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Garlock and Rubber Fab Technologies Announce Deal at INTERPHEX

/ -- PALMYRA, NY--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) -  


  • Garlock acquires business and assets of Rubber Fab in a deal that brings together two world-class providers of sanitary gaskets, seals and hygienic fluid path solutions
  • The combined portfolio is the widest range of high-end sealing solutions and process consumables for pharmaceutical and bio-processing applications
  • Both companies are exhibiting at INTERPHEX 2016 and looking forward to a strong future together

Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has acquired the business and assets of Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding Inc. through its parent company EnPro Industries.

Rubber Fab, headquartered in Sparta, NJ, is a recognized supplier of high performance sanitary gaskets, hoses and fittings for hygienic process industries such as pharmaceutical, bio-processing and food & beverage. The addition of Rubber Fab expands Garlock's presence and scale in the hygienic market space and complements Garlock's existing sealing solutions to provide a truly comprehensive portfolio.

Both companies are exhibiting their full line of pharmaceutical and bio-processing solutions at INTERPHEX, April 26-28, at the Javits Center in New York City. Garlock is exhibiting at Booth #3164, while Rubber Fab is exhibiting nearby at booth #3327. The timing of the deal and the presence of both companies at this show is a great opportunity to inform the market, and also allow customers to learn about the full suite of great product and technology brands from both companies.

  • Garlock presents the GYLON® range of gaskets, the complete GYLON BIO-LINE range of hygienic seals, ONE-UP® diaphragms for AODD pumps, and PS-SEAL for critical rotating shaft applications.
  • Rubber Fab presents state of the art technology for the biopharmaceutical industry, with trademarked products such as Tuf-Steel®, Tuf-Flex®, Torque-Rite®, Smart Gasket®, Detectomer®, ADI Free® and Smart Clamp™.

"End-users, specification engineers and equipment manufacturers working across the pharmaceutical and bio-processing industry continue to demand more from their sealing and component suppliers," Garlock Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development Brad Lodge said. "By welcoming Rubber Fab into the Garlock Family of Companies, we can leverage the combined reach and experience of both companies, and ensure that we provide the largest portfolio of high performance sealing and fluid path solutions. This deal demonstrates our commitment to continued growth and innovation in this industry, and allows us to better serve customers across the world with our incredible range of process solutions."

For more information about the full line of Garlock products, visit

For more information about the full line of Rubber Fab products, visit

INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), sponsored by PDA (Parenteral Drug Association), is the single source for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device full product develop life cycle solutions to safely and cost effectively develop and manufacture all dosage forms with a unique combination of exhibition, no cost technical education, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events.

About the Garlock Family of Companies
The Garlock family of companies is part of EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO). Garlock is acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products, committed to a culture of safety. Processing industries served include chemicals and petrochemicals, refining, pulp and paper, power generation, semiconductor, primary metals, food and pharmaceuticals, mining and original equipment manufacturers.

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TOP ROW: Brian Kohn, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, EnPro Industries Eric Vaillancourt, President, Garlock Mari Foley, Global Marketing and Communications Manager, Garlock Brad Lodge, Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Garlock Ed Kotarski, National Sales Manager, Rubber Fab Stephen Doherty, Global Segment Leader, Food and Pharmaceutical, Garlock BOTTOM ROW: Jennifer Fenimore, Director of Marketing, Rubber Fab Bob DuPont, Sr., Chief Executive Officer, Rubber Fab Pat Parisi, President, Rubber Fab