Chamblee, Ga.-based Magnolia Plastics Inc., a custom formulator of high-performance epoxy systems, announced Oct. 5 that its board of directors had officially — and effective immediately — changed the company name to Magnolia Advanced Materials Inc.
Magnolia's CEO Rick Wells noted, "Our new name better reflects our current business and will grow with us as we add new chemistries and product lines. My father, Don Wells, founded the company in 1957 and began by developing epoxy for the aviation industry and emerging U.S. space program. Our tagline then was 'Plastics for the Space Age.'"
Since those early days, Magnolia's products have flown on shuttle missions and into deep space on Pioneer and Voyager missions. Wells says his father "would be thrilled to see how we’ve grown, and that we still specialize in aviation of all types. I think he would be particularly proud that we are considered a leader in another emerging space industry: space tourism. Our name has changed but our commitment to excellence in customer service and innovative product development will remain our primary focus.”
Magnolia has been formulating and manufacturing high-performance epoxies since 1957. Worldwide distribution makes it possible to serve diverse industries, including aerospace, defense, electronics and electrical, communications, civil engineering and construction, marine/maritime, energy, transportation, industrial and recreation. Magnolia produces a variety of innovative epoxy systems: adhesives (aerospace, structural and general-purpose), syntactics, liquid shims, composite (including resin transfer molding) and composite-repair resins, conductive epoxies, potting and encapsulating epoxies, tooling and casting resins. Custom-formulated and custom-packaged epoxy systems are available. Magnolia Plastics Inc. is AS9100-certified.