Company Profile

Norplex-Micarta is the leading global supplier of high performance thermoset composite laminates to OEMs and fabricators. Building upon the IL Norplex expertise in flat sheet laminated plastics, and the Micarta technology in sheet, round tubing, and molded rods and shapes, Norplex-Micarta manufactures the highest quality specialty sheet products, pre-pregs, rods and molded shapes, and tubes available.

Founded in 1945, Industrial Laminates/Norplex, Inc. developed its offerings from basic plastic items to a line of advanced industrial laminated plastics. Over the decades, Norplex cultivated its plastic laminate technology to service the construction, transportation, and aerospace industries while expanding its presence in North America, Western Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Meanwhile, Micarta began its legacy forty years earlier in 1905 when George Westinghouse trademarked several mica patents under the Micarta name. Over the next century, Micarta pioneered decorative laminate applications for uses as diverse as household furniture to space shuttle components.

In 2003, the merger of IL/Norplex, Inc. and Micarta Insulation Materials Division brought together two giants of the laminate industry, each with a legacy of innovation. Norplex-Micarta's vast product line of sheet, rod, tube, and molded parts services the oil & gas, power generation, military/aerospace, construction, heavy industry, electronics, electrical devices, medical devices, and transportation markets throughout the world.

Located in Postville, Iowa, Norplex-Micarta's global headquarters is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by more than 200 skilled workers. In Changzhou, Jiangsu, China, the Company operates a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that is specially designed to produce glass epoxy materials for the growing Asian market. Changzhou Micarta Composite Material Company, Ltd. continues the Norplex-Micarta tradition of high quality, innovative new products and excellent service for customers in China and beyond.