Lydall seals Gutsche acquisition

Gutsche, which has operations in Germany and China, produces nonwoven needle punch materials for the industrial filtration and high performance nonwoven segments.

The Gutsche businesses will be integrated into Lydall’s Technical Nonwovens segment. Lydall plans to maintain manufacturing presence in Europe and China and, through restructuring initiatives, to increase efficiencies and unlock operational synergies.

“I am very excited to have completed the acquisition of Gutsche as it combines two complementary companies in the industrial filtration and technical materials markets," said Dale Barnhart, Lydall’s president and CEO.

"With the addition of Gutsche, we gain an experienced management team and an attractive footprint to serve Europe as well as secure a strong filtration position in the fast growing waste-to-energy incineration market. In addition, we are able to complement our China-based sales with a focus on the greater Asia-Pacific export markets.”