Knowde brings cutting-edge online buying experience to the Plastics & Elastomers industry

“Our Knowde storefront gives customers everything they need to find existing, new, and advanced materials to innovate with the products in our portfolio. This ready access will help customers drive greater value creation for the industries and segments they serve.”

Randy Stone, President of DuPont Mobility & Materials

“This is an industry that is continuously driven by innovation, safety and quality, and clients are looking for faster access to knowledge and tools. With our storefront on Knowde, we’re able to offer them a higher level of transparency and responsiveness, and provide them with tools that enable increased collaboration.”

Mark Nikolich, CEO, Braskem America

“Knowde makes it easier than ever to find materials and to shorten time-to-market for new product development. R&D professionals and buyers can register for free and receive instant access to the world’s largest catalog of ingredients.”

Ali Amin-Javaheri, co-founder and CEO of Knowde

Knowde launches cutting-edge platform for plastics and elastomers

SAN JOSE, CA – May 6, 2021 – Knowde is bringing its cutting-edge online buying experience to the Plastics & Elastomers industry with the launch of a new platform for plastics, elastomers and polymer additives.

For the first time ever, plastics and elastomers specifiers, converters, compounders and buyers can search, filter, collaborate, request samples and quotes and purchase from hundreds of producers – all in one place. This includes industry-leading suppliers such as DuPont and Braskem, which announced on March 24 that it is expanding its storefront on Knowde.

Knowde is the leading marketplace for ingredients, polymers and chemistry. Using Knowde, plastics and elastomers processors can find what they need fast, and help companies that produce flexible films, rigid packaging, lightweight parts for transportation, durable consumer and industrial goods, and pharmaceutical and medical devices get to market faster. 

“Our Knowde storefront gives customers everything they need to find existing, new, and advanced materials to innovate with the products in our portfolio,” said Randy Stone, President of DuPont Mobility & Materials. “This ready access will help customers drive greater value creation for the industries and segments they serve.”

DuPont, a flagship producer on Knowde, offers branded compounds, specialty polyamides, high-performance polyphthalamide (PPA), polyoxymethylene (POM), and polyester resins. Among the key DuPont brands available on Knowde are Delrin®, Zytel®, Hytrel®, Crastin® and Rynite®.

Braskem, the latest producer to expand its storefront on Knowde, is the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world.

“This is an industry that is continuously driven by innovation, safety and quality, and clients are looking for faster access to knowledge and tools,” said Mark Nikolich, CEO, Braskem America. “With our storefront on Knowde, we’re able to offer them a higher level of transparency and responsiveness, and provide them with tools that enable increased collaboration.” 

Among the Braskem brands offered on Knowde are the company’s recently launched 3D printing polymers and expanded I’m green™ portfolio of recycled plastics.

“Knowde makes it easier than ever to find materials and to shorten time-to-market for new product development,” said Ali Amin-Javaheri, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowde. “R&D professionals and buyers can register for free and receive instant access to the world’s largest catalog of ingredients.”

With its powerful search capabilities, made even better with new filters, features and tools, Knowde enables users to explore products by chemistry, application, function, technical properties and more, 24/7. Additionally, KnowdeConcierge™ provides access to expert advice and insight on all manufacturer, brand and product pages, and ensures prompt replies to inquiries.

Currently, buyers are conducting 295,000 searches and requesting nearly 6,000 samples and 1,200 quotes each month on Knowde. 

For plastics and elastomers producers, a Knowde storefront offers all the technology required to move online quickly and meet the new needs of customers who want a better online buying experience. Adding to the value of each storefront, Knowde promotes ingredients from manufacturers with targeted digital marketing and social media campaigns, and offers self-service tools for marketing automation and customer relationship management (CRM).

Knowde also provides robust analytics to track key performance indicators, including the number of marketing qualified leads (MQLs) and sales qualified leads (SQLs) generated by producer storefronts. The number of sales leads (MQLs and SQLs) have increased 500% during 2020, and currently, one sales lead is being generated every 5 minutes on Knowde.

Manufacturers interested in having a storefront on Knowde can contact Dan Haas, Chief Commercial Officer, at dan@knowde.com.

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About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at www.dupont.com. Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at www.investors.dupont.com

About Braskem

With a global vision of the future oriented towards people and sustainability, Braskem is committed to contributing to the value chain for strengthening the Circular Economy. The petrochemical company’s almost 8,000 team members dedicate themselves every day to improve people’s lives through sustainable chemicals and plastics solutions. Braskem has an innovative DNA and a comprehensive portfolio of plastic resins and chemical products for diverse segments, such as food packaging, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agribusiness, healthcare and hygiene, among others. With 41 industrial units in Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Germany, and net revenue of R$58.5 billion (US$11.4 billion), Braskem exports its products to clients in more than 100 countries.

Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and operations in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa

About Knowde

Located in Silicon Valley, Knowde is a digital marketplace built for chemistry. As Amazon, eBay and others have modernized and changed the way we research and buy products, so too is Knowde bringing this same revolutionary change to the world of ingredients, polymers and chemistry. For additional information about Knowde, visit www.knowde.com.

For Journalists

Interested in an interview with Randy Stone, President of DuPont Transportation & Industrial? Please contact Natalie K. Moore at natalie.k.moore@dupont.com

Interested in an interview with Mark Nikolich, CEO, Braskem America? Please contact Stacy Torpey at stacy.torpey@braskem.com

Interested in an interview with Knowde CEO Ali Amin-Javaheri? Please contact John Schmidt at john.schmidt@knowde.com.

 

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