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Milliken acquires flame-resistant fabrics firm

7:05 AM MDT | May 12, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Milliken (Spartanburg, SC) says it has acquired Westex (Chicago), strengthening Milliken's flame-resistant (FR) fabrics portfolio. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Industrial employers and regulatory agencies are elevating the importance for workers to remain protected at work, Milliken says. The two companies together will be able to provide the most innovative fabrics for the millions of global industrial workers who need protection from arc flash, flash fire, and other thermal hazards, the company adds. "Westex has a proven...

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