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Another acquisition leads to (ESP) NPS Worldwide UK Ltd becoming part of the world’s largest manufacturer of Absorbent 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 US based United Sorbents and all of United’s affiliated companies. These include two US located manufacturing facilities in Seattle and Arthur and distribution centres 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 Absorbent Products and is another step toward achieving our vision of being the best Spill Control Products Company in the world. With four manufacturing facilities located in the USA and one in the UK, our dominant operational footprint will allow us to provide our distributor customers with a 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 all this mean to (ESP) NPS Worldwide UK Ltd 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 absorbent 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.

You can read and download the full press release here.

For more information, visit www.npscorp.com

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