About Us

Our Founder

Margaret Palmer (Peg) has over 30 years of experience in the formulation and application of coatings and adhesives in the medical device, automotive, textile, construction and recreational industries for Fortune 500 companies. Her background includes a master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry, patents, journal publications and patents pending. She has been a featured speaker at MDM, Coated Fabrics and Films events, and a keynote speaker at SPE Antec.

She has a multi-disciplined technical support network available in the areas of plastics, metals, coating and adhesive resins, formulating additives, films and fibers.


“Technically speaking, Peg is one of the smartest people I know in the industry. She was a great resource to all the design engineers in developing new products, as well as to process engineers in manufacturing.”

Kirti Kamdar
Engineering Director
Medical Device Manufacturer


“Peg’s principal strengths are her well developed project management skills, knowledge in her field, strong interpersonal skills, and her ability to identify worthwhile ventures early in the process. She has a creative mind and is able to articulate technical subjects in a practical, understandable way…she’s conscientious, professional in all ways.”

Kevin Staid
Manufacturing Director
Venture Capitol Start-up


“Surface Labs took to the challenge of coating our product easily and readily, while other companies indicated that our specs couldn’t be met. The sample sent to Surface Labs were returned promptly with a very impressive coating, a simple manufacturing process, and a convenient business model of buying the know-how and reagents directly. Overall we are very impressed with Surface Labs capabilities and user friendliness, and highly recommend them to anyone with coating needs.”

Dari Shalon
Shalon Ventures

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399 Concord Street Carlisle, MA 01741

Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm