n 1930, Saul Rosen formed United Yarn Products Inc. and began selling natural fiber
yarns, including silk yarn waste, in Paterson, N.J. the United States first planned industrial
city, which became known as Silk City because of its dominant silk production industry. That
business decision has evolved into a thriving Wayne, N.J.-based business that supplies a variety of
man-made yarns for the industrial and domestic textile markets that celebrates its 75th anniversary
this year. It is a company that encompasses a number of businesses, and is still owned and operated
by the Rosen family. Saul’s son Martin is president, and his son Arthur is vice president.
Building A Business
Rosen was an ambitious businessman, creating Fiberspun in 1960 – a yarn-processing operation
in Staunton, Va., that included texturing, beaming, rewinding and twisting operations. That
facility was sold to Greensboro, N.C.-based Unifi Inc. in 1988.
In addition, Rosen built a strong relationship with DuPont, processing packaged filament
nylon and Dacron® polyester. This relationship enabled United Yarn to expand its distribution
business and extend its range of products and target markets.
United Yarn transitioned its relationship from DuPont to INVISTA Inc., Wichita, Kan., when
Invista was spun off from DuPont Textiles and Interiors. The company now supplies Invista branded
products containing Lycra® elastane, Tactel® and Supplex® nylon, and CoolMax® polyester to the
narrow- and warp-knit fabric markets.
United Yarn entered into a joint venture in 1992 to establish American Drawtech Co., a
business that produces fully drawn flat polyester yarns for apparel, industrial and home
furnishings markets. Two years later, company principals purchased affiliate business Kennetex
Inc., a manufacturer of texturized and space-dyed polyester fully oriented and partially oriented
yarns.In 2001, United Yarn created the Industrial Filaments Group to aid it in providing higher
efficiency and service for its customers in the industrial textiles market. The group manufactures
custom-designed high-tenacity polyester and high-quality nylon 6 and 6,6.
With past successes comes the knowledge that future gains are possible if the company
remains focused keeping a pulse on industry trends and customer needs, upgrading operations and
improving products and capabilities.Throughout our history we have been dedicated to the success of
our customers, meeting their needs for quality products, delivered on time and at a competitive
price, said Martin N. Rosen, president. By continuing to invest in the best people and the latest
technologies, we will be able to handle any changes in the marketplace and to empower the success
of our customers.