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  • Metering System

    January 1, 2010
    Graco has launched the PCF Metering System. The system is intended to ensure a precisely controlled, continuous flow of single-component materials, resulting in smooth, consistent beads, dots and spray patterns. The systemís advanced pressure sensors…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2010
    Description:  Key Personnel Veronica  Hagen, chief executive officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer;  Dennis Norman, chief financial officer; Dan Rikard, svp, general counsel, and secretary;  Bob Dale, senior vice president…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2010
    Description: Location: Dallas, TX Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Dudley Lehman, group president, Business to Business Sector; Rosalind Brewer, president, Global Nonwovens Operation…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2010
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND   Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Jan Lång, president & CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president & CEO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building and Energy;…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2010
    DuPont: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger Siemionko, global technology leader, DuPont Protection Technologies;…

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Guanzhou, Guang Dong, China Sales: $118 million Description: Plants Guanzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial The Jofo Group was established in 2000 with the goal of bec…

  • Spuntech

    Spuntech

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Upper Tiberias, Israel Sales: $104 million Description: Key Personnel Rob Stollar, vice president, global sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president of new product development; John Rank, director of sales and marketing—The Ame…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2010
    Location: London, U.K. Sales: $162 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO; Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens, CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, drylaid thermal bonded, needlefelt, thro…

  • Kuraray

    Kuraray

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $104 million Description: Key Personnel Takashi Nakajima, president Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibragi, Japan Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown, steam jet Brand Names Kuraflex,…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $80 million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, chairman and owner; Kirk Hwang, president; George Wang, general manager China operations; Alvin Hu, wasterwater business unit officer; Y.S. Chiu, technical vice p…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $115 million Description: 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, director indust…

  • Unitika

    Unitika

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $104 million Description: Key Personnel Hiroshi Yoshihara, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Tetsuya Yohimura, general manager, spunbond fabrics sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Processes Sp…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Hof/Saale, Germany Sales: $98 million Description: Key Personnel Harald Stini, managing director; Detlev Käppel, managing director—Techtex and Global sales director eswegee, technical nonwovens; Lothar Hackler, president—…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $72 million Description: Key Personnel Petri Rolig, president and CEO of Suominen Corporation; Paul-Erik Toivo, vice president and general manager of Suominen Wiping; Juha Jokinen, director sales of Suominen Nonwov…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $96 million Description: Key Personnel A. J. Nassar, CEO, Mike DeGrace, president Plants Hampton, NH Processes Needlepunch Brand Names Eco-fi, Fosscloth, Fosshield, FossFibre, Ozite, TopGuard, Kunin Fel…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Seoul, Korea Sales: $150 million Description: Plants Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea; Nantong, Jiangsu, Province, China Key Personnel Y.K. Lee, president and CEO;  Y.K. Kim, Vice president/head of fiber division; Yasuhiko Tanabe,…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $130 million Description: Key Personnel John Lewis, president, Southern Felt;  Mike Konesky, vice president, Southern Felt Plants South Carolina, China, U.K. Processes Needlepunch, thermal bonded, chemical f…

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Masserano, Italy Sales: $120 million Description: Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director Plant Masserano, Biella, Italy Processes Spunbond, spunmelt, c…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Manchester, CT Sales: $98 million Description: Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; Thomas Smith, vice president, CFO and Treasurer; Mona Estey, vice president—Human Resources; Mary…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $164 million Description: Key Personnel Haruhiro Uesugi, general manager, spunbond fabrics division Plants Yokkaichi, Iwakuni, Japan Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel, Syn…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $144 million Description: Personnel Yukio Kawasaki, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Akio Oda, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni, Shiga, Japan Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin bonded, spu…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $152 million Description: Plants Green Bay, WI (two facilities); Glen, France; Avigliano, Italy Processes   Airlaid, carded Brand Names Airtex, Dritex Major Markets Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes,…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Znojmo, Czech Republic Sales: $160 million Description: Key Personnel Milos Bogdan, managing director; Frantisek Klaska, technical director; Frantisek Rezac, commercial director, Ales Gerza, financial director; Rostislav Vrbacky, producti…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Takanashi, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, spunbond fabric sales; Tetsuya Nakamura, general manager, Bemliese sales Plant…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany Sales: $218 million Description: Key Personnel Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO, Dieter Magiera, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Höflich, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany P…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $239 million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Yoshida, president, Oshiaki Mizutani, managing director; Yasufumi Matsumiya, director; Masahir Kimura, director Plants Shiga, Tokyo Processes Resin bonded, needlepunched…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2010
    (formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $163 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Harry Verbakel, director sales and marketing floor coverings; Blair Rawes, director sale…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    January 1, 2010
    Location: York, PA Sales: $350 million Description: Key Personnel George Glatfelter, CEO; Dante Parrini, executive vice president and COO; Jonathan Bourget, vice president and general manager  Advanced Airlaid Materials; Lionel Bitton, general…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Parana, Brazil Sales: $225 million Description: Plant Locations São José dos Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil and Pouso Alegre-Minas Gerais, Brazil Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, president and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; …

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $215 million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, Engine and Industrial Filtration; Mike Clark, vice president and general manager, Hi…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $236 million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens; Ole Houmann, CFO; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, purchasing director…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Sales: $213 million Description: Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Achai Bonneh, vice chairman & CTO; Shlomo Liran, CEO Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC; Jingmen City, Hubei Province, China; Uzlovaya,…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Great Neck, NY Sales: $220 million Description: Plants Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA Processes Spunmelt Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality Nonwovens continues to invest in both its nonwovens and its packaged goods business with…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Memphis, TN Sales: $247 million Description: Key Personnel Marko Rajamaa, senior vice president, Nonwovens; Michael Brown, Nonwovens sales manager—Americas and Far East; Norbert Busch, Nonwovens Sales Manager—Europe and Middl…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Denver, CO Sales: $670 million Description: Key Personnel Bob Wamboldt, vice president and general manager, Engineered Products North America (EPNA), Enno Henze, vice president and general manager Engineered Products Europe/Asia (EPEA); K…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2010
    Location: London, U.K. Sales: $800 million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president, Asia;  John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glover,…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2010
    Sales: $1.53 billion   Location: Weinheim, Germany   Description: Key Personnel  Management Board: Bruce Olson, CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Frank Heislitz, CTO    Plants  Weinheim, Germany; Neuenburg,…

  • Special Interest Showdown?

    Peter Mayberry, The President of Arlington, VA-based Mayberry & Associates || December 28, 2009
    Peter Mayberry On How New Lobbyist Rules Will Impact Nonwovens.

  • SCA Upgrades Pulp Mill in Sweden

    December 23, 2009
    Investment to save costs, reduce carbon footprint

  • SCA Invests In Russian AI Market

    December 23, 2009
    New line to meet demands for region.

  • PGI to Invest in Nonwovens Technology in U.S. and Asia

    December 22, 2009
    New spunmelt materials with improved properties to be commercially available in mid-2011.

  • Parkinson Technologies Expands Manufacturing Capabilities

    December 16, 2009
    Parkinson Technologies purchases new Vision Wide CNC bridge mill.

  • Fiberweb, Chisso Explore Partnership

    December 15, 2009
    JV would make spunmelt in China.

  • Rieter Exits Nonwovens

    December 14, 2009
    Sells JetLace, SpunJet to Andritz

  • Lenzing: Capacity Expansion Continues

    December 14, 2009
    Upgrades underway in Austria, Thailand, the U.K.

  • Nir Peleg Ends His Role as the CEO of AVGOL

    December 14, 2009
    Achai Bonneh will be appointed as Interim CEO.

  • Polymer Group Appoints Dennis Norman Chief Financial Officer

    December 11, 2009
    Keith Hall Named Interim Chief Accounting Officer.

  • Filtration 2009: Event Lived Up To Its Reputation

    December 10, 2009
    Three-day industry event attracted over 1,400 Attendees to Chicago’s Navy Pier last month.

  • Marves Industries Occupies Bauer Industries Site

    December 10, 2009
    Capabilities include green needlepunch, highloft nonwovens

  • Nutek Introduces New Soy-Based Biodegradable Wipes

    December 9, 2009
    Simply Soy biodegradable wipes lubricate and clean.