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  • EDANA Training Courses Head to India, Again

    February 21, 2008
    Classes to be held in late 2008.

  • Dow Acquires Intellectual Property Assets of ADC

    February 14, 2008
    The Dow Chemical Company has acquired the intellectual property assets of Advanced Design Concepts (ADC).

  • Green To The Max

    February 8, 2008
    The founders of Maxim Hygiene Products have put a new twist on their 25 years of nonwovens industry manufacturing and distribution experience to introduce a new line of organic, natural and eco-friendly hygienic products.

  • The Great Shake Up

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || February 6, 2008
    As we went to press, Fiberweb—one of the world's largest and most diversified nonwovens producers—announced that Avgol, a major supplier of spunmelt nonwovens, was conducting due diligence for a potential purchase. (For more information,…

  • Supply Shift

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 6, 2008
    capacity expansion, proposed mergers and a changing customer base add up to exciting times for spunmelt producers

  • Luxury Or Necessity?

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 6, 2008
    producers still aren't convinced that automatic inspection is a need, not a want

  • Household Wipes Market Struggles To Win Over New Customers

    Adrian Atterby, Euromonitor International || February 6, 2008
    After a period of sustained development, global value sales of household cleaning wipes have stagnated recently. Even in markets where consumers have access to the highest levels of disposable income, such as North America or Western Europe, sales h…

  • HighTex Unites Technical Textiles In Turkey

    February 5, 2008
    November exhibition features more than 300 companies from 17 countries

  • P&G Raises Outlook

    February 4, 2008
    Strong sales growth offset higher costs.

  • Avgol In Talks To Buy Fiberweb

    January 22, 2008
    Cash deal would create nonwovens giant.

  • Freudenberg Expands Filtration Business

    January 15, 2008
    Acquires Spasciani Air Filter

  • Performance & Comfort - All In One?

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || January 10, 2008
    new protective garments prove two key features aren't mutually exclusive

  • Stretching Sales

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 10, 2008
    with the focus clearly on fit, the nonwovens industry adds more elastics to give hygiene producers what they want

  • Consumers Continue to Win with Disposable Baby Diapers

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 10, 2008
    competition keeps price down, innovation up

  • Chinese Producer Goes Green

    January 8, 2008
    American Hygienics Corporation (AHC) is a quickly growing supplier of differentiated nonwoven-based hygiene products with the manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for a variety of personal care hygiene items such as wipes, baby diapers, adult diapers, sanitary pads and nursing pads.

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $190 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. ISO Status ISO 9001:2000; ISO / TS 16949 Processes Drylaid, chemical bond…

  • Rexcell

    Rexcell

    January 1, 2008
    Location: BENGTSFORS, SWEDEN Sales: $86 million Description: Key Personnel Andreas Norman, vice president of sales and marketing Plant Locations Sweden—Skåpafors and Dals Långe Applications Tabletop, wipes, feminine h…

  • Albis

    Albis

    January 1, 2008
    Location: ROASIO, ITALY Sales: $100 million Description: Key Personnel Gianni Boscolo, president; Carlo Soave, CEO; Pietro Lan­done, commercial director Plants Roasio, Italy; Aschersleben, Germany; Cincinnati, OH Processes Carded t…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    January 1, 2008
    Location: GRAVATAI, BRAZIL Sales: $103 million Description: Plant Locations Gravatai, Brazil; North America Processes Spunmelt, meltblown Major Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial, filtration, sorbents Nonwovens sales of $103 million are set…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $104 Million Description: Key Personnel Petri Rolig, president and CEO; Paul-Erik Tolvo, vice president and general manager of Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens; Sakari Santa-Paavola, general manager of Suominen Nonwove…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2008
    Location: SEOUL, KOREA Sales: $123 million Description: Plant Locations Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea; Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China (March 2008) ISO Status ISO-9001: 1999; ISO-14001 (environmental certification): 1999; ISO-18001 (operatio…

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    January 1, 2008
    Location: MASSERANO, ITALY Sales: $90 million Description: Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director Plant Masserano, Biella, Italy ISO Status ISO 9001:2000 since 1…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $150 Million Description: Plants Green Bay, WI (two facilities); Glen, France; Avigliano, Italy Processes   Airlaid, carded Brand Names Airtex, Dritex Major Markets Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes,…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2008
    Location: BASEL, SWITZERLAND Sales: $160 million Description: Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Chip Holton, vice president operations USA; Alain Héberlé, plant…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    January 1, 2008
    Location: CZECH REPUBLIC Sales: $167 million Description: Key Personnel Milos Bogdan, managing director; Frantisek Klaska, technical director; Frantisek Rezac, commercial director, Ales Gerza, financial director; Rostislav Vrbacky, production direc…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2008
    Location: SCHWARZENBACH/SAALE, GERMANY Sales: $171 million Description: Key Personnel Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, chief executive officer; Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarze…

  • TWE Group (Lohman)

    TWE Group (Lohman)

    January 1, 2008
    Location: EMSDETTEN, GERMANY Sales: $211 million Description: Key Personnel Michael Haddon, managing director Plants Emsdetten, Germany, Kierdorf, Germany, Hangzhou, China Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, thermal bonded, needlepunched, air thr…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    January 1, 2008
    Location: GATINEAU, QUEBEC, CANADA Sales: $212 million Description: Key Personnel Corporate: Pierre McNeil, president and chief executive officer; Rolf Hövelmann,  executive senior vice president and COO; Don Habbick, chief financial o…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2008
    Location: PARANA, BRAZIL Sales: $225 million Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, CEO; Rubens Sardenberg, CFO;  Cleber dos Santos, sales and marketing director; Romeo Bre…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2008
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $294 million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, General Manager, Personal Care Division;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, General Manager, Technical Division; Ole Houmann, Finance Director; Kenneth Mynste…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    January 1, 2008
    Location: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Sales: $237 million Description: Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Achai Bonneh, director  of technology Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC; Jingmen City, Hubei Province, China; Uzlovaya…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    January 1, 2008
    Location: GREAT NECK, NY Sales: $250 million Description: Plants Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA Processes Spunmelt Applications Hygiene, medical Formed in 1996, First Quality Nonwovens has steadily in­vested in its nonwovens business to mak…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    January 1, 2008
    Location: MEMPHIS, TN Sales: $263 million Description: Key Personnel Marko Rajamaa, senior vice president; Chip Aiken, senior vice president, manufacturing; Mike Brown, nonwovens sales manager—Americas and Far East; Norbert Busch, nonwovens s…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2008
    Location: LONDON, U.K. Sales: $948 million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO, Carsten Heldmann, head of global research and development; David Keough, global commercial director; Alberto Gaudiano, global finance director; Gary Drews, dir…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2008
    Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.06 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica  Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and develop…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2008
    Location: DALLAS, TX Sales: $1.3 billion Description: Partnership Products and K-C Professional Headquarters Roswell, GA 30076 Telephone: 770-587-8000 Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Jan Spencer, president, K-C Professional global;…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2008
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.45 billion Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Thomas Reibelt, CTO Worldwide Divisions: Dr. Heino Freudenberg, general manager of interlinin…

  • Pegas To Add Line Number Nine

    December 20, 2007
    Government incentives to aid investment.

  • First Quality to Acquire Covidien Retail Product Business

    December 17, 2007
    Acquisition includes large private label hygiene business.

  • diapers.com to Market Biolane Products

    December 12, 2007
    Portal exclusive U.S. supplier of French baby toiletries, wipes

  • Another Year Bites The Dust

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || December 5, 2007
    The past 12 months have been good ones for the nonwovens industry, marked by the largest ever IDEA Show, North America's largest nonwovens exposition, numerous nonwovens capacity investments around the globe and continued growth in both exi…

  • Apparel Appeal

    Tiffany Overstreet, Smart Choices || December 5, 2007
    how one manufacturer used an apparel mindset to create an innovative nonwoven single-use panty

  • Hygiene Hype

    Christine Esposito, Nonwovens Staff || December 5, 2007
    suppliers feel the squeeze as costs and expectations soar

  • K-C Streamlines Identity

    December 4, 2007
    New global branding offers unified approach.

  • Pegas Reports Nine Month Results

    November 29, 2007
    Profits Down; Revenues Flat

  • Nonwovens Sales Expected to Reach $5.8 Billion

    November 21, 2007
    Study predicts 4.5% growth until 2011.

  • New Czech Line Debuts

    November 12, 2007
    Czech-based producer Pegas SA officially launched its eighth production line last week at its plant in Znojmo, Czech Republic.

  • Loparex Expands Indian JV

    November 11, 2007
    Film and release paper supplier Loparex Group has expanded its joint venture operations in India.

  • IP to Convert Mill To Pulp

    November 9, 2007
    Plans are underway at International Paper to invest approximately $10 million to convert its Bastrop, LA mill to 100% market and fluff pulp production.

  • Feminine Hygiene Manufacturers Directory

    November 8, 2007
    Feminine Hygiene Manufacturers Directory…