2016 Nonwovens Sales: $121 million
Ekerem Kayali, chairman; C. Enver Kayali, president; Ayse Kayali, executive board member; Serkan Gogus, CEO; Darryl D. Fournier, president Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens Corp.; Ersin Kosker, director of projects and operations
Gaziantep, Turkey; Durabey-Istanbul, Turkey; Gray Court, SC
Spunbond, meltblown, spunlace, extrusion coated/laminated fabrics, PEVA films, welded fabrics, converting
Bedding and furniture, medical, agriculture-landscape, luggage and shoe linings, filtration, oil sorbents/spill control, wipes, protective apparel, construction, hygiene, automotive, fabric softeners, laminating/coating substrates, packaging, vacuum cleaner dustbags
Expansion into North America is the top story coming from Turkish nonwovens producer Mogul. In March, the company hosted a grand opening for its new spunlace facility in Grey Court, SC. The new site features a 15,000-ton spunlace line and is helping Mogul meet demand for its nonwoven products in the wipes, hygiene, filtration and automotives market. By expanding into the U.S. market, Mogul has positioned itself to better serve existing customers and capitalize on the growing need for high quality spunlace materials in North and South Americas as well as the Asian-Pacific region.
“Our customers have been delighted to see us invest in North America, as they are taking advantage of low lead times and an expanded supply chain assurance, among other things,” CEO Serkan Gogus says. “The facility is truly state-of-the-art, and our pharma-level micro lab and new carding technologies