3M (St. Paul, Minn., USA) and golf club and carbon fiber prepreg manufacturer Aldila (Poway, Calif., USA) announced on Nov. 22 the signing of a mutual commercialization and supply agreement that allows Aldila to purchase 3M Matrix Resin for the creation of customized products in the golf industry and other businesses served by Aldila.
Aldila is a prepreg company with more than 15 years of manufacturing experience and 38 years of experience in the fabrication of composite products. In 1994, Aldila started manufacturing prepreg to support its Golf Shaft division.
“Aldila’s experience and reputation makes it a great fit for 3M in this growing market,” said Vic Genco, general manager, 3M Engineered Products and Solutions. “The potential for 3M Matrix Resin to add new possibilities to Aldila’s already expansive product line is very exciting.”
“To be a preferred partner of a world class organization such as 3M is an exciting opportunity for Aldila. We view this as validation of our increasing recognition and capability within the advanced composite materials arena,” said Peter R. Mathewson, chairman and CEO, Aldila. “Aldila’s ‘end use’ approach gives our prepreg manufacturing a distinct advantage in understanding composite material fabrication processes and how the material is utilized by our customers. We are confident 3M Matrix Resin will give us an opportunity to bring something unique to our customers.”