Sumika Polymers is now on Knowde

Sumika Polymers North America opens a storefront on Knowde 

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 19, 2023Sumika Polymers North America, which markets, develops, and manufactures a wide range of polyolefin-based thermoplastic products, has launched a storefront on Knowde, the leading digital customer experience platform for ingredients, polymers, and chemicals.

Sumika supports the global auto industry with innovative and sustainable solutions that are designed to be safer and more cost-effective than traditional metal parts. The company’s portfolio includes polyethylene, polypropylene, thermoplastic olefin rubbers, and thermoplastic elastomers. 

Key Sumika Polymers brands featured on Knowde include NOBLEN® TPO, ESPOLEX® TPE, THERMOFIL®, THERMOFIL HP®, and THERMOFIL Circle®.

“Our Knowde storefront enables us to expand our digital presence and offer automotive engineers, specifiers, converters, compounders, and buyers a fast and convenient tool to find our products,” said Chad Koss, Commercial Director, for Sumika Polymers North America. “Importantly, Knowde also enables customers to connect with our experts to ask technical questions and get help with their application development.”    

With Knowde, R&D and procurement professionals can search for Sumika Polymers products, request documents, order samples, and access experts who can answer technical questions. Sign-up is always free for R&D and procurement professionals at

“Knowde is transforming the way original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) discover, engage, and transact with polymer suppliers,” said Dan Haas, Chief Commercial Officer for Knowde. “This is accelerating innovation and bringing new products to market faster.”

Knowde makes it easier for suppliers like Sumika Polymers to reach and engage buyers, nurture leads, and capitalize on new business opportunities, all while lowering their cost of sales. 

Suppliers interested in building a storefront on Knowde can contact Haas at

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About Sumika Polymers North America

Sumika Polymers North America (SPNA) is a 100% subsidiary of the Sumitomo Chemical Group located in North America. Our Corporate Office is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan and our Manufacturing Facility is located in Griffin, GA. SPNA is part of the Petrochemicals & Plastics Division which markets, develops, manufactures and offers a wide range of polyolefin-based thermoplastic products including polyethylene, polypropylene, thermoplastic olefin TPO compounds and thermoplastic elastomers. Customer Service: Best rated team in the industry based in Michigan to understand and fulfill your requirements on a “Just in Time” manner. Shipping & Logistics: Let us optimize your logistic needs on a local or global basis with world-class rates and delivery options. Quality Certification: Zero defects is our main goal with ISO/TS certifications while striving to maintain complete customer satisfaction. Global Technology: Bring us your technical challenges and see how our experts can resolve your challenges on a global basis. For more information, visit

About Knowde

Knowde is the leading digital customer experience platform for ingredients, polymers, and chemistry. The marketplace allows buyers to search, compare, sample, quote, and purchase products from every producer on earth, all in one place. With more than 180,000 products and 8,000 supplier storefronts — more than any distributor, marketplace, or middleman organization in the history of the industry — Knowde is the largest platform of its kind. Knowde is backed by top-tier investors, including Coatue, Sequoia Capital, Refactor Capital, Bee Partners, Cantos Ventures, Sound Ventures, TQ Ventures, K5 Global, Mantis VC, Knollwood, 8VC, and FJ Labs. For more information, visit

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