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The Comforts Of Home
Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
October 16, 2006
nonwovens make themselves comfortable in the home furnishing sector, from bedding and window treatments to wallcovering applications  Read More »
Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues
Karen McIntyre, Editor
October 16, 2006
nonwovens' displacement of laundered rags continues in industrial and institutional markets  Read More »
Airlaid: The Comeback Kid
Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
October 16, 2006
once plagued by overcapacity and pricing challenges, are airlaids ready to get back in the ring?  Read More »
September 11, 2006
a look at some other important nonwovens producers  Read More »
Devaraj Parthasarathy, Nonwovens Staff
September 11, 2006
segment growth is estimated at 6%  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Lantor Veenendaal, The Netherlands www.lantor.nl $55 million Key Personnel Nico Boot, managing director; Albert Feyts, finance director, Paul Verwoerd, sales and marketing director, Jan Sikkenga, production director Processes Drylaid web formin…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
KNH Taipei, Taiwan www.knh.com.tw $71 million Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, president; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industrial specialties business director; Alvin Hu, technical vice president…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Kuraray Osaka, Japan www.kuraray.co.jp $72 million (¥9 billion) Key Personnel Nobuaki Sumita, president, Kuraray Kuraflex Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibaragi Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown steam jet Brand n…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Precision Custom Coatings Totowa, NJ www.pcc-usa.com $75 million Key Personnel Peter Longo, chairman and COO, Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, Industrial Textile Division; Shaile Dusaj, dir…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Albis Roasio, Italy albisnw.com $79 million (€63 million) Key Contacts Gianni Boscolo, president; Carlo Soave, CEO; Pietro Landone, commercial director Plants Roasio, Italy; Aschersleben, Germany, Cincinnati, OH Processes Carded thermal…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Union Industries Masserano, Italy $81 million (€65 million) Key personnel Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director Plant Masserano, Biella, Italy ISO Status ISO 9001:2…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Unitika Osaka, Japan www.unitika.co.jp $82 million (¥9 billion) Key Personnel Masaru Tsugawa, general manager, spunbonded fabrics division; Hiroshi Kawasaki, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Proces…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Suominen Nonwovens Nakkila, Finland www.suominen.fi $85 million Key Personnel Suominen Corporation: Heikki Bergholm, president and CEO, Esa Palttala, executive vice president, Wipes and Nonwovens; Juha Henttonen, vice president, Flexible Packaging;…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Textilgruppe Hof Hof/Saale, Germany www.textilgruppe.com $87 million Key Personnel Manfred Knieling, managing director; Harald Stini, managing director; Rudolf Scholtter, managing director; Detlev Käppel, managing director-Techtex and global…  Read More »
September 11, 2006
Jacob Holm/Norafin Aalschwil, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com $87 million Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Opperman, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia…  Read More »