Wellman International announce launch of new product divisions

31.01.2011

Wellman International announce launch of new product divisions

Wellman International announce the launch of its new divisional business structure, at the Heimtextil Exhibition, Frankfurt, January, 2011. The new structure, incorporates

three new separate divisions, namely Wellman Smart Fibres, Wellman Hygiene Fibres and Wellman Essential Fibres.

This re-organisation of the business reflects an increasing emphasis over the last number of years on new technical developments within the company and more clearly defines the nature and direction of the business moving into the new decade.

According to Frank Gleeson, Managing Director, ‘The creation of these three new divisions within Wellman International, allows for a more streamlined approach to our business and one which is dedicated to the specific needs of our customers. It also further supports the sharing and development of new technological advances and innovative concepts with our customers’.

Wellman Smart Fibres are an exclusive range of fibres which demonstrate specific unique functional properties, while retaining the quality, versatility and performance synonymous with the Wellman name. The Hygiene Fibre range are an advanced fibre range which have been developed through extensive testing with Industry Partners and adhere to stringent Industry Standards. Wellman Essential Fibres represent the Wellman core fibre range, demonstrating consistent quality, process efficiencies and delivery of performance.

For further information please contact Celene Rafferty, Product Manager, Wellman International on (+353 (0)46 9280253 or (+353 (0)87 2515814

Wellman International (www.wellman-intl.com)

Wellman International is Europe's largest producer of high quality polyester staple fibres. Based in County Meath, Republic of Ireland, Wellman has pioneered the use of recycled post-consumer PET drinks bottles as a raw material source, processing >1.6 billion bottles annually. Wellman also undertakes its own recycling of post-consumer bottles at plants in the Netherlands and France.

Wellman has evolved from a production capacity at its foundation in 1971 of 5,000 tonne of fibre each year to a current annual capacity of 80,000 tonne. This expansion has been in response to significant growth in the European markets for polyester in fibrefill and non-woven applications and also to an ongoing investment programme which has enabled Wellman to consistently deliver an innovative, high performance product range.

We are confident that our development of new fibre products to meet changing market needs, coupled with strong customer partnerships based on mutual respect, and the growing desire of European customers for materials made from recycled sources, provide strong foundations for continuing commercial success.