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Top 40 Roll Goods Companies



Published August 17, 2005
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For more information on these companies, please refer to the print version of the September 1998 issue of Nonwovens Industry
Company (ranking last year) Worldwide
Nonwovens Sales
U.S.
Nonwovens Sales
1. Freudenberg (1) $1.37 billion $185 million
2. DuPont (2) $1.04 billion $588 million
3. BBA* (3,7) $842 million $499 million
4. PGI (5,15) $622 million $460 million
5. Kimberly-Clark (4) $578 million $359 million
6. Johns Manville/Hoechst* (9) $410 million $219 million
7. Dexter Nonwovens (6) $300 million $153 million
8. Japan Vilene (8) $227 million  
9. Akzo Nobel (10) $180 million $45 million
10. Amoco Fabrics & Fibers (12) $154 million $108 million
11. Asahi Chemical (11) $145 million  
12. Lydall, Inc. (12) $137 million $126 million
13. Foss Manufacturing (17) $135 million $115 million
14. Toyobo (14) $128 million  
15. Synthetic Industries (27) $122 million $104 million
16. Western Nonwovens $114 million $104 million
17. J.W. Suominen Oy (19) $111 million  
18. Lantor/IPT Group (15) $110 million $30 million
19. Hollingsworth & Vose (28) $91 million $79 million
20. Polyfelt (18) $90 million  
21. Libeltex (21)) $84 million  
22. C.H. Sandler (22) $83 millioin  
23. Walkisoft (20) $80 million  
24.

Kuraray (23)
Mutsui Chemicals (25)

$78 million
$78 million
 
26. Unitika (24) $77 million  
27. Textilegruppe Hof (29) $75 million $10 million
28. Fort James (26) $73 million $51 million
29. Pantex (33) $55 million  
30. Buckeye Technologies (35) $54 million  
31. Stearns Technical Textiles (31) $52 million (95% North American)
32. Companhia Providencia (30) $50 million  
33. Tenotex $49 million  
34. Ahlstrom Paper Group (36)
Fibertex (32)
$47 million
$47 million
$9 million
36. BFF Nonwovens (37) $43 million  
37. Avgol Ltd.
Tex Tech Industries

$40 million
$40 million

 
$26 million

39. Lohmann (38)) $38 million  
40. Milyon (39) $36.5 million  

 

*includes $249 million in 1997 sales for Veratec
*includes $170 millionin 1997 sales for Hoechst Trevira