When Dick Compton and Del Petraitis founded the NuSil™ brand in the late 1970s, they did so to fill an unmet need in the silicone industry. The large multinationals at the time built products to meet only the needs of a select few. That forced innovative companies to mold their processes to fit existing materials. By customizing materials to fit specific application needs, the NuSil™ brand changed the way innovators designed silicone-based products.
When our customers needed purer product to function deep in outer space and inside the body, we created our proprietary purification technology. (1982)
When a crisis in the medical implants industry in the early 90s saw large silicone suppliers exiting the market segment, we went against the grain and stepped up our supply commitment.
In 1999, when supplies of key raw materials and ingredients were limited, we became self-sufficient by vertically integrating to ensure continuity of supply.
When our aerospace and defense customers were challenged by the complexities of fabricating with silicones, we moved from a raw material supplier to a one-stop center of excellence and a partner in silicone manufacturing, from materials to finished parts. (2005)
We continue to think outside the box today by expanding our innovations in the drug delivery, skin care and electronics industries, finding new solutions to our customers' most difficult challenges.