Plasan, a producer of composite materials for defense and automotive clients, has acquired KaZaK Composites, a Massachusetts-based engineering design and manufacturing company specializing in pultrusion processing. KaZaK specializes in high-performance composite structures and low-cost automated composite manufacturing. From design and analysis through prototyping and manufacturing, KaZaK's technology offers a variety of applications in ship structures, building structures, space systems, and numerous commercial applications. KaZaK Composites has ongoing activities with most U.S. Department of Defense agencies, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Missile Defense Agency, and DARPA. It also has performed R&D and/or production for the National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, and NASA, in addition to many major aerospace and defense contractors.