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  • Absorbent Product

    February 11, 2003
    An absorbent product comprising an essentially elongated shape with a longitudinal and a transverse direction has been patented. The product contains two long and short sides and two ends parts surrounding a center part. The product’s absorption bo…

  • Absorbent Article Containing A Foam-formed Unitary Stratified Composite

    February 11, 2003
    Patented is an absorbent article, comprising a liquid-pervious topsheet, a foam-formed absorbent composite, with a first and second stratum and a transition zone intermediate and coextensive with the first and the second stratum. The first stratum co…

  • Absorbent Pack Insertion Into A Human Body Cavity

    February 11, 2003
    A device engaged by a user for use with a human body cavity has been patented. The device feature an introducer member with a hollow volume and an outlet. The introducer includes a body having first and second side walls, an intermediate wall and an…

  • Disposable Diape

    February 4, 2003
    A disposable diaper including a liquid-pervious topsheet and a liquid-impervious backsheet surrounding a liquid-absorbent core, has been patented. The diaper contains a pair of barrier cuffs formed on the diaper’s top surface, made of a nonwoven fa…

  • Efficiently Manufacturable Absorbent Disposable Articles, Such As Adult Briefs And Child Diapers, And Method Of Manufacturing Plural Such Articles

    February 4, 2003
    A disposable absorbent article arranged to be worn by a wearer to trap and collect waste has been patented. The article comprises a front, intermediate and a rear section. The front section consists of a single, flexible planar panel with a top and b…

  • Diaper Having Centrally Located Chromatographic Layer With Peripherally Located Wetness Indicator

    February 4, 2003
    Patented is a diaper with a diaper substrate with a peripheral edge and a centrally located region where fluid from a user will make initial contact. A fluid transport layer is disposed within the diaper substrate and has a peripheral edge and a cent…

  • Absorptive Article Having Wing Members And Process For Manufacturing The Same

    January 28, 2003
    A process for manufacturing an absorptive article has been patented. The article includes a body with a liquid-permeable topsheet and a backsheet surrounding an absorbent layer and separate wing members attached on two side portions of the body and e…

  • Tampon Applicator With Improved Fingergrip

    January 28, 2003
    Patented is a tampon applicator comprising a barrel adapted to house a pledget and receive a plunger. The barrel has an outer surface and a fingergrip area disposed on a portion of the outer surface. The fingergrip area has two multidirectional gripp…

  • Method Of Making An Apparatus To Make A Tampon Applicator

    January 28, 2003
    A process for producing a tampon applicator has been patented. The steps consist of providing an applicator blank formed of a rectangular section of material with two oppositely disposed ends and sides; cutting out mutually separate, longitudinally e…

  • Pant-like Disposable Absorbent Article With A Releasable Line Of Weakness And A Fastener

    January 21, 2003
    A pant-like, disposable absorbent article has been patented. The article features a front and back waist region, a crotch region and a longitudinal and a lateral direction. The article also comprises an absorbent chassis, which defines an absorbent c…

  • Absorbent Article With Improved Fluid Acquisition System

    January 21, 2003
    A disposable absorbent article arranged to be worn by a wearer to trap and collect fluid waste products has been patented. The article accommodates multiple insults of fluid waste products and contains a longitudinal axis, a topsheet, a fluid-acquis…

  • Absorbent Article With Improved Liquid Acquisition Capability

    January 21, 2003
    Patented is an absorbent article with a longitudinal and a transverse direction. The article comprises a mid portion and two end portions and is adapted to be worn within a user’s panties. The article contains an absorbent upper and lower part, whi…

  • Absorbent Article With A Flap And Spacer

    January 14, 2003
    Patented is an absorbent article with a bodyside surface positioned adjacent to the wearer. The bodyside surface has a laterally central and a longitudinal axis. The article comprises a backsheet and a liquid-permeable topsheet surrounding an absorbe…

  • Absorbent Article

    January 14, 2003
    An absorbent article comprising a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and a liquid-retentive absorbent layer has been patented. The absorbent layer comprises a superabsorbent polymer and hydrophilic fiber or foam that does not s…

  • Signal Tampon

    January 14, 2003
    Patented is a tampon. The tampon contains an absorbent pledget with a proximal end for placement near the cervical bone and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The tampon features a menstrual fluid indicator that is in contact with the absorbent…

  • Composite Sheet

    January 14, 2003
    A composite sheet comprising a nonwoven fabric has been patented. Several fine, flexible and continuous filaments extend parallel to one another in a first direction and are spaced apart in the second and the first direction. The nonwoven fabric and…

  • Light Incontinent Product

    January 14, 2003
    A disposable absorbent pad to trap and collect fluid waste products has been patented. The pad is an elongated planar member with a periphery including a top and bottom and a pair of longitudinal extending side edges. The top edge extends transversel…

  • Thin Sanitary Napkin Having A Flexibility Selected To Provide A Good Comfort Potential While Reducing Bunching

    January 7, 2003
    A sanitary napkin, adapted to be worn in a crotch portion of an undergarment, has been patented. The sanitary napkin has a thickness less than 3mm, a test capacity of more than 8g, a total capacity of more than 14g and a flexural resistance from 400-…

  • Disposable Liquid Absorbent Article With Elasticizing Members

    January 7, 2003
    A disposable, liquid absorbent article with a front, middle and rear portion has been patented. The article features a liquid-impervious cover sheet and an inner sheet that is connected to the cover sheet surrounding an absorbent body. A major axis e…

  • Disposable Pull-On Undergarment:

    January 7, 2003
    Patented is a disposable pull-on undergarment with front and rear waist regions that contain transversely opposite side edge portions. The front and rear waist regions are opposed to each other and a crotch region extends between the front and rear w…

  • Flexible Composite Sheet For Disposable Garment

    January 7, 2003
    Patented is a flexible composite sheet for use in a disposable garment. The sheet contains a thermoplastic synthetic film with an upper and a lower surface and longitudinal and transverse directions. The thermoplastic synthetic film is approximately…

  • Refastenable Absorbent Article Exhibiting Improved Body Fit

    January 7, 2003
    A refastenable absorbent with a longitudinal axis article comprising a front portion has been patented. The front portion contains a central section with first and second side edges and lateral sections, which are adjacent to one of the first and sec…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Meulebeke, Belgium Sales: $140 million Description: Key Personnel Filiep Libeert, main board of director of British vita PLC< Chairman of Vita Nonwovens; Luc Maes, managing director of Europe; Alan Ball, managing director of U.S., Luc…

  • Tenotex

    Tenotex

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Bergamo, Italy Sales: $59 million Description: Key Personnel Giovanni Moscheni, chief executive officer; Aldo Ghira, managing director; Mauro Moscheni, marketing and sales director; Gampiero Crotti, plant manager Italy; Mimoun Saim,…

  • Kuraray

    Kuraray

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $64 million Description: Key Personnel Seiichi Takigawa, general manager Plants Okayama, Saijo Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown Brand Names Kuraflex, Microflex Major M…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $55 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, vice president corporate planning and international operations; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industria…

  • Lantor

    Lantor

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Verlaat, The Netherlands Sales: $47 Million Description: Key Personnel Nico Boot, managing director; Albert Feyts, finance director; Paul Verwoerd, sales and marketing director; Jan Sikkenga, production director ISO status ISO…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $60 Million Description: Key Personnel Peter Longo, chairman and COO; Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, Industrial Textile Division; Shaile Dusaj, Director Indu…

  • Unitika

    Unitika

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $74 Million Description: Key Personnel Yoshihiko Mineda, managing director Plants Ikazaki, Tarui Processes Spunbonded, spunlaced Brand Names Marix, Eleves, Nyace, Wiwi, Alcima, Cottoace Major Mar…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Hof/Saale, Germany Sales: $71 Million Description: Eswegee Vliesstoffe GmbH A company of Textilgruppe Hof Hof/Saale Germany Telephone: 49-9281-490 E-mail: info@eswegee.com Web: www.textilgruppe.com Techtex GmbH Vliesstoffe A company o…

  • Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Linz, Austria Sales: $85 million Description: Key Personnel Heinz Bocksrucker, CEO; Andreas Matje, CFO; Wolfgang Aue, group marketing manager; Roland Konrad, group sales manager; Philippe Delmas, group research and development man…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $84 Million Description: Key Personnel Suominen Corporation: Heikki Bergholm, president and CEO, Harri Myllylä, senior vice president, Esa Palttala, vice president, Nonwovens; Juha Henttonen, vice president…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $150 million Description: Key Personnel Stephen Foss, president and CEO, David Rowell, executive vice president and COO, Kevin Sexton, senior vice president and CFO Plants Hampton, NH, Pulversheim, France IS…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Manchester, CT Sales: $90 million Description: Key Personnel Roger Widmann, chairman of the board; David Freeman, president and CEO; Christopher Skomorowski, executive vice president and COO; Thomas Smith, vice president, controller an…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $96 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshimi Hachimori, director Plants Yokkaichi, Iwakuni, Bangkok Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel, Syntex Major Markets Cover…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $125 million Description: Key Personnel Yukio Kawasaki, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Hidemichi Mukunashi, managing director of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni, Shiga Processes Spunbonded, needlepunche…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $133 Million Description: Key Personnel   Mike Burandt, president, Consumer Business, North America; John Lundgren, president, European Consumer Business; Paul Farren, vice president & general manager Nonwovens…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Jyderup, Denmark Sales: $65 million Description: Jacob Holm Industries (France) SAS Soultz, France Tel: 33-389-74-6500 Jacob Holm Industries (Germany) GmbH Mildenau, Germany Tel: 49-3733-55070 Jacob Holm Management GmbH Allschwil, Switz…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Znojmo, Czech Republic Sales: $65 million Description: Key Personnel Milos Bogdan, managing director; Libor Ondracek, commercial director; Frantisek Klaska, technical director Plants Znojmo, Bucovice, Czech Republic ISO Status ISO-90…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $147 million Description: Key Personnel Yoshikazu Ban, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division/spunbonded fabric sales: Mitsuharu Takahash, general manager, Bemliese/Coldon sales; Yukihisa Hirano, general manager, n…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany Sales: $119 million Description: Key Personnel Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany ISO St…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $168 million Description: Key Personnel Yutaka Tanaka, president; Takayuki Ono, managing director; Yoshiaki Mizutani, director; Mitsuo Kanno director Plants Shiga, Tokyo Processes Resin bonded, needlepunched, thermal…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2003
    (formerly Colbond) Location: The Netherlands Sales: $223 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, president; Axel Poscher, manager, geosynthetics Plants Emmen and Arnhem, The Netherlands; Obernburg, Germany; Asheville, NC ISO Status…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Austell, GA Sales: $80 million Description: Key Personnel Brad Mortimer, president business unit leader; Edmund Merchlinsky, general manager-industrial fabrics; Rush Clark, vice president & general manager-supply chain; Mike Jeziorski…

  • TWE Group (Lohman)

    TWE Group (Lohman)

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Dierdorf, Germany Sales: $92 million Description: Key Personnel Michael Haddon, managing director Plant Dierdorf Germany ISO Status ISO 9001 Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, thermal bonded, needlepunched, air through bonded Bran…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Quebec, Canada Sales: $82 million Description: Key Personnel Raoul Heredia, president Plants Gatineau, Quebec; Thurso, Quebec; Charleston, SC; Germany Processes Airlaid Major Markets Wipes, feminine hygiene, diapers It’s been…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Curitiba, Paran·, Brazil Sales: $58 million Description: Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik, marketing director, Romeo Bregant, industrial director; Vicente B…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2003
    Location: East Walpole, MA Sales: $150 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; Charles Miller, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Kevin Porter, vice president and general manager,…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Aalborg Ost, Denmark Sales: $89 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jesper Bech Masen, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen, gene…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Holon, Israel Sales: $91 million Description: Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Moshe Goldwasser, principal; Achai Bonneh, vice president of technology; Sari Goldwasser-Uri, vice president of sales Plants Holon, I…