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SWM brings Conwed to its Advanced Materials and Structures Division

SWM becomes the leading plastic netting manufacturer in the world.

In January 2017, Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. - (NYE:SWM), acquired Conwed Plastics to join its Advanced Materials and Structures Division (AMS). SWM is a leading global provider of highly engineered solutions and advanced materials for a variety of industries. Historically, SWM primarily served the tobacco industry, which remains a key focus.  SWM also manufactures specialty papers for other applications and is executing a strategic transformation to diversify its product portfolio.

SWM's Advanced Materials & Structures segment, which focuses on resin-based rolled goods, includes DelStar Technologies, acquired in 2013, Argotec, acquired in late 2015, and Conwed Plastics acquired in 2017.  These acquisitions expanded the Company's product portfolio to include netting, fibers, polyurethane films, specialty paper, yarn, nonwovens, and engineered composites in hundreds of industrial and consumer products. From automotive, filtration, medical and erosion control to packaging, hygiene, cleaning and general industrial applications, SWM offers engineering and R&D expertise worldwide.

SWM and its subsidiaries conduct business in over 90 countries and employ approximately 3,100 people worldwide, with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia, Brazil, Poland and China, including two joint ventures.

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