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  • Absorbent Interlabial Device Having An Improved Tab

    February 28, 2004
    Patented is an absorbent device insertable into the interlabial space of a female wearer. The absorbent device has a length, a width, a thickness and a longitudinal centerline. The absorbent device has a backsheet and a tab joined to the backsheet…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Having a Skin Care Composition Containing an Enzyme Inhibitor

    February 28, 2004
    An absorbent article with a skin care composition on at least a portion of the article was patented. The skin care composition is solid or semi-solid at 20°C and comprises from 0.001% to 50% of an enzyme inhibitor. The skin care composition also inc…

  • Disposable Absorbent Garment Having Stretchable Side Waist Regions

    February 28, 2004
    A disposable absorbent garment was recently patented. The article includes a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent core disposed between the two. The topsheet, backsheet and absorbent core are placed together to form a layered assembly including a f…

  • Absorbent Article Having Improved Fecal Storage Structure

    February 28, 2004
    Patented is an absorbent article with a first waist region, a second waist region opposed to the first waist region and a crotch region between the two. The article also features a longitudinal centerline, a lateral centerline, a pair of longitudinal…

  • Disposable Diaper

    February 28, 2004
    This patent is for a disposable diaper that has a front, a back and lateral sides. It also includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet, an absorbent core. These are sandwiched between the sheets, and flexible flaps to prevent…

  • Absorbent Article With Multiple Zone Structural Elastic-like Film Web Extensible Waist Feature

    February 28, 2004
    A nonwoven web comprising a number of first regions and a plurality of second regions comprised of the same material and being visually distinct from each other has been patented. This will exhibit resistive forces in response to an applied elonga…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Having Hydrophobic Topsheet and Improved Liquid Handling Performance

    February 28, 2004
    A disposable absorbent article has been patented with a transverse centerline, a first region, and a second region and a front region and a ear region. The front region has been positioned forward of the transverse centerline. The front region com…

  • Absorbent Article With Improved, Wet-formed Absorbent

    February 28, 2004
    This patent is for an absorbent article that has a longitudinal direction and a lateral cross-direction comprised of a liquid permeable topsheet layer, a substantially liquid impermeable backsheet layer, and an absorbent retention portion sandwiched…

  • Absorbent Materials Having Improved Absorbent Properties

    February 28, 2004
    An absorbent fibrous foam, comprising of a water insoluble fiber and a superabsorbent material has been patented. The absorbent fibrous foam comprises a fluid intake capacity of at least 15 g/g, a vertical wicking distance of at least 10 cm, and an…

  • Body Fluid Absorbent Panel

    February 28, 2004
    A body fluid absorbent panel, comprising of a first sheet which is liquid-pervious and a second sheet has been patented. This structure has a core disposed between the first and second sheets that comprises component fibers defining a three dimensio…

  • Polyester fiber tow having substantially uniform primary and secondary crimps

    February 28, 2004
    This patent is for a polyester fiber tow made up of crimped polyester fibers that have substantially uniform primary crimps and substantially uniform secondary crimps. Each uniform secondary crimp includes a number of substantially uniform primary c…

  • Small Cross-section Composites Longitudinally Oriented Fibers and a Thermoplastic Resin as Concrete Reinforcement

    February 28, 2004
    The patent is for a reinforced concrete structure that makes up a composite having many longitudinally oriented fibers embedded in a matrix of a depolymerizable and repolymerizable rigid thermoplastic polyurethane resin. This resin has a glass transi…

  • Textile Mesh Structure, In Particular, a Geotextile

    February 28, 2004
    The patent is awareded to a textile mesh structure comprising of linearly extending warp threads and linearly extending weft threads positioned substantially at a right angle to said warp threads. Fixing threads are arranged to join the warp and weft…

  • Sodium silicate coating process and products

    February 28, 2004
    A carpet product comprising of a primary backing tufted with yarn to form a face pile on one side of the backing and loop backs on the other side of said backing has been patented. It includes a polymer coating on the reverse side of the backing to s…

  • Roll of Wet Wipes

    February 28, 2004
    A roll of wet wipes comprising of at least 300 linear inches of wet wipes has been patented. The wet wipes having a width of not more than about 4.5 inches; the wet wipes in a spiral; a peel force between the wipes of at least 100 g.; and, the diamet…

  • Z-fold diaper fastener

    February 28, 2004
    1. A diaper fastening system for releasably securing first and second longitudinal ends of a diaper together, said fastening system including tab and landing members respectively mounted to said first and second longitudinal ends of said diaper, said…

  • Prefastened Disposable Absorbent Articles Having a Stretch Panel

    February 28, 2004
    1. A prefastened disposable absorbent article comprising an absorbent chassis which defines a front waist region, a rear waist region, a crotch region which extends between and connects said waist regions, a pair of longitudinally opposed end edges,…

  • Absorbent Article Such as a Sanitary Napkin, an Incontinence Guard, a Panty-liner or the like

    February 28, 2004
    1. An absorbent article having a substantially elongated shape with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, the absorbent article comprising: two side edges, a front edge and a rear edge, said front edge defining a front portion, said re…

  • Absorbent Article Containing Unitary Stratified Composite

    February 28, 2004
    1. An absorbent article, comprising: (a) a liquid pervious topsheet; (b) an absorbent composite, comprising a first stratum, a second stratum, and a transition zone intermediate and coextensive with the first stratum and the second stratum; the first…

  • Absorbent interlabial device having an improved tab

    February 28, 2004
    1. An absorbent device insertable into the interlabial space of a female wearer, said absorbent device having a length, a width, a thickness, and a longitudinal centerline, said absorbent device comprising a backsheet and a tab joined to said backshe…

  • Disposable Absorbent Garment Having Stretchable Side Waist Regions

    February 28, 2004
    1. A disposable absorbent garment, comprising: a topsheet; a backsheet; and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet, said topsheet, said backsheet and said absorbent core being assembled together to form a layered assembly…

  • Absorbent article having improved fecal storage structure

    February 28, 2004
    1. An absorbent article having a first waist region, a second waist region opposed to the first waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first waist region and the second waist region, a longitudinal centerline, a lateral centerline, a pair…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Having a Skin Care Composition Containing an Enzyme Inhibitor

    February 28, 2004
    1. An absorbent article having a skin care composition disposed on at least a portion of the article, the skin care composition is solid or semi-solid at 20° C. and comprises (i) from about 0.001% to about 50% of an enzyme inhibitor, (ii) from about…

  • Thong Pantyliner with Improved Wicking Characteristics

    February 14, 2004
    A disposable pantyliner for a thong garment has been issued a patent. The pantyliner is designed to be worn by a wearer to trap and collect fluid waste products of the wearer. The pantyliner is an elongated planar pad with a longitudinal central ax…

  • Thong pantiliner with improved wicking characteristics

    February 14, 2004
    1. A disposable pantiliner for a thong garment, said pantiliner being arranged to be worn by a wearer to trap and collect fluid waste products of the wearer, said pantiliner being an elongated generally planar pad having a longitudinal central axis a…

  • Tenotex

    Tenotex

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Bergamo, Italy Sales: $88 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, 2004
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $66 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Seiich Takigawa, general manager, Kuraflex department 1; Mamoru Fujiwara, general manager, Kuraflex department 2 Plants Okayama and Saijo Processes Resin bonded, ther…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $55 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner;  Kirk Hwang, vice president corporate planning and international operations; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industr…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2004
    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 industr…

  • Unitika

    Unitika

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $80 Million Description: Key Personnel Yoshihiko Mineda, general manager, spunbond division; Noriyuki Kimura, general manager, spunlaced fabric sales Plants Okasaki and Tarui, Japan Processes Spunbond, spu…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Hof/Saale, Germany Sales: $81 Million Description: Eswegee Vliesstoffe GmbH A company of Textilgruppe Hof Fabrikzeile 21, 95208 Hof/Saale Germany Tel: 49-9281-490 E-mail: info@eswegee.com Web: www.textilgruppe.com Techtex GmbH Vliesst…

  • Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Linz, Austria Sales: $107 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Michel Haudrechy, 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, 2004
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $87.5 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, 2004
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $157 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, New Hampshire, Pulversheim…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Seoul, Korea Sales: $62 MILLION Description: Plant Locations Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea Key Personnel Y.K. Lee/President and CEO, Y.K. Kim, senior vice president; Shigeto Fukuda, senior vice president Processes Spunbond PP, P…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $72 MILLION Description: Plants South Carolina, Missouri, U.K., China (under construction) Processes Needlepunch, thermal bonded Brand Names Southern Felt, Slater Felt, Bondex, Andrews, Webron Marling Major Mark…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Manchester, CT Sales: $98 MILLION Description: Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board, David Freeman, president and CEO; Christopher Skomorowski, executive vide president and COO Plants Rochester, NY; Saint Rivalain, Fra…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $115 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshimi Hachimori, general manager, functional fabricated products division Plants Yakkaichi and Iwakuni Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Bran…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $133 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Yukio Kawasaki, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Hidemichi Mukunashi, managing director of Kureha Plants: Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunc…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $133 Million Description: Key Personnel   Mike Burandt, president, consumer business, North America; Bill Schultz, president, European consumer business; Paul Farren, vice president & general manager of Nonwove…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Jyderup, Denmark Sales: $87 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, CEO; Peter Stoffel, COO: Michael Steen Lunde, vice president of business development; Jos van Hattum, sales director; Bruno Guymard, research and developmen…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Znojmo, Czech Republic Sales: $78 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Milos Bogdan, managing director, Frantisek Klaska, technical director; Frantisek Rezack, commercial director Plants Znojmo, Bucovice, Czech Republic ISO Status ISO-…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $167 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Yoshikazu Ban, general manager of nonwoven fabrics division; Ryujiro Yoshino, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Mistuharu Takahashi, general manager, Bemliese/Coldon sale…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany Sales: $132 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…

  • British Vita

    British Vita

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $154 MILLION Description: Key Personnel David Cottrell, non-executive chairman; D.A. Campbell, CEO; J.J. Van Beijeren, director responsible for nonwovens. Plants: Belgium, France, Sweden, U.K., U.S.…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $185 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Yutaka Tanaka, president; Kazunori Imamura, managing director; Mitsuio Kanno, director Plants Shiga, Tokyo, Japan Processes Resin bonded, needlepunched, thermal bonded, wetlaid…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2004
    (formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $250 MILLION Description: Colbond Inc. Sand Hill Road P.O. Box 1057 Enka, NC 28728 Telephone: 828-665-5060 Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, president; Axel Poscher, vice president market…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2004
    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, 2004
    Location: Dierdorf, Germany Sales: $158 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Michael Haddon, managing director Plant Dierdorf, Germany ISO Status ISO 9001 Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, thermal  bonded, needle­punched, air throug…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Sales: $117 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Raoul Heredia, president Plants Gatineau, Thurso, Quebec, Germany Processes Airlaid Major Markets Wipes, feminine hygiene, diapers Despite continued financial pro…