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Rogers Acquires DeWAL; Expands in Pressure Sensitive Tapes Market

Published on 2016-11-24. Author : SpecialChem

Rogers, Connecticut -- Rogers Corporation has announced the acquisition of DeWAL Industries, a leading manufacturer of high performance polymer films and pressure sensitive tapes. DeWAL’s business is highly complementary to Rogers’ Elastomeric Material Solutions business (“EMS”), enabling expansion into a close market adjacency, and increasing penetration into aerospace, electronics, and other attractive industrial verticals.

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Rogers Corp. Dewal Industries
Rogers Acquires DeWAL

Expansion into High performance Polymer Films, Pressure Sensitive Tapes Market

“The acquisition of DeWAL Industries represents an exciting step forward as we continue to execute on our longer-term growth strategy, which includes strategic, accretive acquisitions,” said Bruce Hoechner, president and chief executive officer of Rogers Corporation. “DeWAL is a strong strategic fit within our EMS high performance polyurethane and silicone materials business, expanding our portfolio to include PTFE and other materials for technologically advanced applications. DeWAL also shares a similar marketing approach and performance profile with our EMS business, and we believe that there are significant opportunities to expand its business by leveraging our existing operational and innovation capabilities. We are pleased to be adding DeWAL to the Rogers' team and look forward to a seamless integration.”

Terms were not disclosed. Trailing twelve month revenues for DeWAL Industries were approximately $50 million, and Rogers’ expects DeWAL’s profitability to be comparable to EMS’ current product lines. The transaction is accretive to 2017 earnings per share.

About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect, and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable clean energy, internet connectivity, and safety and protection applications, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, e-Mobility and renewable energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration management and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide.

About DeWAL Industries

DeWAL Industries is a leading manufacturer of polytetrafluoroethylene (“PTFE”), ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene films (“UHMWPE”), pressure sensitive tapes and specialty products for the industrial, aerospace, automotive, and electronics markets. Its films are among the longest and widest splice free lengths available. DeWAL’s headquarters is located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and it sells globally.

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