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Technical Textile Markets
Issue 46:
3rd quarter 2001

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Editorial: Acordis Industrial Fibers Businesses Prepare for New Ownership
Profile of Gamma Holding: From Traditional to Technical Textiles
The world nonwovens industry: part 1 -- the leading ten producers, 3rd quarter 2001
Innovations in Fibres, Technical Textiles, Protective Apparel and Machinery
Profile of Schoeller: Textiles for Protective Apparel and High-Tech Sportswear

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Editorial: Acordis Industrial Fibers Businesses Prepare for New Ownership

published in Issue 46, 3rd quarter 2001  


Only two years ago, Acordis was hailed by its new majority owner, CVC Capital Partners, as “the world’s biggest dedicated fibres company”. Moreover, both Acordis and its new owner were announcing upbeat predictions about “strengthening Acordis’s market position through acquisitions”1.

But by 2001 the vision had changed. Acordis’s strategy over the last year has been characterised more by disposals than by acquisitions. Moreover, no acquisitions now appear to be in prospect.

True, a number of the businesses which have been sold were at the outset identified as non-core activities and therefore earmarked for disposal.

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