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  • Filtration Market Update

    Filtration Market Update

    Tim Wright, editor || November 6, 2013
    From fibers to nonwovens to final product, the filtration market supply chain is innovating new technologies to meet the sustainability demands of today’s world.

  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

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

  • Nonwoven Base Sheets Deliver Engineered Performance

    Nonwoven Base Sheets Deliver Engineered Performance

    Michele Neher, Business Development Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional Partnership Products || September 26, 2013
    Innovation in the wipes category continues to grow.

  • Ahlstrom introduces soft SMS fabric for surgical gowns

    September 13, 2013
    TenderGuard nonwovens offer balance between safety, softness and comfort

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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;…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    September 10, 2013
    Osaka, Japan www.asahi-kasei.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $200 million Key Personnel Hiroshi Takasahi, president Asahi Kasei Fibers; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, nonwoven fabircs division; Hiroshi Maruo, general manager, spunbond fabric…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    September 10, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan www.vilene.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $204 million Key Personnel Toshio Toshida, president; Yoshiaki Mizutani, senior managing director; Masahiro Kimura, managing director Plants Japan, Thailand, Mexico Processes Resin bon…

  • 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…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    September 10, 2013
    East Walpole, MA www.hollingsworth-vose.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $322 million Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president new business development; Mike Clark, president, high efficiency and specialty…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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.

  • Pegas halts trial on Egyptian line amidst political unrest

    August 15, 2013
    Concerns over employee safety sited as motivator.

  • 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.

  • Oerlikon Neumag expands into SMMS technology

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

  • Japanese producers set up shop offshore

    Japanese producers set up shop offshore

    Kim Ohmura, Osaka Marketing || June 12, 2013
    Many companies follow hygiene makers’ move to southeast Asia

  • Reifenhauser acquires Italian winder manufacturer

    June 11, 2013
    Cooperated with Nuova Protex for 25 years before merger.

  • Ahlstrom expands sterilization range

    May 14, 2013
    Incorporates SMS into barrier systems to optimize offerings.

  • IDEA 2013 Show Preview

    IDEA 2013 Show Preview

    April 17, 2013
    A look at what some exhibitors will highlight at IDEA.

  • Japan’s Nonwovens Demand Is On The Rise

    Japan’s Nonwovens Demand Is On The Rise

    Kin Ohmura, Far East Correspondent || March 12, 2013
    Japan’s nonwovens demand has been on the rise after the effects of the worldwide recession. In 2008 nonwovens demand reached 381,641 tons, which then decreased to 340,260 tons in 2009 due to economic crisis. Afterwards, the market recovered to…

  • IDEA 2013 Preview

    IDEA 2013 Preview

    March 11, 2013
    A look at what some exhibitors will bring to Miami Beach next month.

  • Nonwovens for Home Textiles

    Nonwovens for Home Textiles

    By Dr. R. Shanthi, Asst. Prof. (SRG), Department of Fashion Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology & M. G. Iswariya, M.Tech, Apparel Technology & Management, Kumaraguru College of Technology || March 11, 2013
    Nowadays in home textiles nonwoven fabrics are mostly used as home furnishing fabrics.

  • Report: U.S. Nonwovens Fabric Demand

    Report: U.S. Nonwovens Fabric Demand

    Corinne Gangloff, Freedonia Group || March 11, 2013
    The U.S. will remain a large market for various consumer products due to favorable demographics, and manufacturing of these products will likely remain near the point of demand.

  • Mogul’s View From Turkey

    Mogul’s View From Turkey

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || February 21, 2013
    As it stays focused in the niche markets, Turkey’s Mogul Nonwovens remains observant of the gigantic hygiene market

  • Inspection Systems & Quality Control Update

    Inspection Systems & Quality Control Update

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 7, 2013
    A look at how quality control and inspection systems are helping move nonwovens and disposable products forward.

  • Pacific Rim Expansion Illustrates Growth Of Entire Asian Region

    Pacific Rim Expansion Illustrates Growth Of Entire Asian Region

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || February 7, 2013
    As hygiene makers look beyond China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia are emerging as hot spots for nonwovens investment.

  • Spunmelt Market Grows Around The Globe

    Spunmelt Market Grows Around The Globe

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 7, 2013
    With all the spunmelt lines coming onstream around the world, this market represents the fastest growing segment of the nonwovens industry.

  • CNC to make large-scale spunmelt investment

    January 21, 2013
    Reicofil 4 line will add 24,000 tons to operation.

  • Performance and Fit

    Performance and Fit

    Dr. Ulrich Hornfeck, member of the management board, Sandler AG & Dipl.-Ingenieur (FH) Uwe Bernhuber, senior manager product development, Sandler AG || January 7, 2013
    Evolution of stretch applications in hygiene products and new solutions for optimum performance.

  • Tapyrus (Thailand) to start meltblown sample shipping

    November 30, 2012
    New factory will help Tapyrus expand further into Southeast Asia region.

  • Kurt Nonwovens completes investment

    November 27, 2012
    SMS brings company's capacity to 15,000 tons.

  • Sandler starts up new meltblown line

    November 26, 2012
    New technology will target high efficiency filter applications

  • Scalter

    Scalter

    November 16, 2012
    Family for Nonwovens

  • Not All Air Filters Are Created Equal Nonwoven Filter Media Provides IAQ & Energy Benefits

    Not All Air Filters Are Created Equal Nonwoven Filter Media Provides IAQ & Energy Benefits

    Tony Fedel, P.E., Associate Marketing Director Kimberly-Clark Professional Filtration || November 16, 2012
    While one may think of a building’s HVAC system as a whole, there is one component of HVAC systems with a pronounced effect on a building’s ability to maintain a healthier indoor environment while keeping energy costs low: the air filt…

  • Filtration 2012 SHOW PREVIEW

    Filtration 2012 SHOW PREVIEW

    November 16, 2012
    The premier filtration event in the Americas is set to take place from November 13-15, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. For more than 20 years key players from across the filter supply chain have gathered at Filtration…

  • Filtration Makers Respond to Changing World

    Filtration Makers Respond to Changing World

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || November 16, 2012
    Protecting processes and improving sustainability are new challenges facing the filtration market.

  • Aspex Incorporated to participate in INDIA ITME’2012 Show in Mumbai

    November 16, 2012
    Aspex Incorporated announced their participation in the upcoming INDIA ITME'2012 show from December 2-7, 2012 in Mumbai. They will be participating in Hall 1, Booth G23 and demonstrate their latest SpinTrak Spinnerette Inspection System technolog…

  • Pegas responds to K-C's European exit

    November 16, 2012
    Says K-C's decision shouldn't impact volumes in 2013.

  • General Nonwovens Expands Production

    November 15, 2012
    New facility to produce a new fabric type.

  • Reicofil Highlights Spunbond and Melt Blowing Lines

    November 15, 2012
    Offers high productivity and quality nonwovens production lines.

  • Filtration in the Future Session Held Tuesday

    November 14, 2012
    Holms will moderate