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Unifrax completes Lydall acquisition

Creation of a one-of-a-kind speciality materials platform.

15th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tonawanda, NY, USA


Unifrax and Clearlake Capital Group have completed the acquisition of Lydall, the manufacturer of speciality filtration materials and high performance nonwovens. The combined company will be led by John Dandolph as president and CEO.

“The addition of Lydall’s people, technologies, and assets to the Unifrax portfolio creates a true market leader,” said Dandolph. “The Unifrax-Lydall combination creates a one-of-a-kind speciality materials platform capable of driving transformative impact in the spaces we all care about, areas including fossil fuel reduction, improved energy storage, and cleaner air. With our expanded portfolio and nearly doubled global footprint, we are poised to deliver even more market-leading products and innovation to customers around the world. We’re just getting started, and we’re excited about the opportunities ahead.”

Unifrax is a supplier of high-performance speciality materials used in thermal management, filtration, battery materials, emission control and fire protection applications. Headquartered in Tonawanda, New York, it serves more than 4,000 customers through a global footprint of 31 plants operating across 12 countries.

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