Boyd Technologies announced the launch of its Sourcebook material sourcing website www.sourcebookmaterials.com. Sourcebook is a vertically integrated material sourcing solution developed by Boyd Technologies and focuses on improving search, comparison and sampling of advanced flexible materials.
The website, which will launch at the EWMA tradeshow in London, will display the specifications of thousands of advanced flexible materials from hundreds of global material manufacturers. These materials include composites, extruded nets, films, foams, foils, membranes, nonwovens, technical papers and technical textiles.
“Our launch of the Sourcebook website is the culmination of years of work and collaboration with material suppliers,” said Hannah DeLisle the company’s senior director of Quality & Materials.
The problem Boyd Technologies has identified is that product development cycles take months to search, compare and sample various flexible materials.
Commenting on the launch, the company’s Sourcebook engineer, Brianna Sporbert, said “We expect Sourcebook to change the way our industry thinks about material sourcing.”
Boyd Technologies’ engineers are expecting to have over 6,500 commercially available materials in Sourcebook by its launch date and is projecting growth of 15% each quarter.
“Sourcebook provides one globally comprehensive source, with comparable data and overnight material samples,” said Sporbert. “Everyone is really excited about its potential impact.”
By launching an aggressive five year growth plan at the end of 2013, Boyd Technologies laid out the plans for significant investments in its people, knowledge base and core technologies.
“We successfully completed our capital investment in 2014, and our Sourcebook launch is another key component of our growth strategy,” said Stephen Boyd, the company president.