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  • Geotextiles Market Report

    Geotextiles Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 21, 2014
    Nonwovens continue to find new uses across numerous platforms.

  • International Top Companies Report 2013

    International Top Companies Report 2013

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Contributing Editor || September 15, 2013
    Expanding Our Scope

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 10, 2013
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $407 million   Key Personnel Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global…

  • International Top Companies Report 2013

    International Top Companies Report 2013

    September 1, 2013
    Expanding Our Scope

  • New report on polyester spunbond market

    August 16, 2013
    Analyzes the global spunbonded polyester nonwoven market.

  • INDA announces nominees for IDEA13 Achievement Awards

    January 17, 2013
    Industry members will vote on three finalists per category and the winners will be announced at IDEA13 in Miami Beach in April.

  • Tim Woodlee has joined Colbond as new business development manager

    November 6, 2012
    Colbond has named Tim Woodlee as new business development manager. He brings 20 plus years of textile, performance material, and composite experience to Colbond. Prior to joining Colbond, Woodlee held various positions in key account sales, product m…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 11, 2012
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $379 million   Key Personnel: Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global business…

  • International Top Companies Report 2012

    International Top Companies Report 2012

    September 1, 2012
    An annual review of the leading nonwovens producers.

  • Roofing & construction rebound

    Roofing & construction rebound

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    An improving global economy and a drive for greener building practices add up to a win for nonwovens in roofing and construction applications.

  • Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    Hundreds of applications open up new doors for nonwovens in never-before-penetrated markets.

  • Colbond merges with Bonar Technical Fabrics

    April 4, 2012
    Parent company Low & Bonar Plc accelerates path to globalization.

  • Colbond launches new carpeting backing material

    January 10, 2012
    Colback Profloor eases creation of complex structures.

  • Color Splash

    Color Splash

    Lynne Webster & David Backhouse, School of Design, University of Leeds UK || December 2, 2011
    U.K. design students collaborate with Lenzing to make eco-friendly clothing for men and women.

  • Colbond names new VP

    November 15, 2011
    Marc Krauth has joined Colbond as vice president, sales and marketing.

  • International Top Companies Report 2011

    International Top Companies Report 2011

    September 17, 2011
    Expansion. Expansion. Expansion.

  • 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…

  • International Top Company Report

    August 31, 2011
    Expansion. Expansion. Expansion.

  • Techtextil Preview

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || May 4, 2011
    Techtextil 2011 will be held May 24-26 in Frankfurt, Germany. About 200 exhibitors from 45 countries will showcase their company’s capabilities to more than 24,000 trade visitors from 85 countries. Industry, research, retail and wholesale will…

  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

    March 16, 2011
    The home furnishings sector is rolling out a welcome mat and nonwovens suppliers are making themselves right at home.

  • The Game Changer: Sustainability

    February 16, 2011
    Following a green path is quickly becoming the cornerstone of nonwovens producers strategies for gaining a foothold in the market.

  • Colbond Expands Green Carpet Offerings

    January 3, 2011
    Partners with Aquafil to use Econyl technology.

  • Vive la Diffrence! When It Comes To Apparel

    Lynne Webster, Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds || December 7, 2010
    nonwovens offer a range of unique properties that other, more traditional, fabrics do not

  • Colbond Highlights Line Of Roll Goods Featuring Bicomponent Filaments of PET and N6

    December 1, 2010
    Colback is a high-performance support material.

  • Colbond To Raise Prices By Up To 10% Effective January 1.

    November 10, 2010
    Price hike is due to escalation of raw material costs.

  • 2010 IDEA Show Review

    June 2, 2010
    A strong showing of international visitors and exhibitors, along with a significant presence of first-time exhibitors, were among the highlights of the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, held April 27-29 in Miami Beach…

  • Colback SMR Promoted at IDEA

    April 27, 2010
    Ecofriendly carpet backing made from old bottles.

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2010
    (formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $163 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Harry Verbakel, director sales and marketing floor coverings; Blair Rawes, director sale…

  • Colbond Extends Sustainable Carpet Backings

    November 6, 2009
    Colbond's standard product types are available as recycled content variants.

  • Nonwovens And Then Some

    April 2, 2009
    Low & Bonar PLC is an internationally focused manufacturer of a range of specialized products, including nonwovens. Through its Specialist Materials division, the company delivers yarns, fabrics and flooring products to a broad range of customers.

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2009
    (formerly Colbond) Location: ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS Sales: $195 Million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Harry Verbakel, director sales and marketing floor coverings; Blair Rawes, directo…

  • International Top 40

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || September 10, 2008
    Raw Material Prices, Raw Material Prices, Raw Material Prices

  • Madness Over Medical

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || August 13, 2008
    Healthcare is a huge issue in the U.S. The rising cost of healthcare and the growing percentage of the population without access to reasonable healthcare will be one of this election year's biggest topics. A recent survey conducted by National Pub…

  • Geotextiles: Highs and Lows Shape the Market

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 13, 2008
    new applications, products emerge despite economic challenges

  • Colbond To Raise Prices

    July 22, 2008
    Entire product range to jump 6-9% effective September 1.

  • Colbond Makes Strides In China

    April 2, 2008
    Company establishes local presence in Chinese market through sister company.

  • Colbond Springs Into 2008

    Ellen Wuagneux || February 5, 2008
    nonwovens specialist launches sporty new product and two updated varieties of lightweight backings

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2008
    (formerly Colbond) Location: ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, Vice President; Bart Austin, President Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, Director Sales and Marketing Flooring; Harry Ve…

  • Geotextiles Think Fast

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || August 13, 2007
    suppliers make strategy adjustments to overcome new challenges

  • Expo In Print

    May 17, 2007
    This special annual section features advertising and advertorial material written by industry suppliers. Designed to give Nonwovens Industry readers the opportunity to learn a little more about the companies with which they deal regularly, these Expo…

  • Colbond has appointed a Global Director, Research and Development

    April 12, 2007
    Based in Arnhem, The Netherlands, Colbond has appointed Jan Mahy global director, research and development effective this month. Dr. Mahy, who brings with him 18 years of professional experience, was previously employed by Akzo Nobel, a former parent…

  • K-C Names New President of North Atlantic Family Care Biz

    April 12, 2007
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation has brought Gordon Knapp on board as president of its North Atlantic Family Care business. In this role, Mr. Knapp will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities…

  • Strong & Steady

    Strong & Steady

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 12, 2007
    roofing and construction markets see solid growth and promise potential for future expansion

  • Colbond Expansion Follows Geosynthetic Growth

    March 9, 2007
    Influenced by tax credits and incentives, Colbond has decided to expand its Asheville, NC nonwovens production facility by adding 20 jobs and $7million in equipment. The Netherlands-based company chose to expand in Asheville, over its Obernberg, Germ…

  • Colbond Introduces Green Products

    January 12, 2007
    Colbond, a producer of high-quality synthetic nonwovens, is launching two innovative and environmentally sound primary backings for the carpet manufacturing industry. These two nonwovens, Colback SMR and Colback UMX, will help the industry make signi…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2007
    (formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and marketing flooring; Harry Ve…

  • Colbond Will Raise Prices

    October 24, 2006
    Effective no later than January 1, 2007 Colbond will raise prices worldwide for its entire product range to offset escalating raw material and energy prices experienced in 2006. General inflation is also a contributing factor. Increases will vary b…

  • Colbond

    September 7, 2006
    Colbond Arnhem, The Netherlands www.colbond.com $184 million Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and marketing flooring; Harry Verbakel, director sales…

  • 2006 Top 40 Company Report

    September 6, 2006
    Investment Heavy In Global Nonwovens Industry

  • High-Tech Hybrids

    High-Tech Hybrids

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || August 17, 2006
    By whatever name you call them, composites are proving that innovative substrate and fiber combinations are an increasingly beneficial option for new product developers