Company Timeline

  • May 1977 - Michael S. Sylvester starts a PVC foam company, incorporated as Foam Seal, Inc
  • 1987 - Mr. Sylvester purchased a unique formulation and process for manufacturing Oxime cure silicone sealants and adhesives from a developer in Sweden and commercialized the products as Novagard® Silicone Adhesives and Sealants.
  • 1990 - Michael Sylvester develops and patents a unique formulation for Silicone Beaded Bedding Sealant for glazing window applications
  • 1993 - Novagard purchased the silicone Grease and Compound business and product line from General Electric and commercialized the products as Versilube® Silicone grease.
  • 1995 - Foam Seal moved to a new location with over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space located at 5109 Hamilton Ave which is our current headquarters and plant location.
  • 1998 - Novagard purchases grease packet business and equipment adding new Versilube® products
  • 1999 - Novagard Solutions receives original ISO quality standard certification
  • 2001 - Michael Sylvester obtains a patent for Foam Fix – a foam tape manufacturing process; and establishes a Western States Distribution Warehouse located in Reno, NV
  • 2002 - Michael Sylvester obtains a patent for Foam Fix II – a evolution of the original Foam Fix product
  • 2005 - The company’s original commercial name is legally changed from Foam Seal to Novagard Solutions Inc. under which the three main business groups began operating
  • 2006 - Michael Sylvester obtains a patent for UV curing Silicone formulation
  • 2009 - A Southern States Distribution Warehouse was set up in Dallas, TX
  • 2011 - Expanded through added distribution partners in Western Europe
  • 2012 - Expanded through added distribution partners in China and Asia region
  • 2013 - Novagard Pride internal marketing campaign to ensure continuous improvement throughout the company started
  • 2015 - Acquired assets and operations of Taylor Products; created alkoxy technology
  • 2016 - Formulated hybrid technology of Modified Silicone
  • 2017 - Received our most recent ISO certification after passing audit to current standard
  • 2018 - Sarah E. Nash named Chairman and CEO. Michael Sylvester becomes President and COO.
  • 2019 - Received ISO and IATF Product Design Certification. Novagard is now ISO 9001:2015 (QMS with Design) and IATF 16949:2016 (QMS with Design)