Chagrin Falls, OH—Mar-Bal Inc. has merged its AltraSet Composite Technologies company with Lattice Composites, Riverside, Calif. The integrated merger has expanded Mar-Bal’s composite technologies to include Lattice’s customized epoxy chemistry systems–providing a unique materials portfolio of polyester and epoxy resin compounds.
The ISO 9001: 2015 Registered Mar-Bal provides customers with thermoset composite solutions–including part design, specialized material formulations, decorating, assembly, and customized automation. As an established provider of polyester and vinyl ester resin based BMC materials, the merger with Lattice will create new opportunities for epoxy based products and material solutions for the composites industry. The advanced epoxy technologies and products will include (but is not limited to):
- SMC/BMC composite materials (carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforced)
- Filament winding resins
- Prepreg resin
- Bulk and film adhesives
- Custom materials and process solutions
Lattice is moving its advanced manufacturing equipment and technical staff to Mar-Bal’s AltraSet Materials Division compounding facility in Chagrin Falls. Joining Mar-Bal’s vice president of materials engineering, Larry Landis, is Lattice founder and CEO, Ruchir Shanbhag, director of operations, Zach Melrose, and Process Engineer Steve Stine.
According to Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal, “This merger has created the world’s leading provider of composite materials solutions. We have the ability to custom design, formulate, and manufacture a wide variety of composite materials to fit most any product application or manufacturing process. Our cultural alignment, common vision, values, and customer-centric approach makes us a valued partner in the epoxy resin based materials world.”