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Johns Manville Globalizes Evalith™

A unified brand for its Engineered Products nonwovens business

Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:10 am MDT

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"The unified brand name will further reinforce the global position of our nonwovens business"

Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer of nonwovens and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today Evalith™ as the unified brand for its Engineered Products nonwovens business. North American nonwovens product lines will now share the Evalith brand name with the company’s European nonwovens product lines, allowing the Engineered Products business to leverage and operate under one, global brand. 

JM’s European nonwovens business has produced products under the brand name Evalith since 2012. The brand name Evalith comes from the Latin word “evalidus,” which means “very strong.” JM chose Evalith to represent the strength of its various nonwovens products with respect to quality, product characteristics and their versatile application fields - from glass fiber reinforced roofing membranes to air filtration. 

“The unified brand name will further reinforce the global position of our nonwovens business,” said Martin Kleinebrecht, Global Portfolio & Marketing Leader Nonwovens for JM Engineered Products. “North American nonwovens products will certainly continue to be produced with the same performance expectations.  We do not anticipate the name change to disrupt any operations.”

JM will first transition the glass fiber mat and sliver product lines to the new brand name, followed by PET sunbond, glass microfiber air media and meltblown throughout the first half of 2018.

About Johns Manville 
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of $3 billion and holds leadership positions in many of the key markets that it serves. JM employs more than 7,500 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Contact:

Martin Kleinebrecht, Johns Manville
+49(8234)9670-545
Martin.Kleinebrecht@jm.com