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  • 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…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    September 10, 2013
    Seoul, Korea www.torayamk.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $290 million Key Personnel Y.K. Lee, chairman and CEO; W.C. Hwang, vice president, head of fiber division; Hitoshi Takeuchi, senior director, fiber division; W.S. Chun, senior director, fiber divis…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    September 10, 2013
    Great Neck, NY, U.S. www.firstquality.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $310 million   Plants Hazleton, PA, U.S.; McElhattan, PA, U.S.; Wuxi, China   Processes Spunmelt, spunlace   Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    September 10, 2013
    Tel Aviv, Israel www.avgol.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $342 million Key Personnel Michael Teacher, chairman; Shachar Rachim, interim CEO Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC, U.S.; Jingmen, City, Hubei Province, China: Uzlovaya, Russia Processes…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    September 10, 2013
    Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.de 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $367 million   Key Personnel Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO; Wolfgang Höflich and Ulrich Hornfeck, members of the management board   Plants Schwarze…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    September 10, 2013
    Atlanta, GA www.gp.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $380 million   Plants Green Bay, WI, U.S. (two facilities); Gaston County, NC, U.S.; Steinfurt, Germany Processes Airlaid, carded   Major Markets Baby wipes, industrial an…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    September 10, 2013
    Paraná, Brazil www.providencia.com.br 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $394 million   Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, president and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, engineering andd techno…

  • TWE Group (Lohman)

    TWE Group (Lohman)

    September 10, 2013
    Emsdetten, Germany www.twe-group.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $402 million Key Personnel Wim Warnier, CEO Plants Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, China Processes Air through bonded, chemical bonded, needlepunch, hydroentengled Major markets Hygiene…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    September 10, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland www.suominen.fi 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $515 million Key Personnel Nina Kopola, president and CEO; Tapio Engstrom, senior vice president,CFO; Timo Hiekkaranta, senior vice president, convenience; Lynda Kelly, senior vice preside…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    September 10, 2013
    Simpsonville, SC, U.S. www.fitesa.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $697 million Key Personnel Silverio Baranzano, CEO; Hal Singley, CFO   Plants Gravatai, Brazil; Lima, Peru; San Jose Iterbide, Mexico; Simpsonville, SC, U.S.; Green Bay,…

  • P.H. Glatfelter

    P.H. Glatfelter

    September 10, 2013
    York, PA, U.S. www.glatfelter.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $835 million (AMBU $268 million; CFBU $566 million) Key Personnel Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO; John Jacunski, executive vice president and CFO; Christopher Astley, senior vice preside…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 10, 2013
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.2 billion ($2 billion, pro forma) Key Personnel J. Joel Hackney, Jr.; president, CEO and director; Dennis E. Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Robert Dale, president, APAC a…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 10, 2013
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.3 billion (estimated)   Partnership Products & K-C Professional Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com   Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane Stoc…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    September 10, 2013
    Weinheim, Germany www.freudenberg.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.65 billion Freudenberg Nonwovens $880 million Freudenberg Politex $295 million Freudenberg Filtration Technologies $469 million Key Personnel Bruce Olson, CEO; Ren&eacut…

  • Beautiful Nonwoven

    September 6, 2013
    Focused on growth in medical markets.

  • Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Helena Engqvist, Engqvist Consulting || September 6, 2013
    Numerous innovations underscored the willingness of exhibitors to invest and act as visitor magnets at TechTextil 2013 in Frankfurt from June 10-13.

  • Mondon joins EDANA

    Mondon joins EDANA

    September 6, 2013
    Machinery maker Mondon announced it has joined the nonwovens association EDANA. Makers of slitting, rewinding/spooling, coating and/or laminating lines coupled with packaging and palletizing solutions, Mondon supplies a range of products for a full c…

  • PGI’s sales drop in second quarter

    September 4, 2013
    Polymer Group, Inc.’s net sales were $291.5 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared with $296.2 million for the second quarter of 2012. The decrease in net sales was primarily driven by lower net selling prices of $3.2 million, primaril…

  • SCA sees growth in emerging markets

    September 4, 2013
    Swedish hygiene company SCA reported net sales in its Personal Care segment from January to June 2013 rose 5% to SEK 13,368m ($2.06 billion). Higher volumes and acquisitions increased sales by 4% and 6%, respectively. In emerging markets, sales rose…

  • Poole Company hires nonwoven specialist Craig Winebarger

    September 4, 2013
    Will focus on business development of nonwoven fibers segment.

  • Lonza launches revamped hygiene and preservation website

    August 28, 2013
    Lonza has launched a revamped website for its hygiene and preservation business with new functionality that makes it easier for chemists and formulators to explore and select the most suitable disinfectants, sanitizers and preservatives for their end…

  • Trioplast completing its first U.S. production line

    August 21, 2013
    Will serve hygiene and medical markets from its base in Virginia.

  • INSIGHT offers first class conference on nonwoven and hygiene markets

    August 19, 2013
    Will take place Oct. 13-17 in St. Petersburg, FL.

  • New report on polyester spunbond market

    August 16, 2013
    Analyzes the global spunbonded polyester nonwoven market.

  • RISE to highlight leading-edge innovations in nonwovens

    August 13, 2013
    RISE 2013, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, will be held September 30-October 3, 2013, Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado USA. Organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, RISE is a one-of-a-ki…

  • Andritz brings new nonwoven systems to Techtextil India

    August 13, 2013
    International technology group Andritz will present complete production lines and innovative systems for nonwovens, such as needlepunch, spunlace, wetlaid, and spunlaid finishing at Techtextil India 2013. Andritz Nonwoven integrates cutting-edge tech…

  • Glatfelter comments on mill fire in Gatineau, Canada

    August 13, 2013
    One of two airlaid lines was damaged.

  • OUTLOOK 2013 program announced

    August 9, 2013
    Focus on business strategy and product innovation.

  • CIDPEX 2013 Successfully Held in Shenzhen, China

    CIDPEX 2013 Successfully Held in Shenzhen, China

    August 7, 2013
    More than 600 exhibitors were on hand in Shenzhen.

  • India Calling

    India Calling

    Karen McIntryre, Senior Editor || August 7, 2013
    Investment continues in India as the industry looks for the next hot growth area

  • Nonwovens: On the Front Lines in the Fight for Safe Healthcare

    Nonwovens: On the Front Lines in the Fight for Safe Healthcare

    Tim Wright, Editor || August 7, 2013
    Healthcare trends offer opportunities for disposable nonwoven products.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

    Compiled by Nonwovens Industry staff || August 7, 2013
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • Absorbing Article Comprising An Absorbing Structure Comprising A Deformation Layer

    August 7, 2013
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,267,910 B2 Inventor(s): Robert Perneborn, Gothenburg, Sweden. Assigned to SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 11/8/04 Issued: 9/18/12 An absorbing structure comprising at least one deformation layer, which layer…

  • INDA and CNITA to co-sponsor WTiN/RISI Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium

    August 5, 2013
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, along with the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA), are co-sponsoring the 1st Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium organized by the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) and R…

  • K-C's U by Kotex brand introduces super premium extra pads

    August 1, 2013
    Challenges girls to put the new maximum protection pads to the test with real life demos.

  • Energizer to buy fem hygiene brands from J&J

    August 1, 2013
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. will acquire 3 feminine hygiene businesses in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean from Johnson & Johnson family of consumer companies.

  • Conwed Global Netting Solutions produces digital IDEA book

    July 31, 2013
    Plastic netting manufacturer Conwed has produced a digital IDEA book to help customers and potential customers understand its processes and see a variety of product samples. This digital IDEA book outlines Conwed's markets, capabilities, core pro…

  • CNC International

    CNC International

    July 24, 2013
    Significantly expanding spunbond capacity.

  • Oerlikon Neumag expands into SMMS technology

    July 18, 2013
    Meltblown inserts expand scope of existing spunbond lines.

  • Pegas says Egyptian line is operational

    July 16, 2013
    First materials qualified with customers.

  • Nordson launches TruFlow Meters and VersaBlue Plus Melters

    July 1, 2013
    TruFlow meters from Nordson Corporation enable monitoring and control of material flow during all phases and line speeds of production for nonwovens, book and product assembly, as well as for packaging applications. This variation management capabili…

  • schülke announces new patents

    June 28, 2013
    schülke has been granted new EU and U.S. patents, further strengthening their euxyl PE 9010 preservative blend and its position in the market. These patents are part of schülke’s ongoing research and development efforts in the area of…

  • WOW Conference brings wipes industry to Atlanta

    June 27, 2013
    Key executives from the entire wipes value chain converged on Atlanta last week for the 7th annual World of Wipes 2013 (WOW); the only conference totally dedicated to the wipes industry. WOW 2013, organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabric…

  • Toray adds to Chinese nonwovens operation

    June 25, 2013
    Second site in Nantong will add 20,000 tons to capacity.