AOC is a unique global enterprise with historical roots branching in two distinct directions. The core of what comprises AOC today was formed in 1994 through a joint venture of the resin businesses of two companies - The Alpha Corporation of Collierville, Tennessee, and Owens Corning of Toledo, Ohio. Alpha was a leading producer and innovator of open mold resins while Owens Corning’s domination was in closed mold resins. The divergent strengths of the two founding companies were exceptionally complementary to each other. What emerged was neither Alpha, nor Owens Corning, but a creative amalgamation of the best of two different corporate cultures and areas of expertise.
In 1998 the Alpha Corporation purchased Owens Corning’s interest in the joint venture. The change streamlined the decision-making process under a single organization focused solely on meeting the needs of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resin users.
AOC’s strongest assets are its dedicated and professional people. Each individual takes pride in the role they play in creating and delivering innovative resins of high quality, consistency and value.
The people of AOC are guided by three corporate principles:
We strive to understand our customer’s needs/priorities and work together as a team to meet those needs.
We invest more in technology than any other resin company in the industry. We believe that new and improved products will produce better solutions and make our customers more successful.
We believe in achieving today’s goal is not good enough. The global competitive environment requires us to work harder and smarter, to get better in everything we do.
AOC manufacturing facilities are certified as meeting the quality management standards of ISO:9001:2008. AOC’s proprietary manufacturing process control program sets the world standard for producing resins of exacting consistency, batch after batch after batch. AOC has a comprehensive offering of unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters, hybrids, blends and specialty resins for the polymer composite and cast polymer industries. Our wide range of chemistries and formulations provide a wide spectrum of process variables and end-use properties. We have resins for every composite and cast polymer manufacturing process and market segment. Further information about our resin product line is broken down by:
- End-use Market served (corrosion, automotive, cultured marble, marine, etc.)
- Customer manufacturing process (pultrusion, compression molding, casting, etc)
AOC’s complete package includes the exceptional color technologies of Chroma-Tek® dispersions and Vibrin® gel coats. With hundreds of off-the-shelf AOC resins available to carry the colorants, Chroma-Tek dispersions are designed for superior compatibility with the primary resin.