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US' specialty materials firm Unifrax gets renamed as Alkegen

02 Feb '22
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Unifrax, a manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, has changed its name to Alkegen, to reflect the new company created following the acquisition of Lydall late last year, and will also move its corporate headquarters to Dallas, Texas. The name Alkegen is a modern adaptation of two words that are central to the company’s identity and mission.

Alkegen brings together two of the world's leading specialty materials platforms and represents a new chapter for a unified, innovation-driven company. Alkegen is well positioned to be the specialty materials leader serving mission-critical systems that the world is focused on for the future, including: battery technologies, electric vehicles, filtration media, and specialty insulation materials that enable customers to reduce fossil fuel consumption, save energy, and live greener, the company said in a press release.

Alkegen has announced that it will be relocating its corporate headquarters to new offices in Dallas, Texas this spring. This new facility will serve as the headquarters for the Company's Filtration and Battery businesses. Unifrax’s current headquarters in Tonawanda, New York, will continue to serve as the headquarters for the company’s thermal insulation and emission control businesses.

“Our new name helps define this global platform with differentiated, sustainability-focused advanced materials. Customers will come to know Alkegen as a brand that helps the planet breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before. Alkegen is an exceptional specialty materials platform that we believe is unrivalled in the world today,” John Dandolph, president and chief executive Officer of Alkegen said in a statement.

“The combination of Unifrax and Lydall under the Alkegen name is a milestone in the development of the platform we’ve built in partnership with John and his team over the last several years. Alkegen’s mission to create solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable society is more important than ever. Alkegen is truly a one-of-a-kind specialty materials platform driving transformative impact, and we’re proud to continue to support the growth of a true industry leader through our O.P.S. value creation framework,” José E. Feliciano, co-founder and managing partner, and Colin Leonard, partner, at Clearlake said.

Alkegen brings a diverse ecosystem of thermal management, construction and fire protection products, new step-change battery and filtration technology, and unmatched global reach with 60+ manufacturing facilities that services customers with innovation, speed and agility. With an experienced talent pool and a global base of 9,000+ employees, including some of the world’s top thermal management and filtration experts, Alkegen is well positioned to help customers positively impact the environment in meaningful ways.

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