Boyd Technologies announced today the launch of it's Sourcebook material sourcing website www.sourcebookmaterials.com and its planned go live date of May 15, 2015. Sourcebook is a vertically integrated material sourcing solution developed by Boyd Technologies and focused on improving search, comparison, and sampling of advanced flexible materials.
The website, which will launch at the EWMA tradeshow in London, will display the specifications of thousands of advanced flexible materials from hundreds of global material manufacturers. These materials include composites, extruded nets, films, foams, foils, membranes, nonwovens, technical papers, and technical textiles. “Our launch of the Sourcebook website is the culmination of years of work and collaboration with material suppliers,” said Hannah DeLisle the Company’s Senior Director of Quality & Materials.
The problem the Company has identified is that product development cycles take months to search, compare, and sample various flexible materials. Commenting on the launch, the Company’s Sourcebook Engineer, Brianna Sporbert, said “We expect Sourcebook to change the way our industry thinks about material sourcing.” The Company is expecting to have over 6,500 commercially available materials in Sourcebook by its launch date and is projecting growth of 15% each quarter. “Sourcebook provides one globally comprehensive source, with comparable data, and overnight material samples – everyone is really excited about its potential impact,” added Ms. Sporbert.
Boyd Technologies launched an aggressive five year growth plan at the end of 2013 which laid out plans for significant investments in its people, knowledge base, and core technologies. “We successfully completed our capital investment in 2014, and our Sourcebook launch is another key component of our growth strategy,” commented Stephen Boyd the Company’s President.”
About Boyd Technologies
Boyd Technologies is a leading international supplier of advanced flexible materials. Global OEM partners rely on Boyd Technologies for material sourcing, product realization, and precision converting. Together these capabilities provide design and development, commercialization support, and production of products which are made from advanced flexible materials. The Company is ISO 9001 and 13485 certified.
The Company works with composites, extruded nets, films, foams, foils, membranes, nonwovens, technical papers, and technical textiles. These flexible materials are used in technical applications across the medical, electrical, and consumer markets. The Company’s core technologies and developments are in life sciences, medical, and power storage market applications.
Boyd Technologies is privately held and controlled by the Boyd Family. The Company is overseen by its Board of Directors which is comprised of independent and executive directors, and lead by its Senior Management team which is responsible for the successful execution of the Company's strategic growth plan. Boyd Technologies is headquartered in South Lee, Massachusetts and operates globally with its network of customers and partners.