The Hysol factory located in Olean, New York, was originally operated by Hysol Aerospace & Industrial Adhesive Co. to manufacture asbestos-containing molding compounds and epoxies for the aerospace industry.  The manufacturing plant in Olean was founded as the Dexter Electronic Materials Division in 1948 and operated until 2010.  The company was known locally as Dexter Hysol and made encapsulants and coatings under the HYSOL brand name.

Hysol Aerospace used asbestos in sealants, epoxy adhesives and coatings.  Asbestos was added as a filler to these products due to its heat resistant properties. The company also used the plant to manufacture asbestos-containing adhesives.

Asbestos-containing epoxies like EA 934-NA and EA 9309.2 were used as a bonding liquid by the Aerospace Industry.  Asbestos containing epoxy EA 934-NA was used to install mating fastener plugs into panels while manufacturing aircrafts.  When the asbestos epoxy was injected into fill holes, the area was sanded to create a smooth finish, releasing asbestos dust into the air.

Inhaling dust and airborne particles from raw asbestos put workers at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer.  In the process of manufacturing and general maintenance asbestos was frequently used and heated in the molding process, putting laborers at increased  risk of developing asbestos related diseases.

The experienced attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have compiled materials to support claims that the asbestos containing products workers were exposed to at Hysol, contributed to the development of mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.  Hysol employees were not warned of the hazards of exposure to asbestos when they performed their job duties without wearing masks or protective gear.  Even workers who were not in direct contact with raw asbestos materials still remain at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease. If you or a loved one worked at Hysol and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford today regarding your legal rights.