Material Cost Reduction

Material Cost Reduction Strategy

A Permian customer with a demanding Rf/EDI Instrument Housing cover was using a specially compounded raw material costing $15.00/lb. The customer was not only dissatisfied with that cost but was experience competitive pressure on the poor appearance resulting from this highly filled engineering plastic. They approached Permian with the problem hoping to solve both the appearance and the price problem without sacrificing the key engineering and regulatory requirements of the Housing.

  • Permian Plastics’ engineers with their extensive material’s expertise, worked with the customer to evaluate a broad spectrum of polymer types.
  • The result was a polymer material that was 7.5 times less costly which not only met all of the engineering and technical specifications, but significantly enhanced the appearance of the Housing.
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