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Edge Adhesives Acquires Rubex

May 24, 2011
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Edge Adhesives, a Fort Worth, Texas-based manufacturer of specialty materials, recently announced the acquisition of Rubex Inc. The transaction was completed with Edge Adhesives’ capital partner Superior Capital Partners LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm. Edge Adhesives acquired Rubex from Chemence Inc., a diversified chemicals company with operations in the U.S. and UK.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Rubex manufactures engineered butyl mastics, converted tapes, and sealants that are used in electrical, automotive, construction, and industrial applications. The Rubex acquisition expands Edge’s end markets, manufacturing capacity and portfolio of high-performance adhesives and sealants.

Edge Adhesives also recently appointed Dave Burger its president and CEO. Burger is a 25-year veteran of the adhesives and sealants industry and former board chair of the Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc.

“I am extremely excited to lead Edge Adhesives and Rubex,” Berger said. “The partnership between Edge and Rubex creates a more diverse and substantial player in the industry, with complementary manufacturing locations in Ohio and Texas. The combined company possesses several unique formulations and adhesive technologies that offer performance and environmental benefits that are among the best in the industry.”

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