TOPAS Advanced Polymers


At TOPAS Advanced Polymers, our goal is to anticipate and meet the needs of our customers and mankind for better and more useful materials. We work with companies around the globe, large and small, to help make their products - from everyday packaging films to high-end medical and optical devices - the very best they can be.

Currently, TOPAS Advanced Polymers manufactures and markets TOPAS® COC (cyclic olefin copolymer), a family of plastic resins used in advanced packaging, medical, optical and other applications worldwide. We also manufacture and market norbornene, a valuable building block for complex organic molecules.

TOPAS Advanced Polymers is a joint venture of Daicel Corporation and Polyplastics Co., Ltd. The global enterprise is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, with a U.S. subsidiary in Florence, KY. The company operates the world's largest COC plant in Oberhausen, Germany. We employ about 100 people working in research and development, marketing and sales, production, logistics and administration. TOPAS Advanced Polymers was launched in 2006 upon purchase of the TOPAS business from Ticona, a subsidiary of Celanese Corporation.