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The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 2—20 Medium Sized Producers, May 2018

The World Nonwovens Industry: Part 2—20 Medium Sized Producers, May 2018

In this report, the second in a series of three in which the world's top 40 nonwovens producers are profiled, Karen Bitz provides the latest information and analysis about the activities of and strategies of 20 medium sized producers, namely Asahi Kasei, Avgol, Fibertex Nonwovens, Fibertex Personal Care, First Quality Nonwovens, Georgia-Pacific, Gülsan Group, Hollingsworth & Vose, Jacob Holm Industries, Jinjiang Xingtai Non-woven Products Co, Jofo Industries, Low & Bonar, Lydall, Mitsui Chemicals, Nan Liu Enterprises, Pegas Nonwovens, Precision Custom Coatings, Sandler, Toray Advanced Materials and Zhejiang Kingsafe Group. Most of these 20 producers continue to expand their businesses—in some cases through acquisitions and in others through investments in new lines in China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.


SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
Medium sized companies
Companies which entered the list of 20 medium sized producers
Companies which exited the list of 20 medium sized producers
Companies which remained among the 20 medium sized producers
Geographical location
11 LOW & BONAR, NETHERLANDS
Company structure
Products and markets
Construction
Flooring
Industrial
Civil engineering
Transportation
Strategy
12 LYDALL, USA
Company structure
Thermal/Acoustical
Automotive
Industrial
Performance Materials
Technical Nonwovens
Manufacturing facilities and geographical markets
13 GEORGIA-PACIFIC, USA
Corporate structure
Products and markets
Technology
c14 ZHEJIANG KINGSAFE NONWOVENS, CHINA
15 HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE, USA
Company structure
High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration
Engineered Composite Materials (ECM) and Industrial Specialties
Battery Separator & Additive Materials
Engine & Industrial Filtration
15 JACOB HOLM INDUSTRIES, SWITZERLAND
Company development
Business structure
Manufacturing facilities
Products and markets
17 TORAY ADVANCED MATERIALS, SOUTH KOREA
Ownership
Manufacturing facilities
South Korea
China
Indonesia
Products and markets
18 AVGOL, ISRAEL
Manufacturing facilities
Israel
USA
China
Russia
Products and markets
19 SANDLER, GERMANY
Manufacturing facilities
Products and markets
Product innovation
20 FIRST QUALITY NONWOVENS, USA
21 FIBERTEX PERSONAL CARE, DENMARK
Ownership
Company structure
Manufacturing facilities, products and markets
22 JOFO GROUP, CHINA
Manufacturing sites
Jofo Zhoaqing and Jofo Jiangxi
Jofo (Weifang) Nonwovens Company
Shandong Jofo Nonwoven Company
23 PEGAS NONWOVENS, CZECH REPUBLIC
Ownership
Manufacturing facilities
Products and markets
24 NAN LIU ENTERPRISE, TAIWAN
Manufacturing facilities
Products and markets
25 MITSUI CHEMICALS, JAPAN
Products, markets and manufacturing facilities
26 ASAHI KASEI, JAPAN
Products and markets
27 GÜLSAN HOLDING, TURKEY
27 FIBERTEX NONWOVENS, DENMARK
Manufacturing facilities
Brazil
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
South Africa
Turkey
USA
29 JINJIANG XINGTAI NON-WOVEN PRODUCTS, CHINA
30 PRECISION CUSTOM COATINGS, USA
Production facilities
Products and markets
Expansion
List of tables
Table 1: Sales by the world’s top 40 roll goods producers, 2016

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