Synthetic Materials (SYNMAT) founded in 1995, is a general partnership between International Materials, Incorporated (IMI) and JRG Engineering, Incorporated. The primary mission of SYNMAT is to develop sources of synthetic gypsum into market ready commodities. SYNMAT manages all phases of synthetic gypsum production including the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the synthetic gypsum processing facilities. SYNMAT acquires synthetic gypsum in the form of a slurry and processes this slurry to market specifications. SYNMAT then sells and delivers the processed synthetic gypsum to our customers in gypsum wallboard and cement production as well as agriculture.
IMI is the largest privately held seller of gypsum in the world, with 1999 annual sales in excess of 2 million metric tons of gypsum. Over 500,000 tons was marketed in the United States in the gypsum board and cement industries. IMI was founded in 1987 and currently serves 36 cement plants and 8 gypsum board plants around the world.
John Glasscock, of JRG Engineering, has significant experience in the production and utilization of synthetic gypsum. John was previously employed by a major U.S. gypsum board producer where he was involved in several evaluations of synthetic gypsum, including the specification and startup of a system enabling 100% utilization of synthetic gypsum in gypsum board production.
By combining the resources of these two organizations, Synthetic Materials is uniquely positioned to realize full market potential for sources of synthetic gypsum. – less–ZoomInfo