Stellar Materials Acquisition

Unifrax, an SJE Group investment and the leading global provider of high-performance specialty materials focused on thermal management, emission control, batteries, specialty filtration and fire protection applications, has acquired Stellar Materials; a manufacturer of highly proprietary, mission-critical and innovative specialty chemistries and materials.

Through its proprietary and growing portfolio of Thermbond® products, Stellar offers a complete suite of engineered formulations that delivers superior performance in support of the maintenance and repair of critical industrial equipment across the world. With a highly proprietary chemistry portfolio, Stellar adds tremendous value to its customers as the industry leading provider of fast dry-out and heat-up formulations that significantly reduce downtime.

This acquisition represents another positive step in the continued implementation of Unifrax's long-term growth strategy and our focus on delivering energy efficient, environmentally friendly solutions that protect people and products around the globe. The addition of Stellar and the Thermbond® brand expands Unifrax's portfolio of solutions in high temperature applications, enhances our overall manufacturing capabilities and supports its mission for a ‘Greener, Cleaner and Safer’ world.

The SJE Group congratulates both John Dandolph, President and CEO of Unifrax, and David Mintz, President of Stellar.


Unifrax is a global leader in high performance specialty fibers and inorganic materials used in high temperature industrial, filtration, battery and fire protection applications that save energy, reduce pollution, and improve fire safety. The Company has 31 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, South Africa and Latin America and employs approximately 2,300 people worldwide.


Stellar Materials, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, is a manufacturer of patented specialty chemicals and materials sold worldwide under the Thermbond® brand. Thermbond® products serve as linings in furnaces used in the metals, minerals and hydrocarbon processing industries.

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