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  • 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 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…

  • Splicing Tape

    August 17, 2005
    Adhesives Research, a global developer and manufacturer of non-repulpable and repulpable splicing tape technology, offers two tapes. Arclad 9550 and Arclad 9560, for splicing applications where high temperature resistance and aggressive adhesion are…

  • Vacuum System

    August 17, 2005
    Maxson Automatic Machinery has developed a vacuum system for sheeters that removes dust at the slitter, ensuring the cleanliness of sheeted stock and minimizing "hickies," or dust-related defects, at the printing press. Suction is applied at the poin…

  • Universal Control Coat Nozzles

    August 17, 2005
    New Universal Control Coat nozzles from Nordson Corporation apply hot melt adhesive fibrous coatings that produce breathable, permeable and soft features. The non-contact spray process provides uniform patterns and repeatable bonds on continuous and…

  • Cotton Incorporated Has Restructured

    August 17, 2005
    Cotton Incorporated has restructured two positions in its Global Product Marketing department to expand its global reach in the textile industry. Mike Tyndall is now senior director, Latin America and Europe, and Mark Kametches has been promoted to a…

  • Adhesives Research Hired A Sales Representative

    August 17, 2005
    Adhesives Research has hired Richard Taylor as sales representative in the Southern U.S. territory for the company's splicing business unit. He is responsible for promoting and selling the company's line of ARclad high performance pulpable and non-re…

  • INDA's Annual Meeting

    August 17, 2005
    At INDAs Annual Meeting 2005, held in March in Orlando, FL, a new board of directors was elected. Steven Ogel, vice president of research and development for Leggett & Platt, was elected chairperson; Marvin Mitchell, global business leader at…

  • BASF

    August 17, 2005
    BASF has named Fred Rullo director of sales for its intermediates business in North America. In his new position, Mr. Rullo is responsible for all sales and customer service operations of BASF's North American Intermediates business, located in Florh…

  • Nick Forte Joined Clopay Plastic Products

    August 17, 2005
    Nick Forte has joined Clopay Plastic Products as director of European operations. He will support Clopay's Fintech, Bohme Clopay and Advanced Printing Aschersleben operations. Bringing more than 19 years of experience in plastic manufacturing and tec…

  • Playtex Products Appointed A Senior VP of Marketing

    August 17, 2005
    Playtex Products has appointed Andrew Abraham senior vice president of marketing. Mr. Abraham is an experienced marketing executive, most recently serving as group vice president of Roundy's Inc., a Milwaukee-based regional grocery retailer. Prior t…

  • Hoffer To Lead Foss Performance Fibers

    August 17, 2005
    Foss Manufacturing Company has named Leon Hoffer market manager of Performance Fibers. Mr. Hoffer's re­sponsibilities include identifying new and innovative opportunities for Foss in the high performance hosiery market as well as promoting Foss…

  • Fibers Fight Back

    August 17, 2005
    despite raw material prices, supply shortages, suppliers focus on innovation to secure a brighter future

  • Up Close and Personal

    August 17, 2005
    personal care wipes continue to benefit from proliferation and strong growth

  • Heading Down the Highway

    August 17, 2005
    a look at nonwovens role in transportation

  • Filter Focus

    August 17, 2005
    roll goods producers view segment as a good one for growth and innovation

  • Feminine Hygiene Market Update

    August 17, 2005
    newer products and ongoing innovation continue to shape market, while everyday products make their mark

  • Making An Incision In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens are a preferred material for use in hospitals

  • Airlaid: Whats Next?

    August 17, 2005
    after an unprecedented surge in global capacity, the airlaid market is now left with an important question to answer

  • The International Top 40

    August 17, 2005
    annual survey profiles the top nonwoven roll goods producers worldwide

  • The Best Of Both Worlds

    August 17, 2005
    composite structures combine multiple materials to create products with more function, better value and increased versatility

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at whats new with industry suppliers

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the years largest nonwovens exposition

  • Harvesting The Benefits Of Natural Fibers

    August 17, 2005
    new uses and markets are constantly being established for these highly preferred fibers

  • 20th Annual Expo In Print

    August 17, 2005
    advertisers highlight company products, technologies and services

  • Techtextil North America Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what exhibitors brought to Atlanta last month

  • Binders & Additives Update

    August 17, 2005
    suppliers to the nonwovens industry face many challenges

  • Home Is Where The Nonwoven Is

    August 17, 2005
    whether for a bedroom or living room, nonwovens send customers home happy

  • Spunlace Soaks Up The Spotlight In Nonwovens Technology

    August 17, 2005
    spunlace has become a preferred technology among nonwovens manufacturers