Fitesa buys Italian hygiene products specialist Pantex

CLOVERDALE, CA, February 15, 2017-

Fast-growing nonwovens producer Fitesa bought Italy’s Pantex International in a transaction that was finalized on Monday, the Simpsonville, South Carolina-based company announced today.

The acquisition brings Fitesa a company that has built a track record of serving specialized niches in the hygiene market, including carded nonwoven fabrics, films, elastics and composite products, with plants in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, in South Carolina, and in Sulmona, Italy, which is also the company’s headquarters. The South Carolina plant, which is in Simpsonville, started up a little more than a year ago, and makes topsheet products.

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