The integrated merger will expand Mar-Bal’s composite technologies to now include Lattice’s customized epoxy chemistry systems–providing a wide materials portfolio of polyester and epoxy resin compounds that is world class.
The ISO 9001: 2015 Registered Mar-Bal provides customers with comprehensive thermoset composite solutions–including part design, specialized material formulations, decorating, assembly, and customized automation. As a historical player in 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–which are not available with any other material suppliers. This next-level of essential advanced epoxy technologies and products will include (but is not limited to):
- SMC/BMC composite materials (carbon fiber & fiberglass reinforced)
- Filament winding resins
- Prepreg resin
- Bulk and film adhesives
- Custom materials and process solutions
Pulling their full scope of resources together, Lattice will be moving its advanced manufacturing equipment and experienced technical staff to Mar-Bal’s state-of-the-art AltraSet Materials Division compounding facility in Chagrin Falls, OH. Joining Mar-Bal’s VP of Materials Engineering, Larry Landis, will be 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.”