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  • The New Freudenberg

    The New Freudenberg

    Tara Olivo, associate editor || May 12, 2015
    Freudenberg Performance Materials makes first public appearance at Techtextil 2015.

  • Freudenberg & Vilene Expands in China

    March 24, 2015
    New investment will serve the automotive headliner market.

  • Nonwovens in Automotives

    Nonwovens in Automotives

    Karen McIntyre, editor || December 3, 2014
    While nonwovens have penetrated many areas of the car, there is still room for expansion in this growing market.

  • Welspun India doubles spunlace capacity

    May 22, 2014
    Output will increase to 12,000 tons per year.

  • New Life

    New Life

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Nonwovens manufacturers keep trash out of landfills by using recycled material.

  • Driving Innovation

    Driving Innovation

    Tim Wright, editor || December 4, 2013
    The market for nonwovens in automobiles is growing, presenting challenges and opportunities.

  • Consumer Giants Push Forward Sustainability

    Tim Wright, editor || December 4, 2013
    Sustainability is a global megatrend, which has taken hold in the automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using a mixture of man-made and natural materials in cars, as well as recycled materials. Car manufacturers are primarily l…

  • Concept Industries

    Concept Industries

    October 9, 2013
    Providing innovation and effective solutions

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    September 10, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan www.vilene.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $204 million Key Personnel Toshio Toshida, president; Yoshiaki Mizutani, senior managing director; Masahiro Kimura, managing director Plants Japan, Thailand, Mexico Processes Resin bon…

  • Second Chance

    Second Chance

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || April 17, 2013
    Recycling gives textiles, plastic bottles a new life in nonwovens.

  • Spunlace: Life Beyond Wipes

    Spunlace: Life Beyond Wipes

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 11, 2013
    While the wipes market continues to dominate, more spunlace makers are looking for new application areas to fuel growth.

  • Nonwovens Offer Win-Win Solutions for Car Makers

    Nonwovens Offer Win-Win Solutions for Car Makers

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 4, 2012
    Lower costs, lighter weights give nonwovens a clear advantage in today’s automotives market.

  • Welspun: An Ongoing Story of Growth

    Welspun: An Ongoing Story of Growth

    September 12, 2012
    Welspun India Limited Advanced Textiles Division Welspun House, Kamala City Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400013, India +91-22-66136935 milind_hardikar@welspun.com www.welspun.com             …

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    September 11, 2012
    Tokyo, Japan www.vilene.co.jp 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $209 million   Key Personnel: Toshio Yoshida, president; Yoshiaki Mizutani, managing director; Masahiro Kimura, director’ Tomo Kawamura, director   Plants: Shiga, Tokyo   Proces…

  • Spunlace Still Sells

    Spunlace Still Sells

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2012
    As the wipes business continues to lag, new growth will come in new markets and new regions

  • Visionary Awards

    Visionary Awards

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || January 3, 2012
    Four products will compete for honor in New Orleans.

  • 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 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.

  • 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…

  • Highlights from Techtextil

    Highlights from Techtextil

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

  • BandZorb CEO Attends WOW in Search of New Supplier

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || June 16, 2011
    Innovation was celebrated at this year's wipes conference

  • Feel The Stretch

    Feel The Stretch

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 7, 2011
    The nonwovens industry is developing innovative technologies to help producers incorporate more stretch into the design of hygiene, medical and industrial products, responding to increasing demands for better fit, comfort, elasticity and recovery

  • Lenzing Shows Capabilities For Automotives

    May 26, 2011
    Fibers can be found everywhere in cars.

  • Silence Is Golden

    Silence Is Golden

    April 7, 2011
    quiet, please�nonwovens are concentrating on the acoustics market where they are gaining clout for their cost-effective performance at lower weights.

  • What an Auto Designer Thinks of Nonwovens

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || December 7, 2010
    In this interview, François Farion, design strategy and color design manager at Nissan Design America, provides his expert opinion on nonwovens in the automotive sector. Mr. Farion made a video presentation at INDA’s RISE (Research, Inno…

  • Nonwovens For The Automotive Market:

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || December 7, 2010
    the use of nonwovens is accelerating in the automotive industry, thanks to attributes such as lower weights, flexibility, the ability to absorb noise and improved aesthetics

  • What Do Automotive Designers Think of Nonwovens?

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || October 19, 2010
    An interview with Nissan's design strategy and color design manager.

  • Antimicrobials Save The Day

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 2, 2010
    Fighting germs, bacteria and odors is a no-brainer for nonwovens producers thanks to a barrage of antimicrobial treatments.

  • Nonwovens Are Taking Center Stage

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || April 12, 2010
    Nonwovens applications are taking the industry in some tantalizing new directions.

  • Nonwovens: Protecting Against NOISE

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 12, 2010
    offering the same or better performance at lower weights, nonwovens are becoming the favored acoustical medium in a number of markets

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $96 million Description: Key Personnel A. J. Nassar, CEO, Mike DeGrace, president Plants Hampton, NH Processes Needlepunch Brand Names Eco-fi, Fosscloth, Fosshield, FossFibre, Ozite, TopGuard, Kunin Fel…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $239 million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Yoshida, president, Oshiaki Mizutani, managing director; Yasufumi Matsumiya, director; Masahir Kimura, director Plants Shiga, Tokyo Processes Resin bonded, needlepunched…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2010
    Sales: $1.53 billion   Location: Weinheim, Germany   Description: Key Personnel  Management Board: Bruce Olson, CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Frank Heislitz, CTO    Plants  Weinheim, Germany; Neuenburg,…

  • Leigh Offers New Automotives Material

    December 7, 2009
    SafeLeigh FR is flame retardant, made from recycled material

  • Headliner Producers To Feel The Pinch of Smaller Automotives Industry

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || July 22, 2009
    Japan's car output expected to be below 10 million this year; down from 11.5 million in 2008

  • ANEX 2009: It's Asia's Turn

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || April 14, 2009
    part three of the triennial rotation of nonwovens trade shows will be held in Shanghai in May. Here's a look at what the industry has to offer.

  • Nice 2 B Niche

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 14, 2009
    small pockets like acoustics stay strong even in the face of unprecedented economic challenges

  • Release Liners

    April 1, 2009
    Mondis full range of silicone-coated specialty release liners and extrusion coated materials target the fiber composite market as well as automotive, building and aerospace industries.To answer the growing demand towards environmentally friendlier a…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2009
    Location: HAMPTON, NH Sales: $80 Million Description: Key Personnel A.J. Nassar, CEO; Mike DeGrace, president Plants Hampton, NH ISO Status All businesses are QS 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 17025 certified and are close to ISO 14,000 (…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $222 Million Description: Key Personnel Mitsuo Kanno, president; Minoru Tanaka, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Kasuo Hamada, managing director Plants Shiga, Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bonded, nee…

  • The Sound Of Silence

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 2, 2008
    acoustic nonwovens keep down the noise

  • The Evolving Roles Of Nonwovens In Technical Textiles

    Dr. Dong Zhang, Textile Research Associate || March 20, 2008
    The textile industry is one of the largest consumer-supported industries with significant impact on the worldwide economy. Advancements in applications of nonwovens technology to improve textile properties offer a great economic potential for the in…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2008
    Location: HAMPTON, NH Sales: $108 million Description: Key Personnel A.J. Nassar, CEO Plants Hampton, NH ISO Status All businesses are QS 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 17025 certified and are close to ISO 14,000 (environmental registration b…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2008
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Mitsuo Kanno, president; Minoru Tanaka, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Kasuo Hamada, managing director Plants Shiga, Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bonded, ne…

  • The Great Shake-up

    The Great Shake-up

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 7, 2007
    recent M&A activity has stirred up challenges

  • Hot Melt Adhesives

    May 23, 2007
    Bostik, Inc. has introduced two new hot melt adhesives, specifically engineered to meet the needs of users requiring faster flow rates with excellent hot tack and more manageable open times. Bostik HM4289 and Bostik HM4289LV adhesives are affordable…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $100 million Description: Plants Hampton, NH ISO Status All businesses are both QS 9000 and ISO 9001 certified and are close to ISO 14,000 (environmental registration based on efforts to reduce emissions, solid…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $150 Million Description: Personnel Mitsuo Kanno, president; Minoro Tanaka, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Kazuo Hamada, managing director Plants Shiga, Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bonded, needlep…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $191 million Description: Personnel Mitsuo Kanno, president; Minoro Tanaka, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Kazuo Hamada, managing director Plants Shiga, Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bonded, needlepun…

  • Sheeter

    December 19, 2006
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Company has introduced a sheeter that converts webs of multi-ply vinyl laminations into master parts, which are vacuum formed into door panels, dashboards, headliners and floor panels for the automotives industry. Using dua…