Boston Materials, a leader in high-performance materials, recently announced that the company has raised a $12 million Series A2 round led by Good Growth Capital. The round also includes new strategic investor and BuiltWorlds member GS Group and PTT Global Chemical, which will provide important supply chain relationships and unlock customers in new geographical regions. The new funds will support Boston Materials’ continued growth, increasing manufacturing and engineering operations at the new factory in Billerica MA, and expanding product adoption with existing and new customers.
Known for its patented Z-axis Fiber™ technology, a lightweight material produced from 100% reclaimed carbon fiber with significant energy dissipation properties, Boston Materials enables manufacturers of industrial and consumer products to create highly differentiated, energy-efficient products that have a low carbon footprint. The manufacturing scale of Z-axis Fiber enables Boston Materials to formulate products for a wide range of applications that are cost-effective to deploy at high volumes.
A global emphasis on decarbonization in transportation and proliferation of industrial and consumer electronic devices has reinforced demand for Boston Materials’ innovative technology. With more brands continuing to focus on delivering quality, sustainable products to customers, Boston Materials’ Z-axis Fiber enables manufacturers to meet those needs. Currently, Z-axis Fiber has an addressable market of over $450 billion with applications including weight reduction of automobiles, improving the performance and reliability of electronics through efficient thermal management, reducing the weight and cost of hydrogen fuel cells for clean transportation, and more.
Strategic investors GS Group and PTT Global Chemical will provide important supply chain relationships and access to customers in new regions. Both organizations see tremendous value in Boston Materials’ Z-axis Fiber technology in enabling decarbonization and improved sustainability across the energy, electronics and transportation sectors.
“Boston Materials’ commercial focus in thermal management and hydrogen fuel cells highly aligns with GS Group, considering our interests within the energy sector, and the current demand for innovations in clean energy within the South Korean market,” said Taehong Huh, Managing Partner at GS Futures, the corporate venture capital arm of GS Group. “As a Fortune Global 500 organization with annual sales of US$44 billion and business presence across 32 countries, GS Group is a global leader with diversified operations spanning energy, utility, retail, and infrastructure.”
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