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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Where will we be 12 months from now?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 31, 2011
    For more than 30 years—this year included—Freudenberg has been at the top of our annual top companies report. This global company with its roots in apparel and current strengths in automotives, filtration and other technical markets has a…

  • Moisture measurement system

    August 31, 2011
    Streat Instruments of New Zealand has launched the new Drycom 8+ Moisture Measurement system.

  • Reusable bag

    August 31, 2011
    Centurybox, a Belgium-based packaging company, has launched a new type of reusable bag, the US-TNT.

  • Buckeye reports record fiscal 2011

    August 31, 2011
    Buckeye Technologies Inc., the Memphis-based manufacturer of specialty fibers and nonwovens, set sales and earnings records for its fiscal year 2011.

  • Freudenberg adds greener interlinings

    August 30, 2011
    The new offering is made from recycled polyester.

  • A.Celli opens manufacturing arm in China

    August 30, 2011
    Plant will serve paper, nonwovens industries domestically.

  • Mitsui establishes Chinese operation

    August 30, 2011
    A 15,000-ton spunbond line will come onstream in late 2013.

  • Unicharm acquires diaper and femcare company in Vietnam

    August 30, 2011
    By acquiring Diana Viet Nam, Unicharm hopes to expand its local presence and compete with US rival Kimberly-Clark.

  • Huggies goes camouflage

    August 30, 2011
    For every pack of Huggies Camo Diapers purchased, Huggies Every Little Bottom program will help diaper a baby in need by donating to Operation Homefront.

  • Ontex Expands AI Range

    August 25, 2011
    Lille Healthcare does business in Europe, Australia

  • K-C To Build Innovation Center in Colombia

    August 25, 2011
    Joins other centers in Korea and North America

  • SCA eyeing Brazil, China

    August 24, 2011
    The company is also keen on growing in the Middle East, its CEO said.

  • Lenzing has record second quarter

    August 24, 2011
    The company succesfully carried out several selling price increases, most recently for its specialty fibers.