Foss Performance Materials is founded by Woody Foss in Haverhill, Massachusetts manufacturing footwear components.
Foss Performance Materials remained focused on the footwear and apparel manufacturing business through the 1960s.
Foss Performance Materials enters the automotive industry with the invention of a white substrate material that led to the creation of vinyl seating for automobiles.
Foss Performance Materials receives its first million-dollar order from the Hooker Chemical company for its white substrate material.
Foss Performance Materials develops a state-of-the-art black and white fabric that was the first fabric used to line the trunk of an automobile and debuted to consumers in new General Motors Cadillac models.
Foss Performance Materials collaborates with General Tire and Rubber on the development of an indoor/outdoor carpet for use around pools, patios, and decks.
Foss Performance Materials opens its own solution-dyed polyester fiber plant in Hampton, New Hampshire where it can now move beyond just black and white polyester to make hundreds of colors, enabling the company to greatly expand in the carpeting and home décor markets.
Foss Performance Materials developed a variety of new products for several major industries, including headliners for automobiles, hull liners for boats, and trim fabrics for motor homes.
Foss Performance Materials purchases the Kunin Craft Felt Company opening a new consumer business arm selling felt direct to retail businesses.
The Alinian Capital Group purchases Foss Manufacturing.
Foss Performance Materials begins making its fiber from PET polyester derived from recycled plastic drinking bottles.
Foss Performance Materials achieves FDA clearance for its Fosshield antimicrobial technology.