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(Waterbury, CT USA) – May 5, 2021MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals and materials used in the semiconductor fabrication, semiconductor packaging, and printed circuit board fabrication and assembly markets announced today that it has acquired H.K. Wentworth Group, owner of the Electrolube & AF brands.  

“We are very excited to announce this acquisition.  H. K. Wentworth Group has a long history of providing innovative and high-quality materials used in the electronics industry,” said Joe D’Ambrisi, Executive Vice President and Head of Electronics of MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions.  We believe that H. K. Wentworth Group’s product lines, customer relationships, and resources will reinforce our position as a leading supplier to the industries we serve, and will allow us to more efficiently deliver a wider range of complementary, enabling solutions to our customers.  With this acquisition, MacDermid Alpha will continue to be well-situated to capitalize on the many emerging trends in the electronics industry.  We view this important acquisition as an excellent step to position the business for continued growth as we work with customers to solve their assembly challenges.” 

This acquisition is aligned with MacDermid Alpha’s strategic goals and priorities, namely, to drive growth through the delivery of innovative, value added solutions and services into the global electronics industry.  H. K. Wentworth Group’s leading products and development initiatives will amplify the already strong programs in the MacDermid Alpha pipeline and will enable continued focus on high growth segments, such as automotive, medical, consumer electronics and 5G communications.  

About MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions 

Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Kester, Compugraphics, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection.  We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain.  The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients.  Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time.  Find out more at 


About H. K. Wentworth Group 

H. K. Wentworth Group is a global specialist in all aspects of formulated chemical products for the electronics industry, offering a vast array of products including thermal management materials, conformal coatings, encapsulation resins, electronic cleaning solutions and general maintenance products, with a presence in over 55 countries.  The business has manufacturing facilities in the U.K., India and China and its products serve customers globally across a diverse set of end-markets including consumer electronics, telecommunications, medical, automotive, and military and aerospace.