World Nonwovens

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Global demand for nonwoven fabrics is forecast to rise 6.9 percent annually through 2012. Gains in developing parts of Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, Africa/Mideast and Latin America will outpace demand in developed countries. Spunmelt nonwovens, the largest segment, will also grow the fastest.

This study analyzes the $21.2 billion world nonwovens industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, with forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by formation process (e.g., spunmelt, carded, airlaid, wetlaid), application (disposables, nondisposables), market (e.g., personal hygiene, wipes, construction, filtration, medical/surgical), world region and for 19 national markets.

The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 industry players, including Freudenberg, DuPont and Kimberly-Clark.

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  1. World Nonwovens

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $220.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Economic Performance

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2006 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Trends

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        1. 3.3.1 Population

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          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.3.2 Female Population

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          1. Table | WORLD FEMALE POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        3. 3.3.3 Households

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          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (million units)

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2006 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Filter Shipments

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        1. Table | WORLD FILTER SHIPMENTS BY REGION (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Health Expenditures

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        1. Table | WORLD HEALTH EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 World Construction Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION (billion 2006 dollars)

      8. 3.8 World Textile Fibers Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD TEXTILE FIBER DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      9. 3.9 Pricing Patterns

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      10. 3.10 Nonwoven Fabric Technological Developments

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      11. 3.11 Competitive Materials

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      12. 3.12 Legal & Regulatory Environment

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    4. 4 WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 4.2.1 Demand

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          1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION

        3. 4.2.2 Production

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          1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.2.3 International Trade

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          1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Web Formation Process

        $458.00

        1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Spunmelt

          $129.00

          1. Table | WORLD SPUNMELT NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Carded

          $121.00

          1. Table | WORLD CARDED NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.3.3 Airlaid

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD AIRLAID NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        5. 4.3.4 Wetlaid

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD WETLAID NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Application

        $170.00

        1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY APPLICATION (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.4.1 Disposables

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          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS USED IN DISPOSABLE APPLICATIONS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.4.2 Nondisposables

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          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS USED IN NONDISPOSABLE APPLICATIONS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      5. 4.5 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.5.1 Personal Hygiene

          $84.00

          1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL HYGIENE MARKET FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.5.2 Wipes

          $84.00

          1. Table | WORLD WIPES MARKET FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.5.3 Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        5. 4.5.4 Filtration

          $98.00

          1. Table | WORLD FILTRATION MARKET FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        6. 4.5.5 Medical/Surgical

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD MEDICAL/SURGICAL MARKET FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        7. 4.5.6 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD DEMAND FOR NONWOVEN FABRICS IN OTHER MARKETS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $805.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $218.00

        1. 5.1.1 North America: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.1.2 North America: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $92.00

          1. Table | NORTH AMERICA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

      2. 5.2 United States

        $251.00

        1. 5.2.1 United States: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.2.2 United States: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $108.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

      3. 5.3 Canada

        $159.00

        1. 5.3.1 Canada: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.3.2 Canada: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Mexico

        $177.00

        1. 5.4.1 Mexico: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.4.2 Mexico: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,637.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $234.00

        1. 6.1.1 Western Europe: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $87.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.1.2 Western Europe: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $84.00

          1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

      2. 6.2 Germany

        $194.00

        1. 6.2.1 Germany: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.2.2 Germany: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 United Kingdom

        $179.00

        1. 6.3.1 United Kingdom: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.3.2 United Kingdom: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 France

        $166.00

        1. 6.4.1 France: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.4.2 France: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | FRANCE NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $200.00

        1. 6.5.1 Italy: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.5.2 Italy: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 Spain

        $168.00

        1. 6.6.1 Spain: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.6.2 Spain: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Netherlands

        $161.00

        1. 6.7.1 Netherlands: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | NETHERLANDS - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.7.2 Netherlands: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | NETHERLANDS NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 Belgium

        $167.00

        1. 6.8.1 Belgium: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | BELGIUM - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.8.2 Belgium: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | BELGIUM NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $167.00

        1. 6.9.1 Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.9.2 Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $1,553.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $269.00

        1. 7.1.1 Asia/Pacific: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.1.2 Asia/Pacific: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $92.00

          1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATIONPROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

      2. 7.2 China

        $279.00

        1. 7.2.1 China: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $83.00

          1. Table | CHINA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.2.2 China: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $111.00

          1. Table | CHINA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

      3. 7.3 Japan

        $206.00

        1. 7.3.1 Japan: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.3.2 Japan: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

      4. 7.4 India

        $206.00

        1. 7.4.1 India: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.4.2 India: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDIA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 South Korea

        $197.00

        1. 7.5.1 South Korea: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.5.2 South Korea: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Taiwan

        $194.00

        1. 7.6.1 Taiwan: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.6.2 Taiwan: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 7.7 Other Asia/Pacific

        $201.00

        1. 7.7.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.7.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $1,929.00

      1. 8.1 Latin America

        $572.00

        1. 8.1.1 Latin America: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | LATIN AMERICA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.1.2 Latin America: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | LATIN AMERICA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $175.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | BRAZIL NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Latin America

          $202.00

          1. Table | OTHER LATIN AMERICA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER LATIN AMERICA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $765.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $200.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | RUSSIA NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.2.4 Poland

          $166.00

          1. Table | POLAND - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | POLAND NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $182.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $592.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Nonwoven Fabric Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Nonwoven Fabric Outlook & Suppliers

          $92.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS, APPLICATION & MARKET

        3. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $166.00

          1. Table | TURKEY - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | TURKEY NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        4. 8.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $198.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST - NONWOVEN FABRIC SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST NONWOVEN FABRIC DEMAND BY WEB FORMATION PROCESS & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,635.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

        $120.00

        1. Table | NONWOVEN FABRIC SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2007 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $189.00

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $130.00

      5. 9.5 Research & New Product Development

        $94.00

      6. 9.6 Manufacturing

        $88.00

      7. 9.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $90.00

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $99.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      10. 9.10 Company Profiles

        $4,973.00

        1. 9.10.1 Ahlstrom Corporation

          $257.00

        2. 9.10.2 Albis SpA

          $82.00

        3. 9.10.3 Andrew Industries Limited

          $143.00

        4. 9.10.4 Asahi Kasei Corporation

          $109.00

        5. 9.10.5 Avgol Industries

          $82.00

        6. 9.10.6 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $164.00

        7. 9.10.7 Buckeye Technologies Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 9.10.8 Companhia Providencia Industria e Comercio

          $82.00

        9. 9.10.9 Concert Industries Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 9.10.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $245.00

        11. 9.10.11 Fibertex A/S

          $93.00

        12. 9.10.12 Fiberweb plc

          $250.00

        13. 9.10.13 First Quality Enterprises Incorporated

          $83.00

        14. 9.10.14 Foss Manufacturing Company LLC

          $94.00

        15. 9.10.15 Freudenberg & Company

          $418.00

        16. 9.10.16 Guangdong Jofo Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        17. 9.10.17 Hollingsworth & Vose Company

          $164.00

        18. 9.10.18 Holm (Jacob) & Sons AG

          $82.00

        19. 9.10.19 Japan Vilene Company Limited

          $184.00

        20. 9.10.20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation

          $298.00

        21. 9.10.21 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $103.00

        22. 9.10.22 Low & Bonar plc

          $170.00

        23. 9.10.23 Lydall Incorporated

          $211.00

        24. 9.10.24 Milliken & Company

          $84.00

        25. 9.10.25 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 9.10.26 Owens Corning

          $92.00

        27. 9.10.27 Pegas Nonwovens SA

          $125.00

        28. 9.10.28 Petropar SA

          $113.00

        29. 9.10.29 Polymer Group Incorporated

          $225.00

        30. 9.10.30 Propex Incorporated

          $85.00

        31. 9.10.31 Royal Ten Cate NV

          $135.00

        32. 9.10.32 Sandler AG

          $82.00

        33. 9.10.33 Suominen Corporation

          $98.00

        34. 9.10.34 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 9.10.35 Toyobo Company Limited

          $130.00

        36. 9.10.36 TWE Group

          $82.00

        37. 9.10.37 Vita Group

          $121.00

      11. 9.11 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $612.00

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