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Milliken & Company acquires Kasbar National

December 16, 2013

Expands the company's nonwovens options in automotive and furniture markets.

Milliken & Company has completed a transaction to acquire Kasbar National Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of custom quilting, needlepunch nonwovens and bonded fiberfill. Kasbar is headquartered in Broomall, PA, and manufactures products in Columbia, TN.

Milliken nonwovens help make bedding and furniture safer and more fire-resistant, automobile interiors more attractive, quieter and durable, and filtration more effective. With the acquisition of Kasbar, Milliken expands its presence in nonwoven materials for the automotive market and adds quilting and fiberfill capabilities for the fire-resistant furniture and bedding markets.

Kasbar’s products are used in a variety of industries, including apparel, footwear, protective clothing, military clothing, automotive, healthcare, filtration, furniture, bedding and home products.

“By combining Kasbar’s technologies with Milliken’s long-standing commitment to innovation and sustainability, we can bring new solutions to the nonwovens industry,” says Jeff Shapiro, former chairman and CEO of Kasbar National Industries, Inc.

“Milliken has long provided innovations to make our automotive, furniture and other nonwovens customers more successful. The addition of the Kasbar product line will broaden our portfolio and deepen our relationship with our nonwovens customers, so we can better identify needs and bring customers a solution,” says Joe Salley, president and CEO of Milliken.

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