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  • EDANA To Hold Two New Events

    November 20, 2006
    EDANA, the European Nonwovens Association, will hold a Middle East Nonwovens Symposium and Tabletop exhibition, in Dubai, UAE February 20-21. The symposium, which takes place in the JW Marriott Hotel, will feature 13 expert speakers from leading regi…

  • Andrew Industries

    November 17, 2006
    Andrew Industries 2005 Sales: $96 million Plants South Carolina, Missouri, China, U.K. Processes Needlepunch, thermal bonded Brand names Southern Felt, Slater Felt, Bondex, Andres, Webron Marling Major Markets Filtration Manchester, U.K.…

  • Dyes For Organic Cotton

    November 16, 2006
    In response to growing consumer interest in organic products, Huntsman is offering a range of dyes and chemicals approved for use with organic cotton. An increasing number of textile mills along with textile brands and retailers are developing and pr…

  • Color and Additive Masterbatches

    November 16, 2006
    Americhem supplies color and additive masterbatches to the manmade fibers industry. Since 1986, the company has offered a diverse color and additives product line for virtually every synthetic fiber application, particularly the solution dyed nylon c…

  • Roll Stand Tension Design

    November 16, 2006
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Co­mpany has incorporated a proportional type tension control system into its roll stand design to allow for automatic brake compensation as the roll decreases in diameter. The device eliminates the need to thread the w…

  • Hot Melt Adhesives and Coatings

    November 16, 2006
    Wisdom Adhesives, a mid-sized adhesives manufacturer in North America, has installed a new hot melt adhesive and coating production line at its Elgin, IL corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. Designed to produce specialized and customize…

  • Water-Resistant Coatings

    November 16, 2006
    Michelman, a leading global manufacturer of performance-enhancing coatings for the paperboard and corrugated box industry, announces the availability of its VaporCoat series of water resistant coatings. VaporCoat 2200R, VaporCoat 1500 and VaporCoat 3…

  • Winder Take-Up

    November 16, 2006
    Now available from Standard Mill Machinery Corporation is the new SMM914 Single Spindle Take-up with the capability of twisting one end.  This equipment has up to a six-inch traverse. It will wind onto tubes, spools or taper end packages and com…

  • Antimicrobial Technology

    November 16, 2006
    Dow Reichold Specialty Latex has developed novel technologies to produce emulsion polymers offering a range of antimicrobial functionality. The company is currently evaluating various end use applications that would benefit from the performance-enhan…

  • Director Of Operations For Clopay Europe

    November 16, 2006
    Clopay Plastic Products has named Vance Greene director of operations for Clopay Europe. Mr. Greene will support Clopay’s Finotech Verbun­dstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, Böhme Clopay GmbH Verpackungsfolien and APA Advanced Printing Aschersl…

  • Managing Director of Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC

    November 16, 2006
    Keith Hayward is now managing director of Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC, which is part of Bennington, NH-based Monadnock Paper Mills. Mr. Hayward has 15 years of experience in the global nonwovens/filtration industry. He reports to Richard Verney, chairma…

  • Suominen Corporation Has Plans To Reorganized

    November 16, 2006
    Suominen Corp­oration, Tampere, Finland, plans to improve its operational efficiency and faster exploit its synergies through more cohesive central steering of product development and process efficiency. Effective October 2006, responsibilities f…

  • K-C Creates New Chief Marketing Position

    November 16, 2006
    Anthony Palmer will join Kimberly-Clark Corporation as chief marketing officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this newly created position, Mr. Palmer will be responsible for leading the development of a global, enterprise-wide focus o…

  • K-C Redesigns Website

    November 16, 2006
    To instantly connect visitors with Kimberly-Clark, its innovations and world-famous brands, the company today unveiled a redesigned corporate website accessible at www.kimberly-clark.com. The site employs contemporary design, best-in-class navigation…

  • FMS Builds First Chinese Diaper Line

    November 14, 2006
    Last month Fameccanica Machinery Shanghai (FMS)—the wholly owned China-based arm of Italian hygiene machinery producer Fameccanica.Data SpA—successfully completed the qualification of the first full FA-X baby diaper machine built at its S…

  • K-C Filtration Offers Energy Savings

    November 14, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark Filtration Products has become an Energy Star Partner. Energy Star is a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through…

  • Ahlstrom To Transfer Liquid Filtration

    November 13, 2006
    Ahlstrom will move its Mount Holly Springs, PA liquid filtration converting business to another Ahlstrom facility in Bishopville, SC in February 2007.  Negotiations with the local trade union regarding the transfer have been concluded setting th…

  • Ceccato Improves Production

    November 13, 2006
    Ceccato has completed a new plant and offices in Concorezzo near Milan, Italy. The new  factory is not only larger it also has more modern equipment allowing Ceccato to improve the production and marketing of its spunlace strips and spinnerets.…

  • Third Quarter Sales Up For Polymer Group

    November 13, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has reported third quarter and nine-month results. Sales for the quarter grew 8.9% to $248.6 million over the third quarter of 2005. Gross profit, impacted by continued increases in raw material costs and certain p…

  • SPIC’s Specialty Spunbond

    November 13, 2006
    Specialized Industries Company (SPIC), a subsidiary of Nuqul Group, was established in 1988, becoming the first producer of nonwoven fabric in the Middle East.

  • The New Battleground

    November 8, 2006
    The filtration market is expanding—both in product scope and in number of participants. Not only are new companies—not traditionally invested in filtration—entering the market, but many companies already participating in filtration…

  • K-C Creates New Chief Marketing Position

    November 8, 2006
    Anthony Palmer will join Kimberly-Clark Corporation as chief marketing officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this newly created position, Mr. Palmer will be responsible for leading the development of a global, enterprise-wide focus o…

  • "Metric-Only" Requirements Could Impact Transatlantic Business

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || November 8, 2006
    U.S. and EU industry groups organize opposition

  • Sanitary Protection In The US.

    Sanitary Protection In The US.

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || November 8, 2006
    advances in technology and design help drive growth

  • Visitors Flock To CINTE Techtextil

    Visitors Flock To CINTE Techtextil

    November 8, 2006
    attendance increases reinforce event's position

  • Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || November 8, 2006
    high volumes, high margins make filtration a winning bet for many nonwovens producers

  • DuPont Tackles Automotive Interior Filtration

    November 7, 2006
    DuPont has introduced a line of automotive DuPont Premium Interior Air Filters, featuring exclusive filtering technology that cleans the outside air before it enters the cabin of the automobile. DuPont Premium Interior Air Filters capture up to 96% o…

  • Composite Article Having Thermoplastic Elastomer Region on Thermoplastic Substrate

    November 7, 2006
    Patented is a molded article comprising a substrate with a thermoplastic alloy. The thermoplastic alloy includes a polyester and a polycarbonate. An outer surface layer of a thermoplastic material is located on at least a portion of the substrate. Th…

  • Laminate Tape

    November 7, 2006
    A method of insulating a component of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit was patented. The component comprises a metallic substrate having an outer surface and another surface that is in contact with a hot or cold gas or liquid. The met…

  • Fastener Tapes

    November 7, 2006
    A touch fastener has been patented. It features a sheet-form base with an upper face and a lower face. Extending outwardly from the upper face of the base is a plurality of discrete fastener elements. The lower face includes an adhesive layer with a…

  • Self-adhering Modified Bitumen Underlayment For Tile Roofs

    November 7, 2006
    A self-adhering underlayment for tile roofing assemblies has been issued a patent. The underlayment comprises a dual-compound composite sheet including a carrier sheet with a front side and a backside. The carrier sheet is sandwiched between a top la…

  • Airlaid Technology And Its Material in China

    John Xuan, Nonwovens Staff || November 3, 2006
    Similar to other nonwovens technologies, much of Chinea’s airlaid machinery comes from the U.S, Europe and other developed areas. This market began at the end of the 1990s when Rite, based in Wuzhong, built a commercial airlaid line, based on…

  • Fameccanica and Teknoweb Team Up In Wipes

    November 3, 2006
    Teknoweb Srl and Fameccanica.Data SpA have entered into a license agreement concerning Fameccanica’s intellectual property related to its Model WEWI manufacturing machines for disposable wet wipes. After a joint, in-depth study and a careful ev…

  • 3M Acoustics Honored

    November 2, 2006
    Frost & Sullivan has selected 3M Acoustic Solutions, makers of Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation, as the recipient of the 2006 North American Acoustic Nonwovens Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year award for its innovative products and business st…

  • Hyosung Adds Chinese Operation

    November 1, 2006
    The world's second largest spandex producer Hyosung will acquire the Tongkook spandex facilities in southeastern China, which will add 6000 tons of capacity to the company's creora brand portfolio. “Our vision is to become the leader in span…

  • P&G Releases First Quarter Results

    November 1, 2006
    Boosted by improved margins, first-quarter profit climbed 33% for consumer product company Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH. The Pampers diapers maker also lifted its full-year earnings outlook on a better commodity and energy cost forecast.…

  • K-C Sees Increased Sales & Profits

    October 31, 2006
    Profits rose 12% in the July-September 2006 period for absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, as sales increased, especially in developing markets. Net sales in the third quarter rose 5.2% to $4.2 billion, a new quarterly record. Sales w…

  • Undergarment Protection Article and Method

    October 31, 2006
    An absorbent article has been patented. The article comprises an absorbent pad with a topsheet surface and an opposite bottom sheet surface. The topsheet surface has a length and a width configured to fit the pudendal region of a woman. The article a…

  • First Converting Group Meeting Exceeds Goals

    October 30, 2006
    The first meeting of the new Converting Influence group was held in mid October at the Bordini Center of St. Norbert College in DePere, WI with more than 70 particpants attending the one-half day kickoff meeting. Representatives from more than 40 con…

  • INDA Expands Scope to India

    October 30, 2006
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is expanding its reach into India, with two major events in India in 2007. INDA will  sponsora Nonwovens Training Course in Mumbai, India on January 4-5, 2007 and is working on developing a maj…

  • Ahlstrom Announces Expansion In France, Brazil and China

    October 30, 2006
    Ahlstrom has announced several capital investments designed to grow its business globally in a number of key segments. In Louveira, Brazil, Ahlstrom will invest €17 million in a new wiping fabrics production line. Products made on the new sp…

  • Nonwovens Industry Names New Publisher

    October 26, 2006
    Rodman (Rod) Zilenziger, Jr., president of Rodman Publishing Corp., is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Carey as publisher of Nonwovens Industry magazine, www.nonwovens-industry.com and the Household & Personal Care Wipes supplement. M…

  • San Pro Company Targets Teens

    October 26, 2006
    Hygéia Personal Care Products, Inc., San Francisco, CA, a developer and marketer of feminine care products designed exclusively for young women, has unveiled its new Petite Amie brand. The company is inviting teens to prepurchase the company's…

  • Huntsman Restructures Textiles Effects Business

    October 24, 2006
    Huntsman Corporation has completed the strategy review for its global Textile Effects business, which Huntsman acquired from Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc. on June 30, 2006.  CEO Peter Huntsman said the company will spend about $150 million over…

  • Colbond Will Raise Prices

    October 24, 2006
    Effective no later than January 1, 2007 Colbond will raise prices worldwide for its entire product range to offset escalating raw material and energy prices experienced in 2006. General inflation is also a contributing factor. Increases will vary b…

  • Fiberweb Spin-Off To Be Complete Next Month

    October 24, 2006
    BBA Group, plc, a London-based holding company, has announced details of the proposed demerger/spin-off of its Fiberweb nonwovens business unit and its planned listing as a separate public company, Fiberweb plc, on the London Stock Exchange. The spin…

  • Absorbent Article With Front And Rear Supporting Members

    October 24, 2006
    An absorbent article has received a patent. It comprises a main body portion with an ability to absorb and retain a liquid; a front support member extending forward beyond a front edge of the main body portion; and a rear support member extending rea…

  • Receptacle For A Male Incontinence Device

    October 24, 2006
    A fluid transfer receptacle for a male incontinence device has been patented. The receptacle comprises an outer shell with a first open end adapted for receiving the penis of a user and a second end defining a fluid discharge port. The second end ext…

  • Textile Ink

    October 20, 2006
    Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicone solutions for the textile industry, has launched a new silicone textile ink for manual screen printing. Dow Corning’s Silastic LCF 9601 Textile Printing Ink allows apparel manuf…

  • Release Liners

    October 20, 2006
    Mondi Packaging, a global provider of high-performance packaging and release liner solutions, focuses on improving its customer services worldwide. Business acquisitions in Europe and the U.S. have allowed Mondi Packaging to extend its geographic pre…