The Czech Republic’s largest nonwovens producer, Pegas Nonwovens was the world’s 18th largest nonwovens producer with $209 million in annual sales in 2008. All of its existing lines are based on Reicofil technology and all are located in the Czech Republic. Its most recent line came onstream in late 2007.
According to company, 97% of sales are done in Europe, 56% of which are sold in Western Europe. Eighty-seven percent of its total sales are in the hygiene market where Pegas differentiates itself with technologically advanced materials—soft, ultra-lightweight and bi-component textiles—which are difficult to produce. Other markets for Pegas include medical, which shows great potetial, and construction, which has been seeing quite a bit of softness recently.