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  • RKW poised for growth

    RKW poised for growth

    April 2, 2014
    RKW INDEX News

  • BASF to deliver new SAP technology

    March 31, 2014
    Evaluation of investments in new and existing production sites for superabsorbent polymers.

  • Duni reorganizes business

    March 27, 2014
    Swedish tabletop and airlaid maker Duni says it is creating a new organization based around five business areas with the aim of focusing on profitable growth. The goal is increased customer focus and market segment specialization within the new busin…

  • The New Generation of Dispersible Technology

    The New Generation of Dispersible Technology

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Today’s new wipes products are looking to achieve higher levels of dispersibility to meet consumer and industry demands.

  • The Next Steps for Flushable Wipes

    The Next Steps for Flushable Wipes

    Smithers Apex || March 26, 2014
    New report says four key trends are driving the market for flushable wipes forward.

  • Beyond Softness

    Beyond Softness

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director || March 26, 2014
    In the evolution of wipes, what they contain has become just as important as how they feel. Efficacy now, as well as aesthetics, plays an increasingly important role in a product’s success.

  • Absorbent article having a graphic visible through body contacting surface

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,629,315 B2 Inventor(s): Tsunetoshi Miura, Hyogo, Japan; Kensuke Ito, Hyogo, Japan; Akiko Sasaki, Hyogo, Japan; Yoshiko Nakao, Hyogo, Japan; Shuri Kondo, Hyogo, Japan; and Koichi Torni, Hyogo, Japan Company: The Procter and Gamble Com…

  • Southeast Asia: A Region on the RISE

    Southeast Asia: A Region on the RISE

    Ian Bell, head of tissue and hygiene research, Euromonitor International || March 26, 2014
    The diaper category is driving the Southeast Asia boom, boosted by a young demographic profile and rising incomes.

  • Jajoo Hygiene

    Jajoo Hygiene

    March 25, 2014
    Jajoo Hygiene A/002 Praneel Apartment Opp. Eskay Resort, Link Road Borivli (West) Mumbai 400103 India Tel: +91 (22) 28944848 Fax: +91 9819130090 Email: info@jajoosurgical.com Last month, Jajoo Surgical, Indore, India and Sweden-based Investkonsult,…

  • The AI Market is Baby BOOMING

    The AI Market is Baby BOOMING

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 21, 2014
    As the worldwide population ages, the adult incontinence market is poised for healthy growth in the years ahead. However, meeting the increasingly sophisticated demands of a restless age group is challenging and pushing manufacturers to innovate the technology to meet their needs.

  • The Spunlace Market: A search for new opportunities

    The Spunlace Market: A search for new opportunities

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 21, 2014
    Wipes continue to dominate but new market development is the focus.

  • Geotextiles Market Report

    Geotextiles Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 21, 2014
    Nonwovens continue to find new uses across numerous platforms.

  • Duni profit up on hygiene exit

    March 20, 2014
    Swedish tabletop and airlaid maker has reported its results for 2013. Sales increased 4.7%, when adjusted for exchange rates, to $581 million. Earnings per share ammountd to 86 cents. Improvements were mainly attributable to strong Christmas sales a…

  • Glatfelter reports record sales year

    March 20, 2014
    Glatfelter reported consolidated net sales of $434 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $391 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings increased from $11.2 million to $15 million. “Our growth businesses of Composite Fibers…

  • Suominen sales up 7%

    March 20, 2014
    Suominen reports its sales from continuing operations increased 7% to $144 million during the fourth quarter and the company expects sales to remain at the same level in 2014. Operating profit is expected to improve. Full year sales at Suominen were…

  • SCA gains sales, profits

    March 20, 2014
    SCA’s net sales increased 4% to reach $13.6 billion while operating profit increased 15% to $1.5 billion. Among the highlights of the year was a strengthening in emerging markets including the acquisition of Chinese tissue company Vinda and inv…

  • P.T. Multi Spunindo Jaya

    P.T. Multi Spunindo Jaya

    March 20, 2014
    Pioneering spunbond development in Indonesia.

  • World of Wipes conference to begin in June

    March 20, 2014
    Hundreds of key executives from the entire global wipes supply chain will gather in Minneapolis, MN, for three days of market-leading information and networking when the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference convenes June 2-5 at the Depo…

  • Lenzing offers new fiber concept for nonwovens

    March 19, 2014
    Eurocel offers many advantages to European nonwovens makers.

  • All systems go for H.B. Fuller in India

    March 18, 2014
    H.B. Fuller’s adhesive plant in Pune, India, is now fully operational. Developed to meet the needs of the region’s fast growing nonwovens market, the $12 million state-of-the-art production facility is already impressing customers. Exten…

  • Henkel opens adhesives factory in China

    March 18, 2014
    Henkel inaugurated what it says is the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai in September 2013 and four months later the new plant is running on planned output schedule. The new factory, known as the Dragon Plant, comprises 150,000 squ…

  • Suominen continues to see opportunities for spunlace

    Suominen continues to see opportunities for spunlace

    March 13, 2014
    Technology developments open up new doors in wipes and beyond

  • Union Industries Announces Investments

    March 12, 2014
    Plan calls for lines in Poland, North Africa

  • Butterfly liners help folks with ABL

    Butterfly liners help folks with ABL

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 6, 2014
    Category creating product has already won awards, gained nationwide distribution.

  • Paramount Surgimed unveils premium adult diapers range

    March 3, 2014
    Paramount Surgimed Ltd. has launched its adult diapers on India market. The Paramount Unisex, Disposable Diapo Adult Diapers premium range of adult diapers are designed for male and female persons with bladder problems commonly known as urinary incon…

  • Spunbonded/spunmelt market to add 385,000 tons of capacity

    February 27, 2014
    Price Hanna Consultants has published a new report on spunbonded and spunmelt nonwoven polypropylene manufacturing costs, demand and capacities through 2018. The report, "Spunbonded and Spunmelt Nonwoven Polypropylene World Capacities, Supply/De…

  • Jajoo Hygiene begins commercial production

    February 27, 2014
    JV between Jajoo Surgical and Investkonsult will supply India’s hospital and institution segment with underpads and maternity pads.

  • PGI invests $8mn in filtration unit

    February 26, 2014
    Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), the world's largest nonwovens manufacturer, will make an investment of approximately $8 million to upgrade machinery and expand its manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, VA. PGI will also hire up to 20 new employees, contin…

  • ANNA and EDANA team up

    February 20, 2014
    Call for fast elimination of duties on nonwovens in the Japan-EU FTA.

  • A Promising Future: India’s disposable hygiene products market

    A Promising Future: India’s disposable hygiene products market

    Nonwovens Industry China, Ringier Trade Media Ltd. || February 18, 2014
    The market demand for wipes, sanitary napkins and baby diapers in India is growing rapidly, offering a very promising future for the nonwovens industry.

  • Progress & Prospects

    Progress & Prospects

    Guo Yongde, Xinlong Nonwovens Co., Ltd. || February 18, 2014
    A look at Southeast Asia's nonwovens market.

  • Dynamic Growth and Emerging Trends in Southeast Asia

    Dynamic Growth and Emerging Trends in Southeast Asia

    Ian Bell, Head of Tissue and Hygiene Research, Euromonitor International || February 18, 2014
    The diaper category is driving the Southeast Asia boom, boosted by a young demographic profile and rising incomes.

  • Nonwovens Lines POP Up All Over Southeast Asia

    Nonwovens Lines POP Up All Over Southeast Asia

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || February 18, 2014
    Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia being eyed by manufacturers from the east and the west.

  • Absorbent article with elastic side panels

    February 18, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,585,669 B2  Inventor(s): Eva Vastag, Härryda, Sweden; Karl Nyström, Göteborg, Sweden; and Pernilla Lundahl, Göteborg, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Filed: 10/16/08 Issued: 11/1…

  • Absorbent article with color changing properties

    February 18, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,586,820 B2  Inventor(s): Morgan Hansson, Göteborg, Sweden; and Robert Torstensson, Göteborg, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Filed: 9/13/05 Issued: 11/19/13 An absorbent article comprisin…

  • To Flush or Not to Flush

    To Flush or Not to Flush

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || February 18, 2014
    The wipes market continues to develop products that can go down the drain while encouraging consumers to think before they flush.

  • The Spunmelt Market Takes Shape

    The Spunmelt Market Takes Shape

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || February 18, 2014
    The days of rapid investment are drawing to a close as the spunmelt market moves into the installation phase.

  • Spunmelt Polypropylene

    Spunmelt Polypropylene

    David J. Price, Partner, Price Hanna Consultants LLC || February 18, 2014
    The leading global technology for nonwoven supply and demand.

  • Medical Packaging

    Medical Packaging

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 18, 2014
    The medical package, also known as the sterile barrier system, plays an important role in preventing healthcare associated infections.

  • Investkonsult sets up Indian JV

    February 13, 2014
    Investkonsult Sweden AB has set up a joint venture with Jajoo Hygiene Pvt Ltd in Indore, India together with their Indian partner Jajoo Surgicals. A new plant will be officially inaugurated during a factory opening ceremony on February 26, 2014. It w…

  • INDA reports strong growth at Vision

    February 12, 2014
    INDA president says North America nonwovens industry is “strong, dynamic and evolving.”

  • Freudenberg strengthens sites in Brazil

    February 7, 2014
    The company expands plants in Jacareí and Diadema.

  • Butterfly Body Liners wins Visionary Award

    February 4, 2014
    Nonwoven feminine hygiene product helps provide solution to ABL.

  • PGI continues investment streak, buys Providencia

    PGI continues investment streak, buys Providencia

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || January 30, 2014
    PGI gains access to new lines in North and South America.

  • The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    January 30, 2014
    On July 1, 2013 Fameccanica was granted financial support for the project proposal N° LIFE12 ENV/IT/000423, concerning the development of means for cost savings in diaper production processes. Financial support was acknowledged by Regulation (EC)…

  • Nonwoven materials and products market to reach $45 billion

    January 28, 2014
    Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled, "Nonwoven Materials & Products (Polypropylene, Polyester, Nylon and Others) Market For Disposable and Durable Applications—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Gro…

  • PGI acquires Providencia

    January 27, 2014
    Nonwovens leader to acquire Latin American manufacturer of nonwovens for hygiene, healthcare and industrial applications.

  • RKW names Manfred Bracher as COO

    January 23, 2014
    Manfred Bracher has been appointed to the RKW Group’s executive management board as the COO. He will be responsible for the supervision and organization of all operational and technical processes. He will also remain the vice president of the G…

  • INDA teams up with Maine Wastewater Control Association

    January 22, 2014
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has teamed up with the Maine Wastewater Control Association (MWWCA) in an effort to combat a significant contributor to clogs in wastewater system equipment, flushing baby wipes. Baby wipes are…

  • New nonwovens market report

    Tim Wright || January 15, 2014
    World demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2017.