MO SCI Corp., a provider of advanced high-tech glass development and manufacturing, announced it has acquired the assets of 3M’s advanced materials business (previously known as 3M Ceradyne). The acquisition included over 350 pieces of specialized equipment and all related intellectual property. MO SCI expects all of the acquired equipment and technology will be fully operational at its Rolla, Missouri, headquarters by the fourth-quarter of 2023. New employees in operations are being onboarded as part of the manufacturing expansion.

Founded in 1985, MO SCI is a developer and manufacturer of highly-specialized glasses and related products. The company’s expertise encompasses developing glasses for healthcare; glasses for high-temperature sealing; metal oxide varistors; glasses for multi-layer ceramic capacitors; and specialty glasses for thick-film conductive paste.

“We aggressively pursued this opportunity because 3M’s advanced materials business was a highly respected, major player in our industry,” said MO SCI President Joe Bales. “The new equipment will enable MO SCI to produce a variety of new products and serve a wider customer base, including previous 3M and Ceradyne customers. The addition of their equipment, technologies and IP is going to mean new glass melting capabilities, increased manufacturing capacity, and shorter lead times.”

“Mo-Sci has always prided ourselves on tackling our customers’ most complex specialty glass challenges,” said Steven Jung, Ph.D., chief technology officer of MO SCI. “Adding 3M’s advanced materials IP to our existing R&D portfolio will serve as a catalyst to help move their development projects from the research lab into real-world production. As we continue to integrate the technology and equipment into our company, we expect to add even more of these projects.”

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