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Published October 5, 2007
Capacity will serve North American hygiene market. Read More »
Published September 10, 2007
Greg Crawford has joined Polymer Group as vice president, general manager of North America. Read More »
Published August 13, 2007
LIne will serve diaper, hygiene markets. Read More »
Published July 17, 2007
Company creates two global positions. Read More »
What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published June 7, 2007
new fiber technology changes the face of nonwovens Read More »
Published June 1, 2007
Activities to be transfered to Cujik. Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Spunlace: Still Wiping Up?
By Ellen Wuagneux, Editor
Published March 12, 2007
overcapacity and pricing issues worry producers, but there is hope that product differentiation will lead the way Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published January 26, 2007
Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc. will levy a price increase of 6% for all wiper products, effective February 26, 2007.  The price changes are being implemented to mitigate the impact of significant increases in the cost of visco… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
PGI
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published November 13, 2006
Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has reported third quarter and nine-month results. Sales for the quarter grew 8.9% to $248.6 million over the third quarter of 2005. Gross profit, impacted by continued increases in raw material costs and certain p… Read More »
Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published October 16, 2006
nonwovens' displacement of laundered rags continues in industrial and institutional markets Read More »
Published October 5, 2006
Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc., has introduced its Chix Pro-Series line of disposable towels that are engineered to effectively work with common cleaning sanitizers and disinfectants. The company designed the new towels with patent… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published September 6, 2006
Investment Heavy In Global Nonwovens Industry Read More »
Published 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.… Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published August 17, 2006
A NONWOVENS INDUSTRY Special Report Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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.… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
By Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken
Published March 6, 2006
what industry representatives in North America need to know Read More »
Spunlace Market Report
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published March 6, 2006
with a slate of new capacity coming onstream, producers look beyond commodities to add value in wipes and other markets Read More »
Published February 23, 2006
Just weeks after the Time of London reported that rival Polymer Group Inc. was in negotiations to buy rival BBA Fiberweb’s nonwovens business, the Daily Telegraph is reporting that BBA is favoring a demerger of the division over a sale or trade… Read More »
Published February 16, 2006
Nonwovens producer Polymer Group, Inc. will establish a new corporate headquarters in the Charlotte, NC region by August 2006. The new site will bring together the company’s senior leadership, finance, purchasing, human resources, sales, custom… Read More »
Published February 13, 2006
Reports are emerging that Polymer Group Inc. is set to purchase its rival BBA Fiberweb. According to the Times of London, PGI has fended off competition from private equity groups including Condover and Doughty Hanson to purchase its rival in nonwove… Read More »
Published February 10, 2006
Advanced Design Concepts Rethanustrasse 12 D-30159 Hanover Germany Telephone: 49-517-1408660 Fax: 49-517-1408601 E-mail: jabed@bbafiberweb.com Web: www.advanceddesignconcepts.com   Advanced Fabrics (SAAF) P.O. Box 1065 Al Ahsa… Read More »
Published January 9, 2006
Polymer Group has initiated two appointments in its global medical business unit to support ongoing growth, including the addition of the company’s fully integrated medical production facility in Asia. Fernando Marin has joined the company as s… Read More »
Published December 8, 2005
As 2005 draws to a close, nonwovens executives describe the year as positive for the industry. Read More »
Published November 28, 2005
Polymer Group, Inc. has successfully closed and received proceeds from its new $455 million syndicated credit facility arranged by Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. The refinancing will positively impact the company’s cash flow due to its signific… Read More »
Published November 1, 2005
Sales increased 11.6% to $228.2 million during the third quarter for Polymer Group, Inc.; gross profit increased 9.5% to $38.9 million. For the first nine months of 2005, sales increased 14% to $708 million while profit increased 13.1% to $124 millio… Read More »
Published September 21, 2005
Polymer Group Inc.’s Chicopee division has donated a truckload of blankets for victims of Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies. Designed to protect victims from sun, water and wind, the two-sided blankets are made of a new type of lighter we… Read More »
Published September 7, 2005
Polymer Group, Inc. has updated its plans regarding the company's previously announced review of strategic alternatives. In May the company announced that it would begin reviewing strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value that could incl… Read More »
Published August 23, 2005
Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, has introduced a new seal specific to nonwoven products with the release of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Cotton Enhanced baby wipes. Available on shelves beginning in August, the wipes are the first nonwoven produc… Read More »
Full Speed Ahead For Nonwovens
Published August 17, 2005
auto manufacturers focus on costs, recyclability and lower weights for the future Read More »
In The Buff
Published August 17, 2005
natural fibers show they have nothing to hide from the nonwovens industry Read More »