Composites One Acquires Canadian-Based Polynt Composites Distribution

Arlington Heights, IL, December 2, 2019…Composites One, the leading North American supplier of composites raw materials and value added services, announced today that it has closed on the purchase of Canadian-based Polynt Composites Distribution from Polynt-Reichhold Group, the leading North American manufacturer of thermoset resins, gel coats and other raw materials focused on the composites market.

Polynt Composites will continue to own and operate its resin and gel coat blending operations in Brampton, Ontario and Drummondville, Quebec, to provide these products to Composites One and the market. Polynt Composites is well-known throughout Canada, providing outstanding products and excellent service.

Harold Visser, Executive Vice President Americas said, “This divestiture reflects Polynt-Reichhold’s commitment to concentrate its resources on manufacturing industry leading resins, gel coats, and other specialties, while maintaining a critical channel to market through our important distribution partner, Composites One.”

Leon Garoufalis, President and COO of Composites One commented, “Composites One has been committed to expanding our business by providing real value to our customers. By combining the talented and experienced people from both organizations, we are creating an even stronger platform to service Canadian customers who produce products using advanced and traditional composites products and processes. Our goal with this acquisition is to provide all of our customers in Canada with the products, support and service to help them to grow their businesses and be successful.”

About Composites One
Composites One is North America’s leading supplier of composite materials serving customers from 41 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from more than 600 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value added services that include closed mold technologies, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance. Composites One is headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL. To find more information visit www.compositesone.com.

About Polynt-Reichhold Group
Polynt-Reichhold Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of composites for the industrial, transportation, building, construction and marine industries. The Company is also one of the largest manufacturers of specialties and intermediates for the medical, consumer and food additive markets. Polynt-Reichhold Group has 37 manufacturing operations throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit www.polynt.com.


 

Asset Life Optimization Webinar: Getting the Most Out of Your Investment

Asset Life Optimization is focused on exploring forecasting revenue with AEP loss due to leading edge erosion. During this webinar Composites One and 3M will discuss this topic as well as provide a brief overview of the state of the wind industry. The first 50 people who register will also receive a complementary, confidential AEP wind farm analysis. 

Presented By:

Mark Kirk, Wind Energy Sales Manager, Composites One

Bret Anderson, Key Account Manager, 3M

Register:

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Primary Topics:

  • Forecasting Revenue Without AEP Loss Due to Leading Edge Erosion
  • Maintenance Budget Allocation and ROI on Repair LEP Installation
  • What’s the Pay Back on Doing Repairs

Date:

Tuesday, February 14, 2019

Time:

11:00 a.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Solvay and Composites One Announce North-America Distribution Agreement for the Process Materials and Tooling Product Lines

Solvay has appointed Composites One as a new North America distributor for its process materials and tooling product lines. Composites One, now part of Solvay’s authorized distribution network, will offer a large range of consumables, including vacuum bagging films, release films, release fabrics, peel plies, breather fabrics, sealant tapes and adhesive tapes, as roll stock or engineered kits, as well as tooling prepreg.

This new appointment provides Solvay with wider access to a large geography and multiple market segments, thus improving its ability to service customers.

“Solvay’s market approach is very much aligned with the Composites One value proposition – a broad portfolio delivered to customers through world-class service coupled with product and process technology expertise. Composites One has a proven track record of bringing technical products to market through its extensive North American distribution network and we are excited about this new opportunity.” said Maria Gallahue-Worl, Executive Vice President Industrial Business Line of Solvay’s Composite Materials Global Business Unit.

“Composites One and Solvay have entered into this partnership to expand their ability to service the entire composites industry. Solvay’s expansive and recognized product line can be utilized in a wide variety of industrial and aerospace applications. It simplifies composite manufacturing processes, improves cost efficiencies, and fits in very well with our existing close mold process and advanced composites offerings. It also positions us to expand further in markets like Aerospace. We are excited about the potential this partnership offers both companies and our customers.” said Dave Smith, Composites One Vice President of Marketing.

Solvay’s new Global Business Unit Composite Materials is a global provider of technologically advanced light-weighting material solutions that enable our customers in the aerospace, automotive and other demanding industries to design, develop and efficiently manufacture high-quality, high-performance and complex composite structures. Composite Materials has the most extensive product portfolio, including prepregs, resin systems, adhesives and surfacing films, carbon fiber, textiles, tooling and vacuum bagging consumables, thanks to its leadership in advanced materials science, chemistry and application engineering. Solvay Composite Materials combines the former Cytec Aerospace Materials and Industrial Materials businesses.

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its light-weighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 26,800 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.1 billion in 2017, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB – Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. Financial figures take into account the announced divestment of Polyamides.

Composites One is the nation’s leading supplier of composite materials serving customers from 41 locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from more than 600 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value-added services that include closed mold technologies, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance. Certifications include AS9120 at five U.S. distribution locations, along with one distribution location in Canada. Composites One is headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL.

To find more information visit www.compositesone.com or call 800-621- 8003.

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Composites One Receives AS9120 RevB Multi-Site Certification 

Composites One distribution center and truck

Composites One announced today that EAGLE Registrations Inc., a third-party certification body who audits businesses to meet international standards, awarded several Composites One LLC locations the AS9120 RevB Multi-Site Certification, which includes the ISO9001:2015 Standard.  Those locations include Lenexa, Kansas; Monessen, Pennsylvania; Rock Hill, South Carolina; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Santa Fe Springs, California.  The Composites One corporate headquarters in Arlington Heights, Illinois, also received certification as a support location. The assessment was performed in accordance with the requirements of AS9014/1:2012.  EAGLE Registrations is accredited under the aerospace Registrar Management Program.

The Composites One/BMB Solutions Composites location in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, also received the AS9120 Rev B certification using a local accredited registrar.

AS9120 is an aviation, space and defense quality standard based on the ISO 9001 quality management system and supported by the International Aerospace Quality Group. The standards are published by the ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board) International Organization of Standards and require third party independent confirmation of conformance to the standards. The AS9120 recognizes Composites One as a compliant, reliable and preferred supplier to the Aerospace Industry.  The AS9120 designation puts Composites One in a unique position to service aerospace and advanced composites customers who require this certification. Previously, Composites One was only certified at its Monessen, Pennsylvania, location. This new designation now brings the total to five U.S. distribution locations, along with one in Canada, with more to come in the future.

“This is a major accomplishment for the organization and credit goes to those who led this effort,” said Leon Garoufalis, President & COO of Composites One.  “Our Distribution Center and Corporate Teams put in a great deal of extra work to make this happen – on time and with no major non-conformities identified during the audit.”

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Over 150 Attend Composites in Wind Workshop in Boulder, Colorado

Wind Workshop

Two-Day Session led by Composites One, Closed Mold Alliance, MVP and IACMI-The Composites Institute in Cooperation with National Renewable Energy Lboratory (NREL)

Over 150 students, academics, technicians, and business owners from 27 states now have a better understanding of the latest developments in advanced materials and processes, thanks to attending a two-day school presented by Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance, and Magnum Venus Products (MVP) in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), one of eight organizations comprising the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Also participating in producing the workshop was the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). 

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Solutions in Process & Advanced Materials for Today’s Composites Manufacturer
Presented by Composites One in Partnership with IACMI

Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance, along with Magnum Venus Products, and The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) invite you to attend Solutions in Process & Advanced Materials for Today’s Composites Manufacturer! The two-day course will be held April 5-6, 2016 at IACMI – The Composites Institute in Knoxville, TN!

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Composites One Announces Educational Partnership with IACMI

Composites One, Closed Mold Alliance, and MVP to lead Four Advanced Composites Schools in 2016

Composites One, the nation's leading distributor of composite materials, and the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), one of eight organizations comprising the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation, announced their new partnership to customers, exhibitors and the press during CAMX 2015 in Dallas.

Through the new partnership, Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance and Magnum Venus Products (MVP), will lead four schools in advanced processes and products at key IACMI locations beginning in Spring 2016.   A public-private partnership, IACMI is supported by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and is one of eight organizations comprising the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation.

“Composites One, like IACMI, is dedicated to the advancement of our industry,” said Composites One President and COO Leon Garoufalis during the announcement. “With this new partnership, we can help prepare the next generation of composites professionals, as well as ensure that our industry’s existing workforce is up to speed on the latest technologies.” Also speaking at the event were IACMI CEO Dr. Craig Blue and MVP President & CFO Peter Hedger.

“We are proud to partner with Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance and Magnum Venus Products. Cross-organization collaboration reinforces our mission to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of advanced composites.  This partnership will positively impact innovation in manufacturing and advance the existing workforce composites ecosystem.” said IACMI-The Composites Institute, CEO Craig Blue.  

The upcoming schools, dates and locations include:

  • Process & Advanced Materials Workshop – April 5-6 in Knoxville, Tennessee (Oak Ridge National Lab)
  • Intermediate Processing & Wind Energy Workshop – June 14-15 in Denver, Colorado (NREL)
  • Process & Advanced Materials Workshop – August 9-10 in West Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue University)
  • Process & Automotive Market Advances in Composites – November 1-2 in Detroit, Michigan (Michigan State)

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It's Back - The Lean Mean Process Machine…Redux – LIVE at CAMX 2015

Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance Demonstrate Closed Mold and Advanced Processes at Booth #S94

Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance and more than 20 industry partners, will present closed molding and advanced process demonstrations in a massive enclosed staging area – LIVE – at Booth #S94 during CAMX 2015 in Dallas, TX, October 27-29.

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For more details, visit Composites One Booth #S94

 


All-New Composites One Website - Now Live

Composites One Launches New Website to Composites Industry

Composites One is proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The new Composites One website is a complete redesign with much more product and process information, technical data, supplier links, and other information regarding composites applications, manufacturing, and product sourcing. A mobile version is also available for those that prefer to use cell phones to search for product or process information.

To read the full press release click here.