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  • New Company To Occupy Old PGI Site

    December 4, 2007
    Strateline Industries to make sustainable nonwovens.

  • PGI To Postpone Public Offering

    November 15, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. announced today that it will postpone its proposed public offering of Class A Common Stock.

  • PGI’s Sales And Profits Rise

    November 1, 2007
    Sales for the quarter grew 3.1% to $256.2 million over the third quarter of 2006 and were $794.2 million, up 4.8%, for the first nine months compared to the prior year.

  • Investment Continues In The Global Nonwovens Industry

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || October 10, 2007
    Despite concerns over market maturity and pricing pressures in many key markets for nonwovens, this year’s annual Top Company report proves that this market remains in growth mode.

  • PGI Will Build New Line In Mexico

    October 5, 2007
    Capacity will serve North American hygiene market.

  • Companies To Watch

    September 19, 2007
    profiles of other important nonwovens producers

  • International Top 40

    September 19, 2007
    a look at the leading nonwovens producers in the world

  • PGI Names New VP

    September 10, 2007
    Greg Crawford has joined Polymer Group as vice president, general manager of North America.

  • PGI Adds New Line In North America

    August 13, 2007
    LIne will serve diaper, hygiene markets.

  • Medical Mania

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 13, 2007
    despite pricing pressures, increasingly stringent regulations and competition from China, the medical market continues to be viable for some nonwovens producers

  • PGI Reports Second Quarter Results

    August 10, 2007
    Sales reached record levels during the quarter, up 9% to $271 million over the second quarter of 2006 and up 5.7% for the first six months compared to the same period of the prior year.

  • PGI Restructures Management

    July 17, 2007
    Company creates two global positions.

  • PGI To Close German Plant

    June 1, 2007
    Activities to be transfered to Cujik.

  • Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

    May 23, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective last month. Ms. Hagen brings more than 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internation…

  • PGI Names New CEO

    May 23, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in new roles that report to chief marketing off…

  • PGI Sees First Quarter Growth

    May 10, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has released results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. Sales continued to establish new record levels with first quarter sales growing 2.5% to $267 million compared to $260 million in the fi…

  • Strong & Steady

    Strong & Steady

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 12, 2007
    roofing and construction markets see solid growth and promise potential for future expansion

  • PGI Names New CEO

    April 2, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. has named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective April 23, 2007. Ms. Hagen brings over 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internat…

  • Spunlace: Still Wiping Up?

    Spunlace: Still Wiping Up?

    Ellen Wuagneux, Editor || March 12, 2007
    overcapacity and pricing issues worry producers, but there is hope that product differentiation will lead the way

  • PGI Sales Top $1 Billion

    March 12, 2007
    Net sales topped $1 billion for the first time last year at nonwovens producer Polymer Group Inc. The company’s sales increased 7.7% to $1.02 billion. Meanwhile, fourth quarter sales also increased, 9.8%, to $263.9 million, and gross profit inc…

  • Riding The Wave

    Riding The Wave

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 12, 2007
    to stay afloat, producers of spunmelt nonwovens must balance high raw material costs, tough competition and overcapacity issues

  • PGI To Unveil New Wipes Technology

    February 12, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. will invest in technology for an entirely new category of high performance, cost-effective engineered materials for wipes and other uses. The company will debut its new family of Spinlace fabrics at IDEA07 in Miami in April. Initi…

  • PGI To Shutter Two U.S. Plants

    January 4, 2007
    In an effort to lower operating costs and improve its performance, Polymer Group Inc. will close plants in Rogers, AK and Gainseville, GA and transfers portions of its business to other locations in North America and Asia. Operations at the two plant…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Charlotte, NC Sales: $1.02 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica  Hagen, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research a…

  • PGI Amends Credit Facility

    December 14, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. has successfully amended its senior credit facility. "We appreciate the continued support from our lending group and are pleased our amendment requests were approved as submitted. This amendment provides greater financial fle…

  • Bridging The Gap Into Apparel

    December 13, 2006
    The apparel market has long been the envy of the nonwovens industry. Being able to tailor nonwovens to the needs of clothiers, not in interlinings but for the actual garments, would create huge market potential for nonwovens. For years a number of co…

  • Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || November 8, 2006
    high volumes, high margins make filtration a winning bet for many nonwovens producers

  • The Comforts Of Home

    The Comforts Of Home

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || October 16, 2006
    nonwovens make themselves comfortable in the home furnishing sector, from bedding and window treatments to wallcovering applications

  • Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues

    Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || October 16, 2006
    nonwovens' displacement of laundered rags continues in industrial and institutional markets

  • PGI Launches Chinese Spunmelt Plant

    October 4, 2006
    Leading roll goods producer Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has opened the doors of its newest manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, China. According to PGI, the move makes the company China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the coun…

  • Investigation Leads To Schaeffer’s Resignation At PGI

    September 24, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. has named William Hewitt interim CEO replacing James Schaeffer. PGI’s board asked Mr. Schaeffer to submit his resignation from the nonwovens producer following an investigation of how information was reported internally duri…

  • PGI Raises Prices

    September 13, 2006
    Polymer Group Inc. will increase prices of its nonwoven roll goods in North America 5 -7%, depending on the specific products, to combate higher raw material and other manufacturing costs. The increases, effective Oct. 1, will apply primarily to pro…

  • PGI Nonwovens

    September 7, 2006
    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…

  • 2006 Top 40 Company Report

    September 6, 2006
    Investment Heavy In Global Nonwovens Industry

  • PGI Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    August 21, 2006
    Polymer Group Inc. has settled a lawsuit filed against The Kroger Co., Inter-American Products and U.S. Nonwovens concerning private label imaged wipes sold through Kroger's food stores. Under the settlement agreement, Kroger, Inter-American and U.S.…

  • Emerging Markets: China, India, Latin American and Eastern Europe

    Emerging Markets: China, India, Latin American and Eastern Europe

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 17, 2006
    A NONWOVENS INDUSTRY Special Report

  • Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 17, 2006
    nonwovens up the ante in innovation to give healthcare personnel what they want

  • PGI Plans To Improve Profits

    August 17, 2006
    Leading roll goods producer Polymer Group (PGI), Charlotte, NC, reported mixed results from operations for the second quarter and six-month period ended July 1, 2006. On the up side, sales increased 5.4% to $249 million over the second quarter of 200…

  • PGI Files Suit to Protect Apex Technology

    July 28, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc., through certain of its subsidiaries, has filed a suit against The Kroger Co. (Kroger), Inter-American Products, Inc. (Inter-American) and U.S. Nonwovens Corp. for patent infringement related to private-label imaged wipes sold thr…

  • New Organizational Structure

    July 18, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) has put into place a new organizational structure designed to better serve the company’s customers and growth strategies in its developed markets. The company named Michael Hale vice president and general manager, U.S.…

  • PGI Celebrates New Line

    June 28, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. held a ceremony celebrating the installation of a spunbond line at its Mooresville, NC plant. Elected officials from the state of North Carolina, the town of Mooresville and Iredell County joined company officials and business, co…

  • EDANA Schedules Second FILTREX Event

    June 22, 2006
    Plans are underway by European nonwovens association EDANA for a second edition of FILTREX. The event has been slated for October 24-25, 2006 at the ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel in Munich, Germany. FILTREX will feature 20 papers from industry speaker…

  • PGI Adds Spunbond Line

    June 21, 2006
    Polymer Group, North Charleston, SC,  has added a state-of-the-art spunbond line at its  Mooresville, NC plant, which will add approximately 50 jobs to the 150-employee operation. The plant expansion represents approximately a $40 million i…

  • It

    It's Getting Personal

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 14, 2006
    personal care wipes makers look for the next blockbuster product

  • Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 14, 2006
    with pricing still high and demands for diversity increasing, fiber manufacturers are focusing on research and development for the nonwovens industry

  • PGI Expands Argentinean Venture

    June 13, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. will install a state-of-the-art spunbond line that will more than double the capacity of its joint venture facility near Buenos Aires, Argentina and meet growing demand for its products in South America and to better serve its cus…

  • PGI Opens Asian HQ

    April 20, 2006
    Polymer Group Inc. has opened a Asian region head office in Suzhou, China, bringing a newly constructed manufacturing plant together with administrative functions under one roof. The new site in the Suzhou Industrial Park houses spunmelt manufacturin…

  • It

    It's A Wrap

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 17, 2006
    roofing and construction markets expand to meet new demands for high performance weatherizaton products

  • PGI Canada Partners With Fabric Dryer and Finisher

    March 24, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. Canada’s Difco business is partnering with an Ontario-based fabric dyer and finisher to provide customers the latest technology, expanded capacity and new protective fabrics. The strategic agreement with Colorama will enable…

  • PGI Canada Fuels Construction Business

    March 21, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. Canada has expanded its coating and printing capacity to meet growing demand for its engineered fabrics for building and construction and other industrial uses. The company's Fabrene Group has installed a wide-width extrusion coa…