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Synkoloid Company (Artra Group)

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

This New Jersey based company was specialized from its beginning stage in producing various patching materials. Synkoloid was acquired by Artra Group in 1975, and in 1981, most of Synkoloid’s assets were purchased by the Muralo Company. From 1949 until 1976, the company used asbestos in making its paints, adhesives and varnishes. During this time, the lives of thousands of contractors were put to risk by being exposed to the asbestos in these products.

If Synkoloid Company Was Your Employer Between 1949 and 1976, You Are Now at Risk for Developing Serious Diseases

While Synkoloid Company came into being in 1894, it was not until the middle of the last century that they began using asbestos in their products. Some of the most popular brand names of the patching materials the company manufactured were Plastibond, Tex-Wall, and Kool-Kap. As it has excellent fire resistance and durability, asbestos was the ideal enhancer to add in these building materials. Nonetheless, asbestos is a human carcinogen and exposure can lead to numerous life-threatening diseases, including lung cancer. Everyone who partook in the manufacturing of Synkoloid Company products is at high risk for developing a harrowing disease, as well as the other occupational groups who used the company’s patching materials, such as sheetrock installers, painters, drywall finishers, plasterers, and tapers.

Over recent decades, more than 60,000 people have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Synkoloid Company, which soon forced it to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Thus, in 2007, the company set up a trust fund to provide compensation to workers whose health was affected by occupational asbestos exposure. If you were employed at Synkoloid Company while they were using asbestos, we advise you to undergo a periodical medical examination, as the chances of developing a disease never decrease. Unfortunately, because they are so insidious, the diseases which stem from asbestos exposure are very difficult to diagnose. They might take up to 50 years to ensue and, to make matters worse, their symptoms are similar to those of less severe types of pulmonary disease. For this reason, our specialists offer asbestos screenings free of charge to former Synkoloid Company employees. All you have to do is send us your most recent chest X-ray and we will promptly let you know whether the asbestos fibers you inhaled have caused any damage to your lungs.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

Our Attorneys Provide Specialized Legal Assistance and Representation to Secondary Asbestos Exposure Victims


Breathing in asbestos fibers was unavoidable if you lived under the same roof as a Synkoloid Company worker during the time asbestos was present in their products. Since company executives were not preoccupied with the safety of their employees in the slightest, people who handled asbestos directly would return home with toxic fibers on their clothes, as well as in their hair and on their skin, as they were not required to change at the end of the day. This is how secondary asbestos exposure would occur. Regardless of the source of exposure, asbestos fibers always have carcinogenic potential and therefore, the health of family members who shared a house with a Synkoloid Company worker is also at stake. Today, secondary exposure is the culprit behind 10% of cases involving asbestos-related diseases.

Do you suspect your diagnosis is the consequence of having a Synkoloid Company worker in your family? If so, our lawyers, who specialize in asbestos exposure cases, are willing to provide you with quality assistance and help you recover the maximum compensation available for your injury. Because we are aware how exhausting struggling with such a disease is, we will gladly attend to the most complex and time-consuming aspects of the legal process so that you will not be needed to stop focusing on your treatment. Victims of secondary exposure also receive compensation from the asbestos trust fund of Synkoloid Company, which means litigation is not part of the process. For additional information, please contact us and we will thoroughly answer all your questions.