Contact
Back To News

Web Industries earns 2023 WorkWell MA Award for proactive approach to employees’’ well-being

December 21, 2023

Marlborough, Mass. - based manufacturer serves the aerospace, medical, homecare and industrial markets with precision converting and outsourced production services

MARLBOROUGH, Mass — Web Industries Inc., a global manufacturing partner in aerospace, medical, home care and industrial markets, was named a 2023 WorkWell MA Award recipient by the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) in the Small Company category. WWCMA recognized Web Industries as a people-first organization and for taking a proactive approach to employee health. Web’s leading wellness program, WELL (Web Employees Living longer), company culture and dedication to its workforce’s health improvement were instrumental in its earning the award, which was part of WWCMA’s 8th Annual WorkWell Awards competition, powered by Healthiest Employers.

Web Industries’ Vice President of Human Resources Kathrin Doyle Arena accepted the award on behalf of the Marlborough, Mass.-based company at a celebration on Wednesday, December 13, in Canton, Mass. Arena noted that the health and well-being of employees and their families is a top Web Industries’ priority and thanked CompEAP, CIGNA Healthcare SM and USI for the professional support they have provided over the years.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

About the WorkWell Massachusetts Awards

WorkWell Massachusetts Awards is a corporate award program created by WWCMA, a not-for-profit member organization dedicated to the advancement of worksite wellness programs. WWCMA is partnering with Healthiest Employers in recognizing people-first organizations who have a proactive approach to employee health.

 

Media Contact:

Name: Bob Giuliano
Email: Bob.Giuliano@prplace.biz
M: 610-996-3437

Web Industries names Megan Glidden Chief Financial Officer
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries names Megan Glidden Chief Financial Officer

January 15, 2024

Marlborough, MA - based provider of precision converting and outsourced manufacturing

MARLBOROUGH, MA. — Web Industries Inc., a global manufacturing partner in the aerospace, medical, personal and home care, and industrial markets, has named Megan Glidden, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer, effective Jan. 15.

"Web Industries conducts business in some of the world's most dynamic industries," Glidden said. "I look forward to further advancing our financial functions in ways that not only benefit Web Industries, but also our customers, partners and suppliers." 

"Megan comes to Web Industries with a diverse background of foundational roles and business experiences, we look forward to her contribution to our team." said Web Industries President and CEO John Madej.

Glidden comes to Web Industries from Shirley, Mass.-based Bemis Associates Inc., a privately owned manufacturer, where she most recently served as vice president of finance and global financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Before that, Glidden held finance roles of increasing responsibility at Boston based McGladrey and Pullen (now RSM), iProspect and Schafer Corp.

She holds a bachelor's degree in corporate finance and accounting and a master's degree in accountancy from Bentley University. She also attended the Senior Executive Chief Financial Officer program at Columbia University.

Glidden will be based at Web Industries' corporate headquarters in Marlborough, reporting directly to Madej.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

 

Media Contact:

Name: Bob Giuliano 
Email: Bob.Giuliano@prplace.biz 
M: 610-996-3437

Web Industries will highlight proven contract-manufacturing solutions for medical device manufacturers at 2023 AACC Expo
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries will highlight proven contract-manufacturing solutions for medical device manufacturers at 2023 AACC Expo

July 19, 2023

Marlborough, Mass — Web Industries Inc., a proven CMO to medical market leader, will showcase its contract-manufacturing solutions for medical device and diagnostics companies at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, Anaheim, Calif., July 23-27. Web will be located at Booth #2495.

Visitors to Web Industries’ booth will learn about the company’s collaborative design capabilities, biochemistry expertise, automation for scale and turnkey solutions.

As a full-service CMO, Web combines extensive experience in flexible material converting and medical device manufacturing with a relationship-based, customer-centered approach. The company has a proven track record of producing medical devices in a variety of formats, such as:

  • Lateral Flow Assays (LFAs)
  • Vertical flow-through assays
  • Electrochemical assays
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Cartridges and consumables.

AACC 2023 Expo visitors will learn about Web’s streamlined technical transfer process designed for smooth onboarding of new or existing medical programs leading to full-scale commercial production.

In addition, Web Industries supports a variety of medical markets, such as point-of-care and at-home testing and wearable diagnostics that track health and fitness data. Customers serving these markets can benefit from Web’s turnkey manufacturing services.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

 

Media Contact:

Bob.Giuliano@prplace.biz
O: 610-328-1051
M: 610-996-3437

Web Industries highlights lower production costs and improved buy-to-fly ratios for composite parts at JEC World 2023
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries highlights lower production costs and improved buy-to-fly ratios for composite parts at JEC World 2023

March 22, 2023

Marlborough, Mass — Aerospace OEMs and tiered-suppliers seeking lower manufacturing costs, higher yields and greater buy-to-fly ratios for composite materials can explore Web Industries’ precision formatting capabilities with the company’s engineers at JEC World, April 25 – 27, Paris-Nord Villepinte, Hall 5. G-21.

Web Industries develops precision formatting processes for advanced composites and is a trusted partner for the world’s largest aerospace programs.

According to Web Industries Vice President of Aerospace Jason Surman, the company’s experience and scale enable it to meet technical and production volume challenges at a level unmatched in the composites formatting industry.

“Scalability is one of our strong suits,” Surman notes. “We have delivered over 11 billion linear feet of precision-formatted composite slit tape and have a proven track record for meeting accelerated scaling of parts and programs.

“In addition, Web Industries brings over 20 years’ experience supporting our aerospace customer-partners in the design of lightweight parts at the lowest cost,” he says. “With unmatched composites formatting experience, we provide the aerospace industry with precision formatted materials that provide the highest yields. Our production and design efficiencies lead to optimized buy-to-fly ratios.”

Web Industries’ services include the slitting, spooling, ply cutting, kitting, formatting, and management of materials ranging from thermosets to thermoplastics.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

 

Media Contact:

Bob.Giuliano@prplace.biz
O: 610-328-1051
M: 610-996-3437

Web Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Franchet as Plant Manager for the OMEGA SYSTEMES entities
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Franchet as Plant Manager for the OMEGA SYSTEMES entities

January 12, 2023

Pascal will manage the OMEGA SYSTEMES Atlantique and OMEGA SYSTEMES Aquitaine sites in France.

Pascal brings to OMEGA SYSTEMES his experience and expertise in the management of industrial activities, his knowledge in all areas of production, quality and continuous improvement. During his career, Pascal has collaborated with key internal and external stakeholders in large-scale projects developed to improve overall team performance and market positioning.

Jason Surman, Web's VP Aerospace, comments: "Pascal joins our French team to bring to this position his strong experience in industrial operations and his knowledge of management, with experience of working with large groups in a variety of demanding markets. With Pascal, Web intends to support the development and growth of our business. We provide our customers in Europe the highest quality formatting solutions for strategic sectors such as aeronautics and space. In support of the green and sustainable mobility initiatives of leading-edge industries, we implement innovative processes on a ongoing basis. The Omega Systèmes and Web Industries teams join me in welcoming Pascal."

How CMOs can simplify medical device onshoring
Contact
Back To News

How CMOs can simplify medical device onshoring

January 06, 2023

Onshoring — also known as reshoring — can help medtech manufacturers reduce their exposure to a host of new and evolving challenges.

Medical device manufacturers currently face unprecedented challenges to production and supply chain continuity. Successful onshoring — or reshoring, as it’s sometimes called — can mitigate these risks.

Read Full Article

Web Industries names Amy Reardon Doherty vice president, legal
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries names Amy Reardon Doherty vice president, legal

December 20, 2022

Marlborough, Mass — Web Industries Inc., a global manufacturing partner in aerospace, medical, home care, and industrial markets, has named Amy Reardon Doherty as vice president, legal. Over her career, Doherty has advised executives and business partners on a wide range of legal, financial, IP and business issues.

"Amy brings a great blend of private practice and in-house counsel experience in corporate law to our team—particularly around contract manufacturing and the business-to-business arena," says John Madej, Web Industries' CEO. "She has a long history and established network within the business sectors we serve and a real talent for negotiating and structuring agreements in these areas. We are very pleased that she's joining us."

Prior to joining Web Industries, Doherty counseled the automotive, manufacturing and global supply chain businesses at Bose Corporation and led a team of product lawyers who supported the B2B businesses.  Amy also worked at employee-owned Nypro Inc., Clinton, Mass., advising the healthcare business division as well as Nypro’s strategic companies. 

Doherty previously spent nearly a decade in private practice at the Boston office of law firm Goodwin Procter, where she worked on cases involving general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and financial restructuring. She earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, her bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University, and has completed additional studies through Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

 

Media Contact:

Bob.Giuliano@prplace.biz
O: 610-328-1051
M: 610-996-3437

Web Industries names John Madej Chief Executive Officer
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries names John Madej Chief Executive Officer

December 15, 2022

Mark Pihl transitions to Chairman of the Board for the growing materials manufacturing and precision converting firm

Marlborough, Mass. — Web Industries Inc. has named industry veteran John S. Madej to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds retiring CEO, Mark Pihl, who will now assume the role of Chairman of the Board at the employee-owned company, following a 47-year career, 34 of which was in dedicated service to Web Industries.

With more than 700 employees worldwide, Web Industries is a leader in the flexible materials sector—serving high-profile customers in aerospace, medical, home care, and industrial markets.

Madej joined Web Industries, as President, in March 2022 after 13 years with Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), where he had held the COO and CFO positions.

“The focus on building and maintaining trusted relationships has a strong history and emphasis at Web Industries," Madej says. "I'm looking forward to using this strength   to establish and nurture close collaborative relationships with customers.”

Recent years have seen the company involved in high-profile projects, such as scaling up global production capabilities for one of the world's foremost diagnostics brands during the pandemic and developing highly engineered thermal insulating materials for use by the world's top aerospace agencies, and extruded products used in 5G broadband cables

Newly appointed Chairman of the Board Mark Pihl says, “I'm very much looking forward to my new role and helping John execute on our vision for the company. His successful track record across multiple industries will be invaluable in moving Web Industries toward our growth goals.  As an employee-owned company, John's inspirational leadership and proven strategic skills were very attractive to us. We’re all very impressed with the progress our business teams are already making under his direction."

Before working at H&V, Madej spent 24 years at General Electric in the U.S. and Japan. He served as President and CEO for Exatec LLC, a GE-Bayer joint venture.

“Web Industries has a successful history of global growth across some of today's most attractive market sectors. Our people are experienced, innovative, and dedicated and I look forward to putting these advantages to work for our customers to improve their productivity, performance, and profitability. At a time when supply-chain challenges are intense, Web Industries has all the right capabilities and expertise and a reputation for a high degree of collaboration with our partners,” Madej says.

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

LFS and XLFS Interview Business Development Manager Dave Fowler
Contact
Back To News

LFS and XLFS Interview Business Development Manager Dave Fowler

In the interview, Web Industries' Dave Fowler provides an educational overview of spooling technology while pointing out its benefits versus pads and pancakes.

Dave also makes mention of Web Industries' scale, global reach, and markets, including home care, personal care, and PPE, and the various structures we format.

Watch full interview 

 

Web Industries promotes Kathrin Doyle Arena to VP human resources
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries promotes Kathrin Doyle Arena to VP human resources

September 13, 2022

Web Industries promotes Kathrin Doyle Arena to VP human resources to support global growth in medical, aerospace, personal and home care, and industrial sectors

Marlborough, Mass. — Web Industries Inc., a leading global provider of contract converting and turnkey manufacturing services in the medical, aerospace, personal and home care, and industrial sectors, has promoted Kathrin Doyle Arena to the position of vice president of human resources.

In her new role, Arena will focus on fostering the company’s employee-owner culture, helping to sustain and grow the business in the United States and globally.

Arena joined Web Industries in 2016 as corporate human resources manager and was promoted a year later to senior director of human resources. Her first mission at the company was to develop and execute a multi-year strategy to refine and scale the HR organization. As an employee-owned company (ESOP), Web Industries places serious emphasis on the development, satisfaction and retention of its workforce.

In announcing the promotion, Web Industries CEO Mark Pihl pointed to Arena's many successes: “During Kathy’s six years at Web Industries, she and her team have made great strides in building a global HR infrastructure that can keep up with our growth. She oversaw the implementation of a modern HR information system, fostered professional and executive development for our employee-owners, and helped implement a new compensation management system.”

Like most businesses, Web Industries faced COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges and disruptions. Arena and her team worked diligently to protect employees’ health and well-being, while striving to keep facilities open. During this same period, Web Industries was instrumental in supporting a major COVID-19 test manufacturer in producing millions of kits in record-setting time.

Arena notes that evolving the HR organization and keeping employees happy, healthy and successful are essential parts of her job. “I am looking forward to continuing to meet the needs of our global family of employee-owners as our company moves into the future,” she says. “We plan to attract, develop and retain the best people possible at Web Industries.”

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsourced manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

 

Media Contact:

Bob Giuliano
O: +1 610.328.1051
M: +1 610-996-3437
bob.giuliano@prplace.biz
 

Omega Systèmes, a Web Industries company, expands composite formatting capabilities to meet the increasing demands of future aerospace programs
Contact
Back To News

Omega Systèmes, a Web Industries company, expands composite formatting capabilities to meet the increasing demands of future aerospace programs

July 05, 2022

Marlborough, MASS. — To support European aerospace’s goal to reduce the environmental footprint of the air transport sector while increasing global competitiveness, Omega Systèmes – Web Industries has installed and commissioned a thermoset slitting line at its European Center of Excellence. This investment was partially funded by a grant awarded to Omega Systèmes under the France Relance [Recovery] plan.

This production-proven line will be dedicated to efficiently manufacture spooled thermoset slit tape within a controlled aerospace-grade environment. This new line will provide improved material yields with reduced associated waste for end-use customers while maintaining Web’s high standard of slit tape quality.

The new line expands the company’s existing composite cutting & kitting and thermoplastic slitting services, and it will enable Web Industries to meet the increasing demands of its customers and partners for aerospace-quality services regardless of the material input and output formats. 

Equipment Capabilities

This line converts master rolls of thermoset materials into precision width slit tapes ranging from 3mm to 12.7mm and wound onto long-length spools. Output formats are customized to conform to application specifications, winding patterns, size and weight constraints, and additional material requirements. This technology is qualified for all major AFP systems and joins existing slitting lines at the Nantes site that are also qualified for all AFP and automated tape laying (ATL) systems.

The European Center of Excellence for Composites Processing 

Our Center of Excellence in Nantes offers the European market access to technical teams and pilot lines to support the demonstration and rapid development, testing, and qualification of different composite materials. The facility features thermoset and thermoplastic formatting lines with commercial-scale capacities and processes ready to support the commercialization of materials used in primary and secondary structures for emerging aerospace and space projects.

“We will deliver higher-value products to the market that meet the requirements of future aircraft programs. Customers will benefit from our large-scale aerospace-quality production capacities, allowing them to reduce costs through economies of scale and get their products to market faster,” stated Sebastian Fehl, Web Industries’ Director of Operations for Europe. “We are continuously investing in providing the best production standards to our supply chain partners. The addition of this capability at Omega Systèmes now offers our customers in Europe a full range of production scale material formats to support AFP, ATL, and hand layup of thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials.”

Web Industries’ ongoing investment in and development of new technologies, backed by the modernization of its facilities, reinforces the company’s position as a key supply chain partner for European commercial aerospace programs. 

About Web Industries

An employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.  

 

For Further Information

Customer Inquiries
508.573.7979
sales@webindustries.com

Media Relations

United States
Bob Giuliano
610.328.1051
bob.giuliano@prplace.biz

France
Véronique Cohard
+33 (0)6 45 99 68 08
v.cohard@omega-systemes.fr

Web Industries announces Sebastian Fehl as Director of European Operations
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries announces Sebastian Fehl as Director of European Operations

July 05, 2022

Web Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Sebastian Fehl as Director of European Operations for Web Industries.

Sebastian will now manage the company’s Web Stade, Germany, Omega Systemes Atlantique, and Omega Systemes Aquitaine, France, plants.

Sebastian joined Web Industries in Stade, Germany, eight years ago, managing Research and Technology activities. He has held Site Manager and General Manager positions since 2018, operating in aerospace markets for major European aerospace programs. 

Sebastian brings to his new position over fourteen years of experience working across all areas of high-performance composites and advanced technologies for cutting and converting materials in Europe.

Jason Surman, Web’s VP of Aerospace, commented, “Sebastian brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important position, with a successful background in growing businesses and delivering excellent customer experience on demanding aerospace programs. His appointment reflects Web Industries’ ambition to develop our position in Europe with a complete offering of processing solutions and the highest level of quality for strategic sectors such as aerospace, space, rotary, green mobility. On behalf of the EU team, I am delighted to welcome Sebastian to this expanded role.”

Sebastian Fehl will replace Jim Sharkey, Managing Director of Omega Systemes Atlantique and Aquitaine for the past two years. “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to Jim for his involvement with our France-based employees,” continued Jason Surman. “The team’s ongoing support has provided critical support to our customers and partners during the pandemic. In addition, thanks to the exceptional involvement of our employees, our companies have never stopped working to drive the innovation that is crucial to our industry.”

Supply Chain Agility and Stability: Three Ways CMOs ease international expansion
Contact
Back To News

Supply Chain Agility and Stability: Three Ways CMOs ease international expansion

June 14, 2022

Ralph Tricomi, director, of market development, Web Industries, shares three ways a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) can help medical device businesses expand internationally despite supply chain challenges.

Read Full Article

Web Industries announces John S. Madej as company president
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries announces John S. Madej as company president

March 29, 2022

New president will position Web Industries for the next growth stage

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 29, 2022—Web Industries Inc., a leading global provider of contract converting and turnkey manufacturing services, announced today that John S. Madej has joined the company as president. He will report to Mark Pihl, who will continue in his current role as chief executive officer.

Madej joins Web Industries from Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), where he most recently served as chief operating officer and previously as chief financial officer. He joined H&V in 2009 as vice president and general manager of the Energy and Industrial Systems Business Unit. He was also the division president of the Engine and Industrial Filtration Division.

For more than 24 years, Madej served in a variety of leadership roles at General Electric (GE). He was president and CEO of Exatec LLC, a GE-Bayer joint venture. He also served as a product general manager based in Tokyo, Japan, for four years. Preceding his overseas assignment for GE, Madej held foundational positions in sales and market team leadership in multiple industry segments ranging from business equipment to automotive. Madej earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Union College.

“John is a gifted leader and strategist. His experience as a global industrial executive and ability to successfully scale and grow businesses profitably will help us position the company for significant growth ahead,” says Pihl. “John is a leader who puts people first and has a strong commitment to teamwork and continuous improvement. As Web continues to evolve in our strategic markets and expand internationally, look for John to apply his experience to focus our market teams on providing exceptional value to customers by building strong partnerships and driving innovation through operational excellence and next-generation technology.”

“I am excited to join the Web Industries team and work together to continue to develop the company and expand the growing business,” says Madej. “Working closely with its customers, Web Industries has a successful track record of global growth across diverse markets. I look forward to collaborating with the team, expanding the company’s capabilities and delivering improved productivity and performance for our customers into the future.”

###

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

Media Relations Contact

Bob Giuliano

+1 610.328.1051

bob.giuliano@prplace.biz

John Connor

O: +1 215.663.0349

M: +1 267.978.3169

Custom Manufacturing of MLI Blankets
Contact
Back To News

Custom Manufacturing of MLI Blankets

March 17, 2022

Lee Smith, Business Development Manager for Thermal Insulation, writes in the current issue of Cold Fact's about three considerations when deciding whether to outsource custom MLI blanket manufacturing and what capabilities to seek in a contract manufacturing organization.

Read Full Article

Ralph Tricomi Appears In Medical Product Outsourcing’s “Material Trends: The Impact of New Medtech Innovation.”
Contact
Back To News

Ralph Tricomi Appears In Medical Product Outsourcing's "Material Trends: The Impact of New Medtech Innovation."

March 03, 2022

Ralph Tricomi, director of market development, appears in Medical Product Outsourcing's article, "Material Trends: The Impact of New Medtech Innovation." 

“The medical adhesive is crucial for multilayer laminated materials, and adhesive material suppliers are in touch with the market’s need for conformability, biocompatibility, and in some cases, transparency. We work closely with OEMs to help them determine the optimal way to laminate different materials together,” explained Ralph Tricomi, director, market development, for Web Industries Inc., a Marlborough, Mass.-based contract manufacturing firm offering precision converting and outsourced manufacturing services. “To help customers make multilayer products incorporating electronics, we have equipment to print on a substrate, do the multilayer lamination and then die cutting, island placement, or other converting processes. Advanced adhesives often are the method of choice to bond these layers together.”

“There is a convergence of chemistry, electronics, and medical devices in the development of solutions to improve quality of life through early disease detection and diagnosis of maladies. We are seeing greater integration of electrical circuits and multielectrode arrays into flexible, medical-grade materials,” he continued. “These materials then are used in testing devices and medical wearables with increasingly sophisticated detection capabilities and digital connectivity.”

Web Industries Introduces Multi-layer Insulation (MLI) Blanket Cleaning Services for High-level FOD Control
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries Introduces Multi-layer Insulation (MLI) Blanket Cleaning Services for High-level FOD Control

February 16, 2022

Applications include MLI blankets that protect satellite components

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., February 16, 2022—Satellite manufacturers in need of exceptionally high levels of foreign object debris (FOD) protection in multi-layer insulation (MLI) blankets can now acquire it via Web Industries’ new MLI blanket cleaning service.

The service meets the IEST-STD-CC1246* standard. It is recommended for Web Industries’ MLI blankets used in satellite applications where FOD, such as dirt, grease, human sweat or oils, could seriously impact a satellite component’s performance. An example: satellite camera functionality can be impaired if FOD or other contaminants outgas during launch and deployment, occluding the camera lens.

The specialized MLI blanket cleaning service is an option for MLI customers who require exceptional levels of disinfection and cleanliness. Web Industries engaged an industrial hygiene specialist to help implement optimal, safe cleaning procedures at its Denton, Texas, MLI blanket manufacturing facility. These include use of isopropyl alcohol for chemically cleansing MLI blankets.

For more information, visit https://www.webindustries.com/markets/aerospace/  

* IEST:  Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) is the non-profit association for professionals in the field of Contamination Control/Cleanrooms.

###

About Web Industries

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

 

Media Relations Contact

Bob Giuliano

+1 610.328.1051

bob.giuliano@prplace.biz

Kevin Young Appears in Medical Design Briefs 2022 Technology Trends Article
Contact
Back To News

Kevin Young Appears in Medical Design Briefs 2022 Technology Trends Article

February 17, 2022

Kevin Young, Vice President of corporate development, appears in Medical Design Brief's 2022 Technology Trends article and discusses the role of digital health products and their impacts on healthcare.

Read Full Article

Kevin Young and Ralph Tricomi Appear in MD&DI’s Annual Forecast Issue
Contact
Back To News

Kevin Young and Ralph Tricomi Appear in MD&DI's Annual Forecast Issue

January 12, 2022

Kevin Young, Vice President of corporate development, and Ralph Tricomi, director of market development, appear in MD&DI magazine's annual forecast issue. Their thought leadership presents Web Industries knowledge and expertise that can help anticipate what needs and challenges the medical device industry can expect in the coming year.  

See below for each section:

Supply Chains May Still See Some Struggles
Manufacturing Employees May Still Be Hard to Come By
Inflation Hitting Manufacturing

Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft
Contact
Back To News

Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft

October 26, 2021

Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. TPC were once considered too expensive for applications other than small components. Now, material and processing advances are propelling TPC into the aerospace industry spotlight. Read Full Article 

Nonwovens Industry
Contact
Back To News

Nonwovens Industry

October 12, 2021

Kevin Young, VP of Corporate Development, is interviewed in Nonwovens Industries' monthly publication. Young discusses the global supply chain, labor market costs, and onshoring. 

Read Full Article

Automation Streamlines the Process
Contact
Back To News

Automation Streamlines the Process

October 04, 2021

Web Industries’ thermoplastic composite programme manager, Mark Richardson and global director of research and technology, aerospace Grand Hou, look at how composite materials formatters are turning to automation to meet the needs of next-generation aircraft.

Read Full Article

Pandemic and Pivot Positioned Web Industries to Meet Emerging Demand for Diagnostic Tests
Contact
Back To News

Pandemic and Pivot Positioned Web Industries to Meet Emerging Demand for Diagnostic Tests

September 27, 2021

What do you do at the beginning of a global pandemic when over 60% of your revenue comes from business in the aerospace industry? That is the question employee owners at Web Industries had to ask in March 2020. Estimates at the time predicted that the aerospace industry would be severely depressed for several years and may only recover by 2024—a serious challenge to Web’s business. Read full article 

Thermoplastic Tapes Continue to Show Potential for Composite Aerostructures
Contact
Back To News

Thermoplastic Tapes Continue to Show Potential for Composite Aerostructures

September 08, 2021

Web Industries reports increased R&D activity within several aerospace markets enabled by the flexibility and advantages of thermoplastic tapes.

Read full story
 

Web Discusses Capabilities in the Medical Market
Contact
Back To News

Web Discusses Capabilities in the Medical Market

August 09, 2021

Headquartered in Marlborough, MA, Web Industries provides precision converting and contract manufacturing services to the medical, personal & home care, aerospace and industrial sectors. Nonwovens Industry spoke to Courtney Robinson, business development manager – Industrial & Consumer, Web Industries, about the surge in demand for PPE amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as solutions that boost manufacturing efficiency.

Read full story
 

Medical Plastics News North America
Contact
Back To News

Medical Plastics News North America

July 02, 2021

Advancements in detecting and preventing COVID-19 bode well for similar tests for other medical conditions. Kevin Young, vice president of corporate development & medical, Web Industries, Inc., explains how manufacturers can scale up to keep pace with current and post-COVID demand for rapid diagnostic tests. 

Read Full Article

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING FOR OEM CFOS
Contact
Back To News

Contract Manufacturing for OEM CFOS

June 04, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed supply vulnerabilities and challenged OEMs to explore new products and sales channels. For some, the crisis served as a turning point for change, prompting leadership teams to evaluate manufacturing models and product portfolios.

If ever there were a time to reimagine supply chains, this is that moment. Contract manufacturing, also known as outsourced manufacturing, is one type of supply chain link. It takes many forms. CFOs and finance teams must be ready to support their organizations in outsourcing decisions.

Read the story

Web Industries offers end-to-end composites process support for aerospace market at 2021 JEC Composites Connect
Contact
Back To News

Web Industries offers end-to-end composites process support for aerospace market at 2021 JEC Composites Connect

May 21, 2021

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 21, 2021 — Aerospace enterprises seeking expert composite materials converting and outsource manufacturing services for large-scale production requirements can download literature that details Web Industries’ time-tested capabilities at JEC Composites Connect, June 1st, 8:30 a.m. continuously until June 2nd, 8:30 p.m. CEST. (Event registration required - JEC Composites Connect - www.jeccomposites-connect.events/

Jason Surman, vice president of Web Industries Aerospace division, notes that visitors to Web Industries’ virtual stand are also invited to email their most challenging applications for evaluation by the company’s materials engineering specialists.

“At Web, we encourage aerospace businesses looking to speed their time to market and streamline their supply chains to reach us via the “Full Contact Details” section of our virtual stand,” says Surman. “Or contact Web at sales@webindustries.com.”

End-to-end process support

According to Surman, Web’s combination of proven sector experience, technical capabilities and end-to-end process support can address OEM applications requiring both innovation and scale. The company supplies end-to-end process support, covering the supply, conversion, assembly and delivery of composite materials.

“Web has over 35 years’ experience solving composite materials formatting challenges for the aerospace industry’s largest OEMs,” he says. “We have delivered technical breakthroughs in slitting, spooling, lamination, cross-ply and additive manufacturing for commercial, rotary, space, defense and urban air mobility, as well as multi-layer insulation (MLI) for space applications. We have a proven ability to deliver with both speed and scale.

“Ultimately, we’re a market-leading convertor and CMO providing innovation support for aerospace and other sectors utilizing composite materials.”

Available for convenient download from Web Industries’ virtual stand:

  • A brochure detailing Web’s “Development Center for Composites Automation.”
  • A brochure titled “Have you considered Outsourcing Your Thermal Insulation Solutions?” covers solutions for spacecraft and satellites.
  • A brochure titled “Solutions for Aerospace” explains how Web Industries is the only composite formatting company with the proven ability to simultaneously support multiple major aircraft development programs.

##

A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise. 

Media Relations Contact

Bob Giuliano
+1 610.328.1051
bob.giuliano@prplace.biz

BD Taps Contract Packager for COVID-19 Test Kits
Contact
Back To News

BD Taps Contract Packager for COVID-19 Test Kits

May 04, 2021

This story in Packaging Digest is a great example of how several American companies came together to respond to the need for domestic test production. The story details how Campbell responded to Web's needs for equipment and how Web responded to BD's needs for test kit assembly.

The story also includes a video interview with Mark Pihl, CEO of Web Industries taken from Project Frontline, and dedicated print interviews with Kevin Young and Campbell's Graham Nice.

Read Story

Wire and Cable Technology International
Contact
Back To News

Wire and Cable Technology International

April 28, 2021

Check out the April issue of Wire & Cable Technology International as it features a story on SuperBulk Flame-Retardant Cable Fillers.

Read the article

Diagnosing COVID-19: Anatomy of an LFI Test Device
Contact
Back To News

Diagnosing COVID-19: Anatomy of an LFI Test Device

April 27, 2021

This story by Claudio Hanna and Jennifer Ponti is titled "Diagnosing COVID-19: Anatomy of an LFI Test Device." This thought leadership piece details the benefits of tapping a contract manufacturer and demonstrates Web's depth of expertise by providing a COVID-19 testing overview and covering paths to scale production, pre-process activities and process developments, biochemistry, reagent deposition, lamination, assembly and packaging, and process verification.

Read the story

Flexible Packaging Magazine
Contact
Back To News

Flexible Packaging Magazine

April 13, 2021

Flexible Packaging Magazine interviews Dave Fowler, our Business Development Manager, to talk about Web Industries and our printing capabilities. 

Watch the interview

PPE and Diagnostics: Sourcing Domestically and Speeding Time to Market
Contact
Back To News

PPE and Diagnostics: Sourcing Domestically and Speeding Time to Market

April 07, 2021

With smart onshoring strategies, the medical device industry can collaborate to fix supply chain issues. Web Industries, a preferred CMO that offers speed to market, trust, quality and expertise.

An article bylined by Ralph Tricomi and Claudio Hanna

Read More

MLI Blankets from Web Industries Improve Commercial Space Offerings
Contact
Back To News

MLI Blankets from Web Industries Improve Commercial Space Offerings

March 25, 2021

An article by Lee Smith, Web Industries’ Thermal Insulation Business Development Manager, in the latest edition of Cold Facts International.

Needs for custom-made, space proven components and systems take on added urgency as launch dates proliferate and space facilities around the world hum with activity. Supply partners like Web Industries (CSA CSM) that offer such components can support space initiatives and help space and satellite companies meet ever-tightening launch deadlines.

Read the full article here 

Leading Women in Engineering & Science
Contact
Back To News

Leading Women in Engineering & Science: Jennifer Ponti, Director of Medical Business Development, Web Industries, Inc.

March 01, 2021

The medical device field engages creative people who develop, invent, and manufacture life-saving and life-improving technologies and devices. There’s a diversity of people and technologies that brings a sense of excitement to the job, and being able to leverage material science and engineering to scale a product from concept to high volume production is especially rewarding.

Read Full Story

 

France Relance. Aeronautics. awards grant to Omega Systèmes, a Web Industries company, for automated composites slitting
Contact
Back To News

France Relance. Aeronautics. awards grant to Omega Systèmes, a Web Industries company, for automated composites slitting

March 10, 2021

Omega Systèmes’ GM cites strategic value chain expertise as key to grant selection

MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts, USA, March 10, 2021 – Omega Systèmes, a Web Industries company, has been awarded a grant by the France Relance [Recovery] plan for the design and development of aeronautic thermoset and thermoplastic slitting solutions.

Funds from the grant will modernize and automate Omega Systèmes' equipment at its Nantes plant. The plant will supply next-generation aircraft manufacturers and contribute to the industry's economic rebound from the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.

Under the grant’s project, OMEGA-WEB 2022, Omega Systèmes will design and develop in France innovative solutions for slitting thermoplastics and thermoset composite materials. Central to the project will be in-line automated inspection to support French and European R&D projects and the large-scale production of composite parts by AFP (Automated Fiber Placement) and ATL (Automated Tape Laying). The company will deliver higher value-added products to the market that meet the requirements of future aeronautical programs.

According to Omega Systèmes General Manager Jim Sharkey, France Relance awarded the grant based largely on Omega’s strategic value chain expertise. “We can accelerate the time to market from material selection and management to the cutting, packaging and delivery of materials,” Sharkey says. “Plus, Web can deliver scale to its aerospace customers, and at a reduced cost, to accelerate composites materials’ speed to market.”

Omega Systèmes has manufacturing locations in Nantes and Bordeaux, in the heart of France’s aircraft manufacturing region, and is supported by Web Industries in Stade, Germany and its six North American plants. Nantes is home to Omega Systèmes’ European Center of Excellence for Composite Development & Commercialization. It provides the European market with access to technical teams, material quality control and pilot lines for demonstration, rapid development, testing and qualification of composite material formats.

 “We supply Tier 1 and Tier 2 aerospace equipment manufacturers,” Sharkey notes. “Having unique capabilities in France and Europe, and with a Center of Excellence for thermoplastic and thermosetting composites, allows us to offer the market increased production capacity and supply for new aircraft programs designed with primary and secondary composite structures. We will help OEMs reduce aircraft weight, improve their carbon footprint and offer price-competitive products. Our high-performance cutting capabilities, for example, increase productivity by a factor of 5 for the supply of precision slit tape delivered in spooled form.”

According to France Relance documentation, its funding is aimed at “accelerating the diversification, modernization, and ecological transformation of the aeronautics...[sector].” Investment support and assistance for the aeronautics sector was announced on September 3, 2020, by Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economics, Finance and Recovery.

“France Relance lists innovation and modernization as two primary goals,” Sharkey reports.

“With our state-of-the-art solutions for the slitting of thermoplastic and thermosetting composite materials, Omega Systèmes is uniquely equipped to support France’s aeronautics sector in achieving these critical goals.”

Omega Systèmes is currently addressing three composite slitting objectives as specified by the grant:

  1. Optimizing the slitting of thermoplastics by creating new formats and parameters, and specifying exclusive blades system with improved cutting capabilities 
  2. Developing a new composites splicing system and test bench
  3. Developing slit-width monitoring and foreign object debris (FOD) detection systems

About Web Industries

An employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise. 

For Further Information

Customer Inquiries:
1 508.573.7979
sales@webindustries.com

Media Relations:

United States
Bob Giuliano
+1 610.328.1051
bob.giuliano@prplace.biz

France

Véronique Cohard
+33(0)6 45 99 68 08
v.cohard@omega-systemes.fr

Nonwovens Step Up
Contact
Back To News

Nonwovens Step Up

March 04, 2021

Companies throughout the nonwovens industry worked overtime to help save lives during the past 12 months

By the fall of 2020, needs in the U.S. for personal protection equipment (PPE) had reached critical status. Web Industries responded to the national manufacturing crisis by repurposing composite material cutting lines at three plants to produce disposable protective isolation gowns by the millions in a matter of months.

The company reconfigured cutting equipment at its Atlanta, GA, Denton, TX and Middlesex, VT, facilities that had been used to format materials for aerospace applications. The conversion involved recalibrating the lines to accommodate the nonwoven surgical gown material and was completed in a matter of days.

According to market development and strategy manager, Ralph Tricomi, staffing to meet the sudden influx of huge orders for nonwoven protective isolation gowns was among Web Industries’ biggest challenges.

“Our human resources department at each plant undertook an intensive recruiting effort to attract and hire skilled operations personnel,” Tricomi says. “Overall, there was a unified, interdisciplinary effort among three plants to produce gowns necessary to help protect lives and get America back to work.”

Read the full article here:  Nonwovens Step Up

2021: Technology Trends and the Future of Medical Devices
Contact
Back To News

2021: Technology Trends and the Future of Medical Devices

February 01, 2021

“COVID has accelerated efforts to bring diagnostic testing closer to the in-home user. There will continue to be a focus on making devices that perform with simplicity and that are both highly accessible and available to the consumer,” says Claudio Hanna, business development director, medical, for Web Industries, a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) that provides medical device and PPE manufacturers with precision converting and outsource manufacturing services. “These factors already are playing a role in COVID testing, and they will be critical in fighting future pandemics.” 

Read full article here: Technology Trends and the Future of Medical Devices

Fastmarkets RISI
Contact
Back To News

Viewpoint: Web Industries lays out the case for contract manufacturing at a time when flexibility, speed and product innovation are necessary to achieve low costs

February 11, 2021

WILMOT, NH, Feb. 11, 2021 (Nonwovens Markets) - When the emergence of a global pandemic forced medical institutions and ordinary people to scramble to source facemasks and other personal protective equipment (PPEs), manufacturers throughout the PPE supply chain were confronted by a challenge they had never prepared for: how to scale production capacity and, in many cases, move into new product areas.

More recently, companies and governments have wrestled with a new problem: how to ensure surge capacity to make products with demand that is high initially, but which might decline quickly and not be necessary until the next emergency.

What they do for a living. For a company like Marlborough, Massachusetts-based Web Industries, this sounds like a perfect illustration of the need for a contract manufacturing organization (CMO).

Most of the time, Web Industries is not helping companies deal with global emergencies; a more typical situation is where a brand owner or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) decides it wants to launch a product or family of products or change its geographical distribution but isn't capable of doing the work internally.

Enter the contract manufacturer.

Nonwovens Markets recently spoke with a team of executives from Web Industries, who made the case that outsourced manufacturing can open new opportunities for