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Top Roll Goods Manufacturers Report.

TOP ROLL GOODS MANUFACTURERS REPORT

Company (ranking last year)     Worldwide Nonwovens Sales

1. Freudenberg (1)                     $1.4 billion
2. DuPont (2)                          $1.2 billion
3. Kimberly-Clark (5)                 $850 million
4. BBA (3)                            $750 million
5. PGI Nonwovens (4)                  $734 million
6. Ahlstrom (7)                       $596 million
7. Johns Manville (6)                 $500 million
8. Buckeye Technologies (9)           $225 million
9. Colbond bv (10)                    $223 million
10. Japan Vilene (8)                  $194 million

11. IMP Group (13)                    $189 million
12. Asahi Kasei (12)                  $167 million
13. Hollingsworth & Vose (14)         $150 million
    Western Nonwovens (12)            $150 million
15. Foss Manufacturing (15)           $146 million
16. Toyobo (13)                       $141 million
17. SI (16)                           $139 million
18. Georgia-Pacific (17)              $135 million
19. Lydall, Inc. (18)                 $120 million
20. Sandler AG (21)                   $112 million

21. Mitsui Chemicals (23)             $101 million
22. Vita Nonwovens (formerly
    Libeltex) (24)                    $100 million
23. BP Fabrics & Fibers (19)           $92 million
24. Lohmann (40)                       $89 million
25. Polyfelt (28)                      $86 million
26. Unitika (25)                       $84 million
27. Fibertex (31)                      $78 million
28. Suominen Nonwovens (26)            $76 million
29. Avgol (33)                         $75 million

30. Concert Industries (35)            $70 million
    Kuraray (27)                       $70 million
32. Orlandi (33)                       $68 million
33. Textilgruppe Hof (30)              $67 million
34. Tenotex (29)                       $61 million
35. Jacob Holm Industries (*)          $60 million
36. PCC (37)                           $57 million
37. KNH (36)                           $55 million
38. Companhia Providencia (21)         $46 million
39. Pantex (40)                        $45 million
40. Lantor (39)                        $43 million

* first appearance in top company report

** somes sales figures are estimated
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