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Domtar Acquires EAM Corp.

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Domtar Corp., Montreal, Que., Canada, has acquired EAM Cor. a privately-held manufacturer of absorbent composite solutions, from Kinderhook Industries for $61 million. EAM Corp. produces airlaid and ultrathin laminated absorbent cores with brands such as NovaThin® and NovaZorb® used in feminine hygiene, adult incontinence, baby diapers, and other medical, healthcare, and performance packaging solutions.

EAM serves a diversified customer base and has long-standing relationships including well-known branded and private label consumer products manufacturers throughout North America and abroad. The company operates a 71,000 sq ft facility with state-of-the-art research campus and production lines in Jesup, Ga., USA, It has annual sales of approximately $45 million in more than 50 countries and a total of 53 employees.

"The acquisition of EAM Corporation will give us long term research capabilities to further differentiate our full line of adult incontinence products while integrating the best available technology to grow our existing businesses," said John D. Williams, president and CEO. "EAM's patented airlaid manufacturing process provides the performance, quality, and cost competitiveness that we believe to be keys to success in the personal care market."


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