Integrated Polymer Solutions hosted a delegation of senior leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy and Lockheed Martin

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Integrated Polymer Solutions (IPS) and its CEO, Rich McManus, hosted a delegation of senior leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy and Lockheed Martin on December 15, 2021, at the Rubbercraft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Long Beach, California.

The meeting provided an opportunity to emphasize the importance of Army and Navy hypersonic programs for the nation. This collaboration and communication enables continued support and service to our war fighters.

IPS and its companies have been serving all branches of the U.S. Military for over 50 years, providing mission-critical engineered solutions. Throughout IPS’ growth, we have remained nimble and continue to proactively offer sustainable solutions simply through listening to the voice of our customers.

Integrated Polymer Solutions is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced materials and engineered components focused exclusively on high-value end markets in aerospace, defense, medical, semiconductors, robotics, energy and industrial. The group consists of eight highly respected manufacturing businesses; Rubbercraft, Northern Engineering Sheffield (NES), Icon Aerospace Technology, MAST Technologies, Swift Textile Metalizing (STM), ABBA Roller, IRP Medical and Seal Science.

Contact: Integrated Polymer Solutions, Lasse Ostergaard, VP Marketing – email: [email protected] or +1 562 354 2800.

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Integrated Polymer Solutions Acquires Seal Science, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Integrated Polymer Solutions, Inc. (“IPS”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”), today announced the acquisition of Seal Science, Inc. (“SSI” or “the Company”).

Seal Science is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered elastomeric sealing solutions for long-lived aerospace, naval, medical, and industrial applications. The Company specializes in difficult-to-produce, low-volume, high-mix components and boasts a comprehensive set of material science and compound formulation capabilities across polymers, fabrics, and electromagnetic (“EMI”) and radio frequency interference (“RFI”) materials. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, Seal Science has continually invested to create a best-in-class engineered components and materials science platform serving some of the country’s most critical national defense programs.

Adam Tuliper, Co-Owner of Seal Science, said, “We are excited to partner with IPS to continue the tradition of problem solving, collaboration, and engineering excellence that has defined Seal Science since my father Rick founded the Company many years ago. Throughout this process, my sister Amy and I have been impressed by the team at IPS and their vision for the future, and we are confident that Seal Science has found the right partner to guide it into the future.”

Rich McManus, President and CEO of IPS, commented, “When we were first introduced to Adam, Amy, and the SSI team, we immediately identified the Company as an ideal fit within IPS’ strategy of creating a world-class materials science business. Over the course of its history, Seal Science has developed an enviable track record of customer service, innovation, and quality that matches perfectly with our values at IPS. We believe the future for Seal Science is bright and we take the responsibility of stewarding the company through its next chapter of growth very seriously.”

About Integrated Polymer Solutions
Integrated Polymer Solutions is a leader in designing and engineering elastomeric components and tools for aerospace, military, medical and specialty industrial markets. The company’s products utilize advanced materials designed to exceptionally tight tolerances for high-performance applications. IPS’ products include elastomeric seals, gaskets, tooling, hoses, ablatives, EMI/RFI/thermal shielding products, encapsulated O-rings and composite APU plenums and ducts. For more information, visit www.integratedpolymersolutions.com.

About Arcline Investment Management
Arcline is a growth-oriented private equity firm that seeks to invest in thriving middle market businesses in high value industries. Arcline’s differentiated investment strategy combines deep business model expertise, proactive thematic research, an unrelenting focus on the upside and a collaborative, management-first approach to value creation. The firm’s primary sectors of interest include defense, aerospace, critical infrastructure services, industrial & medical technology, life sciences and specialty materials. Launched in 2019, Arcline currently has $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. For more information visit www.arcline.com.  

Contact Information:
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www.arcline.com

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Julie Hamilton
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
(212) 355–4449

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Integrated Polymer Solutions Acquires Swift Textile Metalizing

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Integrated Polymer Solutions, Inc. (“IPS”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”), today announced the acquisition of Swift Textile Metalizing LLC (“STM” or “the Company”).

STM is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered metalized fabrics used in electromagnetic (“EMI”) and radio frequency interference (“RFI”) shielding applications. The Company maintains key positions on long-lived aerospace, naval, and ground defense platforms critical to the next generation of national defense. Located in Bloomfield, Connecticut, STM was founded in 1955 and throughout its history has remained at the forefront of conductive and reflective fabric materials science. Since 2015, the Company has been owned by Steve Sigmon, who has guided the business into new end markets and impressive growth.

Steve Sigmon, owner and President of STM, said, “STM has found an ideal partner in IPS that will continue STM’s legacy of innovation, problem-solving, and collaboration while diligently supporting our customers to solve their most difficult challenges. It was clear from my time with the IPS team that we share similar visions for the future, and I couldn’t be more excited for the future of the business.”

Rich McManus, President and CEO of IPS, commented, “Since we first met Steve and were introduced to STM, we have continued to be impressed by not only the quality of his company, but also the experience, depth, and dedication of his team. It is truly an exceptional organization, and we take the responsibility of partnering with Steve and his team for STM’s next chapter very seriously and with great humility. Together we are excited to continue building a world-class materials science business.”

About Integrated Polymer Solutions
Integrated Polymer Solutions is a leader in designing and engineering elastomeric components and tools for aerospace, military, medical and specialty industrial markets. The company’s products utilize advanced materials designed to exceptionally tight tolerances for high-performance applications. IPS’ products include elastomeric seals, gaskets, tooling, hoses, ablatives, EMI/RFI/thermal shielding products, encapsulated O-rings and composite APU plenums and ducts. For more information, visit www.integratedpolymersolutions.com.

About Arcline Investment Management
Arcline is a growth-oriented private equity firm that seeks to invest in thriving middle market businesses in high value industries. Arcline’s differentiated investment strategy combines deep business model expertise, proactive thematic research, an unrelenting focus on the upside and a collaborative, management-first approach to value creation. The firm’s primary sectors of interest include defense, aerospace, critical infrastructure services, industrial & medical technology, life sciences and specialty materials. Launched in 2019, Arcline currently has $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. For more information visit www.arcline.com.   

Contact Information:
[email protected]
www.arcline.com

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Julie Hamilton
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
(212) 355‐4449

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Integrated Polymer Solutions Acquires IRP Group

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Integrated Polymer Solutions (“IPS”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”), today announced that it has acquired IRP Group (“IRP” or “the Company”).

IRP designs and manufacturers highly engineered critical-to-function elastomeric sealing components from its world-class facilities in Southern California. The Company has the scalable infrastructure to support high-growth platforms and is focused on both the rapidly expanding Class I and II Medical Device market due to its best-in-class liquid silicone rubber molding capabilities, as well as the Aerospace & Defense market, where it is positioned on long-lived platforms. IRP was founded in 1999 by Rod Trujillo, who has grown the Company impressively since its inception.

Rod Trujillo, Founder and CEO of IRP, said, “IRP has found an ideal partner in IPS that will continue the Company’s growth trajectory in our critical markets while developing our employees and delighting our customers with strong technical solutions, excellent delivery and quality performance. As Senior Advisor and significant investor in IPS, I look forward to supporting the Company’s future business expansion, especially in the specialty medical components sector.”

Rich McManus, CEO of IPS, commented, “Rod and his team have built a remarkable group of companies that serve very attractive markets with technologies and products that are complementary to IPS. We are delighted that both Rod and Casper Zublin, President of IRP, have agreed to continue as Senior Advisors for Arcline and IPS so we can draw from their deep expertise. We look forward to supporting the IRP leadership team with resources and investments to continue developing new products and capabilities.”

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Arcline.

About Integrated Polymer Solutions
Integrated Polymer Solutions is a leader in designing and engineering elastomeric components and tools for aerospace, military, medical and specialty industrial markets. The company’s products utilize advanced materials designed to exceptionally tight tolerances for high-performance applications. IPS’ products include elastomeric seals, gaskets, tooling, hoses, ablatives, EMI/RFI/thermal shielding products, encapsulated O-rings and composite APU plenums and ducts. For more information, visit www.integratedpolymersolutions.com.

About Arcline Investment Management
Arcline is a growth-oriented private equity firm that seeks to invest in thriving middle market businesses with structurally recurring revenue streams in high value industries. Arcline’s differentiated investment strategy combines deep business model expertise, proactive thematic research, an unrelenting focus on the upside and a collaborative, management-first approach to value creation. The firm’s primary sectors of interest include defense, aerospace, critical infrastructure services, industrial & biopharmaceutical technology, life sciences and specialty materials. Launched in 2019, Arcline currently has $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. The firm’s more than 35 professionals are predominantly based in New York and San Francisco. For more information about Arcline’s investment philosophy and values, visit www.arcline.com.   

Contact Information:
[email protected]
(415) 801-4570
www.arcline.com

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Julie Hamilton
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
(212) 355-4449

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Integrated Polymer Solutions acquires MAST Technologies

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –Integrated Polymer Solutions (“IPS”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, today announced the strategic acquisition of MAST Technologies (“MAST”).

MAST is an expert in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative RF, microwave and EMI absorbing materials for integration into military and electronics solutions. These include reliable high-temperature, corrosion resistant products for harsh environments on military aircraft, ships and ground vehicles as well as EMI shielding for electronics packages, wireless antennas and telecom data transmission applications.

Andrew Sundsmo, CEO of MAST, said, “As MAST continues its successful journey, we are excited to be partnering with IPS and look forward to entering into the next phase of business expansion while still continuing to develop our employees and delighting our customers with strong technical solutions, excellent delivery and quality performance.”

Rich McManus, CEO of IPS, commented, “We are very excited to have the MAST team, technology and capabilities as part of the IPS group. MAST’s position in the market and its reputation with customers, as well as its technologies and product range, are very complementary to IPS. We look forward to supporting the MAST leadership with resources and investments to continue to develop new products and capabilities for the Defense, Aerospace and Commercial market growth platforms.”

Philpott Ball & Werner served as financial advisor to MAST Technologies in connection with the transaction.

About Integrated Polymer Solutions
Integrated Polymer Solutions is a leader in designing and engineering elastomeric components and tools for aerospace, military, biopharma and specialty industrial markets. The company’s products utilize advanced materials designed to exceptionally tight tolerances for high-performance applications. IPS’ products include elastomeric seals, gaskets, tooling, hoses, ablatives, EMI/RFI/thermal shielding products, encapsulated o-rings, and composite APU plenums and ducts. www.integratedpolymersolutions.com

Contact (For Press Inquiries Only):
Julie Oakes
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
(212) 355–4449

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Integrated Polymer Solutions Strategic Acquisition of Icon Aerospace Technology

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Integrated Polymer Solutions (“IPS”), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, announced the strategic acquisition of Icon Aerospace Technology (“Icon”).

Icon designs and manufactures custom, highly-engineered polymer components, including engine seals, fabric-reinforced seals, hoses and rubber-to-metal bonding solutions for the aerospace and defense end-markets.  Icon products are used on a wide range of aerospace platforms, including all Airbus aerospace platforms, Lockheed Martin F-35 and Bombardier Global 7000.  The transaction adds a third AS9100-certified facility for IPS, located in Retford, United Kingdom.

Rich McManus, CEO of IPS, commented, “This acquisition broadens IPS’ design and manufacturing capabilities and will allow us to deliver new, innovative solutions to our customers.  We’re excited to partner with Icon’s management team and are committed to investing in Icon’s manufacturing capabilities to better serve their existing customers.”

Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to IPS in connection with the acquisition.

About Integrated Polymer Solutions

Integrated Polymer Solutions is a leader in designing and engineering elastomeric components and tools for aerospace, military, biopharma and specialty industrial markets. The Company’s products utilize advanced materials designed to exceptionally tight tolerances for high-performance applications. IPS’ products include elastomeric seals, gaskets, tooling, hoses, ablatives, EMI/RFI/thermal shielding products, encapsulated o-rings, and composite APU plenums and ducts.

Contact (For Press Inquiries Only):
Julie Oakes
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
+1 (212) 355‐4449

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Arcline Investment Management Acquires Specialty Materials Company Integrated Polymer Solutions

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, July 15, 2019 —Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”), a growth oriented private equity firm with $1.5 billion of capital under management, today announced that it has acquired Integrated Polymer Solutions, Inc. (“IPS” or “the Company”) from Industrial Growth Partners.

IPS utilizes advanced materials to manufacture custom, highly-engineered elastomeric components, such as seals, gaskets and tooling for composite manufacturing, for the aerospace, military, biopharma and specialty industrial end markets. IPS’ extensive inventory of 6,000 custom tools are used to produce more than 12,000 components, including thousands of propriety designs, which are sold to more than 1,100 customers. The Company maintains a global manufacturing footprint, with production facilities in Long Beach, California and Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Arcline commented, “IPS’ world-class materials science capabilities and significant intellectual property enable the Company to design custom products that solve complex challenges for its highly demanding, global customer base. In fact, many of the most important aerospace programs in the world use IPS products, including the F-35, Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. We’re excited to partner with IPS management to build upon the Company’s current momentum to achieve breakout growth through organic and inorganic means.”

Rich McManus, President and CEO of IPS, added, “We celebrate a new milestone today as we formally join the Arcline family. Combined with Arcline’s powerful backing and our shared vision, we will draw on our decades of experience to continue on our journey of growth and new product development, while we remain focused on delivering outstanding customer service to the markets we serve.”

William Blair served as financial advisor to Arcline in connection with the acquisition.

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