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  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    January 1, 2008
    Location: GRAVATAI, BRAZIL Sales: $103 million Description: Plant Locations Gravatai, Brazil; North America Processes Spunmelt, meltblown Major Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial, filtration, sorbents Nonwovens sales of $103 million are set…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2008
    Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.06 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica  Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and develop…

  • 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.

  • Polymer Group Plans Public Offering

    November 12, 2007
    Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, NC, plans to sell about 5.5 million shares of its Class A common stock to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • PGIs 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.

  • Chicopee Introduces Industrial Cleaning Wipes

    October 24, 2007
    DuraWipe XTRA wipes feature Spinlace technology

  • PGI Will Build New Line In Mexico

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

  • 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.

  • PGI Restructures Management

    July 17, 2007
    Company creates two global positions.

  • What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?

    What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 7, 2007
    new fiber technology changes the face of nonwovens

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Chicopee Prices To Rise 6%

    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…

  • 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…

  • Third Quarter Sales Up For Polymer Group

    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…

  • 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

  • Chicopee Launches New Line

    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…

  • 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 Schaeffers 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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lack of U.S. Rayon Supply Will Lead to Short Supply Requests

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || March 6, 2006
    what industry representatives in North America need to know

  • Spunlace Market Report

    Spunlace Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2006
    with a slate of new capacity coming onstream, producers look beyond commodities to add value in wipes and other markets

  • BBA Nonwovens Business Now Thought to be De-merged

    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…

  • PGI To Move To Charlotte

    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…

  • Rumors Arise Over BBA Sale

    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…

  • Spunmelt Directory

    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…

  • Polymer Group Has Initiated Two Appointments

    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…

  • Review & Forecast

    December 8, 2005
    As 2005 draws to a close, nonwovens executives describe the year as positive for the industry.

  • PGI Secures Refinancing

    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…