Curbell Acquires Orthoticand Prosthetic Business
Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s premier suppliers
of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants, and
prototyping materials, has announced that it has acquired
the Orthotic and Prosthetic business from Guard
Industries, Inc. located in St. Louis, Missouri. Guard was
established in 1966 and is a manufacturer and distributor
of a wide variety of shoe care, foot care, orthotic, prosthetic,
and pedorthic products and leather. The company’s
shoe repair business was not included in the sale.
The sale is an asset acquisition only and includes inventory
and customer lists. Most notably, the sale includes the
acquisition of Duraflex, a well-known, EVA sheet material
primarily used for the soft inner liner of prosthetic devices,
and Performa Plus, a high impact polystyrene material
used for a variety of applications in the prosthetic industry.
According to Gerry Helbig, President of Curbell Plastics,
“The acquisition of the Orthotic and Prosthetic business
from Guard Industries continues our strategy of growth
and investment in the Orthotics and Prosthetics industry.
In addition to our purchase of American Plastics in 2012
and O&P Enterprises in 2014, this acquisition has positioned
Curbell Plastics as a market leader in the O&P
industry. Guard’s well-known products enhance Curbell’s
product line including the exclusive OP-TEK® Flex family of
materials allowing for one of the most comprehensive
offerings in the market.”
Curbell Plastics will continue to offer Guard Orthotic
and Prosthetic customers the same products and services.
Customers have been directed to www.curbellplastics.com/oandp for product information, to check on stock, or
to place an order. Guard customers can also expect access
to new, innovative products and capabilities for the O&P
For more information, contact Beth Summers, Curbell
Plastics, Inc., 7 Cobham Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127,
888-287-2355/716-667-3377, Fax: 716-667-3432, E-mail:
email@example.com, Web: www.curbellplastics.com.