Company History

1910

  • 1910

    PatchougeLace

    Patchogue Mills, the producer of lace curtains, tablecloths and handkerchiefs was established.

  • 1919

    patchouge-mills

    Patchogue Mills is split into two separate entities: International Handkerchief and Patchogue Plymouth Mills.

1940

  • 1948

    jute

    Jute and Kraftcord weaving operation opens in South Georgia, USA

  • 1949

    carpetbacking

    Patchogue Mills develops new weaving yarns and backings for the carpet / flooring industry.

1950

  • 1953

    hazlehurst

    Hazelhurst, GA USA facility built, begins producing primary and secondary carpet backing

  • 1958

    First woven filtration geotextile produced

1960

   
  • 1960

    global

    Amoco acquires Patchogue Plymouth and rapidly expands operations across the United States, Canada, Europe and South and Central America.

  • 1965

    6.5-wind-angle

    Carpet backing changes to the mildew-resistant, more durable polypropylene materials.

  • 1967

    Chkmga

    Synthetic Weavers opens in Chickamauga, Georgia with a single contract to produce sand bag fabric for the Vietnam War effort.

  • 1968

    Product line grows to include cotton bales, FBIC, upholstery yarn and furniture and bedding fabrics.

  • 1968

    nashville

    Nashville, GA USA plant built and opened.

  • 1968

    extrusion

    Production of polypropylene yarn begins.

  • 1969

    Began manufacturing non-woven Petromat® paving products.

1970

  • 1970

    chattanooga

    Chattanooga, TN USA facility built.

  • 1970

    gronau

    Gronau, Germany 670,000 sq. ft. plant built.

  • 1970s

    Began manufacturing woven stabilization geotextiles

1980

   
  • 1981

    curitiba

    Curitiba, Brasil 250,000 sq. ft. facility built

  • 1982

    small-fibermesh150

    Invention of synthetic fibers for reinforced concrete. TRUE Fibermesh® set the standard for performance, value and reliability, and still does today.

  • 1987

    polyweave

    Introduction of stable fiber extrusion, spinning and leno weaving to its core process.

  • 1988

    small-novocon1050FE

    Introduction of Novocon® concrete fiber reinforcement.

1990

   
  • 1990s

    ringgold

    State-of-the-art nonwoven fabric plant is built in Ringgold, GA USA

  • 1990s

    HighStrengthGeotextile

    Began manufacturing high-strength woven geotextiles.

  • 1990s

    SoftBac

    Development of SoftBac® offers a groundbreaking composite secondary carpet foundation.

  • 1993

    weaving

    Non-woven polypropylene production begins.

  • 1993

    research

    Research and development for woven and non-woven geotextiles.

  • 1993

    Production diversifies, adding agricultural fabrics, filtration media including liquid filter fabrics and recreational fabrics.

  • 1995

    matehuala

    Matehuala, Mexico location built.

  • 1997

    compare

    Macro Synthetic concrete reinforcement fiber research and development begins.

  • 1997

    hungry

    Gyor, Hungary Plant begins production with secondary carpet backing.

  • 1998

    gronau

    Gronau, Germany operation launched CURV®, the innovative composite product used by consumer goods manufacturers like NIKE and Samsonite.

2000

   
  • 2000

    small-novomesh850

    Introduction of Novomesh® 850 blended concrete fiber reinforcement.

  • 2002

    med-novomesh950

    Introduction of Novomesh® 950 blended fiber reinforcement.

  • 2004

    merger2

    BP Amoco Fabrics and Fibers became Propex Fabrics.

  • 2005

    merger

    Propex Fabrics acquires SI Geosolutions and SI Concrete Systems

2010

  • 2010

    Opus Roof Blanket

    Opus™ Roof Blanket introduces a new category of roof underlayment

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  • 2010

    NapaWrapCoastal

    NapaWrap™ Coastal HouseWrap introduced

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