Domtar Acquires EAM for $61 Million

May 11, 2012 - Domtar said that it has acquired EAM Corporation, a leading privately-held manufacturer of high quality absorbent composite solutions, from Kinderhook Industries, LLC for $61 million.

"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 Chief Executive Officer.

"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."

EAM Corporation 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. The company 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.

EAM operates a 71,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art research campus and production lines in Jesup, Georgia.

EAM Corporation has annual sales of approximately $45 million in more than 50 countries and a total of 53 employees.

SOURCE: Domtar Corp.