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  • Energizer closes acquisition of J&J feminine hygiene unit

    October 28, 2013
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. has closed the acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc., members of the Johnson &…

  • SCA secures majority ownership of Vinda

    October 28, 2013
    Now owns 56.33% of Chinese tissue maker.

  • Global demand for nonwovens to rise 5.3% through 2017

    October 25, 2013
    Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.3% annually to 9 metric tons in 2017. However, there is a great deal of variation among different regions and countries, according to RnR Market Research. Countries with well developed manufacturing…

  • World demand for nonwovens to reach 9.1 million metric tons in 2017

    October 24, 2013
    Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.4% annually to 9.1 million metric tons in 2017, according to The Freedonia Group. Nonwovens demand in the developed areas of the world, including the U.S., Japan, and Western Europe, is projected to g…

  • China’s Nonwovens Industry Takes Center Stage at SINCE 2013

    China’s Nonwovens Industry Takes Center Stage at SINCE 2013

    Tim Wright , editor || October 23, 2013
    Exhibitors in Shanghai offer innovative solutions to the nonwovens industry.

  • GP Cellulose to support UNICEF in rural China

    October 23, 2013
    GP's Green Hand Project helps keep school children healthy.

  • Wet wipe leaders open innovation center

    October 17, 2013
    Affiliate companies, Nice-Pak Products, Inc. and PDI, Inc., leaders in developing, manufacturing and marketing wet wipe solutions, announced the opening of their new world-class Innovation Center in Montvale, NJ. This center will deliver products for…

  • RISE 2013 highlighted new technical innovations

    October 17, 2013
    Attendance increased 25% from previous year.

  • Henkel showing new products at SINCE 2013

    October 16, 2013
    Henkel will be exhibiting its new product range at one of the most important nonwovens exhibition in the world—the 15th Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition (SINCE) taking place in Shanghai from Oct. 23-24, 2013. This will be an opportun…

  • New Full-Care additions at H.B. Fuller

    October 15, 2013
    New Full-Care products to be introduced at SINCE 2013.

  • Poligof acquires Pansac International

    October 14, 2013
    The Italian company Poligof Spa, founded in 1979 and known for producing films and laminates used in personal care products, has acquired Pansac International based in Mira, Italy. The acquisition will add 70,000 tons/year to Poligof’s producti…

  • Americhem introduces mBrace softening technology

    October 10, 2013
    Americhem Inc., a color and additive masterbatch supplier to the nonwoven industry, unveiled its mBrace softening additive at the RISE Conference in Colorado. The company says mBrace is a first-of-its-kind softening technology that can be combined wi…

  • FEMININE HYGIENE PAD

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,293,966 B2 Inventor(s): Paralee Obele, Sedona, Ariz., US. Filed: 2/27/07 Issued: 10/23/12 A feminine hygiene pad comprising: a bottom non-absorbent layer having a predetermined color; a top absorbing layer comprising the same color…

  • ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH LEAK BARRIERS

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,615 B2 Inventor(s): Hans Een, Molnlycke, Sweden; Jan Wastlund-Karlsson, Molndal, Sweden; Ulrika Carlson, Billdal, Sweden; and Sue Uner, Folsom, Pa., US. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Goteborg, Sweden. Filed: 4/11/07 Issued: 1…

  • ABSORBENT ARTICLE CONTAINING A SKIN CONDITIONING AGENT

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,283,515 B2 Inventor(s): Marie-Louise Lagerstedt-Eidrup, Billdal, Sweden; Anne Farbrot, Askim, Sweden; and Bo Runeman, Jonsered, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 5/2/03 Issued: 10/9/12 An absorb…

  • Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    Companies continue to announce new lines to follow growth in the hygiene market.

  • Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    As the world waits to see how the Buckeye/G-P merger plays out, many factors influence growth in the airlaid arena.

  • Chinese growth continues

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    In this issue we include a special focus on China, which has become of the largest and fastest growing producers of nonwovens. With rising wages, a rapidly expanding middle class, and a new focus on domestic consumption driving increased sales of non…

  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

    October 9, 2013
    Company will add 50,000 tons of spunmelt capacity globally.

  • Lenzing Nonwoven Fibers at SINCE in Shanghai

    October 9, 2013
    Lenzing will be on hand at SINCE in Shanghai from Oct. 23-25 to present innovative botanic fiber solutions. Tencel and Lenzing Viscose combine ecological responsibility with functionality. The increasing interest in sustainable fibers for nonwoven ap…

  • Ontex opens factory in Turkey

    October 8, 2013
    Hygiene products manufacturer Ontex has opened its $30 million factory in Turkey’s Istanbul. Located in the Silivri district, the plant will manufacture Canbebe branded hygiene products, the business which the Belgian company acquired from Turk…

  • Jacob Holm Industries to expand in North Carolina

    October 7, 2013
    Global nonwoven manufacturer Jacob Holm Industries is set to expand its operations in Candler, NC. The company plans to create 66 new jobs with a minimum qualifying investment of more than $45.9 million. The total capital investment is likely to exce…

  • Conwed shares its latest innovations at Insight 2013

    October 2, 2013
    Conwed, a plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at Insight 2013 Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, scheduled to take place Oct. 13-17. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Insight gathers business and technical leaders in the no…

  • Bostik to spotlight latest innovations at SINCE

    October 2, 2013
    Will also present adhesive perspective at SINCE conference.

  • RKW starts up production of hygiene films in North America

    October 2, 2013
    RKW opened its latest hygiene film plant on Sept. 26 in Franklin, KY. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Hansjakob Mueller, chairman of the RKW supervisory board. Opening the day’s proceedings, Roland Roth, the company’s CEO said, &l…

  • Suominen splits nonwovens business

    September 30, 2013
    Suominen Corporation has reshaped its corporate and management structure and reorganized its operations. Through the changes, Suominen says it aims to achieve a more focused, transparent and agile operating model, which enables the company to further…

  • Fitesa offers biobased spunbond for personal care markets

    September 27, 2013
    Sheath core design features to different polymers

  • INDA

    INDA's RISE Conference Focuses on Durables

    September 26, 2013
    Event will be held in Denver next week.

  • “Don’t Baby Me”

    “Don’t Baby Me”

    Steve Callahan, President, Perimeter Brand Packaging || September 26, 2013
    A Consumer Insights Study on Beauty Wipes Packaging

  • New Ingeo grades for fibers and nonwovens

    September 26, 2013
    NatureWorks announced the commercial availability of two new Ingeo high performance biopolymer grades designed for fibers and nonwovens applications. The two grades deliver lower shrinkage, faster crystallization, and higher melting points across the…

  • RFID to help know ‘end of life’ for incontinence products

    September 23, 2013
    Val Marinov, Ph.D., associate professor, University of North Dakota-Fargo and his team have created a new form of "smart" materials using RFID technology. Using their patent-pending process called Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging (LEAP), u…

  • New resealable wet wipe package closure

    September 20, 2013
    Avery Dennison has developed an adhesive for high-performance resealable packaging applications in home and personal care. R1490M adhesive was designed specifically for the reseal market and suits a very wide range of wet wipe applications including…

  • PGI strikes deal to buy Fiberweb

    September 18, 2013
    Parties agree on cash offer to create nonwovens powerhouse.

  • Domtar expands Attends facility in Greenville, NC

    September 16, 2013
    Absorbent hygiene products manufacturer Domtar plans to invest $100,000 over the next three years at the Attends facility in Greenville, NC. The company has already invested approximately $20 million in eastern North Carolina over the past two years.…

  • SCA to introduce Tena, Tork and Libero brands in India

    September 12, 2013
    Hygiene leader will invest $113 million in country

  • Pantex celebrates milestone

    September 12, 2013
    Open day will mark 25 years of production in Abruzzo

  • Mogul

    Mogul

    September 11, 2013
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.mogulsb.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $113 million Key Personnel Ekrem Kayali, chairman; C.Enver Kayali, president; Ayse Kayali, executive board member; Serkan Gogus, CEO; Ersin Kosker, director of projects and operations P…

  • Spuntech

    Spuntech

    September 11, 2013
    Upper Tiberias, Israel www.spuntech.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $127 million   Key Personnel Rob Stollar, global vice president, sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president, new product development; John Rank, director, sales and marketi…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2013
    Totowa, NJ, U.S. www.pcc-usa.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million   Key Personnel Peter Longo, chairman and COO; Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, industrial textile division;…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2013
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million Plants Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, air-through bon…

  • Unicharm completes acquisition of Myanmar Care Products

    September 11, 2013
    Last month, Japanese hygiene manufacturer Unicharm said it completed the scheduled acquisition of CFA International Paper Products in Singapore, who owns 88% of shares in Myanmar Care Products, a leading supplier of feminine napkin and disposable bab…

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 10, 2013
    Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million Key Personnel C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M. Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang, vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial dir…

  • Jofo Nonwovens

    Jofo Nonwovens

    September 10, 2013
    Guangzhou, China www.jofo.com.cn 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $162 million Plants Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Major Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial In fiscal 2013, Jofo Nonwovens sold more tha…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    September 10, 2013
    Basel, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million   Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Martin Mikkelsen, CEO; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial…

  • Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    September 10, 2013
    Dalian, China www.ruiguangnonwoven.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $176 million Key Personnel Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO Plants Dalian, China Processes Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid ISO Status ISO9001;…

  • Gulsan

    Gulsan

    September 10, 2013
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.gulsan-group.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million   Key Personnel Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films   Plants Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt   Processes Spunbond  …

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    September 10, 2013
    Masserano, Italy 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $181 million Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director  Plants Masserano, Italy  Processes Spunbond, spunmelt,…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    September 10, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan www.mitsuichem.com 2013 Nonwoven Sales: $186 million Key Personnel Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabircs division Plants Japan, China, Thailand Processes Spunbond Brand names Syntex Major markets Hygiene While nonwov…

  • Fibertex Personal Care

    Fibertex Personal Care

    September 10, 2013
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertexpersonalcare.com
 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $263 million Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, group CEO; Peter Andersen, CEO, Malaysia; Claus Svanberg, group CFO; Mette Due Sogaard, group quality and sustainability dir…

  • Pegas Nonwovens

    Pegas Nonwovens

    September 10, 2013
    Znojmo, Czech Republic www.pegas.cz 2013 Nonwoven Sales: $269 million Key Personnel Frantisek Rezac, CEO; Frantisek Klaska, CTO; Marian Rasik, CFO Plants Znojmo and Bucovice in Czech Republic; Egypt Processes Spunbond, meltblown, SMS, b…