The World Nonwovens Industry: Profiles of Ten Leading Producers - 1 of 3, 2011/12

Date: October 22, 2011
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The World Nonwovens Industry: Profiles of Ten Leading Producers - 1 of 3, 2011/12
This report is the first in a series of three in which the world's top 40 nonwovens producers are profiled. The report provides updated information and data about the activities and strategies of Ahlstrom, Companhia Providencia, DuPont Nonwovens, Fiberweb, Freudenberg, Glatfelter, Johns Manville, Kimberly-Clark, Polymer Group Inc (PGI) and Sandler. The report also includes data on the size of the market and sales achieved by these top ten producers of nonwovens.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

The global nonwovens market
The leading ten players
Companies which joined the leading ten players
Companies which exited from the leading ten players
Companies which remained among the leading ten players

1 FREUDENBERG, GERMANY

Manufacturing facilities
Management changes
Company restructuring
Company divisions and other business units
Spunlaid Division
Industrial Nonwovens Division
Interlinings Division
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies
Novolon
Acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures
Investments in Asia
International strategy

2 DUPONT NONWOVENS, USA

Internationalisation strategy
Market strategy
Technology strategy
Tyvek
Construction
Personal protective apparel
Envelopes and packaging
Sontara
Advantages of Sontara over competing materials
Softesse and Acturel

3 AHLSTROM, FINLAND

Company structure
Nonwoven products and markets
Home and Personal
Food and Medical
Filtration
Building and Energy
Regional breakdown of sales
Acquisitions

4 KIMBERLY-CLARK, USA

Corporate structure
Personal Care
Consumer Tissue
Business-to-Business
External nonwoven fabrics business
Products and markets
Filtration
Delivery systems (including wipes)
Sorbents
Personal care
Acoustics
Other developments

5 POLYMER GROUP INC (PGI), USA

Ownership
Recent investments and acquisitions
Products and markets
Medical
Hygiene
Industrial and speciality
Plant consolidation
Capacity expansion
Latin America
North America
China
Rebranding strategy

6 FIBERWEB, UK

Manufacturing facilities
Products and markets
Hygiene
Industrial
Demerger from BBA to form Fiberweb plc
Acquisitions and joint ventures
Investments
Divestments and closures

7 JOHNS MANVILLE, USA

Corporate structure
Products and markets
High Performance Nonwovens
Roofing Materials
Manufacturing facilities

USA

Germany
Slovakia
China
Expansion

8 GLATFELTER (FORMERLY CONCERT INDUSTRIES), USA

Advanced Airlaid Materials
Growth strategy
Reorganisation and restructuring

9 COMPANHIA PROVIDENCIA, BRAZIL

Products and markets
Facilities

10 SANDLER, GERMANY

Manufacturing facilities
Products and markets
Product innovation

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Sales by the world’s top 40 roll goods producers, 2010
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