• The Comforts Of Home

    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

  • Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues

    Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues

    Karen McIntyre, Editor October 16, 2006
    nonwovens' displacement of laundered rags continues in industrial and institutional markets

  • Airlaid: The Comeback Kid

    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?

  • Companies To Watch

    September 11, 2006
    a look at some other important nonwovens producers

  • The Indian Technical Textiles Market

    Devaraj Parthasarathy, Nonwovens Staff September 11, 2006
    segment growth is estimated at 6%

  • Lantor

    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…

  • KNH

    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…

  • Kuraray

    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…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    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…

  • Albis

    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…

  • Union Industries

    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…

  • Unitika

    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…

  • Suominen Nonwovens

    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;…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    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…

  • Jacob Holm/Norafin

    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…

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