RectorSeal® Acquires AC Leak Freeze(TM) Refrigeration Sealant Product Line

RectorSeal is now positioned for the booming refrigeration and air conditioning system refrigerant leak repair market.

Houston - RectorSeal® Corp., a manufacturer of quality HVAC/R products, acquired the assets of Universal Technologies Inc., Baltimore, Md., and its AC Leak Freeze™ brands of refrigeration and air conditioning system leak repair sealants on Dec. 16.

Universal Technologies is a leader in the booming refrigerant leak repair industry for most sizes of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment under the AC Leak Freeze™ and AC Leak Freeze™ with Magic Frost brands. It also offers AC Leak Freeze™ R for smaller appliances. AC Leak Freeze is a non-polymer formula that seals environmentally-damaging refrigerant leaks internally and doesn't react to moisture or oxygen. Once applied with its industry-unique injector system, AC Leak Freeze also remains in the system to seal future leaks as they occur, while also reducing component friction.

The acquisition supplements RectorSeal's expansive product line and complements its refrigerant service product category that includes, Acid-Away®, Acid-Detector™ and Oil-ID™. "We had the opportunity to buy a company with a ‘best-in-class’ product, so we took advantage of it," said Larry Kaiser, vice president--sales, RectorSeal, a portfolio company of publicly-traded CSW Industrials, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSWI), Dallas.

Traditional HVAC/R wholesalers and contractors will experience a seamless, unnoticeable changeover when RectorSeal transitions to marketing, sales and customer support of AC Leak Freeze™ and its website,

The Universal Technologies transaction is RectorSeal's fifth acquisition since 2011 when it acquired Airtec, Fall River, Mass. Other recent acquisitions include Resource Conservation Technologies, Glue-On-Nozzle, SureSeal®, and the Evo-Crete™ and PolySlab™ brands from Australian-based Evolve Group.

For more information on RectorSeal and its HVAC/R, plumbing, firestop and electrical products, please visit or contact its customer and technical support departments at 800-231-3345.

About RectorSeal: The RectorSeal® Corporation is a leading manufacturer of chemical and specialty products designed for professional tradesmen. Steady growth over the years has been maintained through a commitment to providing high quality products and services. With a diversified business strategy, RectorSeal aggressively pursues new and unique technologies to serve the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical and construction industries. The RectorSeal Corporation is devoted to providing innovative quality products supported by strong customer and technical service. For more information, visit, email: or call (800) 231-3345.

About CSW Industrials: CSW Industrials is a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across three segments: Industrial Products; Coatings, Sealants Adhesives; and Specialty Chemicals. CSW Industrials’ broad portfolio of leading products provides performance optimizing solutions to its customers. CSW Industrials’ products include mechanical products for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC”) and refrigeration applications, coatings and sealants and high performance specialty lubricants. Markets that CSW Industrials serves include plumbing, industrial, HVAC, energy, rail, architecturally-specified building products, mining and other general industrial markets.


Jerry Tomasello--Dir. of Mktg.

RectorSeal Corp.

(800) 231-3345


John Parris Frantz

J.P.F. Communications Inc.

(773) 871-2600

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