Zeus uses science, research, and development to push boundaries: we deliver polymer solutions that transform markets, businesses, and lives. As the global leader of advanced extrusions – from tubing to heat shrinks to nanofiber composites – our diverse product lines turn polymers into possibilities. We frequently partner with market leaders in medical, aerospace, energy, fiber optics, automotive and energy sectors as well as start-ups and distributors to deliver precision standard and highly customized products.
Zeus – Delivering Dependable Innovation For Over 50 YearsAt Zeus, We Are Innovators – Like You
We were among the first polymer extrusion companies to work in the arena of minimally invasive techniques for revolutionary procedures involving catheterization. From our earliest PTFE heat shrink extrusions to our latest LCP monofilament for MRI-compatible catheters, Zeus has sought to maintain our reputation for innovation, collaboration, quality, and a “can do” attitude that has made us and our partners successful.
Today, we have expanded our tradition of innovation to arenas beyond medical markets to include automotive, aerospace, energy – oil, gas, wind, and others – fibers optics, and fluid management. From our Dual-Shrink® heat shrink for precision automotive sensors and connectors to our Thermally Stable PEEK coating for fiber optics, Zeus continues to look ahead and anticipate the next generation of innovations in multiple markets.
Company founder Frank P. Tourville, Sr., set the vision for Zeus from its earliest days in 1966: After being in the extrusion industry for nearly ten years, Mr. Tourville set out to “do it better.” Through his personal drive and his business philosophy and acumen, Frank Sr. transformed Zeus into a global leader of polymer extrusion solutions and advanced technologies. Throughout Zeus’ often rapid growth, Mr. Tourville and Zeus remain committed to improving the industries and the lives of the people that we work with.
Zeus is Everywhere You Are
Today, after more than 50 years, Zeus touches nearly every major industry in the world. You will find our technology in places as diverse as your backyard grill to aircraft, 3-D printing, and surgical suites. Zeus products – tubing, catheter componentry, heat shrinks, bioabsorbable and implantable medical products, sutures, fiber optics coatings, and much more – are all around us today making our daily lives better. Our commitment to creating improved products and partnerships is surpassed only by the commitment of our people.
Why Choose Zeus As Your Innovation Partner?
Zeus’ history and reputation of partnering with manufacturers and research and development groups is long well-recognized. Today, companies – whether well-established or start-up – know that when they come to us, we deliver! Zeus can assist with process development, design challenges, materials guidance, prototype development, to quality support. We have our own certified testing and analytical laboratories with an extensive range of materials science capabilities. We take your reputation as seriously as you do! No other company delivers the consistency, dependability, and unparalleled innovation of Zeus.
Zeus Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy
Consistent with our Mission, Core Values, and our Zeus Operating System, we are committed to conducting business in a safe and environmentally responsible manner that promotes the health of our employees, customers, and community. All Zeus employees are expected to understand, follow, and promote this policy.
Zeus complies with all applicable Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) laws and regulations as well as Zeus standards. We conduct internal audits and implement practices that ensure compliance with these requirements.
We set EHS goals, objectives, and targets to continually improve our performance and publically report our progress.
We integrate EHS into business decisions to proactively ensure the health and safety of our employees and promote environmentally responsible practices.
Communication and Education
We communicate our EHS policy to our employees, customers, and suppliers. Zeus provides training and resources to enable employees to implement our policy and share best practices throughout our company. Our goal is to foster both human and environmental health throughout all tiers of our company.
For more than 50 years Zeus has been forming successful strategic partnerships with our friends in industries such as medical, automotive, aerospace, energy, fluid management, fiber optics, and many others. We have built these relationships through our dedication, skill, and desire to see our customers succeed as well as ourselves. Our team continues to deliver polymer extrusion solutions that transform businesses, markets, and lives.
Zeus performance extrusions are everywhere. Every day we are breaking new ground in multiple areas: Our biomaterials have enabled novel medical procedures; our high temperature insulated wire has been used to search out new oil and gas reserves; Zeus seamless release aids have improved composite fabrication; and much more. The Zeus team has been and continues to be here to help you overcome design challenges, and we are excited to grow as a company even more over the next 50 years!
Selected Zeus Milestones
1966 – After working for 10 years in the extrusion industry, Frank P. Tourville, Sr., founds Zeus in 1966 in Raritan, NJ. After acquiring his first extruder from Times Wire & Cable (Wallingford, Conn.), Mr. Tourville rents a facility and hires his first employee, Ray Coulombe. Together, these assets – both people and machines – form the foundation of what would become Mr. Tourville’s thriving business.
1968 – Zeus develops Sub-Lite-Wall® tubing – a tubing with super-thin walls. In conjunction with this development, Zeus manufactures PTFE 4:1 heat shrink tubing for intravenous catheters for Jelco – a division of Johnson & Johnson – and one of Zeus’ first medical customers.