JBC Technologies, a leading flexible materials converter, has purchased HST Materials, Inc., an ISO-9001 certified converter located in the Chicago, Illinois suburbs.

The acquisition strategically expands JBC's geographic footprint while adding additional market presence in the automotive and off-road transportation sector. HST has a strong track record of providing OEMs and Tier suppliers with quality die-cut, extruded, and molded seals and gaskets.

Bringing HST Materials, Inc. into the JBC Technologies fold, augments JBC's already comprehensive converting and inspection capabilities by adding peel adhesion testing and spooling as well as redundant capacity in precision slitting, dieless cutting, and rotary and platen press die-cutting. It also brings the benefit of JBC's extensive stable of high-speed state-of-the art rotary die-cutting equipment and clean room processing capabilities to the HST customer base.

This is the third in a series of strategic moves that JBC Technologies has made in recent months. In November the organization expanded its facility in Wisconsin and in December acquired Colorado-based Die-Cut Technologies.