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Alpha Becomes a Business Unit of Newly Formed Alent plc.
As a result of the de-merger on December 19th of Cookson Group plc’s two main divisions (Performance Materials: Alpha and Enthone, and Ceramics: Vesuvius), the Alpha and Enthone businesses became part of the newly formed Alent plc. Vesuvius will become a separate business – Vesuvius, plc. The management of the former Cookson Performance Materials Division will remain intact with the Chief Executive, Steven Corbett, continuing to lead Alent plc, the new UK publicly listed company, and Rick Ertmann will continue as the President of Alpha.

“It is business as usual for Alpha,” said Rick Ertmann. “Our unwavering dedication to serving our customers globally will also continue as we work with them to develop high performance specialty materials that will allow them to cost-effectively achieve their business and product development goals.”

Alpha’s relationships and obligations with our customers and vendors will remain as is. We will remain strongly focused on supporting our business growth and our customers, and nothing will change regarding the way in which we conduct business. This new business structure will simply allow us greater control of our future through the ability to allocate our investments solely on the needs of Alent’s businesses, including targeting the acceleration of our R&D, product development and future growth prospects.

About Alpha
Alpha, a business unit of Alent plc, is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of innovative performance materials used in electronic assembly processes primarily in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. With a unique worldwide presence of over 30 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA® Solder Paste, Stencils, Squeegee Blades, Stencil & PCB Cleaners, Bar Solder, Cored Wire Solder, Wave Soldering Fluxes, SMD Adhesives and a line of ALPHA® Argomax Ag sinter paste developed specifically for power electronics applications. Alpha also manufactures innovative products for the LED / Opto-electronics and photovoltaic industries. Alpha Advanced Materials is the leader in providing electronic polymers and solder materials for semiconductor packaging.
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About Enthone
Enthone Inc., a business unit of Alent plc, is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries. For more information, please visit The Enthone Asia regional headquarters is based in Hong Kong with facilities throughout China Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Maylaysia and India. Advanced technology centers include the Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center, Enthone Taiwan Electronic Materials Applications Center, and the company’s Bangalore, India Research Center.

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