Advanced material suppliers Avantor Performance Materials LLC and NuSil Technology LLC are working through ways to integrate their corporate functions including information technology, human resources and branding.
The two companies merged on Sept. 30.
In April, Avantor announced another acquisition, picking up high-purity chemical suplier Puritan Products Inc. of Bethlehem, Pa. The bulk of Puritan's products go into the life sciences and advanced technology markets. The companies did not disclose a purchase price.
In December, Avantor of Center Valley, Pa., introduced a new logo and visual identity reflecting the corporate evolution and global reach for the supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for the life sciences and advanced technology markets.
NuSil operations are based in Carpenteria, Calif.
The logo symbol, called the "petals of life," flows from the surviving corporate name and acknowledges Avantor's focus on collaborative innovation and working with customers.
Among early changes, Avantor is moving the research and development, sales, marketing and application development activities of NuSil legacy subsidiary Trelyst LLC from Carpenteria to a new Avantor innovation center in New Jersey.
Trelyst functions as a contract development and manufacturing organization to bring novel silicone-based drug delivery systems to market.
Avantor will continue to operate the California facility as a manufacturing location for the products developed and sold under the Trelyst brand. Moving the other activities to New Jersey will link them with a concentration of Avantor's pharmaceutical and medical device customers and allow sharing of knowledge and synergy with all of Avantor's technical experts.
In February, Avantor highlighted new NuSil-brand liquid silicone rubber medical-grade technology at the UBM Advanced Manufacturing trade show in Anaheim, Calif. The NuSil Med-5800 series LSRs are designed for liquid injection molding of precision components for implantable medical devices.
NuSil worked closely with original equipment manufacturers, fabricators and equipment and mold makers to develop the LSRs with more efficient cure profiles and more consistent viscosities. NuSil said the Med-5800 series technology minimizes scorch, allows more efficient fills, lowers flash points, shortens cure cycles and cuts manufacturing waste.
The merger of Avantor and NuSil represents a combination of entities that share a strong heritage of close collaboration with customers, according to Michael Stubblefield, Avantor CEO since 2014 and now CEO of the combined entity.
"Both legacy Avantor and legacy NuSil Technology are leaders in their industries, known for working side by side with customers to innovate high-quality products and materials that meet the most stringent requirements," Stubblefield said in a statement.
Avantor now supplies more than 6,500 customers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, aerospace and defense and semiconductor industries.
Avantor brands of performance chemistries include J.T.Baker, Macron Fine Chemicals, Rankem, BeneSphera and Poch. Avantor's brands of advanced silicones include NuSil, Trelyst and CareSil. Avantor's portfolio includes more than 30,000 products.
New York-based investment firm New Mountain Capital LLC is majority owner of Avantor after previously holding control of both legacy companies.