ORCON Corporation was founded in 1962 to meet the rigid requirements of the
aerospace industry. Mr. Hollis Bascom formed ORCON Corporation in response to
aerospace's demand for quality lightweight, non-woven reinforced materials,
filling a critical void in the fabrics industry. The company name is derived
from the types of products ORCON produces: ORiented CONtinuous strand.
Mr. Bascom patented the manufacturing process BOCS (Bonded Oriented Continuous
Strand) that ORCON uses to create these highly advanced materials. In this
process, two sets of yarn are laid down perpendicularly on a substrate
(typically ultra-thin polymer film) and then bonded in place with an adhesive.
The adhesive process ensures that the yarns are fully integrated into the
structure and guarantees greater strength with the lowest possible weight. The
development of this process has made ORCON Corporation the leader in reinforced
ORCON's Aerospace Division has grown to be a trusted and reliable supplier of
quality reinforced film and insulation blankets and materials to aerospace
companies around the world.
In 1970 the Carpet Seaming Tape Division was added to serve both the residential
and commercial carpet industries. That year ORCON developed its first hot melt
carpet seaming tape. Now known as ORCON's Floor Covering Installation Systems
Division (FCISD), this unit produces high quality flooring installation tools in
addition to the industry's leading seaming tapes, used by carpet installers to
close and secure seams during carpet installation.
ORCON Corporation is a substantial, mature company, and continues to support the
needs of growing industries by developing new and innovative products that meet
stringent quality requirements.