Material Sciences Corporation News & Press Releases

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) is at the forefront of developing and advancing new technologies for acoustic optimization, metal coatings and light weight initiatives applied to various end-use products in a wide variety of industries. Our leadership team, cutting-edge technology and strategic expertise have been recognized around the world. Read our announcements and recognitions to learn more about our most recent innovations in the metal industry.

May 21, 2021

Stamping in an EV World Virtual Conference

Matt Murphy, Chief Technical Officer at Material Sciences Corporation will join a panel of industry insiders for a one day virtual conference that will explore how the transition to Electric …

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March 19, 2021

Altair Enlighten Award Webinar Series

Hosted by Altair in conjunction with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Matt Murphy, MSC’s Chief Technical Officer and other Altair Enlighten Award winners will participate in a panel discussion …

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May 1, 2020

Panel Discussion with Material Sciences Corp and Other 2019 Altair Enlighten Award Winners

Altair will be hosting a free panel discussion on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 at 3 PM CET with Matt Murphy, Material Sciences Corporation’s Chief Technical Officer and other winners of …

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February 4, 2020


MSC Smart Steel® is featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Stamping Journal. In the article, Matt Murphy, Material Sciences Corporation’s Chief Technology Office talks the engineering and development of …

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September 6, 2019


Material Sciences Corporation (MSC), winner of the Altair Enlighten Award in the Emerging Technologies category, participated in the NASDAQ Opening Market Bell ceremony on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Read More

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August 22, 2019

Material Sciences Corporation Recipients of Enlighten Award

Material Science Corporation is a 2019 recipient of The Altair Enlighten Award. MSC Smart Steel was awarded the Enabling Technology Award, as the first ever spot weldable low-density composite laminate …

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June 7, 2019

Material Sciences Corporation Acquires Alum-A-Fold Pacific

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Alum-A-Fold Pacific, Inc (AFP). Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, AFP produces specialty coated metals that are engineered to address …

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May 14, 2019

Sky Island Capital Acquires Controlling Stake In Material Sciences Corporation

Material Sciences Corporation (“MSC”) announced today that Sky Island Capital (“Sky Island”), a Dallas-based middle market private equity firm, has purchased majority control of the company.  Headquartered in Canton, Michigan, …

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May 13, 2019

MSC To Discuss MSC Smart Steel® At Great Designs In Steel

Following a five-year collaborative effort between Material Sciences Corporation and a strategic customer, MSC Smart Steel®is now validated for vehicle implementation and is going into production on multiple 2019 global …

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April 12, 2019


Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) was named a 2019 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on April 8 in Detroit. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior …

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February 18, 2019

MSC Smart Steel® Taking A Bite Out Of Aluminum

The SAE International Automotive Engineering June 2018 article titled Steeling for Reduced Mass and Higher Strength  discusses 3rd generation Advanced-Ultra High Strength Steel alloys and “Hybrid Steel” solutions such as MSC Smart …

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February 13, 2019

Exploring Noise and Vibration Technology Tour

Agenda: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Social Hour (cocktails and light food) 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Strolling tour of facility and interactive tools As we prepare for the next generation of …

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December 17, 2018

MSC Facilities Earn International Quality Recognition

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) announces that the company has been certified at their Walbridge, Ohio; Canton, Michigan; and Elk Grove Village, Illinois locations under the IATF 16949 automotive quality management …

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October 30, 2018

Material Sciences Corporation Named a 2019 PACE Award Finalist

MSC Smart Steel® from Material Sciences Corporation is one of 35 finalists for the 2019 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Awards. This is the second time one of …

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September 18, 2018

Material Sciences Corporation will be at METALCON 2018

Visit the Material Sciences Corporation booth at the METALCON Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Convention Center, October 10th-12th. We’ll be in booth #527. To get an exhibit …

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August 17, 2018

Material Sciences Corporation Joins The North American Steel Alliance

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) is pleased to announce that they have become the newest member/owner of the North American Steel Alliance (NASA). Since 1951, MSC has been championing innovation in …

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April 18, 2018

Material Sciences Corporation’s East Chicago Facility Completes $10 Million Electro-Galvanizing Line Expansion

Material Sciences Corporation announced today the completion of an expansion of the electro-galvanizing line at it’s East Chicago, IN manufacturing facility. The global leader in electro-galvanizing of ultra-high strength steels …

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October 2, 2017

Material Sciences Corporation’s Leading-Edge Metals Solutions

Material Sciences Corporation is developing leading-edge metals solutions that save weight, improve performance and lower cost for end-use customers in multiple industries. The company’s Quiet Aluminum®, Quiet Steel® and MSC …

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September 11, 2017

Material Sciences Corporation Will Be At METALCON 2017

Visit the Material Sciences Corporation booth at the METALCON Convention in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 18th-20th. We’ll be in booth #1139. To get an exhibit …

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September 5, 2017

MSC’s laminated steel and aluminum will reduce noise and vibration

Material Sciences Corporation has developed laminated steel and aluminium that will reduce noise and vibration while cutting mass. When it comes to electric vehicles, every pound matters. With the weight …

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December 20, 2016

Material Sciences Corporation Ramps Up Production and Marketing of Exclusive RepliKote® Prefinished Decorative Metal

Premium sheet metal product replicates wood, stone and metallics, offering affordable creativity to manufacturers, architects, builders, designers and end-use customers   Canton, MI – Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) announces that …

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October 25, 2016

Continuous Colour Coat LTD. is now Material Sciences Corporation-Toronto

Canton, Michigan – Continuous Colour Coat Limited, doing business under the tradename Metal Koting, has become Material Sciences Corporation-Toronto. The name change reflects the consolidation of Metal Koting into the …

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October 24, 2016

Material Sciences Corporation at the METALCON Convention

Visit the Material Sciences Corporation booth at the METALCON Convention in Baltimore at the Baltimore Convention Center, October 26th-28th. We’ll be in booth #2143.

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April 18, 2016

Material Sciences Corporation At The AIA Convention

Visit the Material Sciences Corporation booth at the AIA Convention in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center May 19-21. We’ll be in booth #2039. #AIACon16

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January 4, 2016

Material Sciences Corporation Acquires Continuous Colour Coat Ltd. (Metal Koting)

Material Sciences Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Continuous Colour Coat Ltd., recognized in the market by its tradename Metal Koting. Known for its superior service and diverse metal coating capabilities, Metal Koting provides galvanized, painted and printed steel and aluminum coils to a variety of companies in the construction, automotive, leisure product and packaging industries. Metal Koting operates out of a single site facility in Toronto, Ontario.

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November 2, 2015

New Star Metals Becomes Material Sciences Corporation

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) is pleased to announce that the organization formerly known as New Star Metals is adopting Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) as our new name. After acquiring MSC in March 2014, it became apparent that the superior brand recognition of this 64-year-old industry leader could be applied beneficially to our entire family of companies.

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September 23, 2015

Congratulations to Richard Moore for Working 50 Years at Our Company!

Congratulations to Richard Moore for Working 50 Years at Our Company!
Material Sciences Corporation’s Richard “Dinosaur” Moore was featured in the September 22, 2015 issues of “The Vindicator” for his longstanding employment at Material Sciences Corporation in the Canfield, OH Coating Facility. Coming up on his 50th anniversary this year, Moore is celebrated as a valued member of the team.

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August 31, 2014

5th Annual Awards for Steel Excellence

American Metal Market presented a total of 15 Steel Excellence Awards to 13 companies and one individual at a dinner held Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in New York celebrating best-in-class initiatives that introduced real and quantifiable change to the steel industry. The fifth edition of the Annual awards program celebrated the efforts of individuals and companies whose ingenuity, dedication and difference-making savvy distinguished 2014’s honorees from their peers over the past year.

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August 15, 2014

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) Recognized in AMM Awards for Smart Steel Innovations

MSC Smart Steel™ from Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) was recognized by American Metal Market as the Most Innovative Product in 2014.The new material—called MSC Smart Steel™—is a lightweight steel laminate that the producer said is highly formable and weldable and can offer substantial mass savings vs. monolithic steel. The laminate addresses many concerns that arise when automakers and their suppliers consider sweeping changes to vehicle designs over a short period.

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June 3, 2014

Material Sciences Corporation Divests its Brakes Shim Business

Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) (formerly New Star Metals) has sold its Global OE and Aftermarket Brake Shim business to Wolverine Advanced Materials for an undisclosed sum. MSC will retain its North American production facilities in Walbridge, OH and Elk Grove Village, IL as well as the Application Research Center in Canton, MI.

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March 20, 2014

New Star Metals Acquires Material Sciences Corporation

New Star Metals (known today at Material Sciences Corporation) is proud to announce the acquisition of Material Sciences Corporation (MSC). Long known for its product and process innovation, MSC is a global manufacturer of acoustical products used in brakes, body panels, and engine components. MSC also specializes in electrogalvanizing sciences and coil coating of flat-rolled steel and aluminum. MSC provides products and services to a variety of customers in the automotive, construction, appliance, and lighting industries.

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July 1, 2013

Material Sciences Corporation Acquires Canfield Coating Company (CCC)

Material Sciences Corporation is proud to announce the acquisition of Canfield Coating Company (CCC), known for its superior service and light gauge coating capabilities, CCC provides galvanized and painted steel coils to a variety of companies in packaging, automotive, and construction industries.

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August 8, 2012

Insight Equity Acquires New Star Metals

An affiliate of Insight Equity Holdings LLC (“Insight Equity”), the Southlake, Texas headquartered private equity firm, is proud to announce its acquisition of New Star Metals and its Premier Resource Group and Electric Coating Technologies subsidiaries from an affiliate of Aurora Capital Group (“Aurora”).

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