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Top 10 Advanced Materials Solution Companies - 2021

The ongoing digital transformation across various industries is driving huge demand for novel materials with advanced physical characteristics. Many industrial sectors, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, electronics, and energy, are increasingly adopting cutting-edge materials in their commercial applications for varied benefits. There are several reasons why the focus on advanced materials is growing. By putting forth intricate and enhanced physical properties, advanced materials can compensate for operational and manufacturing challenges unsolved by relatively less functional materials. Advanced materials also lead to better final products, thanks to their inherently improved properties. It, in turn, increases the competitive advantage of companies that adopt advanced materials.

Notably, sustainability is one of the major drivers of growth in the advanced materials industry. The large volumes of waste generated during the production and usage of materials are forcing governments to come up with more regulations, which significantly impacts companies in the construction, automotive, packaging, and manufacturing sectors. The industries are thus witnessing the advent of more sustainable materials that reduce wastage substantially. Similarly, stimuli-responsive materials, advanced composites, and 2D materials are also steering immense demand from various industries due to their leading-edge properties.

In the case of technological trends, artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most potent ones in advanced materials design. AI is enabling engineers to make discoveries that transform material designs drastically. The technology is hastening the speed of discovery while cutting down costs. Meantime, nanotechnology is also making ground-breaking changes in the sector. While advanced materials were in existence before nanomaterials became commercialized, the recent boom in the usage of advanced materials has largely been due to the commercial production of different nanomaterials and the utilization of new nanofabrication technologies. Consequently, nanomaterials are also becoming a popular option as an additive in many industries.

At this juncture, there is a variety of advanced materials solution providers available in the market that cater to the different needs of manufacturers. To help them choose the solution provider that best fits their requirement, Manufacturing Outlook has compiled a list of the top 10 advanced materials solution providers. The enlisted solution providers are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CXOs.

We present to you Manufacturing Outlook’s, “Top 10 Advanced Materials Solution Companies– 2021.”

Top Advanced Materials Solution Companies



3M’s extensive portfolio of advanced materials are uniquely suited to survive and perform in many of today's most challenging applications and environments – from deep in the earth to the depths of space. The company is steadfastly helping its customers in automotive, nuclear power, plastics processing, oil and gas, defense, and many other industries to find new ways to turn ‘what’s possible’ into ‘what’s next


AdValue Photonics is a leading manufacturer of innovative fiber lasers for materials processing, scientific, LIDAR, and medical markets. The company develops and manufactures high-quality, creative, and cost-effective products based on its proprietary fiber laser technology. AdValue Photonics customizes glass composition, doping concentration, and fiber geometry to enhance the reliability and performance of laser which is instrumental in addressing the clients’ unique business demands and requirements. Its fiber lasers deliver unparalleled process speed and hole quality for drilling and cutting the glass and ceramics materials


An advanced material solution provider that offers a series of graphene-induced fiber yarns under its Kyorene® banner. Kyorene graphene is available in many different forms including polyester, nylon, viscose, and polyethylene, and is often combined with natural fibers such as cotton, wool, bamboo and other synthetics, the fabric possibilities and end uses are endless. Graphene One is the only graphene fiber supplier that is fully integrated, from the conversion of graphite into graphene oxide and then the production of synthetic fibers. With over 10 years of development and 30 patents, Graphene One’s commercial process is unique, scalable, versatile, and low cost


Helicoid Industries has patented technology that will disrupt the composite industry. Growth of the composite market to its current $70 billion annually is due to numerous industries demanding lighter and stronger products with improved performance and energy efficiency. The helicoid architecture will make all composite material and products even lighter, stronger and more impact resistant while enabling a lower overall manufacturing cost. Development of the helicoid technology has occurred over the past 14 years by over 60 researchers from 16 universities and almost $12 million on R&D. The helicoid evolved millions of years ago in the internal structure of the mantis shrimp to protect its club while it pulverizes prey with incredible speed and force. UCR reverse engineered the club and determined that it is not the material, but the structure that provides the strength and toughness. The helicoid and has now been broadly patented by UCR and licensed to Helicoid Industries to commercialize its use in all composite materials


The company’s lightweight solutions are engineered to meet the requirements of the automotive, aerospace, and railway industries. By managing its product portfolio from two dimensions, volume and function, HRC Group can offer customers the entire production scale, from small series to mass production. In the last two years, the company has developed a carbon fiber body side assembly composed of 25 carbon fiber parts, 40% lighter than previous one in metal design. HRC completed the technical research and achieved a breakthrough of precision control and manufacturing process consistency of large-scale carbon fiber parts, using various production control means


Novation IQ is a team with a vision. Our strategic mission at Novation iQ is to dominate the manufacturing, advanced technologies and advanced materials solutions industry, with the ultimate goal of discovering ways to make new possibilities a reality. Includes our brand of Floatation iQ and Living iQ. We develop disruptive technologies and advanced material that enable 'faster, better, greener'​ solutions designed to bring "manufacturing back home"​. Some of our innovations include, Foams, Films, Fabrication, Alternative Energy, Hybrid Engines and Cancer Therapies. We are finding solutions to make a positive impact on people’s lives, and we work to continue to build Novation iQ to its full potential through associate value and commitment


Hanwha Advanced Materials

Hanwha Advanced Materials

Founded in 2005, Hanwha Advanced Materials America, known earlier as Hanwha L&C Alabama, which in turn was known as Maxforma Plastics LLC at the beginning, opened its doors to a new facility in December of 2005. The facility represented an initial capital investment of $17 million, with employment exceeding 100 associates when fully operational. Construction of the new plant began in May 2005, with completion in December 2005. Hanwha Advanced Materials America facility occupies a 35-acre site within the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park, located along Interstate 85 at Exit 66, and will initially cover 80,000 square feet. At the end of 2008, Hanwha Advanced Materials America acquired the GMT business unit from Azdel. Hanwha Advanced Materials America is part of the automotive division of Hanwha Advanced Materials Corporation. Hanwha Advanced Materials Corporation, based in Seoul, South Korea, is a world leader in the manufacturing of construction materials, such as plastic floor materials and artificial marble, automotive components such as GMT, EPP, and interior decorations, and other plastics products such as packing materials and films. Hanwha Advanced Materials is a subsidiary of the Hanwha Group, one of the ninth largest corporations in South Korea



Mersen is a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials. The Group designs innovative solutions to address its clients’ specific needs to enable them to optimize their manufacturing performance in sectors such as energy, transportation, electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and process industries. Mersen’s expertise is structured around two centers of excellence – Advanced Materials and Electrical Power – in which we hold positions as leader or co-leader in the global marketplace. Combining performance and innovation, this organization is supported by technologically advanced manufacturing facilities and an international sales network that guarantees quality and local customer service every day

Oasis Materials

Oasis Materials

Founded in 2005, Oasis Materials manufactures High-Performance ceramic heaters used in Semiconductor, Consumer, Medical, Defense and Aerospace applications. Located in Poway, California just 25 miles north of downtown San Diego, Oasis occupies a 28,000 square foot modern industrial building. To manufacture its heaters, Oasis employs a multi-layer co-fired technology using Aluminium Nitride as its substrate and Tungsten as resistance traces. Oasis has a highly automated facility. Much of the equipment used in its process will run lights out through the night. With a highly skilled engineering team, Oasis can work with its customers to design and develop a solution that meets or exceeds expectation

Tundra Companies

Tundra Companies

Tundra is a materials company that offers a variety of new composite material platforms optimized with enhanced performance properties for specific applications. From our founding in 2004 to this day, the goal of Tundra has remained the same: to redefine material performance through advanced composites that feature a combination of capability and value unlike anything the world has ever seen. Our proprietary particle coating process is capable of producing composites that are lighter or heavier, stronger, denser, safer, more flexible or more environmentally friendly — all while remaining highly cost-competitive. Tundra is built on a foundation of materials expertise spanning more than 30 years. Our team’s dedication and entrepreneurial spirit have yielded a number of patented advances that are delivering substantial advantages for businesses, industries and consumers alike. Tundra technology can currently be found in industries ranging from automotive and construction to recreation and consumer products. But the possibilities are endless. In fact, we are discovering new applications almost daily

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