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  • P&G Sales And Earnings Up

    February 7, 2006
    Quarterly earnings for consumer product giant Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, have jumped 29% from a year ago to 2.55 billion dollars. Earnings for the second fiscal quarter amounted to 72 cents per share, better than the 69 cents expected on Wal…

  • PCC Product Addresses Mattress Flammability

    February 7, 2006
    Precision Custom Coatings has developed Precision Flame Protection (PFP), a nonwoven flame retardant  product that meets the most stringent mattress flammability  standards in the U.S. Precision Flame Protection has been  tested by Und…

  • Ginni Filaments Enters Indian Wipes Market

    February 7, 2006
    Indian textile manufacturer Ginni Filaments has developed personal hygiene and beauty care products for children and women. Last year, the company announced its was constructing a spunlace manufacturing plant in Gujarat, India in an investment valued…

  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Fibers With A Reinforcing Material

    February 7, 2006
    An adhesive nonwoven web made of pressure sensitive adhesive fibers was patented. The pressure sensitive adhesive fibers comprise: a pressure sensitive adhesive component and an organic polymeric reinforcing material with a plurality of substantially…

  • Individual Package Of Body Fluid Absorbent Article

    February 7, 2006
    Patented is an individual package of a body fluid absorbent article. The article features an absorbent body to be inserted into a vagina with a package sheet in the form of a packaging bag. Also included is a used substance-disposing sheet for wrappi…

  • Pull-On Disposable Diaper

    February 7, 2006
    A pull-on disposable diaper has been issued a patent. The article includes a liquid-pervious topsheet, a liquid-impervious backsheet, a liquid-absorbent core between the top- and backsheet and a front waist region with transversely opposite side edge…

  • K-C Enhances Relationship with U.S. Green Building Council

    February 6, 2006
    In an effort to help commercial buildings improve their indoor air quality, Kimberly-Clark Corporation—a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)—offers a range of advanced air filter media, along with educational materials and t…

  • Fitti Set To Grow In Dominican Republic

    February 6, 2006
    PHS Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synergy Brands, will expand its Fitti diaper business in the Dominican Republic.  The company believes that the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), which has been delayed, as well as promotional…

  • Sandler Adds To Technical Nonwovens

    February 3, 2006
    Sandler AG  is investing €25 million in its Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany site to bolster its technical nonwovens operations.  This investment follows a smaller effort, valued at €10 million, to establish new technology for the pro…

  • Tredegar To Shut Down Georgia Facility

    February 2, 2006
    Tredegar Film Products will close its plant in LaGrange, GA by May 1 after efforts to find a buyer for the facility were unsuccessful. The plant, which employs 76 people, has been for sale since early 2005. Efforts to find a suitable buyer have been…

  • Hercules Sells Portion of FiberVisions

    February 2, 2006
    Hercules Incorporated will sell a 51% interest in FiberVisions to Snow, Phipps & Guggenheim, L. P., an affiliate of SPG Partners, LLC ("SPG"), a New York-based private equity firm. Under terms of the agreement, Hercules will receive an…

  • SAAF Gains Private Investor

    February 2, 2006
    Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Rajhi & Partners Co. Ltd., a private Equity Fund, has purchased a 49% stake in Saudi Arabian based Advanced Fabrics (SAAF), a manufacturer of spunmelt nonwovens. This is the fund’s first involvement in nonwovens. SAAF h…

  • Novamelt Plans U.S. Expansion

    January 31, 2006
    German pressure-sensitive adhesives specialist Novamelt is expanding production into the U.S. through a joint venture with Jowat, a manufacturer of industrial adhesives for the wood manufacturing, paper and packaging and textile and automotive indust…

  • Disposable Shorts

    January 31, 2006
    Disposable underpants have been patented. The underpants include an underpants member formed of a first sheet as an outermost layer and a second sheet located inside the first sheet. An absorbent member is located on the second sheet at the inner sid…

  • Disposable Diaper

    January 31, 2006
    A disposable diaper has been patented. The diaper includes a cover member with a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region. A liquid-absorbent panel includes a top sheet defining a body-facing surface, a back sheet defining an oppos…

  • Fasteners Engageable With Loops Of Nonwoven Fabrics And With Other Open Structures, And Methods And Machines For Making Fasteners

    January 31, 2006
    Patented is a hook fastener pre-form product for subsequent formation of a loop engaging hook fastener product. The pre-form product has a base sheet with a surface of thermoplastic resin and a plurality of stem formations formed integrally with the…

  • Nonwovens Study Published

    January 26, 2006
    Demand for nonwoven roll goods is projected to increase 4% to $5.1 billion in 2009, driven by gains in filtration, construction, wipes and electronics, according to a recent study conducted by the Freedonia Group. Gains, however, wll be limited to so…

  • Buckeye Reports Results

    January 25, 2006
    Roll goods producer Buckeye Technologies Inc., Memphis, TN, has reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2005. Quarterly net sales were $188.3 million, 4% above the $180.6 million in the same quarter of the prior year.  &n…

  • K-C Quarterly Results Released

    January 24, 2006
    Absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, TX, today reported that sales in the fourth quarter of 2005 rose 2.8% to $4 billion, with higher sales volumes, net selling prices and favorable product mix all contributing to the improveme…

  • Absorbent Article With Phase Change Material

    January 24, 2006
    An absorbent article was recently granted a patent. It features a liquid impervious backsheet, a liquid pervious topsheet joined to the backsheet and an absorbent core disposed intermediate to the topsheet and the backsheet. A thermal cell actuator i…

  • Absorbent Articles Having Removable Components

    January 24, 2006
    Patented is a disposable absorbent article with a first waist region, a second waist region and a crotch region positioned between the first waist region and the second waist region. The absorbent article also has a backsheet joined to a fluid pervio…

  • Disposable Absorbent Articles Having Multiple Absorbent Core Components Including Replaceable Components

    January 24, 2006
    A disposable absorbent article adapted to be worn about a lower torso of a human body was patented. The article includes a chassis forming a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. It also has longitudinally opposing first and second waist end edge…

  • Separable Layer Of Bonding Material, Laminate And Method For Making Same

    January 24, 2006
    Patented is a laminate with a backing layer and a top layer, which are laminated together with a separable layer of permanently thermoplastic bonding material extruded by extrusion lamination. The laminate is made up of a mixture of silicone-modifie…

  • K-C Builds On Toiletry Success

    January 20, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark is building on the success of its Huggies baby toiletries line with the launch of Huggies Cleanteam bath and body products. The new product line, which features trademarked, letter-shaped characters called Alphamals, helps moms teach t…

  • Ahlstrom Invests In Filtration, Again

    January 20, 2006
    Ahlstrom has made its third filtration-related purchase in less than a month. The Helsinki-based company has agreed to buy HRS Textiles, a Darlington, SC maker of specialty nonwovens serving mainly North American air and liquid filtration markets. Th…

  • Foss Probe Continues

    January 19, 2006
    A bankruptcy court judge has given creditors of Foss Manufacturing permission to investigate allegations that former chief executive officer Steven Foss used company money for personal reasons, according to a report published by The Portsmouth Herald…

  • Tyco Announces Plans To Split

    January 17, 2006
    Tyco International Ltd. has announced intentions to split into three separate public companies, ending years of speculation about the company's future as a single entity. The company said it will split its electronics and health care—including…

  • Disposable Adhesive Delivery Pad For Dental Cleaning Pastes And Solutions

    January 17, 2006
    A dental material delivery pad for adhesive attachment to a hand or glove was issued a patent. The article includes a planar delivery pad including a paperboard laminated with metal foil. The pad has a delivery portion, an attachment portion, a top s…

  • Disposable Cutting Sheet

    January 17, 2006
    Patented is a disposable cutting sheet for cutting and preparation of food items. The sheet includes a first cut-resistant layer with a first surface area and a cellulosic ply and a thermoplastic material ply. The thermoplastic material ply of the fi…

  • Powdery Single-Layer Film Laminate And Process For Producing The Same

    January 17, 2006
    A powdery single-layer film laminate has been patented. The laminate features a substrate, a binder layer and a powdery single-layer film composed of a large number of powdery particles embedded in a single-layer in a partially protruded state on the…

  • Fiber Reinforced Composite Article, Fiber Member, And Method For Making

    January 17, 2006
    A fiber reinforced composite article was recently patented. The article includes a first surface, a second surface opposed to and spaced apart from the first surface, a matrix and reinforcing fibers there between. It has a plurality of discrete regio…

  • Sanitary Napkin Having Core Predisposed To A Convex Upward Configuration

    January 17, 2006
    A sanitary napkin has been patented. Featuring a longitudinal centerline and a lateral centerline orthogonal thereto, the napkin has longitudinal side margins and transverse ends. The sanitary napkin includes a liquid pervious topsheet, a liquid impe…

  • Protective Undergarment

    January 17, 2006
    A protective garment has been granted a patent. An integrally formed garment body of a liquid impermeable material has an inner surface with a first portion and a second portion. An absorptive device is associated with the second portion of the inner…

  • Sanitary Panty

    January 17, 2006
    Patented is a sanitary panty with a waistband in a waist part, leg bands in leg openings and a napkin-fitting portion in a crotch part. In a flattened manner, a dimensional ratio between a center front length from the crotch part to the waist part an…

  • Multi-Layer Wiping Device

    January 17, 2006
    A multi-layer article has been granted a patent. The article has a first layer comprising a first ply and a second ply joined to the first ply in a face-to-face relationship at a plurality of discrete bond sites. The first and second plies form an in…

  • Pack For Adhesive Sheets

    January 17, 2006
    Patented is a combination comprising at least one adhesive sheet with a top adhesive face, a bottom adhesive face and four sides. The article also features a UV-impermeable material applied to at least both of the faces or entirely enclosing at least…

  • JM Announces New Construction Products

    January 11, 2006
    Johns Manville's Engineered Products Group, has responded to builders’ needs to build better homes with two new products— Gorilla Wrap, a translucent, non-perforated housewrap and DuraBase, an asphalt and nonwoven polyester roofing under…

  • Force Gauge

    January 9, 2006
    The Chatillion  DFE Series from Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments is a compact, easy-to-use force gauge designed for economy applications without compromising functionality. The new DFE Series features two models and seven capacities eac…

  • Dual-Knife Rotary Cutter

    January 9, 2006
    Maxson Automatic Machinery has introduced an affordable sheeter model offering dual knife rotary cutter technology to printing and converting operations. The design employs a high speed cutter outfitted with a delivery system that includes a reject g…

  • Resin For Spunbond Nonwovens

    January 9, 2006
    Basell has developed a new resin, Moplen RP1669, which adds a soft touch and cloth-like feel to nonwoven materials for hygienic, personal care and medical apparel applications. Moplen RP1669 is an innovative copolymer based on Basell’s state-of…

  • Splicers

    January 9, 2006
    A pharmaceutical packager recently benefited from Martin Automatic’s machinery. The company wanted to increase throughput on an existing filling line by running non-stop. It was not a high speed line—less than 50 fpm—but the manual…

  • Traverse Winder

    January 9, 2006
    Independent Machine Co. has developed a system for slitting and traverse winding PSA tapes and foam. The new 20-inch-wide system includes a double supported unwind for supply rolls to 48 inches OD with auto edge guide and programmable tension control…

  • Festoon

    January 9, 2006
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Company has introduced a festoon that allows inline sheeters to closely match the speed of down line processes, thereby maintaining accurate sheet length. The system provides a closed-loop tension control for the roll stand…

  • Full-Color Brochure

    January 9, 2006
    Linpac Materials Handling has produced a new, eight-page, full-color brochure featuring its high quality Ropak reusable container systems in a variety of applications. The Linpac General Industry Solutions brochure details the company’s wide ra…

  • Pressure Transmitters

    January 9, 2006
    Dynisco Instruments has introduced a new line of pressure transmitters with Foundation Fieldbus capability. The three new models featured are: FFX2242, a thread-mounted pressure and temperature transmitter for processing applications, designed for us…

  • Cleaning Devices

    January 9, 2006
    Maxson Automatic has introduced cleaning devices that enhance slit and cross cut quality when sheeting pressure sensitive materials or other laminates where adhesive build-up on blades is likely. The design is straightforward to adjust and simple to…

  • Sanitary Line

    January 9, 2006
    GDM has improved its sanitary towel product line based on the Matrix platform. This version is fully compatible with the MSS (Modular Supply System) protocol, which is a characteristic of this platform, and performs at the highest levels of quality f…

  • Spunlace System

    January 9, 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…

  • Winders

    January 9, 2006
    Nuova Protex, Sumirago, Italy, produces monofilament, tape, ribbon, strapping tape and multifilament winders. The company designs and builds a variety of winders for lower speed process in a variety of denier ranges. The most popular of these winders…

  • Automatic Plate Cleaning System

    January 9, 2006
    Omet has developed a new plate cleaning system for high quality napkin lines. This system is easy to apply on existing Omet machines, completely eliminating machine stops for cleaning and guaranteeing a constant and continuous high quality print. The…