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Since 1932, Curt G. Joa, Inc. has been known for innovation in the disposable hygiene industry. Our team of engineers, technicians and assembly staff work together with customers to create custom, inventive and efficient converting machines that have made Joa the standard in quality equipment worldwide.



Joa has been a leader in the industry

Joa machines operate in


countries across the world

Modern plant occupies over


sq. meters

Joa has over


sq. meters of secure testing space

Recent News

JOA Forces Narrowing of Fameccanica Patent

While Curt G. Joa, Inc. did not prevail in its appeal to completely invalidate U.S. Patent No. 6,994,761, JOA expressed satisfaction with the narrow interpretation of the patent claims that Fameccanica asserted to avoid a finding of invalidity. Previously, JOA successfully challenged the corollary Patent EP(UK)1355604 in the United Kingdom. JOA now believes that Fameccanica’s U.S. and U.K. patents are inapplicable to its business interests.

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JOA Announces Succession in Role of President

Curt G. Joa, Inc., a global, custom-engineering design and machine-building company, announced Richard “Rick” Michaletz as Company President effective September 4, 2018.

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Joa Revocation of Fameccanica Patent Upheld

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal in London, England ordered revocation of the UK designation of the Fameccanica.Data SpA patent EP 1 355 604, affirming the earlier judgment of the High Court. The patent relates to a diaper including side panels constructed from stretchable trilaminate materials made breathable by the use of ultrasonic bonding and to a method of making that diaper.

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New Joa European Technology Team

Located in Mayen, Germany, the Joa European Technology Team serves customers in the European Region. The Joa European Technology Team supports both JOA and BIKOMA machines and future projects from its Mayen location for the European market.

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