Search Results for 'P'

Search For:
Refine by Dates:
From: To:
Refine By Content:

  • 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…

  • Nip Stations

    October 20, 2006
    Custom-engineered AccuNip nip stations from PFE Rolls, Inc. can be configured for a wide range of uses in the textile industry, including laminating, thermal bonding, fabric heating/cooling and pulling and squeezing. Other unique applications include…

  • Folding Machines

    October 20, 2006
    CPS Company manufactures automatic folding machines specifically designed for integration into packaging lines, converted reels of synthetic leather, nonwovens and microfibers. The innovative folding technology allows the cut product to be doub…

  • Bowed Rolls

    October 20, 2006
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Company can incorporate bowed rolls in the carrier system of its paper sheeters to smooth out wrinkles by inducing a spreading or widening action on the moving webs. Especially valuable when running multiple lightweight web…

  • Reprocessing Brochure

    October 20, 2006
    Precision AirConvey has published a new brochure highlighting its range of custom engineered solutions for cutting virgin material and energy costs by reprocessing plastic film and sheet reclaim waste. “Reclaim You Resin Costs” spotlights…

  • Closure Tapes

    October 20, 2006
    Koester has added Combi-Tape to its line of closure tapes for incontinence briefs. The two-layer mechanical Combi-Tape consists of a soft nonwoven material and features a combination of glue with an innovative hook system—the FHL Flex Hook. Thi…

  • Silicone Coatings

    October 20, 2006
    Huntsman’s Textile Effects business segment has launched a new range of high-performance silicone coating products. Dicrylan S, W and C polymers are de­signed for technical textiles and other high-performance applications, including buildin…

  • Adhesive Melters

    October 20, 2006
    VersaBlue XN Series adhesive melters from Nordson Corporation dispense up to two different hot melt adhesives and offer holding capacities of 50, 100 and 200 liters. Coupled with a range of pump sizes and PLC system control choices, VersaBlue XN melt…

  • Helpline

    October 20, 2006
    The Dienes Group has established a service helpline for all engineering questions on industrial slitting. The number of the Dienes Service Helpline is 49-2206-605905. The helpline will be operational around the clock, 365 days a year. 49-2206-605905…

  • High Bonding Copolyester

    October 20, 2006
    The association of German automotive manufactures (VDA), has created a standard, VDA 278, governing the testing of VOC and fogging values (FOG). The values of the complete multi-layer laminates are decisive. The emissions from the adhesives are also…

  • Filter Media

    October 20, 2006
    Sandler’s sawascreen fine filter series is available with a laminated pre-filter. The progressive fiber combination from coarse to fine helps to ensure uniform dust absorption. Voluminous, needle­punched polyester nonwovens and the lower-pr…

  • Flame Retardant

    October 20, 2006
    Huntsman's Textile Effects business segment has launched a new flame retardant for polyester and cotton and their blends. Combining high performance with cost effectiveness, Flovan CWF leaves treated textiles with a soft hand. The product, for which…

  • Personnel Changes At Performance Fibers

    October 20, 2006
    Polyester producer Performance Fibers has made two recent personnel changes. In the first, Clark Halladay has been appointed global marketing director, Americas sales director for its industrial segment. Mr. Halladay will lead the company’s gro…

  • Promotion At Paper Converting Machine Company

    October 20, 2006
    Paper Converting Machine Company has  promoted Dave Kessenich to product development manager. “Mr. Kessenich has been selected because of his leadership experience and capabilities,” said global sales director Mark Gillis, who recent…

  • Feroe Joins Neumag Saurer's U.S. Sales Team

    October 20, 2006
    Daniel Feroe has joined Neu­mag Saurer’s U.S. sales team as the nonwovens director for North America effective August 2006. Mr. Feroe has 20 years of nonwovens machine sales with experience in needle­punch, spunlace, thermal bonded…

  • K-C Extends iVillage Partnership

    October 19, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark has entered an exclusive partnership with NBC Universal's iVillage Properties and GE Healthcare (GEHC) to provide in-hospital educational television programming to parents of newborn children. Under this agreement, K-C's Huggies brand…

  • Daio Selling Fem Hy In China

    October 19, 2006
    Daio Paper, in partnership with a Chinese company, began producing and selling sanitary napkins in China in July. The effort started with the production of 36 million pieces annually. The consumer population of sanitary napkins in Japan is estimated…

  • Multilayer Transparent, Biaxially Oriented Polyester Film

    October 17, 2006
    A multilayer, transparent, biaxially oriented polyester film made from at least one base layer has been issued a patent. It comprises at least 80% by weight of thermoplastic polyester and from, applied to this base layer, at least one transparent, po…

  • Biaxially Oriented Polyester Film And Production Process Therefore

    October 17, 2006
    A biaxially oriented polyester film has been granted a patent. The film has a Young’s modulus in a longitudinal direction of 8 to 12 Gpa; a Young’s modulus in a transverse direction of 6.5 to 9 Gpa; a temperature expansion coefficient in the tran…

  • Open-type Disposable Wearing Article Having Bifurcated Stretchable Zones

    October 17, 2006
    Patented is an open-type disposable clothing article with an elastically stretchable front waist region, an elastically stretchable rear waist region and an elastically stretchable crotch region extending between the front waist region and the rear w…

  • Absorbent Product With Fastening Arrangements

    October 17, 2006
    An absorbent product with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction has been patented. It comprises a liquid-permeable surface layer, a liquid-impermeable surface layer and an absorption body arranged between the surface layers. The liquid-…

  • Absorbent Article With Acquisition Portion Protruding Through A Topsheet Opening And A Storage Member Opening

    October 17, 2006
    An absorbent article with a longitudinal centerline and a lateral centerline was recently patented. The absorbent article comprises a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent component. The topsheet has an opening and the absorbent component comprises…

  • Cleansing Article For Personal Care

    October 17, 2006
    Patented is a personal care cleansing article comprising a water insoluble synthetic fibered substrate formed of a web with a plurality of slits cut through and into the substrate. The article has a length ranging from about six to about 40 mm and a…

  • Time For Champagne? Maybe Not Yet

    October 16, 2006
    A few weeks ago, financial analyst Jim Cramer proclaimed his faith in disposable diapers by appearing on his Mad Money television show wearing a diaper. Known for his crazed antics, Cramer wore the diaper to underscore why buying Kimberly-Clark stock…

  • OSHA Respirator Rule Generates Controversy

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || October 16, 2006
    efforts are underway to stop rule from becoming effective next month

  • People In The News

    October 16, 2006
    Fereo Joins Neumag's U.S. Team

  • The Comforts Of Home

    The Comforts Of Home

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || October 16, 2006
    nonwovens make themselves comfortable in the home furnishing sector, from bedding and window treatments to wallcovering applications

  • Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues

    Beyond Consumer, Wipes Growth Continues

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || October 16, 2006
    nonwovens' displacement of laundered rags continues in industrial and institutional markets

  • Airlaid: The Comeback Kid

    Airlaid: The Comeback Kid

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || October 16, 2006
    once plagued by overcapacity and pricing challenges, are airlaids ready to get back in the ring?

  • Airlaid Innovations

    October 16, 2006
    Danish Airlaid Technology A/S was established this year by founders Lars Laursen and Mogens Olesen, both of whom have worked in the airlaid machine building business.

  • Neumag Acquires Nordson's Fiber Systems Group

    October 13, 2006
    Nordson Corporation has sold its Fiber Systems Group to Saurer Ltd.’s business unit, Neumag, which offers a wide range of turnkey systems for the production of nonwovens. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.  Based in Dawsonville, GA,…

  • Ahlstrom To Transfer Equipment

    October 13, 2006
    Ahlstrom will move its Mount Holly Springs, PA, liquid filtration converting business to another facility in Bishopville, SC. This relocation could affect approximately 60 jobs in the current facility. Ahlstrom will begin negotiations with the United…

  • Polykote Builds Larger Headquarters

    October 13, 2006
    Polykote Corporation, a custom, contract coating, laminating, slitting and converting company located in Warminster PA, is building a new, larger high-tech facility in Forks Township, PA. “The new facility is scheduled to be completed in late D…

  • JM Brings New Spunbond Line Onstream

    October 10, 2006
    Building and specialty products manufacturer Johns Manville (JM) has launched a new polyester spunbond production line at its Johns Manville GmbH operation in Bobingen, Germany. Adoption of the latest technology reportedly allows the production line…

  • Monadnock Completes Expansion

    October 10, 2006
    Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC (MNW) has completed a million dollar expansion of its Mount Pocono, PA facility. The effort concludes a three-year process development program to install what the company considers the world’s first Halar meltblown line…

  • Finalists Named For 2007 Visionary Award

    October 10, 2006
    Six consumer products from the U.S. and Europe—ranging from advanced hygiene products to pet care to beer can construction—have been nominated as finalists for the 2007 Visionary Award by INDA, the North American nonwovens association. No…

  • K-Tron Acquires Premier Pneumatics

    October 6, 2006
    K-Tron International has acquired privately-held Premier Pneumatics, a manufacturer of pneumatic conveying and bulk handling equipment.  The purchase price was $27.565 million, all of which was paid in cash, including a $2 million escrow. …

  • Ciba Sells Masterbatch

    October 5, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals will sell its Masterbatch business to Clariant for an undisclosed price. The divestment, which will close during the fourth quarter, will affect 300 employees, who will transfer to Clariant, based in Basel, Switzerland. The M…

  • Chicopee Launches New Line

    October 5, 2006
    Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc., has introduced its Chix Pro-Series line of disposable towels that are engineered to effectively work with common cleaning sanitizers and disinfectants. The company designed the new towels with patent…

  • PGI Launches Chinese Spunmelt Plant

    October 4, 2006
    Leading roll goods producer Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has opened the doors of its newest manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, China. According to PGI, the move makes the company China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the coun…

  • AATCC Joins INDA, TAPPI and The Fiber Society To Publish Journal

    October 4, 2006
    Three leading trade associations and a professional society have entered into a partnership to publish the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF), an electronic publication of original research and advances in fibers, fibrous materials and t…

  • Ahlstrom To Shut Numbrecht Site

    September 29, 2006
    Ahlstrom will close down its Nümbrecht, Germany plant by April 2007. The move will affect 37 employees and result in a non-recurring cost of approximately €2.5 million in Ahlstrom's third quarter results. The closure supports Ahlstrom's str…

  • H&V To Add Wetlaid Line At Chinese Plant

    September 28, 2006
    Hollingsworth & Vose, East Walpole, MA, plans to install a wetlaid microglass manufacturing line at its Suzhou, China facility to serve filtration and battery separator markets. This investment is part of H&V's Asia Pacific strategy announced…