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  • K-C broadens U by Kotex line

    April 30, 2012
    Latest introductions include Sleek Tampon and CleanWear Pads

  • Polyolefin-based adhesives: solutions to a tight raw materials market

    Christophe Morel-Fourrier, global technical marketing manager, Global Nonwovens Division, Bostik || April 26, 2012
    Polyolefins offer disposable hygiene producers greater supply stability and less price volatility.

  • JNC will make air-through nonwovens in Thailand

    April 24, 2012
    Investment will target southeast Asia, India and the Middle East.

  • Wipes Market Watch Spring 2012

    Wipes Market Watch Spring 2012

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || April 20, 2012
    Recent news in the wipes market moves the industry forward.

  • Back in Business?

    Back in Business?

    Christine Esposito and Melissa Meisel, Associate Editors || April 20, 2012
    After a temporary slow-down, the wipes market continues to live in the fast lane.

  • SCA Strengthens Latin American presence

    SCA Strengthens Latin American presence

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 18, 2012
    Acquires full stake in PISA, will help grow Tena brand in region

  • Bostik experts discuss olefin-based adhesives

    April 18, 2012
    Adhesives find more use in absorbent hygiene.

  • Hartmann wins supply contract with NHS

    April 17, 2012
    Company will provide incontinence products in southeast England for two more years.

  • Fibertex Personal Care invests $55 million in Malaysia

    April 13, 2012
    Facility will increase total production capacity by 30%.

  • Trützschler Nonwovens integrates Bastian Winder Technologies

    April 11, 2012
    Under the name of Bastian, Trützschler Nonwovens will offer winders for nonwovens, film, paper and composites.

  • Dow unveils new equipment at innovation center

    April 10, 2012
    Lab-scale equipment will help accelerate technical developments in key market segments.

  • Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Warren Collier, John R. Starr Inc. || April 5, 2012
    Demands in this market are driven by shifts in performance, location and cost requirements.

  • ANEX heads to Korea for 2012

    ANEX heads to Korea for 2012

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    The Asian Nonwovens Exhibition will be held in Seoul, South Korea, for the first time ever, showcasing the robust growth for nonwovens.

  • Latin America leads the way

    Latin America leads the way

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    Broad-based investment chases growth in diapers and other disposable goods as local manufacturers look to go global.

  • Converters calling

    Converters calling

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || April 5, 2012
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • 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.

  • GIA launches medical study

    April 5, 2012
    Nonwoven disposables are rapidly making inroads into the medical sector, principally driven by growing consumer awareness against the spread of infectious diseases, according to a new study published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Diseases such as…

  • Korean fem hy maker opts for Lenzing

    Korean fem hy maker opts for Lenzing

    April 5, 2012
    Yejimiin, in Korea, has introduced a new generation of panty liners featuring a top sheet that is made from 100% Tencel.  Yejimiin aims to satisfy women’s needs with high-quality products. The company is aware of the significant impact…

  • K-C launches GoodNites pads

    K-C launches GoodNites pads

    April 5, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark has a new solution for bedwetters. The company, through its GoodNites brand, is introducing new, innovative bedwetting protection—disposable bed mats. GoodNites Bed Mats are ultra-absorbent, cloth-like, disposable mats that provi…

  • Too Big to Fail

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    A few weeks ago, the industry was abuzz with speculation that Avgol could be sold to PGI owner, Blackstone Capital. Avgol quickly quipped back that its recent talks with the private equity firm were simply a matter of course, saying that periodic con…

  • SCA adds sustainability targets

    April 5, 2012
    SCA has introduced a number of new sustainability targets to reaffirm its role as one of the world’s most sustainable companies—environmentally, socially and financially. “Sustainability activites are busi­ness-critical for SCA…

  • PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results

    PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || April 4, 2012
    New lines and technology will support future focus in emerging market applications.

  • GIA launches medical study

    March 21, 2012
    Nonwoven disposables are rapidly making inroads into the medical sector, principally driven by growing consumer awareness against the spread of infectious diseases, according to a new study published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Diseases such as…

  • SCA launches sustainability targets

    March 14, 2012
    Efforts encompass fuel usages, products and forests.

  • WOW agenda announced

    Karen Bitz || March 13, 2012
    Wipes conference will be held in Chicago this year.

  • Schulke & Mayr GmbH Information portal

    March 6, 2012
    Schülke & Mayr GmbH has opened a new information portal on the subject of microbial stabilisation of wet wipes under www.wet-wipe-preservation.com. The general topic “Preservation” includes information about preservatives for cos…

  • SCA names head of Americas

    March 6, 2012
    Don Lewis has been named president of SCA’s Americas Business Unit. In this role he will be responsible for overseeing all of SCA’s businesses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America and will serve as a member of th…

  • Glatfelter sales up 10%

    March 6, 2012
    Glatfelter today reported record sales of $1.6 billion in 2011, an increase of 10%, and earnings of $46 million, representing a 12% increase. For the fourth quarter of 2011, Glatfelter reported consolidated net sales of $391.9 million, a 4.2% increa…

  • Fiberweb releases results

    March 6, 2012
    Fiberweb reported in early January that trading volumes grew about 3% in 2011 despite continued challenges and weaker-than-expected demand in southern Europe. The new Geosynthetics division traded in-line with expectations and both the Boddingtons an…

  • SCA sales down slightly

    March 6, 2012
    SCA’s  net sales decreased 1% to SEK 105,750 million and operating profit increased 4% to SEK9,224 million in 2011, the company has announced. Among the year’s highlights was the completion of important efficiency improvement measure…

  • Unicharm sales jump 12%

    March 6, 2012
    Japanese hygiene products giant Unicharm reported sales increased 12% to $3.8/¥315 billion during the third quarter ended December 31 compared to $3.5/¥281 billion for the same period last year. Operating income increased 17% to reach $40 mil…

  • Duni reports year end sales

    March 6, 2012
    Net sales in Sweden-based Duni’s tissue business area, which includes its airlaid operation were $64 million (SEK428 million) in 2011 compared to $75 million (SEK499) million for the prior year. The decrease was largely blamed on weaker demand…

  • K-C sales up 2%

    March 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark reported sales grew 2% to reach $5.2 billion in 2011. Among the highlights was a 7% increase in international sales. “We delivered solid improvements in organic sales, adjusted operating profit margins and adjusted earnings per s…

  • P&G says sales are up

    March 6, 2012
    Procter & Gamble reported 4% sales growth for the October-December quarter when sales reached $22.1 billion. Growth was driven by higher volumes and pricing actions, partially offset by a favorable geographic product mix. All six business segment…

  • Bissell takes home Visionary Award

    Bissell takes home Visionary Award

    March 6, 2012
    Designed to make cleaning carpet stains easy and simple, the Stomp ‘N Go Stain Lifting Pad from Bissell Homecare received the 2012 Visionary Award, presented at the Vision 2012 Consumer Products Conference in New Orleans, LA. Now in its 11th ye…

  • Aplix acquires share in Parafix

    March 6, 2012
    Aplix S.A. (France) has acquired a majority share in Parafix Ltda. (Brazil). Aplix, a leading global fastening system company with operations in Europe, North America and Asia has partnered with Parafix to expand its sales in Latin America where it h…

  • Regent completes spunbond line in Russia

    March 6, 2012
    Regent Neotex (Moscow, Russian Federation) has completed work on a new triple spunbond line from Reifenhauser Gmbh (Reicofil technology). The Reicofil R4 special line will produce polypropylene spunbond nonwovens weighing between 8 and 70 gsm for bo…

  • Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    March 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex brand crossed the billion-dollar global net sales mark in 2011, following two consecutive years of significant growth in the feminine care category. With this milestone, the Kotex brand enters the top tier of consumer pac…

  • Buying Access

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2012
    As we went to press, SCA announced it would purchase Everbeauty, a Taiwan-based hygiene manufacturer with leading positions in the baby and adult diaper markets in China and Taiwan. Everbeauty’s major brands include Dr P for incontinence care…

  • 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

  • Adult Incontinence Machinery Directory

    Adult Incontinence Machinery Directory

    March 6, 2012
    Who's Who in Adult Incontinence Machinery

  • Adult Incontinence Directory

    Adult Incontinence Directory

    March 6, 2012
    A list of global manufacturers

  • Incontinence

    Incontinence

    Ian Bell, Head of home care and tissue and hygiene research, Euromonitor || March 6, 2012
    developed to emerging economies

  • Adult Incontinence: Not Your Grandmother’s Market

    Adult Incontinence: Not Your Grandmother’s Market

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 2, 2012
    manufacturers cater to a new breed of incontinence sufferers

  • Miles to head finance at Fiberweb

    March 1, 2012
    Kate Miles will become group finance director of Fiberweb, following the resignations of CFO Daniel Abrams and the sale of Fiberweb’s hygiene business to Petropar.

  • Polypropylene

    February 29, 2012
    Braskem Polymers’ new generation of polypropylene resins for monospunbond nonwovens is a single-pellet solution designed to deliver an optimum combination of fit, softness, functionality, efficiency, cost effectiveness and sustainability for absorbent hygiene products and medical gowns and drapes.

  • Emerging Markets: Ripe for baby wipes

    Beyhan Tamer, Sales and Market Development, Mogul || February 29, 2012
    Emerging markets represent four out of the top six markets in the world for diapers, by value, but none of the top six markets for baby wipes, according to the latest retail data. It is a telling disparity that exposes the fundamental weakness of baby wipes outside the world’s richest nations.

  • 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.

  • GDM gets new leadership

    February 29, 2012
    Alberto Perego, has added CEO of Sirius Machinery to his roles beginning in September 2011.