Fibrix Filtration adds to nonwovens platform

Fibrix Filtration, a US provider of specialised high loft and pleat media air filtration products, has acquired Americo Manufacturing Co, a producer of floor pads, cleaning accessories, OEM specialty nonwovens and floor matting.

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The Fibrix Filtration and Americo brands will now be held under the renamed holding company Clean Solutions Group (CSG), led by Keith White as president and CEO.

“The transition to a greener and cleaner environment is a monumental challenge for this generation,” said White. “The combination of Fibrix Filtration’s and Americo’s people, technologies and assets creates a formidable nonwovens manufacturing platform focused on innovative clean solutions for home and work environments using environmentally sustainable practices.”

“We are enthusiastic to be joining Clean Solutions Group as we continue growing our business by delivering innovative, environmentally friendly products with an unparalleled customer experience,” said Lenny Shutzberg, Americo’s CEO. “The combination of these two great companies makes us stronger, more adaptable and better positioned to leverage our resources for sustainable, future growth.”

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Fibrix Filtration manufactures nonwoven filtration materials for HVAC, paint collection, liquid, evaporative cooling and specialty filters. The company has four facilities and eight production lines, and serves more than 300 customers.

Fibrix Filtration is backed by New York City-based private equity firm Branford Castle Partners LP.

“We’re proud to support a company dedicated to developing solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable environment,” said Laurence Lederer, senior managing director at Branford Castle Partners. “Under the excellent leadership of Keith White and his team, we are confident Clean Solutions Group will continue to grow strategically, both organically and through acquisitions, while defining the future of the industry.”

Americo Manufacturing is headquartered in Acworth, Georgia. One hundred percent of the polyester fibre used in products produced by Americo comes via recycled material from post-consumer and post-industrial waste.