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Published April 20, 2006
Kimberly-Clark Corporation will introduce two new solutions for potty training—a new Pull-Ups Training Pants with Cool Alert and Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants—in June. Pull-Ups Training Pants with Cool Alert have a special  c… Read More »
Published April 20, 2006
Kimberly-Clark has begun shipping Gen2 RFID-tagged cases of product to Wal-Mart.  This next step in the implementation of RFID technology is a result of K-C’s extensive research and testing on the compatibility of Gen2 hardware and softwar… Read More »
Published April 20, 2006
Polymer Group Inc. has opened a Asian region head office in Suzhou, China, bringing a newly constructed manufacturing plant together with administrative functions under one roof. The new site in the Suzhou Industrial Park houses spunmelt manufacturin… Read More »
Published April 20, 2006
Czech nonwovens producer Pegas has signed a contract with nonwovens technology leader Reicofil, based in Germany, to purchase an additional spundbond/meltblown line. The new equipment is expected to start up in 2007 and will increase Pegas' total ann… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Primasurf SC50 has been introduced by Croda Home Care. The product offers manufacturers a route to successful formulation of multiformat home care cleaners and is said to give effective cleaning performance at low levels compared with common anionics… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Fleissner has designed a new spunlace system for fabrics in sanitary, medical, hygiene, cosmetic and wet wipes markets with a lower investment cost. The machine can produce both plain or perforated/structured fabrics. The unit can be equipped with on… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
The Optima Group has completed a fully automatic packaging solution for wet wipes in plastic tubs. The wipes can be placed in the tubs as bulk stacks or prepackaged stacks in plastic bags. The project, which was for a U.S. manufacturer of paper hygie… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Wipes system supplier S&S Specialty Systems introduced its Cheetah production line to the industry at an open house event in February. “With this latest Cheetah line, we demonstrated our modular technology customized for particular interfol… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
A simple knife positioning system, which does not require high investments and allows all slitting machine operators to reduce their operating cost immediately, has been developed by Dienes Werke. With the positioning slide “Easy Set,” it… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Gneuss manufactures two versions of its Rotary Melt Filtration Systems, the new model SFXmagnus and the new generation RSFgenius. These patented filtration systems operate process and pressure constant and represent the state of the art in melt filtr… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Maxson Automatic Machinery Company has incorporated into the web conditioning system of its high speed precision sheeters a dancer roll design. The enhancement allows the rotary cutter to accurately maintain sheet length at high speeds regardless of… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
With the new RSB-D 40 autoleveller drawframe and the SB-D 40 drawframe without levelling, Rieter has again achieved a quantum leap in drawframe technology with delivery speeds up to 1100 m/min. Improved accuracy in scanning, enhanced levelling dynami… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
In a continuing effort to offer the best range of thickness measurement gauges, NDC Infrared Engineering is introducing the Model 318 X-Ray Backscatter (XRB) Sensor. The new x-ray sensor offers unsurpassed measurement range, single-sided operation, a… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Carolina Filters Inc. has signed an exclusive Sales Agency Agreement with Longworth Engineering Ltd to sell Deecom filter cleaning technology. Carolina Filters Inc. will represent the company in the Americas and will also be responsible for marketing… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
The Universal Speed-Coat module from Nordson Corporation provides fast cycle rates to maximize intermittent high-speed performance when dispensing hot melt adhesives. The Universal Speed-Coat module provides a minimum cycle speed of 10 milliseconds (… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Friction in materials plays an essential role in manufacturing, new product development, quality and product marketability. The smaller the frictional forces, the smoother the fabric surface is, which makes a softer and higher quality material. Resea… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Bostik has expanded its nonwoven adhesive technology with the addition of colorants to its web product line. The availability of colors adds dimension and versatility to the material compared to a standard, and generally accepted, white. Additionally… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Datatex TIS, Inc., a software supplier specializing in textile and apparel applications, has announced the recent hiring of Bob Beecy as director of U.S. marketing. Mr. Beecy will be working at the U.S. headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA and will… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Two new chemists have joined Michelman as the company focuses on research and development in preparing to expand its product offerings. Talia Collins has assumed the position of senior research chemist responsible for new business development and Mic… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
The Nomination Committee of absorbent hygiene product manufacturer SCA has proposed the re-election of board members Rolf Borjesson, Soren Gyll, Tom Hedelius, Anders Nyren, Sverker Martin-Lof and Jan Astrom. Indra Asander has declined re-election. Th… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
Jeremy Burks has been named global industry executive director for Dow Corning’s paper and process industries, including textiles. Serving under Mr. Burks as global industry director for textiles is Patrick McLeod. The major market strateg… Read More »
Published April 18, 2006
In order to better achieve its mission of increasing the demand for and profitability of cotton, Cotton Incorporated has created a new division, Global Product Supply Chain, based at the company’s headquarters in Cary, NC. The new division… Read More »
People in the News
Published April 17, 2006
Cotton Incorporated Creates New Division In order to better achieve its mission of increasing the demand for and profitability of cotton, Cotton Incorporated has created a new division, Global Product Supply Chain, based at the company’s h… Read More »
By Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken
Published April 17, 2006
more than 200 congressional offices visited to date Read More »
By Karen Bitz McIntyre
Published April 17, 2006
Am I making enough money? This is the question that plagues every worker—from the hourly employee working the production line to the CEO of a major multinational company. Being fairly, and adequately, compensated for the contribution you give t… Read More »
New Applications Seen At Techtextil 2006
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published April 17, 2006
Held March 28-30, 2006 at Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, GA, Techtextil North America 2006 attracted 4000 visitors who viewed 288 exhibitors from a record-breaking 25 countries. Techtextil North America showcased the higher performance areas of… Read More »
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By Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
Published April 17, 2006
roofing and construction markets expand to meet new demands for high performance weatherizaton products Read More »
Nonwovens For Civil Engineering and Roofing Felts In China
By John Xuan, Nonwovens Staff
Published April 17, 2006
products have been used on a wide-scale basis since the early 1990s Read More »
Published April 13, 2006
Plans are underway to launch the first phase of a nonwovens production facility in the Trans-Volga (Nizhny Novgorod) region of Russia by July 2006. A Russian division of Germany's Freudenberg Politex will act as the investor, according to a recent Ru… Read More »
Published April 13, 2006
DuPont, Wilmington, DE, has initiated changes in its senior management. Among them, Diane Gulyas, chief marketing and sales officer, was named group vice president, DuPont Performance Materials. She succeeds Jeffrey Keefer, who will focus on increasi… Read More »
Published April 13, 2006
Kimberly-Clark plans to cut 130 workers at its Lakeview diaper plant in Menasha, WI in June. The layoffs are part of a previously announced plan to close the facility by the end of 2007. Discussions are still underway to determine who will be let go,… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
Bankrupt Foss Manufacturing could be sold for $39 million to Foss Manufacturing LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, according to published reports. Trustee Patrick O’Malley, who has run the company during its bankruptcy proceedings, filed… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
A conductive polyvinyl alcohol fiber comprising a polyvinyl alcohol polymer and copper sulfide nano-particles was patented. The nano-particles have a mean particle size of at most 50 nm, which are finely dispersed in the polymer. The content of the n… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
A polyester film has received a patent. The film surface portion contains no protrusion with 10 nm or more in height and constitutes at least 5% of the whole film surface. The number of protrusions with not less than 3 nm and less than 5 nm in protru… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
A film comprising a crystalline propylene polymer composition has been patented. The film comprises from 10 to 90 weight percent of a crystalline propylene homopolymer composition featuring a first propylene homopolymer and a second propylene homopol… Read More »
Published April 11, 2006
A disposable cutting sheet for cutting and preparation of food items was recently issued a patent. A first section has a plurality of apertures and a cut resistant surface. A second liquid impermeable section is disposed adjacent the first section. A… Read More »
Published April 10, 2006
Phoenix Fabrikations bv, Cuijk, The Netherlands, is one of the major distributors of nonwoven fabrics in Europe. Read More »
Published April 6, 2006
Basell has purchased Akzo Nobel's Polymerization Catalysts & Components business on March 31. The business, which includes catalyst manufacturing and other assets in Edison, NJ, had revenues of nearly $60 million in 2005. Basell's other catalyst… Read More »
Published April 4, 2006
Archer Daniels Midland Company has acquired all the assets of Group Lysac, a Canadian manufacturer of superabsorbent material. The purchase includes all intellectual property and technological assets held by Lysac to make biodegradable products from… Read More »
Published April 4, 2006
An absorbent article with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction was recently patented. The article comprises an absorption body enclosed in a cover, which has a fluid-permeable surface and a fluid-impermeable surface. The absorption bod… Read More »
Published April 4, 2006
Patented is a laminated polyester film comprising a polyester base film stretched to at least one direction and a coating layer provided on at least one surface of the polyester base film. The coating layer contains polymer binder and inert particles… Read More »
Published March 30, 2006
The new CTL 4640 coater from Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq – NDSN) enhances the company’s global laboratory capabilities to help customers accurately qualify nonwovens and web coating applications, hot melt adhesives and substrates in a con… Read More »
Published March 28, 2006
A disposable pant-like undergarment has been granted a patent. The article includes a stretchable front panel with a distal end, first and second side edges and a retracted length measured between the first and second side edges. A stretchable back p… Read More »
Published March 28, 2006
A personal care article having a lateral cross-direction and a lengthwise longitudinal direction has been issued a patent. The article includes a front portion, a rear portion, and a crotch portion interconnecting the front and rear portions. The per… Read More »
Published March 28, 2006
A stretch-oriented multilayer film was patented. It comprises at least three layers including a surface layer made of a thermoplastic resin, an intermediate layer made of a polyamide resin and a surface layer comprising a sealable resin. The multilay… Read More »
Published March 28, 2006
A process for the preparation of a heat sealable film comprising a core layer and a sealing layer has been patented. The process includes attaching the core layer to the sealing layer. The sealing layer comprises an ethylene copolymer composition on… Read More »
Published March 28, 2006
A fire barrier assembly for fire stopping an opening in a partition has been patented. The assembly includes a plurality of fire stop articles arranged in the opening without a secondary support structure. Each fire stop article comprises an interior… Read More »
Published March 28, 2006
Patented is a heat-shrinkable polyester film comprising a polyester base film and a coat layer formed on one or both sides of the polyester base film. The coat layer comprises a copolymerized polyester having carboxyl group terminals and Tg in the ra… Read More »
Published March 24, 2006
Polymer Group, Inc. Canada’s Difco business is partnering with an Ontario-based fabric dyer and finisher to provide customers the latest technology, expanded capacity and new protective fabrics. The strategic agreement with Colorama will enable… Read More »
Published March 24, 2006
First Quality is disputing claims made by Procter & Gamble in federal court that it infringes on registered trademarks and packaging trade dress of P&G’s Tampax Pearl tampons. In a statement, First Quality said it pridesitself on its wo… Read More »