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Notker Schmid moves to Hong Kong

Notker Schmid started with Barnet Europe (formerly Cherotan Fibers) in 1984, following his father's footsteps and taking over reins as managing director 1994.


Having successfully established Barnet Europe as a reliable partner for both customers and suppliers during this time, he decided it was time to take a new challenge.


As of 1 October 2013 Notker Schmid is leading the Asian affiliates, Barnet Pacific in Hong Kong and Barnet Trading and Barnet Fibres in Shanghai from his new location.


At the same time, Bernd Lenzen has taken over Notker Schmid's responsibility as managing director of Barnet Europe.


Barnet Europe is pleased to announce that our website is out now available for our French speaking customers!




Oeko Tex® Standard 100 – now available for yarns supplied by Barnet Europe

Oeko Tex® Standard 100 Certificate

Our yarns are used increasingly more in applications which are subject to Oeko Tex® certification. In order to follow this trend and to simplify the certification for our customers, we have decided to issue a certificate for our high tenacity and textile yarns.

Barnet Europe is now officially certified for certain yarns which meet the human-ecological standard presently established for baby articles (product class I). These yarns also fulfill the requirements according to REACH and do not contain any listed Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) as published by ECHA.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you need an Oeko Tex® Certificate for yarns supplied by Barnet Europe. We will be pleased to assist.

Barnet Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Specialty Fibers Plant in China



On April 16, Barnet celebrated the Grand Opening of Barnet Fibers Shanghai.


Attending were representatives from Barnet Europe, Barnet USA, Barnet Asia and „special guests” !  Barnet Fibers will produce specialty fibers to serve customers in the Asian market.


4月17日,百莱特纤维(上海)有限公司隆重开业,百莱特集团美国总部,欧洲公司和亚洲公司的代表出席了开幕式,百莱特纤维上海生产特种纤维, 主要服务于亚洲市场。


SCMA Safety Awards

William Barnet & Son, LLC and Barnet Polymers, LLC were recognized for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2011.

On March 8, 2012, William Barnet & Son, LLC and Barnet Polymers, LLC were both recognized by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2011. Facilities with a low rate of incidents resulting in lost workdays, job transfers, or restrictions were nominated for recognition. Plants submitting an incidence rate below the statewide average for their NAICS code received an award. The two awards were accepted by Barnet associates who participate on the Company’s safety committee.

"To ensure a successful business environment for South Carolina manufacturers, it is essential that we also ensure a safe working environment for our associates," said Steve Eberhardt, SCMA Plant Safety Conference Chairman and Corporate Safety Manager of AstenJohnson North America. "We are proud to recognize the achievements of our members for meeting and exceeding the standards of this ambitious award. By making the safety and health of our employees a top priority, it is evident that our members are committed to providing a safer, more prosperous South Carolina." The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state's manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina.

Barnet is proud to be a member of the SCMA and honored to receive these awards.

Auserpolimeri s.r.l. names William Barnet & Son, LLC as Distributor for its line of Auserpolimeri Compatabilizers

Barnet choosen as Distributor for Auserpolimeri Compatabilizers

AUSERPOLIMERI s.r.l., located in Milan, Italy, has appointed William Barnet & Son, LLC to distribute the Auserpolimeri line of Compoline impact modifiers and compatabilizers to the engineered plastics market in the United States, India, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. With the distribution agreement, Barnet will be able to offer a combination of the correct nylon or polyester material and now impact modifier or compatabilizer to our customer base and combine the two materials for distribution from our strategically located sites in the Americas and Asia.


Please contact Chuck Hall at +1 (864) 576 3406 for technical data and supply chain discussions.

Barnet Establishes Barnet Fibers Shanghai Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, PRC

Barnet is pleased to announce the successful commissioning and startup of Barnet Fibers Shanghai (BFS) located in Shanghai, China. Production began on January 30, 2012.

BFS will produce specialty fibers for the Wet Laid Nonwoven, Specialty Paper, Plastics, and Construction industries using technology developed and utilized at existing operations in the US and Europe. BFS focus will be on supplying specialty fibers to the Asia market.

Please contact Song Tao at +86 13817661151 or for further information.


百莱特宣布其位于中国上海的工厂威百莱纤维(上海)有限公司(BFS)成功地进行了生产线的调试和试生产。工厂于2012年1月30日开始生产。 BFS将采用百莱特集团美国和欧洲的技术,生产特种纤维用于湿法无纺布、特种纸、塑料和建筑行业。BFS的产品将主要供应亚洲市场。


Barnet Polymer completes ISO annual review

Barnet Polymer ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Barnet Polymers, LLC, division of William Barnet & Son, LLC, successfully completed the 9001:2008 ISO annual review on 12/6/2011.


Barnet Polymers remains committed to providing our customers with the highest level of quality and customer service.

Another 20th anniversary at Barnet Europe

20th Anniversary at Barnet Europe

Hilmo Peljto's first working day at Barnet Europe (then Cherotan Fibres) was on 26.11.1991.
Hilmo (on the left) works as a machine operator in the staple fibre production facility in Aachen.

We thank Hilmo for his commitment.

Successful start of the Fakuma 2011 in Friedrichshafen.

Barnet Europe Fair Booth Fakuma 2011

At 09:00 hrs this morning Barnet Europe opened its stand at this important Plastics fair.

We look forward to seeing you at our stand (Hall B1, Booth No 1218) between 09:00 and 17:00 hrs from Tuesday 18 Oct till Saturday 22 Oct.

Join us for a drink, a snack and a chat.


If you wish to make an appointment with one of the team members you can call our Office +49 (241) 57980.


Our Team at the Fair 2011

  • Silva de Lamboy, Business Unit Manager Polymers, Europe
  • Tom Stoks, Sales Manager, Europe
  • Chuck Hall, Business Manager Polymers, USA
  • Rob Nichols, Sales Manager, USA
  • Cyril Cheung, Sales Manager, Asia
  • Notker Schmid, General Manager, Europe
  • Bernd Lenzen, General Sales Manager, Europe
  • Abbas Taoufiq, Sales Manager, Europe
  • Judith Fassbinder,  Sales Assistant, Europe