About Us

NobelClad is the global leader in explosive clad welding, with over half a century of experience serving the world's energy, industrial and infrastructure markets.

History

In 2016, NobelClad celebrates 50 years of helping our clients deliver successful industrial infrastructure projects through our expertise and leadership in explosion welding. Our business has come a long way since its 1965 inception as EF Industries, which was a diversified industrial business based outside Boulder, Colorado.  Back then, we focused primarily on underwater explosive forming, a process used to shape blank sheets of metal alloys into complex three-dimensional parts for aerospace equipment manufacturers.  The late 1960s also was an exciting time for the nascent explosion welding industry, and we were committed to mastering the process and applying it to a range of innovative industrial applications.

In 1976, we changed our name to Explosive Fabricators and became a publicly traded company under the ticker symbol “BOOM.”

In 1994, we became Dynamic Materials Corporation, and two years later, purchased the explosion welding business of another industry pioneer, DuPont.  We also assumed the lease on DuPont’s Dunbar Mine, a former limestone mine in southwestern Pennsylvania that was converted into a unique explosion welding shooting facility. The Dunbar transaction represented a major achievement in positioning us for future growth.  In addition to providing a controlled environment for detonations, the mine was close to regional metals suppliers and fabricators, and provided improved access to domestic and international shipping ports. 

In 2001, we acquired French explosion welding business Nobelclad, and in 2007 purchased Germany-based Dynaplat.  These acquisitions enhanced our technical expertise, expanded our production capacity and established our company as the global leader in explosion welding.  In 2013, we unified all of our worldwide cladding businesses under the NobelClad brand.

Still headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, we currently operate explosion welding facilities in Germany, France and the US, with worldwide sales and distribution.

Customers

The companies who specify and purchase our products cover a wide range of applications and stretch across the engineering, fabrication and construction supply chain. We work with global customers who are recognized leaders in their industry to develop strong partnerships in the implementation of optimal solutions in critical industrial and infrastructure projects.

  • Chemicals

    Our customers count on a highly reliable and economic product for corrosive processes like PTA, Acetic Acid and Chlorate. NobelClad bonds a variety of metals to contain such corrosive materials in columns, towers, reactors and heat exchangers.


    BP

    Dow

    Eastman

    ExxonMobil Chemical

    Lyondell

  • Refining

    Both large and small refiners trust in explosion welded clad materials to provide an economic advantage through strength and product longevity, ensuring a long useful life. You will find our clad in the heads, shells, and tube sheets of refinery process vessels and heat exchangers. 


    Chevron

    Exxon

    Motiva

    Total

    Valero

  • Metals & Mining

    Global operators focused on the quarrying and processing of metals and minerals prefer NobelClad’s transition joints for their electrochemical production and our clad plates in the fabrication of hydrometallurgy equipment. 


    Alcoa

    Barrick

    BHP Billiton

    Hatch

    Inco

  • Engineering

    Owners of chemical plants, offshore platforms, pipelines, refineries and power plants turn to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies for many of their critical capital projects.  The EPCs trust in us as their premier resource for clad product knowledge.  


    Bechtel

    Fluor

    Jacobs

    KBR

    Technip

  • Fabricating

    An extensive global network of companies supply EPCs with fabricated equipment for installation in critical industrial and infrastructure projects.  Fabricators are NobelClad’s largest group of direct customers.  They rely upon our uncompromising quality and on-time delivery to consistently meet the clients' specification.


    CB&I

    Coek

    Cust-O-Fab

    DZ Atlantic

    Ellett Industries

    Enerfab

    Freeport Welding

    Hughes Anderson

    Il Sung

    Joseph Oat

    KochMersen

    Ohmstede

    Sauder Custom

    Sewon Cellontech

    Taylor Forge

    Titanium Fabrication

    Titanium Ltd.

    TSM Tech

Culture and Values

Expertise

We’ve been pioneering advancements in this highly technical industry for over fifty years, and are now representated around the globe in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Where leadership converges with production quality, design ingenuity and market share, we claim our expert status with no reservations.

Ingenuity

We try to make the impossible, possible. When convention says it can’t be done, we ask why, and figure out how. Whether it’s sourcing and delivering materials in challenging time frames, or attending to the tiniest detail of project specifications,we aim to deliver solutions that save the day

Agility

The energy, industrial and infrastructure markets we serve are highly sensitive with respect to materials composition and delivery time. Our operating structure is agile and flexible to ensure that we can deliver on a global scale when stakes are high.

Creativity

Good clad is highly technical, but exceptional clad blends technical proficiency with creative genius. We challenge convention to come up with new ways of developing materials that advance our industry, from the largest plates to advanced cylindricals.

  • Expertise

    We’ve been pioneering advancements in this highly technical industry for over fifty years, and are now representated around the globe in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Where leadership converges with production quality, design ingenuity and market share, we claim our expert status with no reservations.

    Ingenuity

    We try to make the impossible, possible. When convention says it can’t be done, we ask why, and figure out how. Whether it’s sourcing and delivering materials in challenging time frames, or attending to the tiniest detail of project specifications,we aim to deliver solutions that save the day

  • Agility

    The energy, industrial and infrastructure markets we serve are highly sensitive with respect to materials composition and delivery time. Our operating structure is agile and flexible to ensure that we can deliver on a global scale when stakes are high.

    Creativity

    Good clad is highly technical, but exceptional clad blends technical proficiency with creative genius. We challenge convention to come up with new ways of developing materials that advance our industry, from the largest plates to advanced cylindricals.

  • Expertise

    We’ve been pioneering advancements in this highly technical industry for over fifty years, and are now representated around the globe in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Where leadership converges with production quality, design ingenuity and market share, we claim our expert status with no reservations.

  • Ingenuity

    We try to make the impossible, possible. When convention says it can’t be done, we ask why, and figure out how. Whether it’s sourcing and delivering materials in challenging time frames, or attending to the tiniest detail of project specifications,we aim to deliver solutions that save the day

  • Agility

    The energy, industrial and infrastructure markets we serve are highly sensitive with respect to materials composition and delivery time. Our operating structure is agile and flexible to ensure that we can deliver on a global scale when stakes are high.

  • Creativity

    Good clad is highly technical, but exceptional clad blends technical proficiency with creative genius. We challenge convention to come up with new ways of developing materials that advance our industry, from the largest plates to advanced cylindricals.

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