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  • PGI Sales Continue Upward Trend

    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…

  • PGI Donates Blankets For Katrina Victims

    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…

  • PGI Updates Strategic Plans

    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…

  • Cotton Incorporated Introduces Nonwoven Seal

    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…

  • Full Speed Ahead For Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    auto manufacturers focus on costs, recyclability and lower weights for the future

  • In The Buff

    August 17, 2005
    natural fibers show they have nothing to hide from the nonwovens industry

  • IDEA 01 Review

    August 17, 2005
    triennial event marked as largest gathering of nonwovens industry in North America

  • Life In The Fast Lane

    August 17, 2005
    strong market opportunities and innovative products push nonwovens into the winners circle in the automotive market

  • Prospects For The Nonwoven Products Business In North America

    August 17, 2005
    market growth on the order of 4% expected

  • R&D Gains New Focus

    June 6, 2005
    roll goods producers must innovate to ensure continued success


    June 1, 2005
    spunlace producers strive to strike a balance

  • PGI Sales Continue To Climb

    May 4, 2005
    First quarter sales grew 18.5% to reach $244.4 million during the first quarter ended April 2, 2005 at Polymer Group Inc., N. Charleston, SC. Profits increased 15.6% to $43.9 million. Sales growth was reportedly driven by higher volumes in all of the…

  • PGI Plans Investments In West and East

    April 4, 2005
    Polymer Group Inc. will install spunmelt lines in the U.S. and China, reinforcing its position as a leading producer of the material in the world. The U.S. line, set to begin construction this month in Mooresville, NC, will meet customer demand withi…

  • PGI adds to NA output

    March 29, 2005
    Polymer Group Inc. will install a spunmelt line in Mooresville, NC to meet customer demand within North America. This Reifenhäuser Reico IV spunmelt line will primarily serve the hygiene and industrial markets in North America. Construction was…

  • Chicopee Expands Food Service Line

    March 16, 2005
    Chicopee, Polymer Group Inc.’s industrial wipes division, has added several new products to its foodservice towel line. Improved fabrics in its Chix with Microban and Chix Utility towel lines provide better particle pickup, rinsing and scrubbin…

  • PGI Turns a Profit

    March 3, 2005
    Polymer Group Inc. reported net sales increased 13.3% to $223.5 million during the fourth quarter, representing the highest level achieved in more than four years. For the full year, sales grew 8.6% to $844.7 million, driven primarily by volume growt…

  • Polymer Group Has Appointed Its CEO

    February 1, 2005
    Polymer Group Inc. has appointed James Schaeffer, its CEO, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment brings the board’s size to eight members. Mr. Schaeffer has been CEO of PGI since March 2003. During this time, the company ha…

  • PGI Launches Filtration Media

    December 9, 2004
    Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. will jointly market a new pool and spa filtration product in North America, bringing a high performance alternative media to the growing cartridge market segment. Aquapex is a pleatable 100% polyester (P…

  • PGI


    January 1, 2004
    Location: North Charleston, SC Sales: $730 MILLION Description: Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, group vice president—U.S.—nonwovens operations; Ro…

  • Polymer Group has named CFO

    November 30, -0001
    Polymer Group has named Bob Kocourek CFO. Mr. Kocourek joined PGI in May 2006 as vice president, corporate finance and treasurer. For three years prior to joining the company, Mr. Kocourek had consulted with PGI, assisting on its Sarbanes-Oxley imple…

  • New VP, GM North America For Polymer Group

    November 30, -0001
    Greg Crawford has joined Polymer Group as vice president, general manager of North America. He replaces Mike Hale, who was recently appointed to the new position of COO. Mr. Crawford, who reports to Mr. Hale, will be responsible for increasing Polyme…

  • PGI Makes Appointments In Chicopee Business

    November 30, -0001
    Polymer Group, N. Charleston, SC, has named Scott Tracey vice president of sales and marketing for the Chicopee division and Larry Archer group marketing director. The company also relocated its branded products headquarters from Dayton, NJ to Moores…

  • Selector Guide

    November 30, -0001
    Canton, MA-based Interpolymer offers a new selector guide to help formulators choose the right polymer or polymer group for their application. The eight-page book highlights Inter­polymer’s comprehensive product line of patented Syntran…

  • Polymer Group Inc. Appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

    November 30, -0001
    N. Charleston, SC-based Polymer Group Inc., has announced the appointment of Scott Tracey as vice president of sales and marketing. He was previously vice president of food service sales at Sweetheart Cup in Owings Mills, MD. Prior to that, Tracey he…