About Southeast Nonwovens


The ONLY Independent Nonwovens Technology Development Center

OUR VISION: To be the preferred choice in nonwovens research, development and toll manufacturing.

OUR MISSION:To offer the client cost-effective services designed to accelerate the rate of product commercialization.

We offer a variety of products and services to the nonwovens industry.


  • Contract Research
  • Bench Scale Development
  • Pilot Scale Production
  • Toll manufacturing
  • Material Sourcing
  • Testing and Analysis
  • Intellectual Property Development


Steven F. Nielsen, Owner and President
  • 19 years experience at Hoechst Celanese and Manning
  • Bachelor in Chemistry
  • Several US and foreign patents

Bryan P. Thomas, Owner and Vice President

  • 16 years experience at Lydall, Manning and Wellman
  • Bachelor in Pulp and Paper Sciences
  • MBA in general business from Albany University
  • US Patents


The success of our business is based upon the relationships that we cultivate with our clients. Recognizing that the most valuable asset that we ultimately have is these relationships, our number one principle of operation is the respect and confidentiality that we provide to our customers.

Our desire is to operate closely together without barriers. This will result in the greatest cost savings and cycle reduction time.

Our fees are designed to be flexible, so that they can be appropriately structured to meet the nature of each project. We offer the opportunity to provide competitive rates through maintaining a low overhead and an efficient operation.

The unique feature that we bring to the Nonwovens and Specialty Papers businesses is the opportunity to provide services from lab to pilot to production scale coupled with our knowledge of the industry, for both product and process.


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Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.
Providing Contract
Research & Development
and Toll Manufacturing
for Nonwoven Materials

For more information or to discuss your next project,
please call us at 803-222-5711 or » .


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