AKRON (Dec. 12, 2008)—Victor Gelb Inc. has changed its name to Finite Fiber to more clearly describe the wider potential uses of its materials.
Victor Gelb was a pioneer in using cut fibers in rubber compounds as early as the 1920s, according to the company. The customers mainly were automotive-based with a big share of its business going to power transmission products such as V-belts.
In 2005, Dowco L.L.C. purchased Gelb and looked to broaden the use of the precision cut fibers into other compatible polymeric products.
“Victor Gelb was a very well respected company within the relatively small customer base,” said Finite Fibers President Keith Kleve. “We decided, however, that a more modern, more definitive name would be beneficial in us meeting our challenge of educating the rubber industry about the many benefits of cut fibers.”
Kleve added that the name change to Finite Fiber was a sign that the company had “moved from being a supplier to participating as a partner.”