Bulk Molding Compounds (BMC) are formulated to achieve:

  • Close Dimensional Control
  • Flame resistance and non-melting
  • Environmental and Corrosion Resistance
    • Resistant to Harsh Chemicals Stain resistance
  • Superior Physical and Mechanical Properties
  • Excellent strength to weight ratio, High Impact Strength, Good Flexural modulus and Tensile Strength, Very High Compression Strength
  • Electrical Properties
  • High dielectric strength, arc resistance, track resistance, Electrical Insulation
  • Improved Acoustic Values
  • Low shrink
  • Color stability
  • Design Flexibility
  • Parts Consolidation, Appearance, Complexity, Functions, Size
  • High Aesthetic Appearances
  • Molded-in Color, Paint and Metalizing

Thermoset Composites, including BMC, have excellent flow characteristics, dielectric properties, and flame resistance to make this material technology well-suited to a wide variety of applications requiring high performance and precision in detail and dimensions. The Mar-Bal proprietary materials are available in a broad selection of colors and can tolerate powder-coat or PVD-finishing. The Mar-Bal capabilities for Material Formulation include but are not limited to:


  • A dedicated Materials Research and Development Facility
  • Material Formulation and Compounding is a core competency
  • Over 30 years of industry experience
  • Over 100 years of colleague experience
  • Ability to tailor technology platform to demanding applications
    • Meet or exceed customer requirements or specifications
  • Collaboration with long term supply partners
  • Vast Formulation Experience of Thermoset Materials
    • High Aesthetic Appearance Grade
    • UL Listed
    • CE Certified
    • Food Grade
    • High Temperature
    • High Track
    • Fire Resistant
  • BMC, SMC, Phenolic and other Thermoset Material Experience
  • Cost Effective Material Replacements
    • Metal
    • Die-Cast
    • Ceramic
    • Porcelain
  • Award winning and innovative formulations
  • Vast library of proprietary formulations with continuous new products developed
  • Material Formulations specified by leading, Global OEMs
  • Appliance
  • Electrical
  • Food Service
  • Industrial
  • Transportation
  • Dedicated engineering presses for material sampling
  • Analytical Lab
  • ASTM and Application Testing Lab
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Flammability
    • Appearance

Mar-Bal’s material engineering team can customize a material to fit your application and meet your exact specifications.