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Nonwovens in Automotives
By Karen McIntyre, editor
Published December 3, 2014
While nonwovens have penetrated many areas of the car, there is still room for expansion in this growing market. Read More »
Published May 22, 2014
Output will increase to 12,000 tons per year. Read More »
New Life
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published March 26, 2014
Nonwovens manufacturers keep trash out of landfills by using recycled material. Read More »
Driving Innovation
By Tim Wright, editor
Published December 4, 2013
The market for nonwovens in automobiles is growing, presenting challenges and opportunities. Read More »
By Tim Wright, editor
Published 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… Read More »
Concept Industries
Published October 9, 2013
Providing innovation and effective solutions Read More »
Japan Vilene
Published 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… Read More »
Second Chance
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published April 17, 2013
Recycling gives textiles, plastic bottles a new life in nonwovens. Read More »
Spunlace: Life Beyond Wipes
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published March 11, 2013
While the wipes market continues to dominate, more spunlace makers are looking for new application areas to fuel growth. Read More »
Nonwovens Offer Win-Win Solutions for Car Makers
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published December 4, 2012
Lower costs, lighter weights give nonwovens a clear advantage in today’s automotives market. Read More »
Welspun: An Ongoing Story of Growth
Published 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             … Read More »
Japan Vilene
Published 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… Read More »
Spunlace Still Sells
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published March 6, 2012
As the wipes business continues to lag, new growth will come in new markets and new regions Read More »
Visionary Awards
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
Published January 3, 2012
Four products will compete for honor in New Orleans. Read More »
Drive On with Nonwovens
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published December 2, 2011
Technology advances and changing customer needs open up new pathways for nonwovens in the automotives industry. Read More »
Published October 28, 2011
Freudenberg Texbond recycles more than one million plastic drink bottles per day in production of its nonwoven materials. Read More »
Textilgruppe Hof
Published 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… Read More »
Highlights from Techtextil
By Helena Enqvist, Contributor
Published July 5, 2011
Nonwovens innovation shines in Frankfurt Read More »
By Karen Bitz McIntyre
Published June 16, 2011
Innovation was celebrated at this year's wipes conference Read More »
Feel The Stretch
By Sandra Levy, Associate Editor
Published 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 Read More »
Published May 26, 2011
Fibers can be found everywhere in cars. Read More »
Silence Is Golden
Published 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. Read More »
By Sandra Levy , Associate Editor
Published 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… Read More »
By Sandra Levy , Associate Editor
Published 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 Read More »
By Sandra Levy, Associate Editor
Published October 19, 2010
An interview with Nissan's design strategy and color design manager. Read More »
By Sandra Levy, Associate Editor
Published June 2, 2010
Fighting germs, bacteria and odors is a no-brainer for nonwovens producers thanks to a barrage of antimicrobial treatments. Read More »
By Sandra Levy, Associate Editor
Published April 12, 2010
Nonwovens applications are taking the industry in some tantalizing new directions. Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published April 12, 2010
offering the same or better performance at lower weights, nonwovens are becoming the favored acoustical medium in a number of markets Read More »
Foss Manufacturing
Published 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… Read More »
Japan Vilene
Published 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… Read More »
Freudenberg
Published 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,… Read More »
Published December 7, 2009
SafeLeigh FR is flame retardant, made from recycled material Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published July 22, 2009
Japan's car output expected to be below 10 million this year; down from 11.5 million in 2008 Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published 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. Read More »
By Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
Published April 14, 2009
small pockets like acoustics stay strong even in the face of unprecedented economic challenges Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Foss Manufacturing
Published 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 (… Read More »
Japan Vilene
Published 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… Read More »
By Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
Published April 2, 2008
acoustic nonwovens keep down the noise Read More »
By Dr. Dong Zhang, Textile Research Associate
Published 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… Read More »
Foss Manufacturing
Published 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… Read More »
Japan Vilene
Published 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… Read More »
By Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
Published June 7, 2007
recent M&A activity has stirred up challenges Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Foss Manufacturing
Published 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… Read More »
Georgia-Pacific
Published 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… Read More »
Japan Vilene
Published 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… Read More »
Published 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… Read More »
Defensive Drivers
By Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
Published December 4, 2006
automotive suppliers continue to face a rocky road as they dodge cost pressures & competition Read More »
Published September 11, 2006
Foss Manufacturing Hampton, NH www.fossmfg.com $100 million Key Personnel A.J. Nassar, CEO 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… Read More »