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Published July 20, 2007
NWI: Lenzing has made major environmental investments during the last 10-15 years. How have these impacted Lenzing and the perception and value of the company? Read More »
Published July 9, 2007
Luxembourg office to employ 30 initially. Read More »
What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published June 7, 2007
new fiber technology changes the face of nonwovens Read More »
Published May 24, 2007
EFTec fibers are suitable for wet and dry process applications. Read More »
Published April 19, 2007
As part of the U.S.-based Glatfelter Company, two long-established players in the European paper industry, Schoeller & Hoesch and Lydney (formerly JR Crompton), are operating jointly as Glatfelter Composite Fibers effective of last month. “… Read More »
Published April 12, 2007
Polyester fiber specialist Performance Fibers, Inc. has named Torben Wetche vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Wetche brings more than 23 years of financial experience to Performance Fibers, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. His… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Polyester producer Performance Fibers has made two recent personnel changes. In the first, Clark Halladay has been appointed global marketing director, Americas sales director for its industrial segment. Mr. Halladay will lead the company’s gro… Read More »
By Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken
Published September 11, 2006
domestic manufacturers accuse China of "dumping" Read More »
Published September 5, 2006
Patented is an extensible conjugate fiber having a total heat of melting of less than about 80 Joules per gram. The fiber comprises from 0.001% to about 20% by weight of the total fiber of a first component that comprises at least a portion of the fi… Read More »
Published September 5, 2006
An extensible fiber comprising a propylene copolymer has been patented. The copolymer comprises at least about 50 weight percent of units derived from propylene and at least about 5 weight percent of units derived from a comonomer other than propylen… Read More »
Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published June 14, 2006
with pricing still high and demands for diversity increasing, fiber manufacturers are focusing on research and development for the nonwovens industry Read More »
Published May 9, 2006
Patented is a polypropylene fiber comprising at least 100 ppm of a nucleator that does not impart visible color to the fiber. The fiber is textured and exhibits a denier of at least 5 dpf. It demonstrates tensile strength such that the fiber exhibits… Read More »
Published February 7, 2006
An adhesive nonwoven web made of pressure sensitive adhesive fibers was patented. The pressure sensitive adhesive fibers comprise: a pressure sensitive adhesive component and an organic polymeric reinforcing material with a plurality of substantially… Read More »
Published November 22, 2005
A process for preparing poly(trimethylene terephthalate) fiber has been issued a patent. The process involves providing a poly(trimethylene terephthalate) composition comprising about 0.05 to about 10 weight % ionomer and spinning the polymer composi… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
A fiber with two or more lobes extending from a central core has been granted a patent. The two or more lobes are equally spaced about an outer periphery of the central core. Each lobe has a substantially similar lobal cross-sectional configuration w… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
A net made of a high strength polyethylene fiber was recently issued a patent. The fiber comprises a high molecular weight polyethylene consisting of a repeating unit of ethylene. It has an intrinsic viscosity number of five or larger and an average… Read More »
Published October 25, 2005
Patented is a sanitary napkin to be worn by a female user adjacent to her pudendal region. The sanitary napkin has a longitudinal centerline and an orthogonally located lateral centerline, which make up longitudinal and lateral directions, respectiv… Read More »
Published October 3, 2005
Rayon staple fiber producer Liberty Fibers Corporation, Lowland, TN, has closed its Lowland plant and filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The operation was previously known as the Lenzing Fibers plant of former parent comp… Read More »
Published August 31, 2005
The Germany-based manufacturer of viscose fibers Kelheim Fibres GmbH has released the trilobal fiber Galaxy within the nonwovens industry. Galaxy has previously been known for its role in the production of raw materials for the feminine hygiene indus… Read More »
Published August 30, 2005
The Germany-based manufacturer of viscose fibers, Kelheim Fibres GmbH, has released the trilobal fiber Galaxy within the nonwovens industry. Galaxy has previously been known for its role in the production of raw materials for the feminine hygiene ind… Read More »
Published August 25, 2005
Performance Fibers, Colonial Heights, VA, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., has acquired the North American business of Diolen Industrial Fibers, Inc. The acquisition is a key element of Performance Fibers' global growth strategy and will s… Read More »
Published August 17, 2005
Foss Manufacturing Company has named Leon Hoffer market manager of Performance Fibers. Mr. Hoffer's re­sponsibilities include identifying new and innovative opportunities for Foss in the high performance hosiery market as well as promoting Foss… Read More »
Fibers Fight Back
Published August 17, 2005
despite raw material prices, supply shortages, suppliers focus on innovation to secure a brighter future Read More »
Harvesting The Benefits Of Natural Fibers
Published August 17, 2005
new uses and markets are constantly being established for these highly preferred fibers Read More »
Shipment Of Fibers Reported For 1999
Published August 17, 2005
olefin, PET and rayon staple fiber figures eclipse last year’s results Read More »
Published August 17, 2005
olefin, polyester and rayon staple fibers achieve record high annual figures Read More »
Published August 17, 2005
highly engineered nonwovens play an important role in defending NYC’s ‘bravest’ Read More »
Published August 2, 2005
Polyvinyl alcohol binder fibers have been granted a patent. The fibers have a cross-section circularity of at most 30%, a degree of swelling in water at 30° C of at least 100% and a degree of dissolution in water of at most 20%.… Read More »
Natural Fibers Win Laurels
Published June 14, 2005
lured by a variety of benefits, nonwovens continue to go natural in many applications Read More »
Published February 1, 2005
Patented is a nonwoven web formed of highly elongatable multipolymer fibers. The fibers are substantially oriented in one direction and the web has a number of discrete point bond sites throughout the web bonding the fibers together. The point bond… Read More »
Published February 1, 2005
Peter Grant has been named chief operating officer of Liberty Fibers Corporation pursuant to the rayon producer’s acquisition by equity firm Lewis Hollingsworth. Tim Cates, formerly of Mission Valley Textiles, has been named chief financial off… Read More »
Published January 18, 2005
Patented is a conjugated fiber comprising a crystalline aliphatic polyester having a melting point of not less than 140°C. The fiber has a composition comprising an aliphatic polyester and 1-50% by weight of one compound selected from the group con… Read More »
Published January 11, 2005
A fiber made up of two or more lobes extending from a central core has been patented. The two or more lobes are equally spaced around an outer periphery of the central core. Each lobe has a substantially similar lobal cross-sectional configuration co… Read More »
Published July 6, 2004
Patented is a liquid acquisition/distribution structure. The article includes a top layer that is permeable to a liquid and a distribution layer with a capillary system of a parallel bundle of synthetic fibers arranged so that in a region their axes… Read More »
Published March 30, 2004
1. Bulked continuous filament yarn consisting essentially of substantially continuous filaments and having a bulk level of about 2 to about 20%, denier of about 500 to about 3000, shrinkage of about 1 to about 15% and Plug Crush Recovery of at least… Read More »
Published March 30, 2004
A patent has been issued for bulked continuous filament yarn made up essentially of substantially continuous filaments. The yarn has a bulk level of 2-20%, denier of 500-3000. The shrinkage is 1-15% and the Plug Crush Recovery is at least 85%. The fi… Read More »
Published March 16, 2004
A reinforced concrete structure has been patented. The structure is comprised of a composite having more than one longitudinally oriented fibers embedded in a matrix of a depolymerizable and repolymerizable. rigid thermoplastic polyurethane resin tha… Read More »
Published February 28, 2004
The patent is for a reinforced concrete structure that makes up a composite having many longitudinally oriented fibers embedded in a matrix of a depolymerizable and repolymerizable rigid thermoplastic polyurethane resin. This resin has a glass transi… Read More »
Published February 28, 2004
1. A fiber comprising: a core that is formed from a core material, and a sheath that is formed from a sheath material and at least partially surrounds the core, wherein the sheath material comprises a fluoropolymer; and wherein the sheath material ha… Read More »
Published December 24, 2002
An absorbent article comprising a cover with a body-facing surface, an absorbent core and a backsheet with a garment-facing surface, has been patented. The article also comprises flocked fibers, which comprise superabsorbent polymer fibers. The flock… Read More »
KoolSorb reduces heat stress without sacrificing comfort. Read More »
Wolfgang Plasser has been appointed vice president Nonwoven Fibers by Lenzing Fibers. As former managing director of Lenzing Plastics, he will take over the nonwovens business unit by July 1. Robert Gregan, who had previously managed Nonwoven Fibers,… Read More »
DAK Americas LLC is expanding its fibers business team supporting the North Am­erican nonwovens market. In step with its recent increases in supply of polyester staple fiber (PSF) for nonwovens in North Am­erica, DAK Americas has enhance… Read More »
Richard Brown has been named chief executive officer of Performance Fibers, a supplier of fibers, fabrics and advanced materials and an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Mr. Brown, who is a 23-year veteran of the chemicals an… Read More »
Effective January 1, Robert Gregan has been appointed vice president and general manager nonwoven fibers, succeeding Dave Hoyland. He joins Lenzing from Kelheim Fibres GmbH, where he held the position of managing director. In his new function, Mr. Gr… Read More »