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MPI offers impartial, full service, third-party testing services backed by ISO17025 accreditation for 

troubleshooting, quality assurance, method development, and other investigatory determinations. MPI’s robust analytical capabilities, cutting-edge instrumentation, and expert quality management system deliver test results with complete confidence. Areas of expertise include standardized tests, 

physical, mechanical, analytical, thermal, accelerated degradation, specialized and custom testing. MPI can assist with issues stemming from raw materials, processing, damage, failures and beyond. Our services are customizable to fit your needs. 

MPI provides a one-stop solution to help you move quickly on your parts needs by specializing in CAD design, laser scanning, and 3D printing. 

Over 100 different materials are available, from clear to opaque and rigid to flexible. 

Whether you have just the beginnings of an idea or need to duplicate an existing product, our polymer expertise and 3D printing capabilities can deliver products quickly. 


MPI has been an active workforce development partner since 1993, training thousands of employees for hundreds of Mississippi companies. We are committed to providing your employees with the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities for your company to compete globally.

MPI’s workforce development programs are specifically designed for improved profitability for your corporation. These short courses are developed to provide an operational edge that allows your company to compete globally. The workforce development training is tailored to your specific needs. The training can be conducted on or off site. 

MPI’s expertise covers many polymerization techniques, including traditional chemistries such as alkyds or polyesters and advanced technologies such as waterborne nano-emulsions, UV curable oligomers and controlled polymerization techniques.

In addition to the development of new material technologies, MPI focuses on improving existing processes and optimizing performance throughout the development cycle, reducing the time and cost required for new or improved products.

MPI’s integrated facility allows you to seamlessly transition from small lab to pilot scale production in the same location with the added value of testing performance of the finished product. MPI’s unique process and synthesis bay handles a wide variety of chemical intermediates in a safe, controlled industrial and pilot scale-up environment.

MPI is equipped to develop new products, product line extensions or functional offsets by utilizing a variety of product development tools. MPI is uniquely able to provide added value to the developmental process, continuing from lab scale to pilot stage to reduce your time to market.

Through our expertise in reaction and in-process monitoring, we develop pilot products more quickly with data collection that supports full-scale production.​

Let MPI improve or create an entirely new product or process to meet your unmet needs. Specializing in advanced-materials and processing techniques, MPI is uniquely able to develop new and advanced material technologies that provide solutions that enhance your company.

The experts at MPI work to reduce overall system cost by analyzing existing formulation methods and configuring production outputs for maximum yields. This focus on efficiency also works to improve processes or optimize performance, resulting in a reduction in development time.​



MPI is a non-profit industrial outreach arm that serves to foster business growth. It was born out of the School of Polymers & High Performance Materials and is associated with The University of Southern Mississippi.


We strive to put the customer first and provide an environment that provides assistance to the entire advanced-material ecosystem.  This starts with student and public outreach activities to increase interest and participation, then moves into more advanced contributions with product conceptualization-to-commercialization to grow businesses. At later stages this involves troubleshooting manufacturing issues and providing workforce training that enables companies to achieve new sustainable goals.


Our capabilities include but are not limited to several aspects of material science: polymer synthesis, composite manufacturing, testing, compounding, extruding, molding, design, CAD modeling, 3D printing, workforce training, and educational outreach.


In addition to the serving industry with dedicated staff, laboratories, and equipment, MPI leverages resources with the School of Polymer Science and Engineering when highly specialized knowledge or equipment benefits customers.


When our customers achieve their goals, we achieve ours. This in turn helps to grow markets and industries.





For any inquiries, questions or comments, please call: 601.266.4607 or email us

MPI is a proud part of 

Mississippi Polymer Institute

46 Shelby Thames Drive

Hattiesburg, MS 39402



Tel: 601.266.4607​

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