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NPS Corporation acquires United Sorbents to become world’s largest manufacturer of Sorbent Products

Hot on the heels of acquiring Evolution Sorbent Products (ESP) back in September of last year (ESP being just one of three within the last 11 months), NPS Corporation is pleased to announce it has now acquired United Sorbents and all of United’s affiliated companies. These include two manufacturing facilities: one located in Seattle, WA, the other in Port Arthur, TX. United also has distribution centers in Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee and Utah.

“I’m excited to welcome United’s customers and their 100 employees to the NPS team. With this acquisition, NPS is now the world’s largest manufacturer of Sorbent Products and is another step toward achieving our vision of being the best Spill Control Products Company in the world. With manufacturing facilities in Washington, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin and in the United Kingdom. Our dominant operational footprint will allow us to provide our distributor customers superior customer service and enhanced product development,” said Andrew Hetzel, Jr., President and CEO of NPS Corporation.

“I’m very happy to say that myself and the entire United leadership team will be joining the NPS team which will ensure a great transition,” said United’s CEO and founder, Don Rogahn.

So, what will this mean to NPS Corporation ESP distribution customers? It means a continuing commitment to providing the best Spill Control Products in the world, a superior range of products, plus improved product development. All with the confidence of knowing they are buying from the largest sorbent manufacturer in the world.


At-a-glance facts about NPS Corporation: NPS was founded in 1996, with the purchase of a small, specialty packaging business from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Since that time, NPS’ passion is to provide the best customer care possible. Through numerous acquisitions and organic growth, NPS has broadened its bundle of products and customer base to become a worldwide leader in Spill Control Products and is a fast-growing player in the North American Away From Home Towel and Tissue marketplace. Our Brands include: Spilfyter, Sustayn, Slipfyter, Lubetech, ESP, Merfin, Response, Retain, React, iView, ReddiNap and Versa-Pak.

See the full press release here

For more information, visit, visit www.npscorp.com

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