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Milliken acquires Westex

Industry News | May 23, 2014 | By:

Recognizing the need for improved workplace safety, industrial employers and regulatory agencies are elevating the importance for workers to remain protected on the job. Together, Milliken and Westex will provide the innovative fabrics for industrial workers around the globe who need protection from arc flash, flash fire and other thermal hazards.

“We are committed to changing the experience for industrial workers with FR innovations that further improve comfort and productivity,” said Jeff Price, president, specialty fabrics division, Milliken & Co.

“Westex has a proven track record of developing FR technology, products and strong end-user relationships that help customers develop successful programs,” said Mike Enright, vice president of sales and marketing, Westex. “By combining our collective R&D talent, customer knowledge and market access, we will strengthen our capabilities and offer workers the highest levels of FR protection and comfort.”

Milliken has expertise in a variety of areas including specialty chemicals, floor coverings and performance materials. Established in 1919, Westex manufactures flame-resistant fabrics.

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