LAKEWOOD, N.J.—Alpha Engineered Composites L.L.C. has acquired the Fairprene business unit from Virginia-based Longwood Elastomers, a Wabtec company.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fairprene, according to Alpha, is known across the automotive, fluid sealing, petrochemical and aerospace industries for its technical niche in performance sheet stock, coated fabrics and specialty composites.
"Distributors, fabricators and end users will benefit from Alpha's renewed focus, additional resources and advanced material competences in unique fabric substrates and proprietary rubber compounds," Alpha CEO Christopher Avallone said in a statement.
He added that Alpha's purchase of the Fairprene brand and technology is expected to create greater value, spur innovation and provide the diaphragm market with sophisticated and diverse capabilities.
"To help customers grow their business with expanded solutions, services and support, the Fairprene business unit will be integrated into Alpha North America and operate within the Engineered Elastomers product line," Avallone said.
Alpha Engineered Composites specializes in the calendering and curing of silicone, fluorosilicone, fluoroelastomer, HNBR and other high-performance elastomers.