On the industrial side, Hans-Jörg Oberberg, president Europe industrial, will add Fiberweb’s European filtration activities to his existing responsibilities.
Fibewerb’s new airlaid line at Peregallo di Lesmo, Italy is now operational and is being integrated into the European hygiene business. Fiberweb’s second airlaid line in Tianjin, China is being completed. Derek Chan, president of Fiberweb Asia will lead the company’s global airlaid customer relationships while Herberg Gerlach, airlaid business director will leave the company.
Fiberweb will focus its research and development activities in two locations—Old Hickory, TN an Peine, Germany—and will cease research and development activities in Simpsonville, Sc by the end of the year.
Also closing will be a trading office in Hong Kong.