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  • Reliance Industries Limited

    August 31, 2005
    Reliance Industries Limited has appointed Shri Dipak C Jain, Northwestern Universitys Dean of the Kellogg School of Management as a director of the board, effective August 4. Dean Jean has been teaching at the Kellogg School of Management since 1986…

  • Freudenberg Politex Group

    August 31, 2005
    Jean-Francois Verjus has joined the management board of the Freudenberg Politex Group as chief technology officer. The management board is therefore now composed of Riccardo Sollini, president and CEO, Mr. Verjus, chief technology officer, and Riccar…

  • Hughes Joins Sunoco

    August 31, 2005
    Henry Hughes has joined the chemicals business unit of Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) as senior account manager for polypropylene sales into the nonwovens industry. Mr. Hughes will be based in Charlotte and will be responsible for managing sales of polypropylene…

  • New Melt Additives JV Formed

    August 31, 2005
    Goulston Technologies, Inc., Monroe, NC, and Hammonton, NJ-based Polyvel, Inc. have formed a joint venture to manufacture and market melt additives for the global synthetic fiber and nonwovens industries. The venture will bring together the combined…

  • Avgol Expands in North Carolina

    August 31, 2005
    Avgol, a manufacturer of spunbond and spunbond-meltblown-spunbond (SMS) nonwoven materials for use in hygiene, healthcare, construction, agriculture and furniture, is expanding its U.S. operations with a further investment of NIS 135 million. This is…

  • People in the News

    August 30, 2005
    Hughes Joins Sunoco

  • International Top 40

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the leading nonwovens producers in the world

  • Product Development Trends In The Nonwovens Industry

    August 30, 2005
    various techniques for developing products are emerging

  • International Trade Developments

    Peter Mayberry - INDA Director of Government Affairs || August 30, 2005
    President Bush Signs DR-CAFTA; WTO Issues Preliminary Ruling Against U.S. In Export Tax Dispute

  • Nonwovens Industry Wants You

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || August 30, 2005
    It is interesting to note that—despite widespread reports of troubles, including unprecedented raw material price hikes, increased competition and difficulty in passing price increases on to customers—the nonwovens industry appears to be…

  • Trial Software

    August 30, 2005
    Cognex has announced the availability of free Checker trial software that can be downloaded with the latest Checker version 1.3 release. The trial software lets anyone experience the power and simplicity of Checker, a simple-to-use and inexpensive se…

  • Improved Product Performance and Reduced Adhesive Usage

    August 30, 2005
    The new Universal CF nozzles from Nordson Corporation deliver consistent hot melt adhesive spray coverage, high bond strengths and low add-on rates. These nozzles are equipped with 12 orifices to uniformly distribute air, which stabilizes adhesive pa…

  • Permeability Testing

    August 30, 2005
    PBI-Dansensor has introduced a manometric gas permeability tester, the L100-5000, which measures the permeability of almost any common gas or gas mixture through films and foils. Typical gases measured include air, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, h…

  • Flame-Retardant Textile Coatings

    August 30, 2005
    BASF and Schill + Seilacher have developed new flame-retardant formulations for BASF's Lurapret textile coatings. As a result, the coatings can slow down or even prevent the spread of fire, minimizing the injury that fire can inflict on people and th…

  • Specialty Fibers For Nonwovens Applications

    August 30, 2005
    The Germany-based manufacturer of viscose fibers, Kelheim Fibres GmbH, has released the trilobal fiber Galaxy within the nonwovens industry. Galaxy has previously been known for its role in the production of raw materials for the feminine hygiene ind…

  • Travel Wet Wipes Machine

    August 30, 2005
    Teknoweb has released the Travel Lotus, which provides a low capital investment solution for customers searching for a reliable wipe converting machine that covers basic requirements. The usage of advanced servo-drive technology allows the machine to…

  • Nanofiber Composite For Filtration Materials

    August 30, 2005
    Hollingsworth & Vose has unveiled new technology, the Nanoweb, to aid in the filtration of hazardous emissions (i.e. from automobiles). Since filtration capabilities are based on the fineness of fibers, Hollingsworth & Vose makes use of the e…

  • Martin Automatics Asia-Pacific Team

    August 30, 2005
    Hope Hu has joined Martin Automatics Asia-Pacific team. With more than 20 years of experience in printing and graphic arts, including art design, prepress, press and bindery, he most recently served as sales and marketing director for the convertin…

  • Three New Sales Leaders Hyosung Corporation

    August 30, 2005
    Hyosung Corporation has appointed Jeff McGuire, Fernando da Costa Roland and Paul de Belay to three new sales leadership roles for its Creora spandex line. Mr. McGuire is director of North American sales and technology; Mr. Roland is the sales and ma…

  • Promotions At Michelman Inc.

    August 30, 2005
    Michelman Inc. has promoted Tom Smith to strategic accounts manager and Don Hoesl to commercial manager. Mr. Smith will take on a more active role in managing corporate level activities, special projects, market management and international opportun…

  • EDANA Has Elected Chairman

    August 30, 2005
    EDANA has elected Knud Waede Hansen, managing director of Fibertex A/S, its chairman for a one-year term. He will be replacing Rolf Altdorf, who is group vice president of EMEA, PGI Nonwovens. Mr. Altdolf has notably diversified the company's members…

  • K-C Names New Board Member

    August 30, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Abelardo Bru, former vice chairman of PepsiCo and chairman and chief executive officer of Frito-Lay, has been elected to its board of directors. Mr. Bru, 56, retired from PepsiCo and Frito-Lay in February 200…

  • Regional Spotlight: China

    August 30, 2005
    INDA reports growth will slow but still remain high by Western standards

  • The Call for Composites

    August 30, 2005
    Creative fabric and fiber combinations help boost versatility in this busy segment

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the latest innovations and company highlights from suppliers of machinery and equipment

  • APM To Boost Filtration Capacity

    August 29, 2005
    Awa Paper Manufacturing (APM), a leading Japanese producer of automotive air, oil and fuel filter systems, plans to increase its capacity to 6000 tons by the end of 2006 through the launch of a new production line at its Anan facility. Thai United Aw…

  • Filtration 2005 Conference Program Unveiled

    August 29, 2005
    Scheduled for November 15-17 at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, Filtration 2005 International Conference and Exposition will feature a three-day conference program and is expected to attract thousands of filtration industry professionals, according to even…

  • Nihon Tokushu Toryo To Up Capacity

    August 29, 2005
    Plans for a capacity increase are underway at Nihon Tokushu Toryo, a Japanese producer of nonwoven automotive soundproofing materials. The company now produces enough materials for 240,000 cars on a monthly basis and plans to increase its capacity to…

  • Performance Fibers Finalizes Diolen Acquisition

    August 25, 2005
    Performance Fibers, Colonial Heights, VA, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., has acquired the North American business of Diolen Industrial Fibers, Inc. The acquisition is a key element of Performance Fibers' global growth strategy and will s…

  • Foss Opens Regional Office

    August 24, 2005
    Foss Manufacturing Company, Hampton, NH, a specialist in both synthetic fibers and nonwoven roll goods, has opened a southeast regional office in Charlotte, NC to better serve the company’s growing clientele in the specialty fabric, upholstery…

  • Cotton Incorporated Introduces Nonwoven Seal

    August 23, 2005
    Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, has introduced a new seal specific to nonwoven products with the release of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Cotton Enhanced baby wipes. Available on shelves beginning in August, the wipes are the first nonwoven produc…

  • SAP Recovery System

    August 17, 2005
    The new SAP Only Recovery System from Osprey uses a three-stage process to reclaim valuable SAP. Soft disposable products are first loaded into an infeed unit. The size of this material is then size reduced and discharged automatically into the recov…

  • Air Flotation System

    August 17, 2005
    The Maxson Automatic Machinery Company now offers an air flotation system that enables entire sheeters to be moved off line for maintenance of extruder screws or other sheeting operations. The flotation system creates a steady supply of compressed ai…

  • Textile Commodities Bulletin

    August 17, 2005
    The Textile Commodities Bulletin at www.jkkltd.com is an interactive internet space for the advertisement and purchase of textile materials—nonwoven fabrics, resins, woven fabrics, fibers and value-ad products. The items from these categories a…

  • The Excelle Card

    August 17, 2005
    NSC's new carding concept, the Excelle card, introduces new innovations to the market including: TSD air flow, patented A frame, LDS and WID doffing and transfer systems, IPC rack, quick frame opening and VarioWeb. The Excelle card is designed to ens…

  • Frontal Tape Bonder

    August 17, 2005
    ATS Engineering S.r.l. and Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & CO. KG has developed a module using Hermann's patented non-contact/non-wear technology with Microgap control to ultrasonically bond frontal tapes to the back sheet material of diapers…

  • Nanophase System

    August 17, 2005
    New NanoPhase systems from Nordson Corporation improve meltblown and spunbond nonwoven fabrics by increasing the percentage of sub-micron fibers. Nordson's patent-pending fiber splitting technology improves polymer and air processes to produce finer…

  • High-Density Fluff

    August 17, 2005
    Bicma Hygiene Technologie has introduced new technology for the production of high density cores from a three-layered ultrathin fluff. Two of these layers, the top and the bottom, are composed of pure defiberized fluff. The core layer of fluff, howev…

  • Production Flexibility

    August 17, 2005
    Nordson Corporation has launched a new series of universal applicators, modules and nozzles showcasing the flexibility of hot melt adhesive dispensing from single-platform designs. The universal series enables manufacturers to minimize inventory, sim…

  • Web Forming Card

    August 17, 2005
    The Dilo System Group has introduced a new development in web forming and needling technology, The Spinnbau Del­ta-Sigma-Card. As a machine that operates without a cross-layer or lap drifter, The Spinnbau Delta-Sigma-Card can deliver batts up to…

  • Electrostatic Conductor

    August 17, 2005
    The latest innovation from Gebr. Kefferath AG is Conducto, a new forming belt that contains electrostatic charges during the production of nonwovens. According to the ATEX Norm Class 3, Conducto's bronze wires drastically reduce the amount of voltage…

  • The Astrup Company

    August 17, 2005
    The Astrup Company has appointed Laurie Wrzesniewski as account representative for its Somerset, New Jersey Distribution Center. Ms. Wrzesniewski will manage customer accounts throughout the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut…

  • IDEA Has Re-Elected Tim Powers

    August 17, 2005
    The Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) has re-elected Tim Powers, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hubbell Inc. in Orange, CT as the chairman of its board for 2005-2006. Mr. Powers will be joined by Todd Klumm, IDEA vice chai…

  • Trevira GmbH

    August 17, 2005
    Trevira GmbH has appointed Jrg Hellwig managing director, effective July 1. Mr. Hellwig will be taking over the duties of current chief executive officer, Bernd Sassenrath, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Prior to Trevira, Mr. Hellwig w…

  • New Web Handling Applications Team

    August 17, 2005
    Maxcess International has appointed Ken Hopcus to lead its new Web Handling Applications Team, providing applications engineering and sales assistance for multi-product systems. Mr. Hopcus will draw upon his extensive industry experience with Mechani…

  • Hyosung Announces Appointments

    August 17, 2005
    Hyosung Corporation, Seoul, South Korea, has appointed John Keuter as international account manager. With more than 30 years of experience in the disposable hygiene market, Mr. Keuter is a viable asset to the Hyosung Corporation team. The company hop…

  • New Brochure

    August 17, 2005
    A new eight-page color brochure from Bosch Rexroth gives an overview of the company's automation components and systems based on a flexible and modular-layered architecture. Included are motors, drives, controls, HMIs, I/O, and software that provide…

  • Solar Protection Fabrics

    August 17, 2005
    The Astrup Company has expanded its line of Soltis 86 and 92 solar protection fabrics to include a new wider width Soltis 86. At 106.3 inches wide, Soltis 86 is ideal for extra-large seamless expanses. Providing a genuine heat shield for building win…

  • Viscose Yarn

    August 17, 2005
    Linz Textil has launched a unique viscose yarn quality under the brand name Viscoblend. In cooperation with fiber producer Lenzing AG and the spinning machinery manufacturer Rieter AG, Linz Textil has succeeded in developing an entirely new yarn gene…

  • Coloring System

    August 17, 2005
    BASF has developed a system for coloring and coating polyolefin textiles that is fast and flexible. It permits polyolefins to be colored, printed, coated and functionalized in a standard textile process and all with water-based formulations. Special…