Monomer-Polymer and Dajac Labs announced today that it has acquired the Silar Laboratories division from the Oak Bark Corporation.

The search for new materials that can be used in advanced electronic applications, biomedical devices, adhesives and other technically challenging projects is an ongoing need for specialty chemicals manufacturers. The synergistic interactions between research concentrations and chemical expertise are arguably the most efficient paths to creating successful solutions for these application needs. The integration of Monomer-Polymer and Dajac Labs and Silar Labs will allow the research teams and process engineers to support and develop faster-to-market solutions for their business partners.

Monomer-Polymer and Dajac Labs (“MPD”) has undertaken specialty monomer and polymer research for over 50 years, creating an extensive datacenter of highly technical monomers and related polymers and copolymers. MPD specialties include acrylates, methacrylates, fluorinated molecules, silanes and vinyl monomers, in addition to the corresponding polymers and copolymers. MPD’s specialty monomers and polymers are broadly used, serving many markets including coatings, adhesives, medical devices, dental resins, academic and industrial R&D.

The Silar production facilities in Acme, NC and Scotia, NY are primarily engaged in the manufacture of organosilanes, silicones and adhesion promoters for use in pharmaceutical, biomedical devices, electronics, industrial and R&D markets. Silar’s manufacturing facilities are ISO 9002 certified and produces gram and kilo-lab scale through multi-ton at the Acme facility. The staff is lead by a team of veteran scientists and process engineers dedicated to producing the highest quality materials using cost-effective routes and technologies.

“The closing of this transaction strongly positions MPD for the future by combining two complementary chemistries, technical capabilities and strong market channels. Specifically, the ability for Monomer-Polymer and Silar to undertake interdisciplinary R&D and production with specialty monomers and silanes will strengthen the organization’s position in multiple, key markets in which we have seen sustained growth”, said MPD CEO, Stephen Bell.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Stephen Bell, Ph.D.

Company contact information:
Stephen Bell, CEO
Monomer-Polymer and Dajac Labs
215-364-1155 (Tel)