Marian Presents at 3M EMD National Sales Meeting

On January 22nd, in Austin TX, Marian took the opportunity to present at the 3M Electrical Markets Division National Sales Meeting.  Marian highlighted the 3M EMD materials that are most commonly utilized in the converting industry.  Marian also highlighted the associated applications that are commonly seen with these materials.

Marian appreciated this opportunity and is confident that this will further strengthen our relationship with 3M.


Craig Carrol, with Marian Fort Worth, presents to the 3M EMD team.

3M™ Flame Barrier FRB Series

We are highlighting this innovative material from 3M™ because of its unique properties and its ability to enhance your applications.

The 3M™ Flame Barrier FRB Series is a flexible insulation for OEM electrical flame barrier applications.  The material is easily slit, die-cut and/or laminated to fit the requirements of your specific design.

Key Material Characteristics
•    UL 94 5VA flame rating
•    Excellent ignitability resistance
•    Excellent arc and track resistance
•    Good dielectric strength
•    Thermal index of 130°C
•    Very light weight and thin, saving cost and weight in final application
•    Available in white and black for optimal optical and aesthetic results

•    General purpose lighting luminaires (including LEDs)
•    Electric and hybrid vehicles (between batteries, power converters, etc.)
•    Appliances (vacuum cleaners, slow cookers, etc.)
•    Electrical devices

Contact us today for a sample.

Visit the 3M Site to learn more about this material.  Download the data sheet on our data sheets page.

Looking for a Surface Protection Solution?

Looking for a surface protection solution?  Look no further!  Marian offers materials and manufacturing capabilities to create custom solutions for a variety of surface protection applications.

APPLICATION STORY – Die Cut Protective Tape for a Plastic Molded Cover for an Alarm System Control Module
This application story provides an example of Marian’s expertise with surface protection materials and manufacturing offerings to create custom solutions that meet customer’s needs.  Read more…



  • Surface protection films
  • Adhesives and tapes
  • Foams

Surfaces that can be protected

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Optics
  • Coated and painted surfaces
  • Glass
  • Low Surface Energy substrates


  • Final product protection
  • Protection during manufacturing and processing
  • Masking
  • Interior and exterior use

Marian manufacturing capabilities


CONTACT US for more information, a material sample or a quote.

Marian Chicago

Marian Chicago Expands

In late 2013, Marian Chicago acquired neighboring building, 400 Wegner Drive in West Chicago to accommodate the rapid growth they have experienced in 2012 and 2013.  2012 was a record year with revenues up 10% from the prior year.   2013 proved to be even better for Marian Chicago, with revenues up 35% from 2012.  As a result of this strong growth, Marian Chicago added a second shift, several new employees and new pieces of equipment.  Inventories have doubled and the company found themselves out of space in their current building.  The new building brings Marian Chicago to a total of 50,000 square feet of space, accommodating their need for expansion.


Quick Facts about Marian Chicago:

  • Previously J.J. Glenn Company, founded in 1929, purchased by Marian in 1984
  • Employs approximately 60 employees


Marian Chicago
396 W. Wegner Drive
West Chicago, IL 60185

t. 630-293-7800
f. 630-293-5897

Contact Marian Chicago

Check out our new website!

We are thrilled to finally launch our new website design!  We are confident you will find the new look and feel visually pleasing and easy to navigate.  As we have grown and evolved in the past, so will our website.  We will continue to add features and helpful information.  We prove this in the new features you will see today:

  • Data Sheets:  An archive of material data sheets for some commonly utilized materials
  • Our Blog: News + Events:  Where we will share company news, special event notices and beneficial industry information from our experts
  • The Solution Center offers case studies to show what Marian does best, provide solutions to satisfy  customers.
  • Social Media:  Follow us on twitter and join us on Linked In



Marian named Porex Preferred Converter

Marian Named Porex Preferred Converter

Marian is excited to become a part of the Porex Preferred Converter Program.  We have demonstrated the knowledge and expertise required to handle and process a wide array of Porex porous plastic materials.  We have been trained on Porex materials and we will offer the highest quality, performance and service.



Porex porous plastics are composed of pores who’s cavities are connected to one another.  Porex manufactures porous plastic products from various thermoplastic materials exhibiting a range of properties:  strong, lightweight, resistant to concentrated acids and alkalis, chemically inert, thermally resistant, UV-exposure, UL 94 V-0, etc.   Visit the Porex website to learn more about their innovative materials:

Marian is one of three Porex Preferred Converters.  We have the capabilities to die cut, laminate, slit, laser and water jet cut these innovative Porex Materials to create a unique solution to your design issue.

Growth at Marian Suzhou

In 2013, Marian Suzhou moved to a new 16,000 square meter facility, doubling its previous size.  This addition has enabled Marian Suzhou to expand clean room capacity and to bring on new capabilities in automated assembly and large footprint presses.

Quick Facts about Marian Suzhou

  • Opened in 2004
  • Employs approximately 2,500 employees
  • Operates approximately 200 machines
  • Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week


Marian (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Unit 1B, Suchun Industrial Square
428 Xing Long Street
Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou, Jiangsu Province
PR China 215126