29 August 2003
29 August 2003
Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America has acquired the assets and technology of Gividi USA of Ridgeway, South Carolina.
Gividi facility is a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that produces high-quality, glass fine-yarn fabrics that can be used in a wide variety of industrial and composite applications. The facility is advantageously located in South Carolina, the heart of the textile industry in the U.S.
“This acquisition adds a whole new dimension to our capabilities,” explains Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics President Douglas Mattscheck. “Markets such as industrial coated fabrics have very specific fabric requirements. The technologies available at this facility are unlike any other in the world, and will allow us to expand into those markets. In addition, we can employ these new technologies for our existing markets in the construction, composite and industrial sectors.
The facility will be the primary North American manufacturing center for Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics’ new Tevere® brand of industrial fiber glass textile cloth products. Offered in more than 40 common glass fabric sizes and in five product groups, this new line is intended to support the expanded role of Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics in the industrial coated-fabrics market.
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