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ERA Polymers Celebrates 35 Years

June 14, 2021

Era Polymers: 35th anniversary

The Australian independent polyurethane systems house Era Polymers Pty Ltd with head office in Sydney announced that it is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021. According to the company, in 1986 George Papamanuel had the dream of owning his own polyurethane business. With the support of his wife Tina Papamanuel, hard work and determination, he realised that dream. George’s business started off small in his garage and he was always pinching Tina’s cooking utensils and crockery to test product.

Tina and George Papamanuel (Source: Era Polymers)Tina and George Papamanuel (Source: Era Polymers)

Today, 35 years later, Era Polymers is one of the largest suppliers of prepolymers in Asia, operates six state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and United States) and exports to over 86 countries. However, the company is still very much a family affair with Alex, Francene, Nicole and Shannon all working in the business, said Era Polymers. The company’s polyurethane solutions comprise, amongst others, one of the most diverse ranges of cast elastomer prepolymers, spray polyurethane and polyurea’s, rigid and flexible foam systems, rubber binders and timber floor coatings.

Despite this growth and achievement George Papamanuel has always remained true to the business philosophy: “Business is people doing business with people”.While Era Polymers offers a global reach, the company said it remains important that its customers get great service locally.



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