We started with two brothers and an idea
When it comes to manufacturing, transportation and storage of high-purity or corrosive chemicals, fluoropolymers make the difficult possible. These polymers are the backbone of the pharmaceutical, chemical process, mining, semiconductor and nuclear industries. However, these impressive materials also come at a high price. Fluoropolymers have well-known properties such as low surface energy, excellent chemical resistance, ppb ion extraction levels and high use temperatures. But they are often cost prohibitive, therefore they are a material of last resort used only for the most severe requirements. In case of a difficult application, break the glass and reach for a fluoropolymer but be prepared for sticker shock.
Nile Polymers has always believed in a different reality. Our goal from the beginning was to provide cost-effective PVDF products for industry without concessions to cheap materials or manufacturing shortcuts. Our Purisan™ Kynar® mixers utilize a clean USP Class VI grade PVDF for both the injection-molded prop and the powder-coated shaft. The Strong-Ty™ Kynar® cable ties and Fluorinar™ 3D printing filaments are also made from PVDF, the best way we know how. Quality without compromise. Welcome to Nile Polymers!
The original Nile company name was an idea from our grandfather, Marlow Fisher. He grew up as a poor boy in the foothills of east Bountiful Utah. To quote the words of a song he taught us all “… he never had a cent and was dead broke.” He met the love of his life, our grandmother Leone Fisher, in junior high and worked up his courage to propose to her in the 9th grade. To support his growing family beyond his work as a pharmacist, he learned the chemical formulary business and developed products for mortuaries and the embalming process. In a tip of his fedora to the early Egyptians and their embalming practices, Grandpa called his company Nile Products. Many of his grand children remember working with him in the lab bottling lotions, shampoos and embalming fluid. A joy to be around, he always had a kind smile, a funny story and plenty of time to drink a Coke or eat a bowl of strawberry ice cream. He is fondly remembered by all who knew him and we are proud to bear his family name. Our company is a tribute to his example, integrity and kindness. We look forward to seeing him again.