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  • Ahlstrom completes new Binzhou line

    May 29, 2014
    New investment will expand company's wall coverings business.

  • AM Nonwovens

    AM Nonwovens

    May 27, 2014
    79/38-B Jeeva street Kattabomman nagar Narimedu Madurai 625002 India Phone: 0452-2525611 Email: Website: With the goal of creating eco-friendly alternatives to woven textiles, AM Nonwovens designs and develop…

  • Mogul qualifies for four more ISO certificates

    May 27, 2014
    Demonstrates company's commitment to providing quality products and services.

  • Reifenhäuser hires Eberhard Wenger

    May 27, 2014
    Will run sales and service for China-based business.

  • Suominen launches Biolace Skin

    Suominen launches Biolace Skin

    May 27, 2014
    New products is part of Home Spa product range.

  • 2014 Company Capabilities

    2014 Company Capabilities

    Tim Wright, Editor || May 26, 2014
    This special annual advertising section features a range of companies from manufacturers of machinery and raw materials to roll goods producers and contract service providers.

  • Marco Levi is Ahlstrom's president and CEO

    May 23, 2014
    The former senior VP at materials company Styron takes over the reins on June 15.

  • Barnhardt’s High Q cotton is USDA certified

    May 22, 2014
    Verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds agency's standards.

  • High-tech continence care

    High-tech continence care

    Tim Wright, editor || May 22, 2014
    Sensor technology developed by SCA empowers caregivers with evidence-based continence planning for better clinical outcomes and is in the final stages of clearance for U.S. launch.

  • AHI receives order for nonwovens roll packaging system

    May 22, 2014
    Start up scheduled for early 2015.

  • Welspun India doubles spunlace capacity

    May 22, 2014
    Output will increase to 12,000 tons per year.

  • Preferential bend structure and articles containing said structure

    May 21, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,652,116 B2 Inventor(s): Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Lebanon, OH, US; Mark James Kline, Okeana, OH, US; and Bruce William Lavash, West Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 9/30/05 Issue: 2/18/14 A disposa…

  • Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics

    May 21, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,652,114 B2 Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, US; Elaine Mary Wiggins, Fairfield Township, OH, US; and Joshua James Norman, Cincinnati, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 5/2…

  • Disposable absorbent article comprising a printed tag

    May 21, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,652,113 B2 Inventor(s): Inge Gabrielii, Västra Frölunda, Sweden; Ulrika Carlson, Billdal, Sweden; Hans Een, Mölnlycke, Sweden; Maria Bogren, Askim, Sweden; and Sofia Hermansson, Västra Frölunda, Sweden. Compa…

  • Disposable absorbent articles having low rewet and a reduced evaporation

    May 21, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,653,323 B2 Inventor(s): Mattias Schmidt, Idstein, Germany); Cornelia Sprengard-Eichel, Frankfurt, Germany; and Bruno Johannes Ehrnsperger, Bad Soden, Germany. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 9/27…

  • Deodorizing super-absorbent composition

    May 21, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,653,320 B2 Inventor(s): Franck Furno, Düsseldorf, Germany; Felix Müller, Velbert, Germany; Jörg Peggau, Essen, Germany; Michael Keup, Datteln, Germany; and Harald Schmidt, Tonisvorst. Germany. Company: Evonik Degussa G…

  • Absorbent article comprising one or several patterns

    May 21, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,647,319 B2 Inventor(s): Hans Een, Mölnlycke, Sweden; Marcus Lehto, Fotö, Sweden; and Ulrika Carlson, Billdal, Sweden. Filed: 11/19/07 Issue: 2/11/14 An absorbent article comprising at least one elasticated area, the elasti…

  • Domtar reports results

    May 21, 2014
    Domtar Corporation reported net earnings of $39 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared to net earnings of $65 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 and net earnings of $45 million for the first quarter of 2013. Sales for the first quarter of…

  • PGI reports first quarter gains

    May 21, 2014
    Nets sales for the first quarter increased 47% to $422 million at Polymer Group Inc., thanks largely to the integration of Fiberweb, a company acquired in late 2013 as well as the contribution of a new Asian line. Without the Fiberweb acquisition, s…

  • Ahlstrom improves profitability

    May 21, 2014
    Ahlstrom has reported an improvement in profitability during the first quarter of January 2014. Sales decreased slightly from €255 million ($350 million) to €249.2 million ($342 million) while operating profit excluding non-recurring items…

  • Suominen’s sales continue to rise

    May 21, 2014
    Sales at Suominen have increased 2.2% from €111.7 million ($153 million) to €114.2 million ($157 million) during the first quarter, the company has announced. Profit increased 4.2% to €7 million ($9.6 million). Highlights of the quarte…

  • Glatfelter reports 12.5% sales growth

    May 21, 2014
    Glatfelter reported first quarter 2014 net income of $14.6 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, and adjusted earnings of $14.1 million, or 32 cents per diluted share compared to $15.6 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, and adjusted earnings w…

  • SCA reports increased sales

    May 21, 2014
    SCA reported sales rose 4% to SEK 24.2 billion ($3.6 billion) while operating profit rose 14% to SEK 2.6 billion ($396 million). According to the company, the comparison of the first quarter of 2014 with the corresponding period previous year was aff…

  • Hartmann continues growth

    May 21, 2014
    The Hartmann Group continued its profitable growth in the first quarter of 2014, despite the strong price pressures from customers and the depreciation of many currencies against the euro. The Heidenheim-based medical device manufacturer increased wo…

  • Ontex reports quarter growth

    May 21, 2014
    Private label diaper market has reported its first quarter results during which the Belgium-based company has continued to demonstrate a strong performanceand continued growth. Sales increased 17.4% to €400.2 million ($619 million) during the qu…

  • K-C posts slight decrease

    May 21, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark’s first quarter sales decreased 1% to $5.3 billion. Organic sales rose 4% including a 12% increase in K-C International. Net income was $1.41 per share for the quarter compared to $1.36 the year before. Chairman and CEO Thomas F…

  • P&G reports flat sales

    May 21, 2014
    Procter & Gamble reported its January-March sales were unchanged at $20.6 billion including a negative three percentage point impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales grew 3%, registering even or above year-ago levels in each reporting segment…

  • Ahlstrom adds to wall covering range

    May 20, 2014
    EasyLife Spray & Up makes installation easier than ever.

  • Monadnock offers pilot to production program

    May 20, 2014
    Helps fine fiber meltblown makers expand their production.

  • Rockline's Arkansas plant receives safety award

    May 16, 2014
    Employees achieve four million accumulated work hours safely.

  • P&G pledges support to Habitat for Humanity in Canada

    May 15, 2014
    donation includes gift baskets with cleaning items such as Swiffer, Tide, Mr. Clearn

  • WOW award competition highlights innovation in wipes market

    WOW award competition highlights innovation in wipes market

    May 15, 2014
    Four new entrants will vie for top prize at WOW conference.

  • Web Industries celebrates 45 years

    May 14, 2014
    Web Industries, Inc., Marlborough, MA, is celebrating its 45th year providing outsource flexible material converting and contract manufacturing services for the advanced composites, consumer product, medical, industrial, and wire and cable markets.…

  • Asahi Kasei doubles Thai spunbond capacity

    May 14, 2014
    Capacity will grow to 40,000 tons per year.

  • Companies honored with awards at INDEX

    Companies honored with awards at INDEX

    May 12, 2014
    Lenzing, Ahlstrom, Sandler among this year’s winners

  • Underpants-type disposable diaper

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,647,318 B2 Inventor(s): Kyota Saito, Kagawa-ken, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Shikokuchuo-Shi, Ehime-Ken, Japan. Filed: 8/10/09 Issued: 2/11/14 An underpants-type disposable diaper, comprising an underpants-formed diaper m…

  • Superabsorbent polymer having a capacity increase

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,647,317 B2 Inventor(s): Gonglu Tian, Greensboro, NC, US; David L. Bergman, Jr., Greensboro, NC, US; and Yaru Shi, Greensboro, NC, US. Company: Evonik Stockhausen, LLC, Greensboro, NC, US. Filed: 2/18/13 Issued: 2/11/14 A particulate…

  • Absorbent article

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,641,695 B2 Inventor(s): Kerstin Edwall, Lindome, Sweden; Margareta Wennebäck, Mölnlycke, Sweden; and Elisabeth Lakso, Stenungsund, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 1/14/08 Issued: 2/4/…

  • Absorbent article containing structure fibers

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,642,833 B2 Inventor(s): David M. Waxman, Moorestown, NJ, US; and Shih-Kuang Lien, Taichung, Taiwan. Company: Harbor Linen LLC, Gibbsboro, NJ, US. Filed: 6/28/11 Issued: 2/14/14 A reusable absorbent article comprising: an outer surfa…

  • Apparatus and method for product and signaling device matching

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,642,832 B2 Inventor(s): Thomas Michael Ales, Neenah, WI, US; Sudhanshu Gakhar, Neenah, WI, US; Andrew Mark Long, Appleton, WI, US; and Davis-Dang H Nhan, Appleton, WI, US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, US. File…

  • Fit maintenance system

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,636,710 B2 Inventor(s): Daniel Lee Ellingson, Appleton, WI, US; Janet Elaine Collins, Hortonville, WI, US; Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Appleton, WI, US; and Scott Richard Lange, Appleton, WI, US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, I…

  • Non-woven material for use as a body facing sheet in an absorbent article

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,637,728 B2 Inventor(s): Lars Fingal, Göteborg, Sweden; and Jeanette Hellström, Göteborg, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Filed: 5/30/07 Issued: 1/28/14 A nonwoven material comprising at l…

  • Absorbent articles and method for manufacturing same

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,632,518 B2 Inventor(s): Gary Dean La Von, Liberty Township, OH, US; and Thomas Henrich, Montgomery, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 11/24/09 Issued: 1/21/14 An absorbent product comprising…

  • Two bar stitch bonded loop fastener for diaper and related method

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,632,517 B2 Inventor(s): Martin Wildeman, Spartanburg, SC, US; and Lori Shannon Sears, Taylors, SC, US. Company: Tietex International, Ltd, Spartanburg, SC, US. Filed: 7/21/10 Issued: 1/21/14 A fastening system for a diaper, the fast…

  • Laminate with indicia for an absorbent article

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,632,514 B2 Inventor(): Sofie Gilberte Snauwaert, Koenigstein, Germany; Robert René Van Pappelendam, Desingy, France; and Markus Hermann Borbach, Frankfurt, Germany. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US…

  • Roll Goods Import and Export Data for 2013

    Roll Goods Import and Export Data for 2013

    Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry || May 12, 2014
    Plus, Federal chemicals reform momentum builds as House introduces reform discussion draft.

  • Noam Urim

    Noam Urim

    Tim Wright, editor || May 12, 2014
    Noam Urim Enterprises Ltd. Kibbutz Urim M.P. Negev 85530, Israel Phone: +972.8.992.0114 Fax: +972.8.992.0164 Email: Web: Founded in 1976, Noam Urim is an Israeli-based manufacturer of needle-punched nonwoven…

  • Nonwovens Confront the HAI Challenge

    Tim Wright, editor || May 12, 2014
    Each year around the world patients seek medical care at inpatient and outpatient facilities, but emerge from routine, urgent or surgical care with an additional—and sometimes untreatable—life-threatening illness. At any one time it&rsqu…

  • Freudenberg’s Evolon certified by France UV Standard 801

    May 12, 2014
    As doctors record a significant increase in the number of skin cancers and call for better prevention, performance textile manufacturer Freudenberg offers a solution with its microfilament textile Evolon. Evolon has been granted Ultraviolet Protectio…

  • Tom Zaiser named CEO of FiberVisions

    May 12, 2014
    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited appointed Tom Zaiser CEOof its FiberVisions subsidiary effective April 30, 2014. Zaiser succeeds Gary Spitz who is leaving the company. Zaiser will continue in his current role as president and general manager…