Unifrax is a global leader in high-performance specialty fibers and inorganic materials used in high-temperature industrial, automotive, and fire protection applications. Our purpose, mission and values are based on our commitment to produce high-quality products that help our customers save energy, reduce pollution, and improve fire safety.
The spirit of innovation that began more than 75 years ago with our Fiberfrax® ceramic fiber product line continues today. Our revolutionary new offerings, like low bio-persistent fiber products and new high-performance materials, are designed to provide innovative heat management solutions. Today, we champion emerging technologies, from electric vehicle battery protection and new solar power storage applications to advanced cryogenic insulation media for storage of cryogenic liquids. Our products are used to solve countless application problems across many industries, including chemical processing, power generation and storage, ceramic and glass, fire protection, aerospace, appliance, hearth, automotive, and transportation.
Unifrax employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, with our corporate headquarters located in Buffalo, New York. We have 31 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries and a sales presence in all of the world’s major industrial regions, including North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South Africa. We comply with all applicable environmental laws and requirements of the countries we operate in. All our manufacturing facilities have achieved current ISO certifications and comply with all appropriate quality standards expected for the production of high-temperature specialty materials.
Unifrax is committed to customer satisfaction, supplying quality products that meet our customers’ application challenges while maintaining the strong spirit of innovation that has always been a hallmark of our business. Our knowledgeable technical support, application engineering services, and outstanding customer service continue to be cornerstones of our success.
The Carborundum Company is founded
Charlie McMullen invents ceramic fiber and trademarks Fiberfrax
Introduction of Insulfrax low bio‑persistent fiber, with enhanced solubility
Carborundum sold to Saint Gobain, Carborundum Fibers becomes Unifrax
Revolutionary new Isofrax fiber is introduced, to meet European regulatory requirements
Unifrax focuses on emission control products for the automotive industry
FyreWrap fire protection products are launched worldwide
Unifrax acquires Saffil, Bondlye, RSI, SCI, and VacuForm companies
Unifrax acquires Lauscha Fiber International
Unifrax acquires stake in Shandong Luyang Share Co. Ltd.
Unifrax names John C. Dandolph Unifrax president and CEO
Unifrax builds a new, state‑of‑the‑art facility to manufacture emission control products in Tonawanda, N.Y.