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  • Web Industries Buys Converters

    January 20, 2005
    Web Industries has purchased the assets of the converting services division of KT Industries. This acquisition involves only KT's Fort Wayne, IN operation, not the on-going operation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. KT's converting services division, which wil…

  • FiberMark Continues Proceedings

    January 20, 2005
    FiberMark has filed a notice advising the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont that it has filed a notice advising the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont that disagreements among bondholder members of the company's credito…

  • JM Responds to Roofing Demands

    January 11, 2005
    Johns Manville will build a new polyester spunbond production line in Bobingen, Germany. The line, which represents an investment of more than E30 million for the Berkshire Hathaway company, is part of a strategic plan to meet the rising demand for r…

  • DuPont Ups Stake In Elastomers Venture

    January 11, 2005
    DuPont will purchase The Dow Chemical Company's remaining equity interest in the companies' joint venture DuPont Dow Elastomers (DDE) for $87 million once Dow exercises an option to acquire certain assets of the company. The assets will primarily rel…

  • Freudenberg Politex Enters Russia

    January 11, 2005
    The Freudenberg Politex Group is establishing a nonwovens production facility in Russia's Nizhniy Novgorod region. The newly formed subsidiary Freudenberg Politex OOO, founded in September 2004, will begin renovating a recently purchased building to…

  • Rohm and Haas Opens New Legal Entity in Turkey

    January 11, 2005
    Rohm and Haas Company opened a new legal entity in Gebze/Turkey, located 50 km east of Istanbul, in early January. Named, Rohm and Haas Kimyasal Ürünler Dagitim ve Ticaret A.S., the entity will be a marketing and sales office serving the te…

  • Filtration Group Forms Alliance

    January 11, 2005
    Filtration Group has entered into an alliance with Mikropor, a Turkish filter manufacturing company.  The partnership will allow both companies to broaden their gas turbine product lines and expand their global presence.  Filtration Group a…

  • SCA Increases South American Presence

    December 9, 2004
    SCA has acquired the remaining shares in its 50/50 joint venture with Mexican company Copamex, the hygiene products company Copamex Productus al Consumidor S.A. de C.V. (CPG). The goal of the acquisition was reportedly to achieve efficient coordinati…

  • PGI Launches Filtration Media

    December 9, 2004
    Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. will jointly market a new pool and spa filtration product in North America, bringing a high performance alternative media to the growing cartridge market segment. Aquapex is a pleatable 100% polyester (P…

  • TZMO To Open Hygiene Plant In India

    December 9, 2004
    Polish consumer goods maker Torunskie Zaklady Materialow Opatrunkowych (TZMO) will open a feminine hygiene products plant in India next year, according to reports. It is the first large investment by a Polish company in that country. "In India o…

  • K-C Launches Growth Strategy

    December 9, 2004
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has made plans to increase its dividend 12.5% and to repurchase at least $1 billion of its outstanding common stock in 2005. These goals will be met through a number of strategies designed to deliver growth, improve profita…

  • SAAF, Ahlstrom Strike Deal

    November 30, 2004
    Advanced Fabrics (SAAF), a Saudi Arabian manufacturer of spunmelt nonwovens, has partnered with Ahlstrom Corporation, a nonwovens producer with headquarters in Finland, to market sterile barrier systems wrap to the European medical market. The agreem…

  • Ason, Nordson Settle Suit

    November 30, 2004
    Nordson Corporation's spunbond technology has been found to be distinct from spunbond technology developed by fellow spunbond machinery supplier Ason Neumag. The two parties recently settled litigation pertaining to patents covering the technology in…

  • New Events Scheduled At INDEX

    November 30, 2004
    INDEX 05, scheduled for April 12-15 in Geneva, Switzerland will include event organizer EDANA's INDEX Awards Competition, which recognizes innovation in nonwovens, their raw materials and the machinery used to make nonwovens. New to this year's award…

  • Bath & Body From K-C

    November 30, 2004
    Kimberly-Clark has added a full line of bath and body products to its Huggies diaper brand. Among the more than 20 new toiletry items included in the extension is a liquid powder that goes on a baby's skin as a liquid and dries as a powder, eliminati…

  • BBA Ups Nonwovens Prices

    November 30, 2004
    BBA Fiberweb has increased prices 20% on all nonwoven products shipped on or after January 1, 2005. The increase has been attributed to record oil and natural gas prices, an exceptionally strong demand for resins, tight petrochemical markets and high…

  • Absorbent Products Prices Rise

    November 30, 2004
    Effective Jan. 1, 2005, Tyco Healthcare Retail Group, King of Prussia, PA, will raise its retail prices 7%. Products affected by this increase include branded and private label baby diapers, training pants, feminine hygiene items and adult incontinen…

  • K-C Spin-Off Going Forward

    November 11, 2004
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has released details of the spin-off of its North American paper and Canadian pulp operations which will create a new, publicly traded company called Neenah Paper Inc. K-C shareholders will receive one share of Neenah Paper…

  • AI Study Released

    November 11, 2004
    Engqvist Consulting of Switzerland and John R. Starr, Inc. have published report based on a multi-sponsored study of the competing and complementary product solutions for adult incontinence in North America and Western Europe. People seeking solution…

  • Diaper Recycler Gains Investors

    November 11, 2004
    Two of the European Union's largest trash companies have purchased a minority stake in Knowaste BV, a diaper recycler. SITA and van Gansewinkel now own a combined 15% of the Netherlands-based company, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Knowaste LLC. Knowa…

  • Ontex to Centralize Northern France Operations

    November 30, -0001
    Hygiene maker will combine activies of two sites into one brand new facility.

  • K-C CFO Buthman to Retire, Maria Henry Named Successor

    November 30, -0001
    Henry becomes SVP and CFO on April 27

  • Outlook Asia Declared a Success by EDANA

    November 30, -0001
    Second edition of conference held in Singapore

  • Hi-Tech introduces cleanroom wipe dispenser

    November 30, -0001
    Grab-Eez dispenser designed for a variety of controlled environments.

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    November 30, -0001
    This year Sandler recieved the finalist recognition of the Großer Preis des Mittelstande, Germany's most important award for small- and medium-sized enterprises. During the 20th anniversary of the award, finalists from every German state we…

  • SCA announces IPO for Australian JV

    November 30, -0001
    Listing planned for June or July

  • SCA to launch IPO for Australian JV

    November 30, -0001
    Listing expected in late June or early July

  • TFP Announces Range of Recycled Carbon Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Range extension includes high quality carbon veils and mats

  • Clarcor acquires Bekaert Advanced Filtration

    Tim Wright || November 30, -0001
    Clarcor Inc. has acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA for approximately €6 million ($8 million). The advanced filtration business is engaged in the same line of business as Clarcor’s subsidiary, Purolator EF…

  • INDA strengthens relations with Asia-Pacific associations

    November 30, -0001
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, was busy this Fall in China advancing its global partnerships to enhance member access to new markets. INDA was a sponsor of the Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium held October 22 in Shanghai. IND…

  • Filtration Group acquires Buffalo Filter

    November 30, -0001
    Filtration Group has added surgical smoke evacuation specialist Buffalo Filter to its growing portfolio of companies. Founded in 1991 and based in Lancaster, NY, Buffalo Filter is a medical device manufacturer and supplier of surgical smoke evacuati…

  • Domtar to buy Laboratorios Indas

    November 30, -0001
    Spanish hygiene specialist will expand Domtar's role in Europe

  • K-C reports flat results in Q3

    November 30, -0001
    Organic sales up 5%

  • Bonar acquires Texiplast

    November 30, -0001
    Bonar has acquired Texiplast, a Slovakian company once known as the Geosynthetics division of Kordarna. A manufacturer of an extensive range of woven and knitted geosynthetic products used for the construction and maintenance of retaining walls, land…

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    November 30, -0001
    Dierk Mohr will take over for Peter Hartwig as managing director of  J.H. Ziegler, the German nonwovens company. Mohr previously served as managing director of the Eckerle-Gruppe, a supplier to the automobile industry. Hartwig, who worked at Zie…

  • Technical Absorbents launches cooling fabric technology

    November 30, -0001
    KoolSorb reduces heat stress without sacrificing comfort.