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  • FKI Logistex

    November 15, 2005
    Dick Braatz will serve as the new vice president of manufacturing for the North American business of FKI Logistex. Mr. Braatz, a seasoned manufacturing professional, reports to Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. Mr. Braatz comes t…

  • Several Personnel Changes at Nordson

    November 15, 2005
    Nordson Corporation has made several personnel changes. In the company’s EFD business segment, Peter Lambert has been elected a corporate vice president and president of this business area, which is based in East Providence, RI. Mr. Lambert ass…

  • Adhesives Research Has Launched a New Division

    November 15, 2005
    As part of a corporate restructuring, Adhesives Research has launched a new division of the company called ARcare. The division will be led by Geoff Bennett, who will assume the role of vice president and general manager. With Adhesives Re­search…

  • Degussa Superabsorber Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing

    November 15, 2005
    Stefan Nowicki was recently appointed director of sales and marketing by  Degussa Superabsorber. Previously serving as international account manager for the company, Dr. Nowicki will be responsible for sales and marketing activities in Europe, t…

  • Director Of Global Marketing and Sales

    November 15, 2005
    Tredegar Film Products has named Stephen Pouliot director of global marketing and sales. Mr. Pouliot was most recently director of towel category management with Georgia-Pacific Corp­oration.  He joined Georgia-Pacific (formerly Fort Howard…

  • Several New Members Have Joined Air Products

    November 15, 2005
    Several new members have joined Air Products’ executive team. In the first appointment, John Marsland is now vice president and general manager, global healthcare. In this position, Mr. Marsland is responsible for implementing the global strate…

  • Rayonier

    November 15, 2005
    Rayonier has chosen Carl Kraus, a veteran financial and real estate executive, to serve in two prominent roles as senior vice president, finance, Rayonier, and chief investment officer of the company’s real estate subsidiary, TerraPointe. Mr. K…

  • DuPont Nonwovens Names New VP and GM

    November 15, 2005
    Matthew Trerotola has been named vice president and general manager of DuPont Nonwovens, the world’s second largest nonwovens producer. Formerly business director, industrial solutions—DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise, Mr. Trerotola r…

  • People in the News

    November 15, 2005
    DuPont Nonwovens Names New VP and GM Matthew Trerotola has been named vice president and general manager of DuPont Nonwovens, the world’s second largest nonwovens producer. Formerly busines…

  • Additional Countries Seek Entry Into WTO

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || November 15, 2005
    Saudi Arabia, Russia Must Open Markets As Condition of Membership

  • Converting Nonwovens For Improved Product Features

    Converting Nonwovens For Improved Product Features

    November 15, 2005
    converters offer medical and hygiene producers new ways to meet product development challenges

  • Huggies Supreme Named America's Favorite Diapers By Consumer Mag

    November 15, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Huggies Supreme diapers have been named America's Favorite Diapers by American Baby magazine. Huggies Supreme received the honor in connection with the 2005 "American Baby Best of Year AMBY Awards."  year,…

  • Koch Industries to Acquire Georgia-Pacific

    November 15, 2005
    Georgia-Pacific is set to become a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries following a deal whereby Koch will acquire the consumer goods and construction materials company in a $48 per share cash tender offer. The transaction has a…

  • Feminine Hygiene in Europe

    Feminine Hygiene in Europe

    November 15, 2005
    new products give women more choices

  • The Filtration Evolution

    The Filtration Evolution

    November 15, 2005
    growth continues as this highly technical nonwovens sector faces new demands and challenges

  • Thong Sanitary Napkin With Self Folding Flaps

    November 15, 2005
    A sanitary napkin adapted to be worn in a thong undergarment has been patented. The undergarment has a body faceable surface and a garment faceable surface. The sanitary napkin comprises a central absorbent pad, which has a liquid pervious cover laye…

  • Absorbent Structures With Selectively Placed Flexible Absorbent Binder

    November 15, 2005
    An absorbent article with a central region and two end regions has been patented. The article features a liquid-permeable fluid receiving layer, an absorbent core and a liquid-impermeable outer cover. At least one of the fluid receiving layer, absorb…

  • Transparent Film

    November 15, 2005
    A transparent film has been issued a patent. The film comprises a thermoplastic resin with a substituted or non-substituted imide group at a side chain of the resin and a thermoplastic resin with a substituted or non-substituted phenyl group and a ni…

  • Ahlstrom To Expand In France

    November 9, 2005
    Ahlstrom will invest € 30 in an expansion of its supercalendered release base paper capacity in La Gère, France. Scheduled for early 2007, the investment will include modification of several components of the La Gère PM 6 paper mac…

  • Eastman Announces Expansion

    November 9, 2005
    Eastman Chemical Company will expand production of hydrogentated hydrocarbon resin by 25% at its Middelburg, The Netherlands facility. The planned completion date for the expansion is September 2006. "Throughout the world, demand for Eastman hyd…

  • K-C To Increase Prices 6%

    November 9, 2005
    In response to inflationary pressure from higher raw material and energy costs, consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark will raise prices on bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and flushable wipes on average 6%. The levy is expected to occur in Februa…

  • Ahlstrom, SAAF Partner in Medical Market

    November 8, 2005
    Nonwovens producers Ahlstrom Corporation and Saudi Arabia-based Advanced Fabrics (SAAF) have formed a strategic alliance for the sale of SAAF’s Medalon range of spunbond/meltblown medical drape and gown fabrics. This cooperation allows both com…

  • Biaxially Stretched Film and Production Method Thereof

    November 8, 2005
    Patented is a biaxially stretched film comprising a polyamide resin composition obtained by melt-kneading a smectite with a polyamide. The polyamide is produced by the polycondensation of a diamine component containing 70 mol % or higher of m-xylylen…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Having Backsheet Strips

    November 8, 2005
    Patented is a disposable diaper with a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region between the waist regions. The diaper also includes an absorbent assembly with an interior surface, an exterior surface and laterally opposing longitud…

  • G-P To Expand Gypsum Production

    November 7, 2005
    The board of Georgia-Pacific has approved capital funding of more than $100 million for the expansion of its Savannah, GA gypsum facility. This expansion, along with other modernization programs across the company's gypsum division, will support the…

  • A.S. Nonwovens To Ad Rieter Perfojet Line

    November 3, 2005
    A.S. Nonwovens will install a second spunlace line, supplied by Rieter Perfojet, in its Gaziantep, Turkey facility. The company’s first Rieter line began operating in March 2002 and has mainly served the disposable wipes and artificial leather…

  • BBA Group Looks To Sell Off Nonwovens

    November 3, 2005
    London’s BBA Group has announced plans to separate its Fiberweb business through a variety of options including demerger or sale. The Fiberweb business, which comprises BBA’s large nonwovens operation, reported sales above $1 billion last…

  • DuPont Donates Tyvek for Katrina Victims

    November 3, 2005
    Thousands of pounds of envelope material made from Tyvek nonwovens will be used to make 1.2 million protective sleeves for debit cards. Tyvek maker DuPont Nonwovens has donated the Tyvek  to the American Red Cross, which is distributing debit ca…

  • J. H. Ziegler Grows in Central Europe

    November 1, 2005
    J.H. Ziegler will start production of nonwovens in Hungary during the second quarter of 2006. The Achern, Germany-based company will build a new facility on an 18,000 square meter lot near Bábolna  in northwest Hungary in a reported $4.2…

  • PGI Sales Continue Upward Trend

    November 1, 2005
    Sales increased 11.6% to $228.2 million during the third quarter for Polymer Group, Inc.; gross profit increased 9.5% to $38.9 million. For the first nine months of 2005, sales increased 14% to $708 million while profit increased 13.1% to $124 millio…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Employing Odor Reduction Layer Containing Metalphthalocyanine Material

    November 1, 2005
    Patented is a disposable absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet combined with the topsheet, a fluid storage layer disposed between the topsheet and backsheet and a body-facing surface. The article also includes a garment-facing surface…

  • Structure Comprising A Binder Layer Non-Delaminable With Respect to a Metallized Substrate and Peelable With Respect To A Polypropylene Substrate

    November 1, 2005
    A multilayer structure comprising a metal layer or a metallized-substrate layer and a binder layer has been patented. The binder layer is made of polypropylene that is extrusion coated at a rate of more than 100 meters per minute onto the metal or me…

  • Hybrid Polymer Film

    November 1, 2005
    A barrier film for limiting transmission of oxygen and moisture there-through was recently granted a patent. The film comprises a polymer substrate with a first vacuum-formed plasma-treated surface and a vacuum-deposited, first radiation-polymerized…

  • Absorbent Pants

    November 1, 2005
    Absorbent pants have been issued a patent. The pants feature a hydrophobic pants layer, which faces the body of a user during use. The pants layer is assembled to itself or is able to be assembled to itself so that the pants layer by itself defines a…

  • Absorbent Pants

    November 1, 2005
    A pair of absorbent pants has been issued a patent. The pants feature a hydrophobic pants layer that faces a body of a user during use. The pants layer is assembled to itself or is able to be assembled to itself so that the pants layer by itself def…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Employing Odor Reduction Layer Containing Metalphthalocyanine Material

    November 1, 2005
    A disposable absorbent article was recently patented. It features a topsheet, a backsheet combined with the topsheet and a fluid storage layer between the two. The article has a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface opposing the body-facin…

  • Plans Being Made for TANDEC Conference

    October 31, 2005
    The TANDEC Nonwovens Conference at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is moving from late Fall to April for future years, at the urging of its participants and also to avoid the hurricane aftermaths of recent experience.  In 2006, the 15th…

  • Ahlstrom Reports Third Quarter Results

    October 31, 2005
    Ahlstrom Corporation’s sales were €381.9 million for the third quarter compared to €393 million during the same quarter of last year. Operating profit was €33.7 million compared to €18.6 million the prior year. According to…

  • Five Finalists Named for 2006 Visionary Award

    October 28, 2005
    Five unique consumer products—ranging from a disaster relief blanket to a host of personal and household care items from the industry’s leading manufacturers – have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious 2006 Visionary Awar…

  • Triad To Centralize Operations

    October 28, 2005
    Triad Group has announced plans for a new combined headquarters and manufacturing facility in Hartland, WI. The new facility, to be completed in Fall 2006, will have more than 250,000 square feet and combine all operations currently spread among the…

  • Playtex Sales Down Slightly

    October 28, 2005
    Playtex Products, Inc. reported sales decreased 1% to $146 million for the third quarter. For the first nine months, sales decreased 3% to $510 million. Net income for the third quarter was $3.4 million compared to $1.4 million last year. Growth refl…

  • Suominen Sales Decrease

    October 27, 2005
    Suominen Corporation’s net sales decreased to €149.8 million during the first nine months of 2005 compared €170.4 million during the same period of last year. Operating profit also decreased, from €7.8 million to €1.9 millio…

  • Buckeye Posts 3Q Loss

    October 27, 2005
    Buckeye Technologies sales decreased 1% to $165.5 million during the first quarter ended September 30, 2005. The company also incurred a $0.3 million loss during the quarter due to a $1.3 million after tax in early extinguishment of debt costs and re…

  • K-C 3Q Profits Fall On Charges

    October 27, 2005
    Profits dropped 26% during the third quarter for Kimberly-Clark due largely to charges related to streamlining the company’s business. Earnings declined to $325.2 million from $441.3 million while sales climbed 6% to $4 billion. Sales were buoy…

  • Raw Material Costs Drive Down G-P Profits

    October 27, 2005
    Georgia-Pacific Corp., the world's top maker of paper towels and toilet paper, reported a 40% dip in profits during the third quarter. The decrease from $240 million to $145 million  was blamed on rising energy and raw material prices with expan…

  • Water-Absorbing Polymers With Supramolecular Hollow Molecules, Method For Producing Them And Use Of The Same

    October 25, 2005
    A sheet material comprising absorptive polymer particles has been patented. One or more of the polymers comprises polymerized units of one or more monoethylenically unsaturated monomers having at least one acid group, The surface of the absorptive po…

  • Fibers Having Improved Dullness And Products Containing The Same

    October 25, 2005
    A fiber with two or more lobes extending from a central core has been granted a patent. The two or more lobes are equally spaced about an outer periphery of the central core. Each lobe has a substantially similar lobal cross-sectional configuration w…

  • Double Sided Adhesive Tape

    October 25, 2005
    An adhesive tape with at least a three-layer product structure was recently patented. The tape has the following layers A, B and C with the layer sequence ABC. Layer A is a heat activatable adhesive with a characteristic activation temperature TA of…

  • Heat-Shrinkable Polyester Film Roll

    October 25, 2005
    A heat-shrinkable polyester film roll was issued a patent. The roll includes an alkali-earth metal compound and a phosphorus compound, at an alkali-earth metal atom M2 content of 20-400 ppm (mass basis) and a phosphorus atom P content of 5-350 ppm (m…

  • High Strength Polyethylene Fibers And Their Applications

    October 25, 2005
    A net made of a high strength polyethylene fiber was recently issued a patent. The fiber comprises a high molecular weight polyethylene consisting of a repeating unit of ethylene. It has an intrinsic viscosity number of five or larger and an average…