• 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…

  • Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded


    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…

  • Fibers | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded | Wipes


    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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Airlaid | Apparel | Chemical Bonded | Filtration | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Thermal Bonded

    Western Nonwovens

    Western Nonwovens Carson, CA www.westernnonwovens.com $150 million Key Personnel Ken Hardin, president and CEO; Mike Wood, CFO; Dan Dobbins, vice president and general manager-industrial nonwovens business division; Matt Schrantz, vice president a…

  • Construction | Filtration | Meltblown | Spunbond


    Avgol Tel-Aviv, Israel www.avgol.com $160 million Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Achai Bonneh, vice president of technology Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC, China, Eastern Europe ISO Status ISO 9002 Certifi…

  • Chemical Bonded | Filtration

    British Vita

    British Vita Manchester, U.K. www.britishvita.com $170 million Key Personnel Howard Harris, group CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.K., U.S. ISO Status ISO 9001:2000 Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, drylaid thermally bonded, needle…

  • Meltblown | Spunbond | Wipes

    Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei Osaka, Japan www.asahi-kasei.co.jp $176 million (¥19.4 billion) Key Personnel Yoshikazu Ban, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Ryujiro Yoshino, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Akira Naganami, general manager, Beml…

  • Apparel | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded | Wetlaid

    Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene Tokyo, Japan www.vilene.co.jp $200 million (¥22 billion) Key Personnel Yutaka Tanaka, president; Minoru Tanaka, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Mitsuo Kanno, managing director Plants Shiga and Tokyo, Japan Pr…

  • Chemical Bonded | Composite | Construction | Thermal Bonded


    Colbond Arnhem, The Netherlands www.colbond.com $184 million Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and marketing flooring; Harry Verbakel, director sales…

  • Apparel | Composite | Construction | Fibers | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Thermal Bonded | Wetlaid

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose Walpole, MA www.hollingsworth-vose.com $187 million Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration and high efficiency and…

  • Composite | Construction | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Thermal Bonded


    Fibertex Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.dk $190 million Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Personal Care Division;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, general manager, Technical Division; Etienne Ficht…

  • Composite | Construction | Fibers | Needlepunch

    Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics Ringgold, GA www.propexfabrics.com $200 million Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Phil Barnes, vice president, CFO and treasurer; Lee McCarter, executive vice president…

  • Fibers | Wetlaid


    Owens-Corning Aiken, SC www.owenscorning.com $202 million Key Personnel   North & South America:  Boudewijn Morelissen – General Manager, Europe & Asia-Pacific:    Steven Vermeulen – General Manager…

  • Meltblown | Spunbond

    Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia Parana, Brazil www.providencia.com.br $220 million Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles, Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik, marketi…

  • Adult Incontinence | Airlaid | Feminine Hygiene | Filtration | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded | Wipes

    Buckeye Technologies

    Buckeye Memphis, TN www.bkitech.com $241 million Key Personnel Marko Rajamaa,  vice president, Nonwovens; Chip Aiken, senior vice president, nanufacturing;  Mike Brown,  Nonwovens Sales Manager—Americas and Far East; Norbert B…

  • Airlaid | Construction | Fibers | Filtration | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Thermal Bonded | Wetlaid

    Johns Manville

    Johns Manville Denver, CO www.jm.com $530 million Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Fred Stephan, vice president for high performance nonwovens; Zain Mahmood, vice president for construction materials an…

  • Airlaid | Composite | Fibers | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace | Wetlaid | Wipes


    Ahlstrom Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com $928 million Personnel Jukka Moisio, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president and general manager, filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president and general manager, nonwovens; Tommi B…

  • Airlaid | Apparel | Composite | Construction | Filtration | Meltblown | Spunbond | Spunlace | Thermal Bonded | Wipes

    PGI Nonwovens

    Polymer Group, Inc. Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com $948 million Key Personnel William Hewitt, acting chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, vice president and general manager—U.S. Nonwo…