Posted June 27, 2024

Mar-Bal Develops Searchable Online Database of Standoff Insulators

Searchable Insulator Matrix allows users to efficiently locate the specific insulator needed for their application through parameters such as height, brand, shape, insert material and more. 

Selecting an appropriate standoff insulator for specific applications can be a daunting and time-consuming task. In a dedicated effort to streamline this process, Mar-Bal, Inc. (Mar-Bal: Chagrin Falls, OH) has developed its online Searchable Insulator Matrix (SIM), that allows users to efficiently locate the specific insulator needed for their application through parameters such as height, brand, shape, insert material and more. 

Mar-Bal worked in-house to develop this ‘first-of-its-kind’ insulator configurator on their site which is accessible on both desktop and mobile devices. The new feature can be viewed here: 

The largest manufacturer of BMC molded Standoff Insulators in North America, the ISO 9001:2015 Registered Mar-Bal, Inc. manufactures the industry’s two leading brands−Mar-Bal and Glastic®. The UL® Listed Standoff Insulators are molded from a flame retardant and track resistant glass reinforced thermoset polyester molding compound and meet the most exacting standards for a variety of applications.  


Mar-Bal’s SIM drop-down data selection provides an immediate overview of part specifications through selected parameters. Key searchable technical information includes: 

  • Family Series
  • Height
  • Insert Material
  • UL
  • Shape
  • Metric/SAE
  • Thread Size
  • Voltage/Class

Additionally, each part selected has a detailed part drawing that can be saved (and printed out) with essential technical data providing vital specification information needed for ease-of-use ordering. 

According to Operations Manager of Proprietary Products (and SIM developer), Ryan Tietz, “Understanding the inquiries received over the years and specific needs of our customers, the SIM was designed from the ground-up. With live anytime/anywhere access to a vast array of searchable technical information, distributors and end-users now gain the power to access critical product data in a newly effective and efficient manner.” 

Mar-Bal’s Senior Director of Proprietary Products, Anthony Lignetta noted, “Our goal was to create a “go-to” selection and ordering tool for the insulator industry which focuses on essential insulator specifications and attributes needed to successfully pair insulator to application. Ultimately, SIM is responsive and easy-to-use with a clean, modern design.” 

For nearly a century, Mar-Bal and Glastic have brought their combined standoff insulator experience and innovation to the marketplace. From UL certificates, product and brand leadership, to reliability and dependability, their insulators are engineered and manufactured for quality. 

Known as ‘The One-Source Solutions Provider’, Mar-Bal has a steady growth trajectory in providing customers with comprehensive thermoset composite solutions–including part design, specialized material formulations, decorating, assembly, and customized automation. The new SIM reflects this commitment and dedication to customer service.

Mar-Bal’s portfolio continues to expand their combined standoff insulator experience and innovation in the marketplace. This comprehensive expertise continues in the family-owned tradition of stability and commitment to excellence as ‘The One-Source Solutions Provider’ of thermoset composites solutions through vertical integration.

For more information on Mar-Bal's line of products please visit: or contact: (440) 543-7526