Profile: Albany International Corp (AIN)
7 Dec 2016
Albany International Corp., incorporated on July 24, 1987, is a textiles and materials processing company. The Company operates through two segments: Machine Clothing (MC) and Albany Engineered Composites (AEC). The Company operates approximately 20 plants in over 10 countries. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Company's Machine Clothing segment supplies permeable and impermeable belts used in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, nonwovens, fiber cement and various other industrial applications. The Machine Clothing segment also supplies customized, consumable fabrics used in the manufacturing process in the pulp, corrugator, nonwovens, fiber cement, building products, and tannery and textile industries. The Company sells its Machine Clothing products directly to customer end users. It designs, manufactures and markets paper machine clothing for paper machine and grade of paper. Its Paper machine clothing products are customized, consumable products that utilize polymeric materials. Machine Clothing products and enhancements include the INLINE forming fabric family, including KRAFTLINE and PRINTLINE; press fabrics, such as HYDROCROSS, SEAM HYDROCROSS, SEAMPLANE, Seam KMX and SPRING; process belts, such as VENTABELT EVM, VENTABELT XTS and TRANSBELT GX; dryer fabrics, such as SPIRALTOP, AEROPULSE and AEROPOINT; DURASPIRAL corrugator belts, and TOPSTAT, SUPRASTAT and NOVALACE fabrics for the nonwovens industry.
Albany Engineered Composites
The Company's Albany Engineered Composites segment includes Albany Safran Composites, LLC (ASC), in which its customer SAFRAN Group owns interest and provides engineered, advanced composite structures based on its technology to customers in the aerospace and defense industries. AEC's program relates to CFM International's LEAP engine. Its Albany Engineered Composites segment designs, develops and manufactures advanced composite parts for aerospace and other applications, using a range of core technologies, including its three-dimensional (3D) woven reinforced composites technology. AEC designs and manufactures 3D composite structures that are reinforced in various directions. AEC's other technologies include two-dimensional (2D) laminated composite structures, contour weaving, steered weaving, discrete through-thickness reinforcement technologies (such as Z-fiber reinforcements), and sandwich structures (X_COR, K_COR and Ceramic Truss Core (CTC)).
Albany International Corp
216 Airport Dr
ROCHESTER NH 03867-1718