Tom Frantz


Tom is currently the Director of Advanced Materials Development at Technimark LLC in Asheboro, NC, supporting Technimark’s global material science and sustainability efforts. This includes providing product and process development support for Technimark’s recycling division and achieving clients’ sustainability goals.

This role has enabled Tom to work with the entire recycling supply chain including brand owners, part designers, recyclers, resin producers, label manufacturers, MRFs, additive and equipment suppliers. He also leads Technimark’s innovation team responsible for identifying, evaluating and pursuing innovative technologies to bring value to Technimark’s clients. With over 38 years of experience in the polyolefins and thermoplastics industry working for resin producers, refiners, compounders and converters, Tom has a strong technical background and is a subject matter expert in polyolefins.

For over eight years, Tom has actively participated in the Association of Plastics Recyclers. He currently chairs the Olefins Technical Committee, participates on the Chemical Recycling working group, and was an active member of the Rigids Committee leading the Polypropylene Market Development working group. In 2022, Tom was elected to the APR Board of Directors. Tom also represents Technimark on the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council.

Tom obtained his BS in Polymer Science Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and his MS from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School of Business in Technology Management. He is an avid runner and enjoys trail and mountain running.


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