Cincinnati — Custom sealing solutions company Sur-Seal has acquired Spectex, a New Hampshire-based company specializing in custom engineering, converting and manufacturing of flexible materials.
The acquisition will expand Sur-Seal's manufacturing and distribution locations, enhance engineering and material development capabilities and allow the company to serve more industries, Sur-Seal said in a news release.
"We are excited about the acquisition of Spectex, knowing how well they meet their customers' needs for custom engineering and manufacturing," Sur-Seal President and CEO Larry Faist said in the release. "We value their experience and leading capabilities with a wide range of performance materials, from carbonized felt to specialty textiles to elastomers and plastics. We look forward to presenting these capabilities to Sur-Seal's customers."
The combined organization will provide a variety of products, including gaskets, thermal pads and silicone optics, using the "most effective manufacturing techniques available," including custom extrusion, molding, die-cutting and injection molding.
"We are pleased to be acquired by Sur-Seal, a company that shares a common mission and values," says Steve Rossi, general manager at Spectex. "Our joint resources will improve our materials engineering expertise and market reach to better serve our customers and support growth overall."
Sur-Seal has been named among Rubber & Plastics News' Best Places to Work for each of the past two years. It is currently owned by Heartwood Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm.