|Founded in 1905 as National Felt Company,
National Nonwovens originated as a manufacturer
of wool felt for use in apparel and home furnishings.
A supplier of felt and other textile materials to the
U.S. Government since World War I, the company
has been at the forefront in the development of
fiber and fiber-processing technologies for a
multitude of military and commercial applications.
As the demands of emerging industries and changing markets evolved over the years,
National Nonwovens adapted to their needs with leading-edge products. The company
was the first in the U. S. to import needlepunch equipment from Europe for fabricating
natural and synthetic fibers into nonwoven textiles. Chemical bonding was introduced,
and new plants were brought on line, expanding needlepunch capabilities to meet the
burgeoning requirements of apparel, medical, and industrial customers.
Today, with the
operating experience of a century and with ongoing investment
in emerging technologies, National Nonwovens produces a multitude of different types
all of which add up to more than 15 million pounds of textiles
Corporate offices, along with research, engineering, and production, are housed in
building complexes located in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Committed to total
control of the fabrication process, National Nonwovens is the only manufacturer of
nonwoven material in the U. S. with its own dyeing facility and computer-controlled