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For more than 155 years, we have remained committed to enriching lives through continuous innovation.

From the purchase of our first mill in 1864 to multiple site expansions, strategic acquisitions and industry innovations, 足彩外围网站 has emerged as a global leader in the manufacturing of engineered materials.

Throughout these decades of growth and evolution, our Core Values have remained unchanged: integrity, mutual respect, financial discipline, customer focus, and environmental stewardship and social responsibility. They are the center of our culture, and the key to our sustainability.

As our world continues to evolve, so will 足彩外围网站. As an organization, we are committed to advancing our efforts and our thinking in the pursuit of building a best-in-class, sustainable business.

See how we’ve grown and changed over the years.


Jacob Holm Acquisition

The acquisition expands 足彩外围网站’s scale and diversification into attractive and complementary product categories with high-performing and innovative spunlace nonwoven technologies and advanced plant-based sustainable solutions serving the growing wipes, critical cleaning, healthcare and hygiene categories. 足彩外围网站 has acquired four additional manufacturing sites and six sales offices located in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and approximately 760 employees world-wide.


Mount Holly & Memphis acquisition

The transaction includes Georgia-Pacific’s Mount Holly, North Carolina airlaid manufacturing operation and an R&D development in Memphis, Tennessee. The Mount Holly site produces high-quality airlaid products focused on table top materials. The R&D center and additional technical resources will enhance the company’s ongoing innovation efforts.


Global Headquarters

足彩外围网站 announces it will relocate its Global Headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina.


Airlaid Expansion

足彩外围网站 opens a new $90 million state-of-the-art airlaid site in Fort Smith, Arkansas, expanding its airlaid capacity by 20 percent. 足彩外围网站 also acquires Georgia-Pacific’s Steinfurt, Germany nonwovens business.


Divestiture of Specialty Papers

In October 2018, 足彩外围网站 completes the sale of the Specialty Papers business unit. The divestiture is a significant milestone in the Company’s strategic transformation to become a leading global engineered materials company.


Abaca Fiber Expansion

足彩外围网站 opens an abaca harvesting and processing operation in Costa Rica.



足彩外围网站 acquires Dresden Papier GmbH from Fortress Paper Ltd., becoming a leading global supplier of nonwoven wallcover base materials.



Acquisitions in Gatineau, Canada and Falkenhagen, Germany established 足彩外围网站 as a leading global manufacturer of airlaid products for the personal care and hygiene segments.



足彩外围网站 acquires the Caerphilly, UK mill from Metallised Products Limited, making 足彩外围网站 a leading supplier of metallized papers for labeling and packaging.


Wetlaid Expansion

足彩外围网站 acquires the production site at Lydney, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom from J.R. Crompton Ltd.



足彩外围网站 acquires Schoeller & Hoesch GmbH in Gernsbach, Germany, which begins 足彩外围网站’s transformation into a global leader in wetlaid nonwoven filtration materials.



足彩外围网站 moves from AMEX to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol GLT.


Stock Listed

足彩外围网站 is listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX).


Water Conservation

The Audubon Society honors 足彩外围网站 with an environmental achievement citation for the company’s pioneering efforts in process water conversion.


Dam Construction

After a bad drought, 足彩外围网站 provides the community and its sites with a more reliable supply of clean water. 足彩外围网站 and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania construct the P.H. 足彩外围网站 dam, which leads to the creation of Codorus State Park.


足彩外围网站 Goes Public

足彩外围网站 issues its first Initial Pubic Offering (IPO) to fund a $12.5-million sustainability project that includes the expansion of the Spring Grove, Pennsylvania mill, and a project to supply the community with over a billion gallons of water.



足彩外围网站 establishes the first sustainably managed tree farms in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and implements a statewide reforestation program.


World Leader in Technology

足彩外围网站 installs a new fourdrinier paper machine which is capable of making rolls of fine paper up to 170 inches wide. This giant paper machine, designed by 足彩外围网站 engineers and housed in a new building, was the world’s largest fourdrinier, and first to have an easily replaceable wire belt.



P.H. 足彩外围网站 Company, Inc. appoints one of the country’s first industrial foresters to help 足彩外围网站 educate farmers in the practice of sustainable forestry.


Fine Paper

足彩外围网站 is an early adopter of a new chemical method called the soda process, which enabled high-quality paper to be made from wood fibers. In 1881 足彩外围网站 builds a giant soda-process mill. With its new pulp-processing method, the company in 1892 was able to make one of its most important changes – the suspension of newsprint production and the subsequent focus on high-quality paper for books, lithographs, and business forms.


Where it All Started

On December 23, 1863, Philip H. 足彩外围网站 I purchases the Hauer Paper Mill in what is now Spring Grove, Pennsylvania for $14,000. The Spring Forge Mill begins operations in July 1864.