Neenah was incorporated in April 2004 in contemplation of the spin-off by Kimberly-Clark Corporation ("Kimberly-Clark") of its technical products and fine paper businesses in the United States and its pulp business in Canada. On November 30, 2004, the spin-off was completed and Neenah became an independent public company.

At the time of spin-off, our pulp operations consisted of mills located in Terrace Bay, Ontario and Pictou, Nova Scotia and approximately 975,000 acres of related woodlands. We disposed of these mills and woodlands in a series of transactions from 2006 to 2010 to focus on higher value specialty markets and began a series of acquisitions and organic investments in support of this.

In October 2006, we purchased "Neenah Germany" which consisted of two mills located near Munich and a third mill near Frankfurt. These mills produced various products, including transportation filter media, nonwoven wall coverings, tape and abrasive backings, and other specialized printing and coating substrates.

In March 2007, we acquired the assets and brands of Fox River, expanding our fine paper footprint while helping to consolidate the US market. In January 2012, we purchased certain premium fine paper brands and other assets from Wausau Paper Corp. and in January 2013, we purchased certain premium business paper brands from the Southworth Company.

In July 2014, we purchased Crane Technical Materials, Inc. from Crane & Co., Inc. This business manufactures performance-oriented wet laid nonwoven media for water filtration end markets as well as environmental, energy and industrial uses, and has two manufacturing facilities in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

In October 2015, we sold our paper mill located near Frankfurt, Germany. The Lahnstein Mill, which had annual sales of approximately €50 million, had been operating as a stand-alone business, manufacturing non-woven wallcoverings and various other specialty papers.

In August 2015, we purchased the US-based FiberMark business, which added specialty coating and finishing capabilities, notably in premium packaging and technical products. The acquisition crossed each of our businesses and the results of these operations and their related assets are reflected in each of our segments.

Finally, in January 2015, the Board of Directors approved our largest organic investment of over $80 million dollars to expand our transportation filtration footprint in the US. We did this by repurposing a fine paper machine at our Appleton, Wisconsin mill, and adding an adjacent highly technical solvent saturating facility. The US filtration operation in Appleton started up in early 2017.

Today, Neenah is a leading global specialty materials company, focused on premium niche markets that value performance and image. Key products and markets include advanced filtration media, specialized performance substrates used for tapes, labels and other products, and premium printing and packaging papers. With sales of almost one billion and over 2,500 employees worldwide, our products are sold in over 80 countries from manufacturing operations in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Company headquarters are in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta.