Unifrax and Lydall are now Alkegen, a global leader in advanced and sustainable specialty materials

Unifrax, a leading manufacturer of high performance specialty materials used in advanced applications, announced that it 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. 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.

John Dandolph, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alkegen
explained, “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 unrivaled in
the world today.

The name Alkegen is a modern adaptation of two words that are central
to the Company’s identity and mission. “Alke” is derived from the word
“Alchemy,” which evokes transformational innovation and
breakthroughs in what is possible. “Gen” is a shortened form of
“Next Generation” and speaks to Alkegen’s focus on human health
and a sustainable future. The green Alkegen “arc” in the logo
represents collaboration, connectivity and a horizon signifying the
global nature of the company and its constant innovation and forward

Our new name is just the start of our journey as a brand,” added
Dandolph. “Our vision is to be the world’s leading innovative
specialty materials platform dedicated to sustainability and human
health, while serving industries tackling some of the critical problems
our society faces today.

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,” said
José E. Feliciano, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and Colin Leonard,
Partner, at Clearlake. “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

Alkegen also 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.

The decision to base our corporate, filtration, and battery teams in
Dallas demonstrates our commitment to growing the company and
establishing Alkegen as a global leader focused on breakthrough
technologies,” explained Dandolph. “A Dallas location will enable us
to attract the best talent and more efficiently interact with customers
anywhere in the world.

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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