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David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc. Announces New Association with SGL Group for Carbon Fiber & Composite Materials

Jul 18 , 2014

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David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc. Announces New Association with SGL Group for Carbon Fiber & Composite Materials

BEAVERTON - SGL Group and David H.  Sutherland & Co., Inc. have signed a distribution agreement to market high-performance carbon fiber prepregs in North America. The two partners will each contribute their own specific know-how. SGL Group, as a materials specialist, has expertise spanning the entire value chain from raw materials to carbon fibers and carbon fiber composites.  David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc. contributes as a market specialist and leading global supplier of composite and specialty products for aerospace and high performance industry.

Dan Layden, Sales Director for the Americas with SGL Group stated that this is an excellent fit with SGL products and David H. Sutherland’s long history as a global distributor with access to critical markets.

“I look forward to working with DHSCO as an expansive distributor and as a promoter in the advanced composites market sectors.”

Technical Sales Director for David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc., Steve Groshong said, “I see this as an excellent opportunity for a highly qualified global distributor with technical assistance to bring quality composite products to the global marketplace.”

SGL Group produces the whole spectrum of carbon, aramid and glass fiber prepregs.  Prepregs are made from fibers which are impregnated with synthetic resins. The fiber alignment results in high strength and rigidity combined with minimum weight. Thanks to the various processing methods, SGL Group with its facilities in Germany, can provide a wide range of prepregs designed to meet customers’ specific needs.


About SGL Group – The Carbon Company

SGL Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon‐based products and materials. It has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites. Products from SGL Group are used predominantly in the steel, aluminum, automotive and chemical industries as well as in the semiconductor, solar and LED sectors, and in lithium‐ion batteries. Carbon‐based materials and products are also being increasingly used in the wind power, aerospace and defense industries.

With 43 production sites in Europe, North America and Asia, as well as a service network covering more than 100 countries, SGL Group is a company with a global presence. In 2013, the Company’s workforce of around 6,300 employees generated sales of €1,477 million.  The Company’s head office is located in Wiesbaden, Germany.


About David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc.

Working from a phone booth in downtown Portland in 1951, founder David H. Sutherland began exporting North American products to Asia.  From those humble beginnings, David H. Sutherland Co., Inc.  has become a full-service domestic and international distributor for many of the aerospace industry’s leading manufacturers such as Henkel, PPG and 3M Aerospace Sealants. Family-run for three generations, David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc.  is certified to international quality standards ISO 9001:2008, AS 9120 Rev A and FAA AC No: 00-56A.

From the company’s first exports in 1951 of carbon (cooking coal and briquettes) to the carbon composites chain of today, David H. Sutherland & Co., Inc. continues its commitment to the aerospace and high performance industries and welcomes the new association with the SGL Group.

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