SOURCE: Sekisui Voltek

October 27, 2006 09:51 ET

Sekisui Voltek Renames Recently Acquired Youngbo America

LAWRENCE, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- Sekisui Voltek, a part of the worldwide network of Sekisui companies, has renamed the recently acquired Youngbo America, Inc., to Sekisui Voltek California, Inc. Sekisui Voltek LLC acquired the California corporation in July 2006.

The name change is intended to incorporate the Youngbo America brand into the globally recognized Sekisui brand, and to capitalize on the strong North American brand name of Voltek products. Additionally, the name change strengthens Sekisui Voltek's presence on the West Coast.

As a member of the Sekisui family, Sekisui Voltek California will have access to a global supply of products and to significant research and development capabilities.

"The West Coast and the Southwest markets for our foam products are projected to grow rapidly over the next few years," Brian Norris, president of Sekisui Voltek and Sekisui Voltek California, said. "Our strengthened presence in the region will enable us to provide foam solutions more efficiently to our existing customers. And, our ability to import specialty foams as well as introduce new global technologies will stimulate new ideas and opportunities to expand and diversify our markets."

Sekisui Voltek is a global leader in the development of cross-linked, closed-cell polyolefin foams for various applications such as appliances, telecommunications, consumer equipment, and toys, as well as leisure and sports equipment.

Sekisui Voltek California will supply West Coast markets with the highest quality cross-linked polyolefin foams manufactured by both Sekisui Voltek LLC in Massachusetts and Michigan, and by Youngbo Chemical Company in Korea. The company will also focus on importing specialty materials from other Sekisui companies throughout the world, for sale in North America.

For more information contact Sekisui Voltek at 100 Shepard Street, Lawrence, MA 01843. Phone: (978) 685-2557. Fax: (978) 685-9861. Or visit our web site at http://www.SekisuiVoltek.com.

Sekisui Voltek, LLC, a part of the worldwide network of Sekisui companies, is a global leader in the development and production of crosslinked, closed-cell polyolefin foams. For over 35 years, Sekisui Voltek's innovative foam solutions have been used for a wide variety of applications within the transportation, tape and healthcare, building and construction, sports and leisure, and general industrial markets. Sekisui Voltek has three primary foam processes; Volara -- irradiation cross-linked polyolefin foam in roll, and laminated sheet form, Volextra -- an extrusion coated Volara composite and Minicel -- a chemically cross-inked foam in bun form.

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