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Wellman International Limited
Acquired December 2011

Wellman International Limited Ireland, is Europe’s leading producer of high quality polyester staple fibers, manufacturing high quality polyester fiber products from recycled post-consumer PET bottles. The rPET fiber production facility, based in Co. Cavan, Ireland, has an annual fiber production capacity of 83,000, 22,000 tonnes of which is for bicomponent fibers . Each year 2.2 billion post-consumer PET bottles are recycled to make the Wellman fiber portfolio of products at this facility, with the capability of converting other waste polyester products into 100% recycled fiber. The company is also the largest European PET recycler, with two flake processing facilities in The Netherlands and France which have a combined flake capacity of 70,000 tonnes, which service the fiber production in Ireland.

Wellman International lead the industry in the development of new fiber technologies, offering premium products, which consistently deliver efficient throughputs to the market. The company has 40 years of expertise across a diverse range of markets, including hygiene and personal care, home furnishings, automotive and geotextiles. With a dedicated research and development function driving innovation, guaranteed service provision and comprehensive technical support are central to the Wellman International ethos.
Type
Acquisition
Location
Mullagh, Ireland
Size
107,000 sq.m.
Capacity
83,000 tonnes per annum of fiber and 22,000 tonnes per annum of bico fiber
Employment
265
Products

rPET Fiber (Polyester Staple Fiber from recycled post consumer PET bottles), Bicomponent Fibers
General Inquiries

Wellman International Ltd.
1 Stokes Place, St.Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: 00353 46 92 80200
Fax: 00353 46 92 80226
E-mail: info@wellman-intl.com


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