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  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2009
    Location: SCHWARTZENBACH/SAALE, GERMANY Sales: $232 Million Description: Key Personnel Christian Heinrich Sandler, chief executive officer; Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbac…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $222 Million Description: Key Personnel Mitsuo Kanno, president; Minoru Tanaka, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Kasuo Hamada, managing director Plants Shiga, Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bonded, nee…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2009
    (formerly Colbond) Location: ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS Sales: $195 Million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Harry Verbakel, director sales and marketing floor coverings; Blair Rawes, directo…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHATTANOOGA, GA Sales: $175 Million Description: Key Personnel Stan Brant, president and CEO, Martin de Vries, president and chief financial officer Plants Ringgold, GA Process Needlepunch Major Markets Geosynthetics, flooring, furni…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    January 1, 2009
    Location: GATINEAU, QUEBEC, CANADA Sales: $230 Million Description: Key Personnel Corporate: Pierre McNeil, president and chief executive officer; Rolf Hovelmann, executive senior vice president and COO; Don Habbick, chief financial officer; Barr…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2009
    Location: PARANA, BRAZIL Sales: $225 Million Description: Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, President and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, industrial director Plant Locations São Jose Pinhai…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2009
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $295 Million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care; Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens; Ole Houmann, CFO; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, purchasing director Pl…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2009
    Location: WALPOLE, MA Sales: $240 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Mike Clark, vice president and general manager, h…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Sales: $254 Million Description: Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Achai Bonneh, director of technology Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC; Jingmen City, Hubei Pro…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    January 1, 2009
    Location: GREAT NECK, NY Sales: $250 Million Description: Plants Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA Processes Spunmelt Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality Nonwovens continues to invest in both its nonwovens and its packaged goods busine…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    January 1, 2009
    Location: MEMPHIS, TN Sales: $240 Million Description: Key Personnel Marko Rajamaa, senior vice president, Nonwovens; Mike Brown, Nonwovens sales manager—Americas and Far East; Norbert Busch, Nonwovens sales manager—Europe and Middle…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2009
    Location: DENVER, CO Sales: $670 Million Description: Key Personnel Bob Wamboldt, vice president & general manager, Engineered Products North America (EPNA) Enno Henze, vice president & general manager, Engineered Products Europe/Asia (EP…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2009
    Location: LONDON, U.K. Sales: $947 Million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president Asia/Pacific: John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glove…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and development; J…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2009
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND Sales: $1.3 billion Description: ∫Key Personnel Jan Lang, president and CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president and CEO, senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens (interim); Jean-Marie Becker, senior vice presi…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2009
    Location: DALLAS, TX Sales: $1.3 Billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Jan Spencer, Professional & Other; Richard Thorne, vice president, Professional North America; Stephanie Rossignol, director, Professional Wipe…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2009
    Location: WILMINGTON, DE Sales: $1.4 Billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, vice president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger K. Siemionko, g…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2009
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.45 billion Description: Key Personnel Management board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO; Rene Wollerg, CFO; Thomas Reibelt, CTO. Worldwide Divisions: Heino Freudenberg, managing director interlinings; Jörg…

  • Suominen's Profits Expected to Fall

    December 23, 2008
    Wipes unit to lay off 40.

  • Nonwovens Down Under

    December 22, 2008
    United Bonded Fabrics (UBF) is an Australian company that can trace parts of its business back to the 1870s when the David Galt Company started manufacturing a range of felted textiles made from natural fibers in Melbourne, Australia.

  • EPA Issues Proposed Rule on Medical Waste Incinerators

    December 19, 2008
    Rule could mean higher medical waste incinerator emission standards.

  • Next Generation Counterterrorism and Military Wipe Developed

    Next Generation Counterterrorism and Military Wipe Developed

    Seshadri Ramkumar || December 18, 2008
    Lawrence Livermore National Lab Study Finds Texas Tech Fibertect� Wipe Best for Decontamination of Chemical Warfare Agents, Toxic Chemicals

  • Lydall Lauches Membrane Air Media

    December 17, 2008
    Technology obtained through DSM acquisition.

  • General Nonwovens Expands Into Filtration

    December 16, 2008
    FilterGen rolled out for first time in U.S.

  • Lydall Purchases DSM Solutech

    December 16, 2008
    Membranes expected to enhance Lydall’s offering in air and liquid filtration.

  • Avgol Strikes Partnership in Nanofibers

    December 16, 2008
    Spunmelt maker to create pilot line using Elmarco technology.

  • K-C To Roll Out New Depend Underwear Line

    December 15, 2008
    Brand's first gender-specific adult underwear to hit store shelves in March.

  • The Year That Was

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    despite economic crises, raw material pricing and consolidation, the nonwovens industry continue to invest in the future.

  • Fashion: Function in Action

    David Backhouse and Lynne Webster, School of Design, University of Leeds, UK || December 11, 2008
    an innovative collection of garments constructed from nonwoven fabrics researched, designed and produced by UK fashion students

  • Many Shapes And Forms

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    no matter how you define it, composite technology is allowing nonwovens to penetrate new markets.

  • Sitting Pretty

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 11, 2008
    hygiene component suppliers prepare for pricing let-up

  • INDA Hosts Filtration 2008

    December 10, 2008
    Nonwovens event takes place under rainy skies in Philadelphia this week.

  • H&V Promotes Nanoweb Technology

    December 10, 2008
    Nanofibers target air and liquid filtration and performance barrier uses.

  • Freudenberg To Form Independent Filter Biz

    December 10, 2008
    Freudenberg Filtration Technologies to launch January 1.

  • Lydall Purchases DSM Solutech

    December 10, 2008
    Membranes expected to enhance Lydall's offering in air and liquid filtration.

  • General Nonwovens Expands Into Filtration

    December 10, 2008
    FilterGen rolled out for first time in U.S.

  • Kem-Wove Makes Filtration Show Debut

    December 10, 2008
    First-time exhibitor promotes highloft media and laminated products.

  • Ahlstrom Touts Filtration Capabilities

    December 10, 2008
    Solutions designed to meet specific performance requirements.

  • EBM Techniek, VMI Holland Join Forces

    December 8, 2008
    Separate product group, EBM Product Handling Systems, formed.

  • INDA Postpones Asian Conference

    December 8, 2008
    Interest high but economic issues prevent event.

  • Osprey Launches New Site

    December 4, 2008
    Redesigned to serve visitors more efficiently.

  • Next Generation Counterterrorism Military Wipe Developed

    December 3, 2008
    Texas Tech-developed Fibertect wipe deemed best against chemical warfare agents.

  • Hartmann Buys U.S. AI Producer

    December 2, 2008
    Whitestone acquisition broadens North American scope

  • Ahlstrom To Unveil Embroidery Backings

    December 2, 2008
    New eco-friendly wetlaid product line to meet strict requirements.

  • Equity Firm Aquires Fibers Arm of Leggett & Platt

    November 25, 2008
    Polyester Fibers has more than 450 employees and revenues of $100 million.

  • Fibertex Reorganization Plan Completed

    November 25, 2008
    New lines, better pricing cornerstone of efforts.

  • 3M, Bozzetto Form Distributor Agreement

    November 25, 2008
    Deal covers 3M's apparel and related accounts.

  • K-C Media Responds to Green Building Standards

    November 25, 2008
    Intrepid 513H for use in two- and four-inch pleated filters.

  • Mixed Polymer Superabsorbent Fibers

    November 25, 2008
    A mixed polymer composite fiber has been granted a patent. It features a carboxyalkyl cellulose and a galactomannan polymer or a glucomannan polymer and a plurality of non-permanent intra-fiber metal crosslinks.…

  • Anti-adhesive Coating For Treating Bandages

    November 25, 2008
    A composite comprising a wound dressing has been patented. It includes an anti-adhesive layer with a xerogel with silica and at least one hydrophobic organic silicon compound. The anti-adhesive layer has a relative coating weight on the wound dressin…