Bulk Molding Compounds is a privately owned company founded in 1978 to manufacture a series of unsaturated polyester molding compounds. The company has manufacturing facilities in West Chicago, Ill., Perrysburg, Ohio, Mexico City, China, and Europe. The company utilizes state-of-the-art laboratory resources, and provides two bucher injection presses, thermal analysis capabilities and physical property testing capabilities. Its thermoset bulk-molding compound is a fiberglass reinforced polyester and vinyl ester molding compound. Bulk Molding Compounds provides solutions for metals, sheet molding compounds and thermoplastics, offering stain and chemical resistance, and customized property performance. Bulk Molding Compounds is one of the leading suppliers of valve cover, headlamp and fog lamp reflector composite material in the world. The company manufactures a variety of products for automotive applications. It also replaces metals and thermoplastics in the transportation industry at a lower cost.