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  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2008
    Location: HAMPTON, NH Sales: $108 million Description: Key Personnel A.J. Nassar, CEO Plants Hampton, NH ISO Status All businesses are QS 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 17025 certified and are close to ISO 14,000 (environmental registration b…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2008
    Location: SEOUL, KOREA Sales: $123 million Description: Plant Locations Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea; Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China (March 2008) ISO Status ISO-9001: 1999; ISO-14001 (environmental certification): 1999; ISO-18001 (operatio…

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    January 1, 2008
    Location: MASSERANO, ITALY Sales: $90 million Description: Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director Plant Masserano, Biella, Italy ISO Status ISO 9001:2000 since 1…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2008
    Location: MANCHESTER, CT Sales: $135 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; Mar…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $136 Million Description: Key Personnel Motoyuki Ezaki, general manager, life and energy materials division Plants Yokkaichi and Iwakuni Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Mitsui Chemical…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2008
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $143 million Description: Key Personnel Yuuji Taneda, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni, Shiga Brand Names Volans, Ecule, Bonden, Kurelock, K…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $150 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,…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2008
    Location: BASEL, SWITZERLAND Sales: $160 million Description: Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Chip Holton, vice president operations USA; Alain Héberlé, plant…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    January 1, 2008
    Location: CZECH REPUBLIC Sales: $167 million Description: Key Personnel Milos Bogdan, managing director; Frantisek Klaska, technical director; Frantisek Rezac, commercial director, Ales Gerza, financial director; Rostislav Vrbacky, production direc…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2008
    Location: OSAKA, JAPAN Sales: $170 million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Takanashi, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Tetsuya Nakamura, general manger, Bemliese sales Plan…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2008
    Location: SCHWARZENBACH/SAALE, GERMANY Sales: $171 million Description: Key Personnel Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, chief executive officer; Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarze…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2008
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Mitsuo Kanno, president; Minoru Tanaka, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Kasuo Hamada, managing director Plants Shiga, Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bonded, ne…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2008
    (formerly Colbond) Location: ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, Vice President; Bart Austin, President Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, Director Sales and Marketing Flooring; Harry Ve…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2008
    Location: RINGGOLD, GA Sales: $210 million Description: Key Personnel Woody McGee, president and CEO; Lee McCarter, executive vice president and CFO; William Stanley Brant, Jr., executive vice president of operations Nonwovens Plants Ringgold, GA,…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2008
    Location: PARANA, BRAZIL Sales: $225 million Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, CEO; Rubens Sardenberg, CFO;  Cleber dos Santos, sales and marketing director; Romeo Bre…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2008
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $294 million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, General Manager, Personal Care Division;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, General Manager, Technical Division; Ole Houmann, Finance Director; Kenneth Mynste…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    January 1, 2008
    Location: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Sales: $237 million Description: Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Achai Bonneh, director  of technology Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC; Jingmen City, Hubei Province, China; Uzlovaya…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    January 1, 2008
    Location: GREAT NECK, NY Sales: $250 million Description: Plants Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA Processes Spunmelt Applications Hygiene, medical Formed in 1996, First Quality Nonwovens has steadily in­vested in its nonwovens business to mak…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    January 1, 2008
    Location: MEMPHIS, TN Sales: $263 million Description: Key Personnel Marko Rajamaa, senior vice president; Chip Aiken, senior vice president, manufacturing; Mike Brown, nonwovens sales manager—Americas and Far East; Norbert Busch, nonwovens s…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2008
    Location: DENVER, CO Sales: $670 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Ken Forden, NA nonwovens and Enno Henze, EU nonwovens; Bob Wambolt NA Fibers; PO Fibers EU Plants Waterville, OH…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2008
    Location: LONDON, U.K. Sales: $948 million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO, Carsten Heldmann, head of global research and development; David Keough, global commercial director; Alberto Gaudiano, global finance director; Gary Drews, dir…

  • 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…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2008
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND Sales: $1.28 billion Description: Personnel Risto Anttonen, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president, Filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens; Tommi Bjormann, senior vice p…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2008
    Location: DALLAS, TX Sales: $1.3 billion Description: Partnership Products and K-C Professional Headquarters Roswell, GA 30076 Telephone: 770-587-8000 Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Jan Spencer, president, K-C Professional global;…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2008
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Barry Granger, vice president and general manager, DuPont Nonwovens; James Pawloski, global business director, Tyvek; Nigel Budden, global business director, Sontara and Ty…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2008
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.45 billion Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Thomas Reibelt, CTO Worldwide Divisions: Dr. Heino Freudenberg, general manager of interlinin…

  • Pegas To Add Line Number Nine

    December 20, 2007
    Government incentives to aid investment.

  • Unitika Ups Output in Thailand

    December 19, 2007
    Deal will raise spunbond PET capacity 10% next year.

  • Typar Fosters Professional Development

    December 19, 2007
    Course reviews importance of housewrap in construction.

  • First Quality to Acquire Covidien Retail Product Business

    December 17, 2007
    Acquisition includes large private label hygiene business.

  • K-C, Arquest Feud Heading to Court

    December 13, 2007
    Arquest files suit against K-C in district court.

  • Ahlstrom to Invest in India, Italy, U.S.

    December 13, 2007
    New lines target medical, construction markets.

  • Website Links NC Textile Industry

    December 13, 2007
    Resource to foster and encourage relationships.

  • diapers.com to Market Biolane Products

    December 12, 2007
    Portal exclusive U.S. supplier of French baby toiletries, wipes

  • Hain Celestial Completes Acquisition of TenderCare International

    December 12, 2007
    Purchase expands natural offerings.

  • Oerlikon Neumag To Consolidate R&D

    December 11, 2007
    Dawsonville pilot acitivies to move to Neumunster.

  • Wacker To Acquire Full Stake In Two JV's

    December 11, 2007
    Polymer supplier to become full owner of APP and WPS.

  • Heal To Distribute DigiEye

    December 10, 2007
    Revolutionary non-contact digital imaging system can be used in many industries.

  • Rockline Forms Sustainable Nonwovens Partnership

    December 10, 2007
    Strateline and Rockline have formed a strategic partnership to make sustainable cotton nonwovens and wet wipes.

  • A New Face In The Industry

    December 9, 2007
    United Nonwovens is a new manufacturing company located in Mobile, AL.

  • Correction: Fiberweb On Track For 2007

    December 6, 2007
    Company expects performance to meet expectation.

  • Fibertex Invests in Technical Business

    December 5, 2007
    Company will add airlaid and needlepunch line.

  • Ahlstrom Develops Odor-Eliminating Technology

    December 5, 2007
    Photocatalytic media already honored by French eco-group.

  • Another Year Bites The Dust

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || December 5, 2007
    The past 12 months have been good ones for the nonwovens industry, marked by the largest ever IDEA Show, North America's largest nonwovens exposition, numerous nonwovens capacity investments around the globe and continued growth in both exi…

  • Taking It To The Streets

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 5, 2007
    pricing woes still plague nonwovens producers in auto market

  • New Company To Occupy Old PGI Site

    December 4, 2007
    Strateline Industries to make sustainable nonwovens.

  • K-C Streamlines Identity

    December 4, 2007
    New global branding offers unified approach.

  • Performance Fibers Expands Operation

    December 4, 2007
    Acquisition includes Invista's industrial filament and tire cord businesses.

  • Symposium Set For Techtextil North America

    December 3, 2007
    Glen Raven CEO to keynote April conference.

  • Monadnock Raises Prices

    December 3, 2007
    Nonwovens pricing hit by raw material expenses.