FROM TEXEL TO ALKEGEN
While many feared the Y2K bug, Texel installed a new production line called L08 and moved the headquarters to Saint-Elzéar. In 2003, the company purchased a land and a building in Sainte-Marie, former premises of Bose Canada. Texel also installed another new production line called L09.
In 2007, Texel acquired the Beckwith Bemis company in Sherbrooke. This division became the Coated Materials platform in 2010.
In 2009, ADS became a private company and Texel remained the largest division of ADS Inc. In 2013, Texel proceeded with a second expansion of the Sainte-Marie plant to accommodate a new production line called L10.
In July 2016, Texel was acquired by Lydall, a US company, and became Texel Technical Materials, Inc., now part of the division of Lydall Technical Nonwovens.
In 2017, Texel celebrated it’s 50th anniversary!
In 2022, Unifrax acquires Lydall to form Alkegen.
Alkegen brings together two of the world’s leading specialty materials platforms and represents a new chapter for a unified, innovation-driven company.
Alkegen is well positioned to be the specialty materials leader serving mission-critical systems that the world is focused on for the future, including battery technologies, electric vehicles, filtration media, and specialty insulation materials that enable customers to reduce fossil fuel consumption, save energy, and live greener.
Texel is now Alkegen!