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  • GE Plastics Installs Hills Line

    May 24, 2007
    High temp fiber line to optimize flame retardant technology.

  • Roller System

    May 23, 2007
    Martin Automatic has introduced the MDR (magnetic driven roller) system, an advanced solution for handling light webs at lower tension levels and higher operating speeds. The new MDR technology can be applied to both web transport systems and to Mart…

  • Brochure

    May 23, 2007
    AMETEK T Americas has produced an 18-page brochure that covers the full range of Lloyd Instruments single- and twin-column universal materials testing machines, software and application solutions as well as its Davenport plastics and polymer testing…

  • Filler System

    May 23, 2007
    The EasyFil system from Nordson Corporation  helps streamline plant operations by automating adhesive filling of multiple melters. Centralized distribution in a closed system minimizes routine material handling and adhesive contamination inheren…

  • Sheeter

    May 23, 2007
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Com­pany’s MDH Sheeter with a dual position roll stand can handle two rolls simultaneously. Each position can lift a roll up to 84 inches in diameter and up to 7000 pounds in weight at speeds up to 3000 feet per m…

  • Hot Melt Adhesives

    May 23, 2007
    Bostik, Inc. has introduced two new hot melt adhesives, specifically engineered to meet the needs of users requiring faster flow rates with excellent hot tack and more manageable open times. Bostik HM4289 and Bostik HM4289LV adhesives are affordable…

  • INDA News

    May 23, 2007
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, has named Steve Ogle its new technical director. A long-time veteran of the nonwovens and technical textiles industry, Mr. Ogle replaces Cos Camelio, who is retiring in June after six year…

  • Managing Director of Fleissner GmbH, Has Left the Company

    May 23, 2007
    Dr. Heller, managing director of Fleis­sner GmbH, has left the company at his own request effective March 2007. Company executives report that although they regret his decision, they respect his wish to return to his home in Northern Germany for…

  • Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, Has Re-Elected

    May 23, 2007
    Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, has re-elected David D’Antoni, Diane McGarry and Steven Percy to serve as directors of the company. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. D’Antoni ret…

  • Tredegar Film Products

    May 23, 2007
    Tredegar Film Products (TFP), Richmond, VA, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, has named Stefano Lupi general manager of its personal care business unit. As general manager, he will be responsible for TFP’s global personal care business prod…

  • CEO of Formed Fiber Technologies Retired

    May 23, 2007
    David MacMahon, long-time president and CEO of Formed Fiber Tech­nologies, Auburn, ME, retired last month. Mr. MacMahon will become vice chairman of the FFT board of directors, focusing on strategic issues. Mark Bennett will succeed Mr. MacM…

  • President of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas

    May 23, 2007
    Fiberweb has named Dave Rousse to serve as president of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas unit. Mr. Rousse joined Fiberweb in late 2005 as president of Hygiene/Medical Americas. Derek Anderson, formerly president, Fiberweb Industrial Americas,…

  • Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

    May 23, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective last month. Ms. Hagen brings more than 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internation…

  • PGI Names New CEO

    May 23, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in new roles that report to chief marketing off…

  • Basell Introduces Stretchene

    May 22, 2007
    Polyolefin supplier Basell has launched Stretchene, a new high performance polypropylene family for use in customer injection stretch blow molding applications (ISBM). The new range of developmental polypropylene resins features products designed to…

  • Neumag Has Big Plans For Techtextil

    May 21, 2007
    Full range of nonwovens technology will be shown.

  • A Leader Of The Packs

    May 20, 2007
    Top Brass has emerged as a diverse and flexible converter of wet wipes for private labeling and contract converting. According to Mark Burgess, Top Brass president, “We expanded in 2002 and we’re looking at our next facility addition right now.”

  • Expo In Print

    May 17, 2007
    This special annual section features advertising and advertorial material written by industry suppliers. Designed to give Nonwovens Industry readers the opportunity to learn a little more about the companies with which they deal regularly, these Expo…

  • People in the News

    May 17, 2007
    K-C Creates New Marketing OrganizationrnrnrnKimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in…

  • Nonwoven Roll Goods Exports Continue Expansion

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || May 17, 2007
    meanwhile, imports mark first decline in years

  • Diatec Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    May 17, 2007
    Hygiene maker was established June 15, 1992.

  • Rieter Sells Spunlace Line In China

    May 16, 2007
    Nan Liu Enterprise to build widest spunlace line in Asia.

  • Tufco Hits Second Quarter Record Sales

    May 12, 2007
    Wipes converting specialist Tufco Technologies, Green Bay, WI, has released second quarter results for the fiscal 2007 year. Sales for the period were up 19% from last fiscal year to $27.6 million. For the first six months of fiscal 2007, sales were…

  • Ahlstrom Investment Targets Dust Filtration

    May 11, 2007
    New line to be added in Darlington, SC

  • PGI Sees First Quarter Growth

    May 10, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has released results of operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2007. Sales continued to establish new record levels with first quarter sales growing 2.5% to $267 million compared to $260 million in the fi…

  • Toyobo Adds To PET Spunbond

    May 8, 2007
    Expansion planned for next year.

  • Ahlstrom To Buy Property In India

    May 7, 2007
    Plans to start production in region.

  • Albany International Consolidates European Operation

    May 4, 2007
    Operations to be discontinued in Jarvenpaa.

  • DuPont Debuts Engineered Stretch Nonwovens At IDEA

    May 3, 2007
    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, was at the IDEA show presenting samples of its brand new Engineered Elastic Nonwoven Technology, a versatile fabric designed to fit a range of industry needs. Fabrics produced through DuPont’s new technology can be high…

  • Acquisitions To Spur Sales Growth For Ahlstrom

    May 2, 2007
    For the first quarter of 2007, Ahlstrom Corporation reported a 3.4% increase in net sales to €416.5 million from €414.6 million during last year’s first quarter. According to the company, its net sales were affected by the weakened U.…

  • Basofil Solutions To Serve Home Furnishings Market

    May 2, 2007
    New company will concentrate on FR regulations.

  • Lenzing Acquires Massen Nonwovens Technology

    May 2, 2007
    Effective this month, Austrian machinery specialist Lenzing Instruments has taken over the nonwovens inspection technology of Massen, Konstanz, Germany. Lenzing supplies testing instruments for the fiber, textile and nonwovens industries, ranging fro…

  • P&G Earnings Up In Third Quarter

    May 2, 2007
    Leading consumer product maker Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, announced strong top- and bottom-line growth for the January-March 2007 quarter. Sales in the fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31, rose 8% to $18.7 billion from $17.2 billion…

  • K-C Reports Huge Profit Spike

    May 2, 2007
    Personal care product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, has reported a whopping 64% increase in first-quarter profit, helped by cost cutting and strength in emerging markets. K-C, which has struggled in recent quarters with rising commodity costs, re…

  • Suominen Records First Quarter Profit

    May 2, 2007
    First quarter financial results have been released by Suominen Corporation, Helsinki, Finland. Net sales for the first quarter totaled €54.3 million, up 10% from €49.3 in the corresponding 2006 period. Sales volume developed strongly in all…

  • Buckeye Sees Q3 Sales Jump

    May 1, 2007
    At Buckeye Technologies Inc., Memphis, TN, net sales in the just-completed quarter were $193 million, 6% higher than the $181 million achieved in the same quarter of the prior year. Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal year 2007 were $569 mi…

  • Fluff Pulp Expansion Planned

    May 1, 2007
    Bowater to invest $17 million.

  • Diaper Package

    May 1, 2007
    A diaper package composed of a plurality of disposable diapers has been patented. Each diaper comprises a liquid-pervious topsheet, a liquid-impervious backsheet and a liquid-absorbent core with a stiffness higher than these sheets and interposed bet…

  • Waist Belt For Supporting Disposable Absorbent Assemblies And Absorbent Articles Comprising The Same

    May 1, 2007
    A waist belt for supporting a disposable absorbent assembly has been granted a patent. The belt has a longitudinal centerline, a transverse centerline, a wearer-facing surface, an opposing surface, two end edges opposite the transverse centerline and…

  • Peelable polyester film with self-venting, process for its production and its use

    May 1, 2007
    Patented is a coextruded, biaxially oriented polyester film with a base layer and a coextruded, uncoated heatsealable outer layer that can be peeled from APET/CPET and from CPET. The outer layer comprises a) from 80 to 98% by weight of polyester and…

  • Antistatic Laminated Polyester Film

    May 1, 2007
    Patented is an antistatic film comprising a polyester film and an antistatic coating film on at least one surface of the polyester film. The antistatic coating film features a polymer with a polymerized unit represented by the following formula (1):…

  • Thermal Transfer Protective Sheets, Prints, As Well As Prints With Window Members

    May 1, 2007
    A thermal transfer protective sheet was recently patented. It includes a base material, a release layer provided on the base material and a topcoat layer provided on the release layer. It is designed so that when the surface of the topcoat layer on t…

  • Lead Acid Battery Separator With Improved Electrical And Mechanical Properties

    May 1, 2007
    Patented is an oxidation-resistant, microporous polyolefin web with high-strength mechanical and low electrical resistance properties. The web features a solid matrix including an ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin component and a friable, highly…

  • Disposable Wearing Article

    May 1, 2007
    Patented is a disposable wearing article that comprises a liquid-pervious topsheet facing a wearer’s body. A liquid-impervious backsheet is adapted to face a wearer’s body. A liquid-absorbent panel is interposed between the top- and backsheets an…

  • JM Expands Micro-Aire Filtration Capacity

    April 30, 2007
    Wertheim expansion to be complete in September.

  • Ginni's Spunlace Line Comes Onstream

    April 30, 2007
    Rieter technology called first of its kind in India.

  • DuPont Hybrid Membrane Technology Attracts Attention

    April 30, 2007
    New DuPont Technology Introduced At IDEA07

  • Carolina Nonwovens To Start Production Next Month

    April 27, 2007
    Company Makes Debut at IDEA07

  • Hof Expands Into Spunlaced

    April 27, 2007
    New line came up in January.

  • DuPont Wins Two IDEA Achievement Awards

    April 24, 2007
    Awards presented at IDEA07.