About Us

Since 1946, Airtex has continued to offer quality products and services that have exceeded customer expectations. Airtex is a manufacturing plant that processes both cotton and polyester fibers into products that are sold for both commercial and industrial applications. Airtex is a division of Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. supported with a rich history of exceptional customer service, backed by a solid understanding of our customer’s needs and the markets we serve.

Company Overview

  • Established in 1944 under the name Airtex Industries
  • Parent company Federal International, Inc.
  • Employs ~ 350 people
  • Over 500,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space
  • $155 million in annual sales
  • Began as a packer/broker of waste paper & textile clippings

Capabilities – Cokato

  • Processing polyester and cotton fibers
  • Shredding foam
  • Producing Thermal Bonded Polyester Fibers
  • Die cutting polyester fibers
  • Flame Laminating

Applications – Cokato


  • Pillow inserts
  • Stuffing for toys, dolls, pillows and other misc. projects
  • Crafts, clothing and sewing projetcs
  • Pet beds, cushions, floor pillows


  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Futons
  • Quilting
  • Jewelry boxes
  • Filters
  • Industrial uses
  • Acoustical and Thermal Insulation

Airtex Manufacturing Facilities

Airtex Cotton Batting

Airtex High Speed Die Press

Airtex Flame Laminator