• Adult Incontinence | Apparel | Composite | Fibers | Filtration | Needlepunch | Spunlace | Wipes

    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…

  • Composite | Construction | Needlepunch | Spunbond


    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…

  • 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…

  • Apparel | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace | Wipes


    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…

  • 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…

  • Airlaid | Wipes

    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)…

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    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…

  • 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…