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LAKEWOOD, NJ — January 2, 2018 10:00 AM EST — 2018 marks Alpha’s 50th anniversary. “This year’s celebration is as much about five decades of accomplishments as it is about new initiatives for an exciting future” Christopher Avallone, CEO of Alpha Associates, Inc. said.

To describe the company more accurately and reflect its ongoing investments in advanced technologies and processes, the U.S. based operations will now be recognized as Alpha Engineered Composites, LLC. Alpha will continue manufacturing and distributing high performance textiles, specialty insulation facings and engineered elastomer composites for a wide range of critical applications and markets including the petrochemical, utility, marine, commercial construction and transportation industries.

“We are also pleased to announce the formation of Alpha Engineered Composites China, located in Shanghai. Our Asia office joins its sister company, Alpha Engineered Composites Europe, to provide regional sales, service and technical support.” Avallone continued, “Alpha’s permanent multinational presence demonstrates our commitment to personal connections and building long-term relationships.”

Changes took effect January 1st, 2018 although contact information remained the same. For superior quality, delivery, service or questions regarding the company’s future initiatives, call Alpha at 732-634-5700.




Lakewood, NJ – January 1, 2018 – Alpha Engineered Composites, LLC acquired the Fairprene® business unit from Virginia-based Longwood Elastomers, a Wabtec Company. The transfer of ownership went into effect January 1, 2018. Terms of the deal were not announced.

“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” said Christopher Avallone, Alpha Engineered Composites’ CEO.

Fairprene® is known across the automotive, fluid sealing, petrochemical and aerospace industries for their technical niche in performance sheet stock, coated fabrics and specialty composites. Alpha Engineered Composites is recognized around the globe for its significant expertise in calendering and curing silicone, fluorosilicone, fluoroelastomer, HNBR and other high-performance elastomers. 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.

For additional information on Fairprene® visit For additional details on tried-and-true to cutting-edge elastomer solutions, please contact:
Robert F. Antonius
+1 732 634 5700 ext. 359