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  • Air Through Bonding | Airlaid | Composite | Feminine Hygiene | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace | Wipes

    KNH

    KNH Taipei, Taiwan www.knh.com.tw $71 million Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, president; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industrial specialties business director; Alvin Hu, technical vice president…
    09.11.06

  • Fibers | Meltblown | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded | Wipes

    Kuraray

    Kuraray Osaka, Japan www.kuraray.co.jp $72 million (¥9 billion) Key Personnel Nobuaki Sumita, president, Kuraray Kuraflex Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibaragi Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown steam jet Brand n…
    09.11.06

  • Apparel | Chemical Bonded | Composite | Filtration | Needlepunch | Thermal Bonded | Wipes

    Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings Totowa, NJ www.pcc-usa.com $75 million Key Personnel Peter Longo, chairman and COO, Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, Industrial Textile Division; Shaile Dusaj, dir…
    09.11.06

  • Fibers | Meltblown | Spunbond | Thermal Bonded

    Albis

    Albis Roasio, Italy albisnw.com $79 million (€63 million) Key Contacts Gianni Boscolo, president; Carlo Soave, CEO; Pietro Landone, commercial director Plants Roasio, Italy; Aschersleben, Germany, Cincinnati, OH Processes Carded thermal…
    09.11.06

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    Union Industries

    Union Industries Masserano, Italy $81 million (€65 million) Key personnel Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director Plant Masserano, Biella, Italy ISO Status ISO 9001:2…
    09.11.06

  • Composite | Spunbond | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded | Wipes

    Unitika

    Unitika Osaka, Japan www.unitika.co.jp $82 million (¥9 billion) Key Personnel Masaru Tsugawa, general manager, spunbonded fabrics division; Hiroshi Kawasaki, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Proces…
    09.11.06

  • Construction | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded | Wipes

    Suominen Nonwovens

    Suominen Nonwovens Nakkila, Finland www.suominen.fi $85 million Key Personnel Suominen Corporation: Heikki Bergholm, president and CEO, Esa Palttala, executive vice president, Wipes and Nonwovens; Juha Henttonen, vice president, Flexible Packaging;…
    09.11.06

  • Filtration | Needlepunch | Thermal Bonded

    Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof Hof/Saale, Germany www.textilgruppe.com $87 million Key Personnel Manfred Knieling, managing director; Harald Stini, managing director; Rudolf Scholtter, managing director; Detlev Käppel, managing director-Techtex and global…
    09.11.06

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    Jacob Holm/Norafin

    Jacob Holm/Norafin Aalschwil, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com $87 million Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Opperman, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia…
    09.11.06

  • Composite | Construction | Needlepunch | Spunbond

    Polyfelt

    Polyfelt Linz, Austrian www.polyfelt.at $91 million (€73 million) Key Personnel Andreas Matje, CEO; Michel Haudrechy, VP marketing and sales; Manfred Winkler, VP product supply; Nick Blasl, VP finance and IT services, Frank ten Oever, VP huma…
    09.11.06

  • Apparel | Composite | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Spunbond

    Toray Saehan

    Toray Saehan Seoul, Korea www.toray- saehan.com $99 million Plant Locations Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea ISO Status ISO-9001: 1999; ISO-14001 (environmental certification): 1999; ISO-18001 (operational certification): 1993 Key Personne…
    09.11.06

  • Apparel | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace | Wipes

    Orlandi

    Orlandi SpA Gallarate, Italy $100 million Key Personnel Cav. Vittorio Orlandi, CEO; Massimiliano Orlandi, marketing director, Mario Saldarini, commercial director Plants Gallarate, Bolgare, Cressa, Cassano Magnago ISO Status ISO 9002 Certifi…
    09.11.06

  • Fibers | Filtration | Needlepunch

    Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing Hampton, NH www.fossmfg.com $100 million Key Personnel A.J. Nassar, CEO Plants Hampton, NH ISO Status All businesses are both QS 9000 and ISO 9001 certified and are close to ISO 14,000 (environmental registration based on…
    09.11.06

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    Concert Industries

    Concert Industries Gatineau, Quebec www.concert.ca $110 million It’s been a good year for Concert Industries. Less than two years since the once-strapped airlaid producer was purchased by Brookfield Asset Management’s (formerly Brascan)…
    09.11.06

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    Lydall

    Lydall Manchester, CT www.lydall.com $113 million Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board, David Freeman, president and CEO; Thomas Smith, vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer; Mona Estey, vice president—human…
    09.11.06

  • Composite | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Thermal Bonded | Wipes

    MItsui Chemicals

    Mitsui Chemicals Tokyo, Japan www.mitsui.com $132 million (¥14.6 billion) Key Personnel Yasushi Nawa, general manager, functional fabricated products division Plants Yokkaichi and Iwakuni Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, t…
    09.11.06

  • Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded

    Toyobo

    Toyobo Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp $145 million (¥16 billion) Key Personnel Kazumasa Kayama, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlep…
    09.11.06

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    Sandler

    Sandler Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.com $145 million (€113 million) Key Personnel Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale…
    09.11.06

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    Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific Atlanta, GA www.gp.com $145 million Key Personnel  Mike Burandt, president, Consumer Business, North America; Bill Shultz, president, European Consumer Business; Kathy Walters, president, Commercial Business; Remi Perin, sales…
    09.11.06

  • Apparel | Meltblown | Spunbond

    Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S Znojmo, Czech Republic www.pegasas.cz $150 million Key Personnel: Milos Bogdan, managing director, Frantisek Klaska, technical director; Frantisek Rezac, commercial director Plants Znojmo, Bucovice, Czech Republic ISO Status ISO-9001: 2000…
    09.11.06