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  • 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…

  • 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-…