials

You need a full-line supplier to shorten lead times, maximize buying power and get the pricing advantages of one-stop shopping. Osterman brings it all, including:

Polyethylene

  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Polyethylene Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Polypropylene

  • Homopolymer Polypropylene
  • Copolymer Polypropylene (impact)
  • Random Copolymer Polypropylene
  • Random Clarified Copolymer

Polystyrene

  • General Purpose/Crystal Polystyrene
  • High Heat Polystyrene
  • Impact Polystyrene

Engineered Polymers

  • ABS
  • Acetal
  • Concentrates and additives
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • PC ABS
  • PC Glass
  • PC Polyester
  • Filled PP Compounds
  • SAN
  • TPE
 

Engineered Polymers – from Custom Characteristics to Environmentally Friendly Alternatives

Osterman’s Engineered Polymers Industries business (EPI) meets specialized performance needs with custom-compounded engineering-grade thermoplastics. Our technical knowhow and manufacturing flexibility can help you create resins with precise characteristics and performance parameters. Tell us your needs and we can either get it made or broker a resource for specification materials and off-grade ETPs.

EPI can get you prime compounds, industrial resins, environmentally friendly products made from industrial and post-consumer feedstocks, and glass-fiber-reinforced resins. Our ignition-resistant solutions offer a variety of UL listings with flame ratings from HB to 5VA, weatherability ratings to F1, and RTI values up to 125°C.

EPI's custom solutions are proven performers for specialized needs:

  • EPIMAX® - Generic prime compounds that offer the highest quality available and maintain agency listings, including UL and FDA
  • EPITEC® - Utility compounding products that deliver exceptional value to cost ratios, with many maintaining agency listings, including UL and automotive OEM callouts
  • EPIVAL® - Eco-friendly EPIVAL compounds are made from a combination of post-consumer and post-industrial feed streams, making them good choices for both cost-sensitive and environmentally focused applications

Other EPI materials include:

  • ABS
  • Acetal
  • Concentrates and additives
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • PC ABS
  • PC Glass
  • PC Polyester
  • Filled PP Compounds
  • Polystyrene
  • SAN
  • TPE