2018 Nonwovens Sales: $215 million
Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager, nonwovens and films
Gaziantep, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt
Spunbond and meltblown
In 2018, the company reported that sales were $215 million thanks to the contribution of new lines in Turkey and Egypt. The company currently makes 85,000 tons of nonwovens in Gaziantep, Turkey, and 40,000 tons in Cairo, Egypt. Additionally, the company’s second Turkish plant, in Corul, Istanbul, is set to come onstream in the fourth quarter of 2019. The site will manufacture 35,000 tons of spunmelt nonwovens based on Reicofil 5 technology.
Gulsan announced its latest investment in 2017 right after Reicofil announced the latest version of its spunmelt technology. The six-beam, 5.2 meter line will largely serve the hygiene and medical markets.
Gulsan opened its Egyptian site in October 2014.