Who We Are
Ronald Mark Associates has been marketing, distributing, and packaging PVC resin since 1971 and manufacturing vinyl films since 1979. Through acquisitions and joint ventures, combined with taking full advantage of its reach in the PVC resin market, RMA has positioned itself as an innovator and streamlined manufacturer of all types of vinyl films with early successes in the flat roof membrane market as well as critical proprietary vinyl fabrics for the military.
Born from that success is Flex Membranes, an engineered roofing systems company, In 2011, EPT was established through the efforts of Ronald Mark Associates to reinvest in its core business. EPT is leveraging the expertise in flat die extrusion of Ronald Mark Associates beyond roofing membranes while finding solutions in the fast-growing specialty film market. EPT continues to develop innovative products based on several chemistries including urethanes, Elvaloy™, and specialty polymers.
And like so many innovations, while formulating and developing PVC recipes for a variety of customer applications, an engineer at RMA discovered a compound with unique color and flow characteristics that evolved into a surface treatment that has no equal. Since KINON™ was first developed 20 years ago, it has been used in many global boutique hotels, restaurants, and retail stores.
In 1971, Ronald Mark Associates entered the PVC resin market. There were 27 resin manufacturers in the United States. Today there are five domestic producers. The five have built up multi-billion pound capacity facilities across multiple sites. Their economic decisions are driven by large-scale commodity manufacturing, continuous production campaigns, and persistent export opportunities.
The more things change the more things stay the same. Back in 1971 RMA performed a service for fabricators who were being neglected during a resin shortage. Today, commodity resins and exports are our emphases. RMA continues to exceed the product quality and customer service needs of our small to mid-size company customer base. We supply rigid and flexible, general purpose, and specialty PVC resins.
In support of the circular economy, Ronald Mark Associates launched a successful plastics recycling business at their Pitman, NJ facility.