ATL Composites (Molendinar, Queensland, Australia) reports that 2015 marks the 35th anniversary for the company as a formulator of high-performance epoxy resins and as a supplier of advanced structural materials to the Australian and Asian composites markets.
Initially established in New Zealand in 1977 by Arnie Duckworth and Chris Timms to manufacture WEST SYSTEM epoxy products for the Asia Pacific region, under license to Gougeon Brothers Inc. USA, ATL Composites expanded by opening a second facility in Sydney in 1980 to service the Australian professional and amateur boatbuilding market.
Today, with a manufacturing facility in Queensland, ATL Composites holds a strong and successful position as an epoxy formulator and continues to be a leading supplier to the high-performance yachting market. Years of practical experience and knowledge in the performance of composite materials has seen the company diversify into other industries where there is also a demand for lighter, stronger, stiffer, more durable structures. Composite materials and engineering services are provided by ATL for the manufacture of commercial ferries, road and rail transportation, industrial and architectural applications, resulting in improved performance and reduced production time, while specifically formulated liquid and filled epoxy systems are now supplied into the specialized fields of industrial tooling, electrical encapsulation, mining and automotive applications.