Jacob Holm Acquires DuPont™ Sontara® Business

Jacob Holm & Sønner Holding A/S, Switzerland, has agreed to acquire the DuPont™ Sontara® business of United States-based DuPont Protection Technologies. The sale, expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year, includes Sontara assets at DuPont sites in Old Hickory, Tenn., and Asturias, Spain; as well as some 240 employees, mostly in the United States and Spain.

Jacob Holm currently has production facilities in Candler, N.C., and France; and employs some 230 workers in the production of spunlaced nonwovens for home care, hygiene and industrial applications. Sontara produces spunlaced nonwovens for medical and wipes applications.

July/August/September 2014