Jacob Holm Acquires DuPont™ Sontara® Business

Jacob Holm & Sønner Holding A/S, Switzerland, has agreed to acquire the DuPont™ Sontara® business of DuPont Protection Technologies, Wilmington, Del. 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 2014