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  • Techtextil North America

    Techtextil North America

    March 6, 2012
    The technical textile and nonwovens industries will convene next month in Atlanta, GA for Techtextil North America.

  • Wipes With Recycled Fibers

    Steve Katz || February 29, 2012
    Wipes makers have recycled fibers at their disposal for manufacturing, with perhaps more on the way.

  • Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 29, 2012
    Valued as much for its growth potential as its ability to fetch a competitive price, the battery separator market has been a hot investment area in recent years.

  • Spunmelt Polypropylene

    Spunmelt Polypropylene

    David J. Price, Partner, Price Hanna Consultants LLC || February 28, 2012
    The Leading Global Technology for Nonwoven Supply and Demand

  • Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    February 21, 2012
    Third spunlaid line planned.

  • Quality Control & Inspection Systems Update

    Quality Control & Inspection Systems Update

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || February 15, 2012
    A look at how quality control and inspection systems are helping move nonwovens and disposable products forward

  • Aplix acquires stake in Parafix

    February 14, 2012
    Partnership will help expand role in Latin America.

  • Wipes: What, Where, Why & How?

    Wipes: What, Where, Why & How?

    Pranay Bhaskar Sahu, Welspun India Limited || January 3, 2012
    The wipes market has been influenced by many factors.

  • Ahlstrom buys into battery separator maker

    December 12, 2011
    Company will buy 49% stake in Porous Power Technologies

  • Drive On with Nonwovens

    Drive On with Nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 2, 2011
    Technology advances and changing customer needs open up new pathways for nonwovens in the automotives industry.

  • Freudenberg NA gives back

    December 2, 2011
    Employees have contributed thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities and projects.

  • Automotive Strength

    November 15, 2011
    A modern manufacturer of technical nonwovens made from staple fibers, J.H. Ziegler, based in Achern, Germany, diversified its textile business – which had been in operation since 1864 – into nonwovens in 1990 with thermal bonded and needlepunch nonwovens capabilities.

  • Far East Report

    Kin Ohmura, Far East Correspondent || November 11, 2011
    Demands and trends of automotive ceilings in Japan

  • Freudenberg recycling efforts lead to growth

    October 28, 2011
    Freudenberg Texbond recycles more than one million plastic drink bottles per day in production of its nonwoven materials.

  • Ahlstrom reports decline in demand

    October 24, 2011
    Key fields for nonwovens such as transportation filtration did not recover as anticipated.

  • The Converter Roundup

    The Converter Roundup

    Steve Katz, Managing Editor || October 5, 2011
    Converting companies are an integral of the nonwovens supply chain. For all of the advantages the industry’s products provide, a lot has to happen prior to their end use. Nonwovens need to be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes, scaled down…

  • Industrial Nonwovens

    Industrial Nonwovens

    Steve Katz, Managing Editor || October 5, 2011
    While wipers are still a market mainstay, new products and technologies continue to emerge.

  • Freudenberg to make filters in Western China

    October 3, 2011
    Third filter production site to be built in Chengdu.

  • Ziegler Hungarian expansion complete

    September 21, 2011
    Investment to make nonwovens for automotives, technical applications.

  • Spuntech

    Spuntech

    September 1, 2011
    Upper Tiberias, Israel www.spuntech.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $113 million Key Personnel: Rob Stollar, global vice president, sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president, new product development; John Rank, director, sales and marketing Plant…

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    September 1, 2011
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China www.jofo.com.cn 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $120 million Plants: Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Major Markets: Hygiene, medical, industrial By year’s end China’s The Jofo…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $126 million Key Personnel: Jørgen Bech Madsen, CEO; Henrik Kjeldsen, CCO; Lars Bertelsen, COO; Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO; Keld Lauridsen, group R&D manager; Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech R…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 1, 2011
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $128 million Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needle punched, air-through bonded, calender bonded,…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 1, 2011
    Totowa, NJ www.pcc-usa.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $132 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, directo…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    September 1, 2011
    Chattanooga, GA www.propexinc.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million Key Personnel: Michael Gorey, president and CEO, Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing; Martin deVries, executive vice president and CFO Plants: Ringgold, GA…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    September 1, 2011
    Hof/Saale, Germany www.textilgruppehof.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million *including sales from Indian joint venture eswegee Vliesstoff GmbH Hof/Saale, Germany www.eswegee.com Techtex GmbH Vliesstoffe Mittweida, Germany www.textilgruppehof.com…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    September 1, 2011
    Manchester, U.K. www.andrewindustries.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million Key Personnel: John Lewis, president, Southern Felt; Mike Konesky, vice president, Sales & Marketing, Southern Felt Plants: South Carolina, China, U.K., India Process…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    London, U.K. www.vitausa.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $159 million Key Personnel: Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO; Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens CEO Plants: Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. Processes: Drylaid, chemical bonded, thermal bonded, needlefelt, thr…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    September 1, 2011
    Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $164 million Key Personnel: Shigeki Tanaka, general manager of spunbond division; Akio Oda, president Plants: Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga, Japan Processes: Spunbond, needlepunch, resin bonded, spu…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 1, 2011
    (formerly Colbond) Arnhem, The Netherlands www.colbond.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $210 million Key Personnel: Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director; Bart Austin, deputy managing director; Mike Holt, interim CFO; Marc Krauth, global business director, F…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    September 1, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan www.vilene.co.jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $263 million Key Personnel: Toshio Yoshida, president; Yoshiaki Mizutani, managing director; Yasufumi Matsumiya, director; Masahir Kimura, director Plants: Shiga and Tokyo, Japan Proces…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    September 1, 2011
    Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.de 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $311 million Key Personnel: Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO; Dipl. Ingenieur (FH) Wolfgang Höflich and Ulrich Hornfeck, members of the management board Plants: Schware…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    September 1, 2011
    Denver, CO www.jm.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $670 million Key Personnel: Mike Lawrence, vice president and general manager, Engineered Products North America (EPNA); Enno Henze, vice president and general manager, Engineered Products Europe/Asia…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 1, 2011
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.06 billion Key Personnel: Jan Lång, president and CEO; Seppo Parvi, CFO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building & Energy; William Casey, executive vice president, F…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    September 1, 2011
    Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion Key Personnel: Thomas Powell, president, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger Siemionko, vice president and global technology leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Mindy Telli…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    September 1, 2011
    Weinheim, Germany www.freudenberg-nw.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.48 billion Key Personnels: Bruce Olson, CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Frank Heislitz, CTO Plants: Weinheim, Germany; Neuenburg, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Greetland…

  • Delstar expands in California

    August 11, 2011
    The 25,000 square foot space is in San Diego County.

  • Spunbond Growth in Belarus

    August 9, 2011
    Manufacturing plays a pivotal role in the economy of the Republic of Belarus, the landlocked country in Eastern Europe.

  • The Ups and Downs of the Needlepunch Market

    The Ups and Downs of the Needlepunch Market

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 9, 2011
    Surge in capacity shows strength of new applications for needlepunched nonwovens.

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    August 9, 2011
    A look at the latest offerings from suppliers of machinery for nonwovens.

  • ITW Dynatec Europe acquires Inatec GmbH

    August 4, 2011
    Inatec designs and manufactures hot melt adhesive application systems.

  • Lydall Announces Results

    July 25, 2011
    Lydall has released financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008.

  • Laundered shop towels may be a danger

    July 18, 2011
    Gradient's research finds elevated levels of heavy metals, which could pose health risks.

  • Mitsui Bullish About North American Automotives

    July 11, 2011
    Investment in U.S., Mexico will go after recovering auto makers.

  • Highlights from Techtextil

    Highlights from Techtextil

    Helena Enqvist, Contributor || July 5, 2011
    Nonwovens innovation shines in Frankfurt

  • INTC Preview

    June 21, 2011
    a detailed look at events planned for this annual gathering

  • Wiping Solutions: Cascades Tissue Group - IFC Disposables

    June 8, 2011
    Founded in 1976, IFC Disposables Inc. has evolved from a small rag converter to an active and dynamic, North American supplier of top quality disposable wiping cloth products.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    June 8, 2011
    a look at what's new with industry suppliers

  • Fibers All Star Team

    Fibers All Star Team

    June 7, 2011
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are stepping up to the plate with a slew of innovative and sustainable fibers for nonwovens.

  • DuPont Posts 3Q Results

    May 31, 2011
    DuPont's company sales for the first quarter of 2011 were $10 billion with 9% higher sales volume, 8% higher local price and a 1% increase from portfolio changes.