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  • SCA picks up Brazilian inco maker

    September 1, 2011
    Pro Descart has sales of $57mn, No. 2 position in Brazil.

  • Dounor Nonwovens

    Dounor Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    Neuville en Ferrain, France www.dounor.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $92 million Key Personnel: Christophe Willot, president; Hugues Cavrois, sales director; Stephanie Hoyas, research and development, communication manager Plants: Neuville en Fer…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    September 1, 2011
    Taipei, Taiwan www.knh.com.tw 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $100 million Key Personnel: J.C. Tai, chairman and owner; Vicki Tai, president; George Wang, general manager, China operations; Alvin Hu, technical vice president; Kevin Chen, assistant vice pr…

  • Kuraray

    Kuraray

    September 1, 2011
    Osaka, Japan www.kuraray.co.jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $112 million Key personnel: Takashi Nakajima, president, Kuraray Kuraflex Plants: Okayama and Saijo, Japan Processes: Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown, steam jet Bra…

  • Spuntech

    Spuntech

    September 1, 2011
    Upper Tiberias, Israel www.spuntech.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $113 million Key Personnel: Rob Stollar, global vice president, sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president, new product development; John Rank, director, sales and marketing Plant…

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 1, 2011
    Kaoshing, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $118 million Key Personnel: C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M.Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang vice-president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial director (…

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    September 1, 2011
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China www.jofo.com.cn 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $120 million Plants: Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Major Markets: Hygiene, medical, industrial By year’s end China’s The Jofo…

  • Unitika

    Unitika

    September 1, 2011
    Osaka, Japan www.unitika.co.jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $122 million Key Personnel: Hiroshi Yoshihara, general manager, nonwoven fabrics; Tetsuya Yoshimura, general manager, spunbond fabrics sales Plants: Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Processes: S…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $126 million Key Personnel: Jørgen Bech Madsen, CEO; Henrik Kjeldsen, CCO; Lars Bertelsen, COO; Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO; Keld Lauridsen, group R&D manager; Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech R…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 1, 2011
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $128 million Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needle punched, air-through bonded, calender bonded,…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    September 1, 2011
    Nakkila, Finland www.suominen.fi 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $131 million Key Personnel: Jean-Marie Becker, executive vice president, Suominen Nonwovens; Timo Hiekkaranta, vice president, Sales; Juha Jokinen, vice president, Business Development, Mimoun S…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 1, 2011
    Totowa, NJ www.pcc-usa.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $132 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, directo…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    September 1, 2011
    Manchester, CT www.lydall.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $134 million Key Personnel: W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; David Williams, president, Performance Materials Plants: Rochester, NH; Saint Rivalain, France…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    September 1, 2011
    Chattanooga, GA www.propexinc.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million Key Personnel: Michael Gorey, president and CEO, Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing; Martin deVries, executive vice president and CFO Plants: Ringgold, GA…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    September 1, 2011
    Hof/Saale, Germany www.textilgruppehof.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million *including sales from Indian joint venture eswegee Vliesstoff GmbH Hof/Saale, Germany www.eswegee.com Techtex GmbH Vliesstoffe Mittweida, Germany www.textilgruppehof.com…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    September 1, 2011
    Manchester, U.K. www.andrewindustries.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million Key Personnel: John Lewis, president, Southern Felt; Mike Konesky, vice president, Sales & Marketing, Southern Felt Plants: South Carolina, China, U.K., India Process…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    September 1, 2011
    Atlanta, GA www.gp.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million Plants: Green Bay, WI (two facilities) Processes: Airlaid, carded Brands: Airtex, Dritex Major Markets: Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes, feminine hygiene, absorbent cores, ta…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    London, U.K. www.vitausa.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $159 million Key Personnel: Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO; Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens CEO Plants: Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. Processes: Drylaid, chemical bonded, thermal bonded, needlefelt, thr…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    September 1, 2011
    Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $164 million Key Personnel: Shigeki Tanaka, general manager of spunbond division; Akio Oda, president Plants: Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga, Japan Processes: Spunbond, needlepunch, resin bonded, spu…

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    September 1, 2011
    Masserano, Italy 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $184 million   Key Personnel: Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director   Plants: Masserano and Biella, Italy   Processes: Spunb…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    September 1, 2011
    Basel, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $192 million Key Personnel: Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Richard Knowlson, global product development director; Alexis Porch…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    September 1, 2011
    Znojmo, Czech Republic www.pegas.cz 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $203 million Key Personnel: Frantisek Rezac, CEO; Frantisek Klaska, technical director; Marian Rasik, CFO; Rostislav Vrbacky, production director Plants: Znojmo and Bucovice, Czech Republic…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 1, 2011
    (formerly Colbond) Arnhem, The Netherlands www.colbond.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $210 million Key Personnel: Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director; Bart Austin, deputy managing director; Mike Holt, interim CFO; Marc Krauth, global business director, F…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    September 1, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan www.mitsui.com/jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $219 million Key Personnel: Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabrics division Plants: Yokkaichi and Iwakuni, Japan Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, needlepunch, thermal bonded Brands…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    September 1, 2011
    Seoul, South Korea www.torayamk.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $224 million Key Personnel: Y.K. Lee, president and CEO; W.S. Chun, vice president/head of fiber division; Hitoshi Takeuchi, senior director/fiber division; W.C. Hwang, senior director/fiber…

  • Fibertex Personal Care

    Fibertex Personal Care

    September 1, 2011
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertexpersonalcare.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $229 million Key Personnel: Mikael Staal Axelsen, group CEO; Mette Due Søgaard, CTO, Denmark; Anders Søgaard, COO, Denmark; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, CCO, Denmark; Claus…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    September 1, 2011
    Memphis, TN www.bkitech.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $239 million Key Personnel: Marko Rajamaa, senior vice president, Nonwovens; Michael Brown, nonwovens sales manager—Americas and Far East; Norbert Busch, nonwovens sales manager—Europe an…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    September 1, 2011
    Osaka, Japan www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $246 million   Key Personnel: Toshio Takanashi, general manager, Nonwoven Fabrics Division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, Spunbond Fabric Sales; Tetsuya Nakamura, general m…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    September 1, 2011
    Great Neck, NY www.firstquality.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $250 million Plants: Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA; Wuxi, China (planned) Processes: Spunmelt, spunlace Applications: Hygiene, medical Recent news for forward integrated nonw…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    September 1, 2011
    Paraná, Brazil www.providencia.com.br 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $260 million Key Personnel: Herminio Freitas, president and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, engineering and technology directo…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    September 1, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan www.vilene.co.jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $263 million Key Personnel: Toshio Yoshida, president; Yoshiaki Mizutani, managing director; Yasufumi Matsumiya, director; Masahir Kimura, director Plants: Shiga and Tokyo, Japan Proces…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    September 1, 2011
    East Walpole, MA www.hollingsworth-vose.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $300 million Key Personnel: Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president International; Mike Clark, president, High Efficiency and Specialty Filtratio…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    September 1, 2011
    Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.de 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $311 million Key Personnel: Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO; Dipl. Ingenieur (FH) Wolfgang Höflich and Ulrich Hornfeck, members of the management board Plants: Schware…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    September 1, 2011
    Tel Aviv, Israel www.avgol.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $329 million Key Personnel: Shlomo Liran, CEO Plants: Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC; Jingmen, City, Hubei Province, China; Uzlovaya, Russia Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, hydr…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    September 1, 2011
    London, U.K. www.fiberweb.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $465 million Key Personnel: Daniel Dayan, CEO; Kate Miles, group finance director Plants: Old Hickory, TN; Aschersleben, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Pontypool, U.K.; Maldon, U.K.; Aberdare…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    September 1, 2011
    York, PA www.glatfelter.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $538 million Key Personnel: Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO; John Jacunski, senior vice president and CFO; Christopher Astley, vice president, corporate strategy; Jonathan Bourget, vice presiden…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    September 1, 2011
    Simpsonville, SC www.fitesa.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $670 million Key Personnel: Silverio Baranzano, CEO, Hal Singley, CFO Plants: Gravatai, Brazil; Lima, Peru; Queretaro, Mexico; Simpsonville, SC; Green Bay, WI; Washougal, WA; Norrkopin…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    September 1, 2011
    Denver, CO www.jm.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $670 million Key Personnel: Mike Lawrence, vice president and general manager, Engineered Products North America (EPNA); Enno Henze, vice president and general manager, Engineered Products Europe/Asia…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 1, 2011
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.06 billion Key Personnel: Jan Lång, president and CEO; Seppo Parvi, CFO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building & Energy; William Casey, executive vice president, F…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 1, 2011
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.2 billion Key Personnel: Veronica Hagen, president and CEO; Dennis Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Mike Hale, senior vice president, global supply chain; Scott Tracey, sen…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.25 billion Partnership Products and K-C  Professional Headquarters Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com Key Personnel: Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane B. Stock, president, K-C…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    September 1, 2011
    Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion Key Personnel: Thomas Powell, president, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger Siemionko, vice president and global technology leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Mindy Telli…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    September 1, 2011
    Weinheim, Germany www.freudenberg-nw.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.48 billion Key Personnels: Bruce Olson, CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Frank Heislitz, CTO Plants: Weinheim, Germany; Neuenburg, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Greetland…

  • International Top Company Report

    August 31, 2011
    Expansion. Expansion. Expansion.

  • One Good Vendor

    August 31, 2011
    Berk Wiper Converting & Packaging, LLC is a true family business. It got its start in the wiper business from the family home – in the garage.

  • A new managing director for Optima

    August 31, 2011
    Oliver Rebstock has been named the new managing director of Optima filling and packaging machines GmbH.

  • Lightweight Spun-Bonded Nonwoven Fabric Having Special Barrier Properties

    August 31, 2011
    Lightweight Spun-Bonded Nonwoven Fabric Having Special Barrier Properties: No. 7,919,420 B2; Steffen Bornemann and Markus Haberer, assignors to Fiberweb Corovin GmbH, Peine, Germany Filed 3/20/2009, issued 4/5/2011. Patented recently is an inventio…

  • Automatic core cutter

    August 31, 2011
    Appleton Mfg. Division has introduced the A301 Automatic Core Cutter.

  • P&G posts profits, lowers forecast

    August 31, 2011
    Procter & Gamble (P&G) said that profits in the April-June period jumped 15%, but it also gave a disappointing forecast for the current quarter.

  • Free trade agreements finally here

    Jessica Franken, INDAu2008Director of Government Affairs || August 31, 2011
    Senate leaders announce breakthrough on long-delayed FTAs