Within the US, Nomaco operates three manufacturing and warehousing facilities totaling approximately 1.3 million square feet. We have affiliated partners throughout the world to meet your global manufacturing needs.
The manufacturing group includes production, quality assurance, warehousing and logistics. This team is committed to producing and distributing the best foam products available. Our personnel at each facility implement Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma and 5S practices to maintain the highest efficiencies and best quality for our customers. Customized quality assurance measures can be developed to meet any standards. All inventory, orders and shipments are maintained through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), enabling our team to know what products we have on hand or en route at any time.
Every Nomaco product is a custom blend of thermoplastic raw materials, additives and colorants that achieve the exact density, color, structure and desired characteristics (such as UV stability or fire retardancy) for optimal product performance. These ingredients are gravity fed into an extruder through a blending device that precisely adds the components in the exact amounts required for the custom formulation.
Once inside the extruder, ingredients are moved forward by large screws, mixing and melting into a liquid state. Additives are included as the mixture becomes homogeneous. Then, at an incredible expansion rate, the mixture extrudes from the high-pressure within the machine through a computer-designed die. As it meets the air, the mixture immediately expands to foam and moves down the cooling line until it reaches ambient temperature. The foam can then be cut and formed to the specifications necessary for the particular product being produced.
At Nomaco we understand the importance of environmental stewardship. We were the first manufacturer in our industry to eliminate chlorofluorocarbons from our polyethylene extrusion process. Other internal efforts include: recycling 100% of our internal polyethylene scrap and cardboard cartons, implementing scrap-reduction initiatives, reducing cardboard cartons, and eliminating phthalates from molded products and product packaging.