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ALBANY - Stein Fibers Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Charlotte, N.C.-based Consolidated Fibers.

Founded in 1960, Consolidated Fibers is a major supplier of man-made fibres specialising in various products for the nonwoven industry.

As well as polyester and viscose fibers, the deal will bring a complement of specialty and niche products to Stein’s portfolio. Consolidated supplies a wide range of industries including hygiene, wipes, furniture, bedding, filtration, insulation, automotive and more. The portfolio of fibre solutions includes: virgin polyester for spunlace, wet laid, needlepunch and other nonwoven formation technologies; CoPET, PE/PP & PE/PET bicomponents for thermal bonding; and Type 6 & Type 6,6 nylon staple. It also offers recycled post consumer and post industrial fibres.

Stein Fibers, is a major supplier of polyester fiberfill and nonwoven fibres with annual shipments exceeding 500 million pounds. The company said it will retain Bob Kunik, the owner and president of Consolidated Fibers, as well as several other Consolidated Fibers key sales and operational associates.


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