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  • Undirectionally Cold Stretched Nonwoven Webs of Multipolymer Fibers for Stretch Fabrics and Disposable Absorbent Articles Containing Them

    February 1, 2005
    Patented is a nonwoven web formed of highly elongatable multipolymer fibers. The fibers are substantially oriented in one direction and the web has a number of discrete point bond sites throughout the web bonding the fibers together. The point bond…

  • Polyolefin Compositions for Heat-Sealable Films Having Controlled Peel Strength

    February 1, 2005
    A multilayer film for packaging with a peel strength value from about 1 to 20 N/15 mm and comprising at least one sealing layer with a polyolefin composition has been patented. This composition consists essentially of: a polyethylene, a polypropylen…

  • Splice Detection Equipment

    February 1, 2005
    A full line of splice detection technology is available from machine vision and web inspection solution supplier Suzhou R.K.B. Opto-Electronics Machine Vision. R.K.B.’s splice detection technology detects abrupt changes in web material thicknes…

  • Non-contact Differential Speed Measurement System

    February 1, 2005
    New from Beta LaserMike is a non-contact differential speed measurement system with an easy-to-use solution that allows the manufacturer to measure the difference in speed at two different points in the manufacturing line. The system offers many bene…

  • Modular Web System

    February 1, 2005
    Isra Surface Vision has unveiled the new Smash Web System. The Isra Smash Web is a modular system that combines superior capability, speed and expandability. The open architecture allows the real-time inspection information to be interfaced with PLCs…

  • Web Width Detector

    February 1, 2005
    AccuWeb has introduced a web width monitor system that makes measurements for both acquisition and process control. Web width variations of up to 36 inches can be accommodated without moving the edge detector. The system uses patented WideArray edge…

  • Non-contact Measurement System

    February 1, 2005
    An affordable, versatile and accurate solution for non-contact measurement is now available from Beta LaserMike. The new BenchMike 500 separates itself from other measurement devices with features that make it the industry’s most accurate, reli…

  • Polypropylene Absorbent Fiber

    February 1, 2005
    FiberVisions has launched a new functional fiber under the FiberVisions HY-Entangle WA name. The new fiber marks a considerable expansion of the application area of polypropylene fibers within the spunlace area because the new fiber will be able to c…

  • Double Disc System

    February 1, 2005
    Erema has introduced the PC 1514 TVE-DD system featuring patented Double Disc technology. The new system separates shredding, mixing, drying and prehomogenizing processes from the extruder feeding stage. As a result, the extruder operates smoothly an…

  • High Resolution Reader

    February 1, 2005
    Cognex has unveiled two new code readers for reading 1D and 2D codes marked on parts, packages, or labels. The high-performance In-Sight 5410 and the high-resolution In-Sight 5411 offer un­matched reading performance for part traceability and pro…

  • Ergonomic Air Shaft Calculator

    February 1, 2005
    Tidland has launched a new tool to help customers quickly identify ergonomic alternatives for air shafts based upon specific application requirements. Those responsible for ergonomic initiatives in the workplace will find this tool a useful aid in el…

  • High Efficiency Filter

    February 1, 2005
    Filtration Group’s Aerostar HV (High Volume) HEPA filters handle demanding filtration applications. Constructed with a robust aluminum frame and minipleat technology, the system offers reliable filtration for critical environments. The HV serie…

  • Mobile Workstation

    February 1, 2005
    Herrmann Ultrasonics now offers its Ultracell Mobile Workstation in North America. This self-contained unit seamlessly integrates any of Herrmann’s all-digital ultrasonic plastic welders. A dialog touch controller or MPC generator can be mounte…

  • High-speed Nonwovens Cutter

    February 1, 2005
    New from Maxson Automatic Machinery Company is a nonwovens cutter designed to operate at speeds up to 300 cuts per minute. The use of air at the cutter and the vacuum transfer roll allow the unit to handle lightweight and flimsy stock at higher opera…

  • Wipe Folder

    February 1, 2005
    Omet srl now offers the TV503 folder to produce nonwoven wipes with up to 24-inch cut off length. The TV503 is one of Omet’s most popular folders and includes Omet’s signature components such as its superior interchangeable folding heads…

  • Rotor Spinning Machine

    February 1, 2005
    The R 40 rotor spinning machine, featuring up to 360 rotors operating at 150,000 rpm, has been updated by Rieter. In the future the robots will be equipped with new piecing technology. With fewer setting parameters than before, virtually invisib…

  • Shaun Stahl Joined TANDEC

    February 1, 2005
    Shaun Stahl joined TANDEC in October as the primary operator of the Reifen­häuser  0.5 meter meltblown pilot line. Mr. Stahl holds an associate’s degree in electronic engineering and specialized technology and has spent five…

  • Clopay Plastic Products Has Expanded Its Business Development Team

    February 1, 2005
    Clopay Plastic Products has expanded its new business development team. Under the leadership of Nancy Eichstadt, Clopay’s director of new business development and marketing, the group will support the corporate initiative to grow the business,…

  • Clariant

    February 1, 2005
    Clariant has appointed John Clarke head of region for the pigments and additives division in North America. Mr. Clarke joined Clariant in 1984 in Ireland and has since gained experience with several of the company’s divisions. For the past four…

  • Liberty Fibers Corporation Named COO

    February 1, 2005
    Peter Grant has been named chief operating officer of Liberty Fibers Corporation pursuant to the rayon producer’s acquisition by equity firm Lewis Hollingsworth. Tim Cates, formerly of Mission Valley Textiles, has been named chief financial off…

  • Polymer Group Has Appointed Its CEO

    February 1, 2005
    Polymer Group Inc. has appointed James Schaeffer, its CEO, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment brings the board’s size to eight members. Mr. Schaeffer has been CEO of PGI since March 2003. During this time, the company ha…

  • Executive VP and CFO at Playtex

    February 1, 2005
    Playtex Products has named Kris Kelley executive vice president and chief financial officer. Glenn Forbes, former executive vice president and chief financial officer, has stepped down as a director of the company, has relinquished the CFO title and…

  • Chairman At Clorox

    February 1, 2005
    Clorox chief executive Gerald Johnston has taken on the additional post of chairman. Mr. Johnston succeeds Robert Matschullat, who will serve as presiding director of the company’s board. Clorox initially split the chairman and chief executive…

  • K-C Creates New Post, Names Edwin Garcia VP Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

    February 1, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has appointed Edwin Garcia to the newly established role of vice president of corporate diversity and inclusion. Formerly the chief executive officer of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Mr. Garcia will lead the develo…

  • Low Odor, Light Color, Disposable Article Construction Adhesive

    January 25, 2005
    Patented is a spray-on adhesive composition made from components including a high melt index polymer and a high melt tackifier that interact to produce a composition. The composition can form a low odor, light color, non-tacky, hot melt adhesive mate…

  • FiberMark Continues Proceedings

    January 20, 2005
    FiberMark has filed a notice advising the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont that it has filed a notice advising the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont that disagreements among bondholder members of the company's credito…

  • Spontaneously Degradable Fibers and Goods Made Thereof

    January 18, 2005
    Patented is a conjugated fiber comprising a crystalline aliphatic polyester having a melting point of not less than 140°C. The fiber has a composition comprising an aliphatic polyester and 1-50% by weight of one compound selected from the group con…

  • Absorbent Article With Improved Liquid Acquisition Capacity

    January 18, 2005
    Patented is an absorbent article comprising a transverse direction and a longitudinal direction, two end edges extending in the transverse direction, two side edges extending in the longitudinal direction, edge portions comprising two end edge porti…

  • Absorbent Article with Improved Liquid Acquisition Capacity

    January 18, 2005
    An absorbent article comprising a transverse direction and a longitudinal direction, two end edges extending in the transverse direction, two side edges extending in the longitudinal direction, edge portions comprising two end edge portions located a…

  • JM Responds to Roofing Demands

    January 11, 2005
    Johns Manville will build a new polyester spunbond production line in Bobingen, Germany. The line, which represents an investment of more than E30 million for the Berkshire Hathaway company, is part of a strategic plan to meet the rising demand for r…

  • DuPont Ups Stake In Elastomers Venture

    January 11, 2005
    DuPont will purchase The Dow Chemical Company's remaining equity interest in the companies' joint venture DuPont Dow Elastomers (DDE) for $87 million once Dow exercises an option to acquire certain assets of the company. The assets will primarily rel…

  • Freudenberg Politex Enters Russia

    January 11, 2005
    The Freudenberg Politex Group is establishing a nonwovens production facility in Russia's Nizhniy Novgorod region. The newly formed subsidiary Freudenberg Politex OOO, founded in September 2004, will begin renovating a recently purchased building to…

  • Rohm and Haas Opens New Legal Entity in Turkey

    January 11, 2005
    Rohm and Haas Company opened a new legal entity in Gebze/Turkey, located 50 km east of Istanbul, in early January. Named, Rohm and Haas Kimyasal Ürünler Dagitim ve Ticaret A.S., the entity will be a marketing and sales office serving the te…

  • Filtration Group Forms Alliance

    January 11, 2005
    Filtration Group has entered into an alliance with Mikropor, a Turkish filter manufacturing company.  The partnership will allow both companies to broaden their gas turbine product lines and expand their global presence.  Filtration Group a…

  • Fibers Having Improved Dullness And Products Containing The Same

    January 11, 2005
    A fiber made up of two or more lobes extending from a central core has been patented. The two or more lobes are equally spaced around an outer periphery of the central core. Each lobe has a substantially similar lobal cross-sectional configuration co…

  • Laminate And Process For Producing A Laminate Of This Type

    January 11, 2005
    Patented is a metal-plastic-metal laminate with a core layer containing a thermoplastic. The core layer is situated between two substantially parallel metal skins and is joined to them. The core layer includes a solvent and a hardener. The thermoplas…

  • Biocompatible Polymer Film

    January 11, 2005
    A method of coating a surface with a biocompatible co-polymer film has been granted a patent. The method includes the steps of covering the surface with a solution made of a film-forming polymer component and a hydrophobic polymer block component wit…

  • Multi-layer Feminine Hygienic Pad:

    January 11, 2005
    Patented is a multi-layer feminine hygiene pad including a laminate of two or more composite absorption sheets in which an upper composite absorption sheet that comprises an upper backing sheet is laminated to a back side. It is approximately the sam…

  • Tampon With Fluid Wicking Overwrap With Skirt Portion

    January 11, 2005
    A catamenial tampon has been issued a patent. A compressed absorbent member has an inner region, an exterior surface and is made up of absorbent material. The absorbent material has a first surface opposed to a second surface and an insertion end opp…

  • Disposable Worn Absorbent Article Including Stand-Up Cuffs

    January 11, 2005
    A disposable worn article has been patented. The article features an absorbent body including a core and a liquid impermeable backsheet and a cuff including a contact portion and a stand-up portion. The contact portion is connected to the stand-up po…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Having Reinforced Ear Panels

    January 11, 2005
    An absorbent article was patented. It has a longitudinal centerline and a lateral centerline, an inner surface and a garment-facing surface. The absorbent article includes a containment assembly with a rear waist region, a crotch region, a front wais…

  • Responsive Film With Corrugated Microlayers Having Improved Properties

    January 10, 2005
    A drapable, wettable, multi-microlayer film comprising a plurality of coextruded microlayers was patented. The film includes at least a first corrugated microlayer of a polymer having a first recovery percentage and at least a second corrugated micro…

  • Multilayer, Biaxially Oriented Polyester Film, Process For Its Production And Its Use

    January 10, 2005
    Patented is a biaxially oriented polyester film with a base layer that is composed of at least 80% by weight of a thermoplastic polyester. The film has two outer layers A and C, wherein the outer layer A has high surface smoothness, Ra, ≤21 nm, and…

  • Absorbent Article And Process For The Directed Drainage Of Fluids Released In A Localized Manner

    January 10, 2005
    Patented is an absorbent article with a length and a width, front and rear areas and a central area between the front and rear areas. The absorbent article comprises a liquid-permeable layer, which, when the absorbent article is in use, is turned tow…

  • Biaxially Oriented, Laminated Polyester Film

    January 10, 2005
    A biaxially oriented, laminated polyethylene terephthalate film with at least two layers has been issued a patent. An irregularity in film thickness determined within 4 mm width at an arbitrary position in a transverse direction of the film is about…

  • Polyester Film For Release Film

    January 10, 2005
    Patented is a polyester release film with a maximum height of projection (Rmax) of one surface of not more than 500 nm. The film has a number of projections with a height of not less than 350 nm and not more than 200 per mm2. It has a thickness varia…

  • Multilayer Film Comprising An Amorphous Polymer

    January 10, 2005
    A multilayer film has been issued a patent. A first layer comprises an amorphous polymer that exhibits a glass transition temperature. A second layer forms an exterior layer of the multilayer film and comprises a sealant material capable of forming…

  • Composite Laminate And Method For Manufacturing The Same

    January 10, 2005
    A composite laminate with two main external face layers and a plurality of internal layers between them was patented. At least two first sheet layers each comprises a first particulate aggregate and at least three-second sheet layers each comprises a…

  • Structures With Multiple Polymeric Layers

    January 3, 2005
    Patented is a multilayer polymer structure comprising a layer with at least one fluorohydrocarbon polymer linked to a layer comprising at least one olefin polymer via a layer comprising from 97% to 10% by weight of at least one grafted olefin polymer…

  • Biaxially Stretched Polyester Film For Forming Container And Method Of Producing The Film

    January 3, 2005
    A biaxially stretched polyester film for forming a container was issued a patent. The film is characterized by being formed of a polyester consisting of an ethylene terephthalate unit and an ethylene naphthalate unit. The refractive index in the dire…