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Published November 14, 2013
The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman and advisor to the chairman and CEO, will retire from the company, effective January 2, 2014, after 37 years of service. Panayotopoulos joined P&G in 1977. He… Read More »
Published November 14, 2013
Antimicrobial agent in PurThread high performance fabrics keeps products free from bioburden and odor. Read More »
Published November 13, 2013
At this year’s Filtech filtration show held in October in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sandler AG, makers of nonwovens, presented their wide range of synthetic filter nonwovens to the professional audience. Filter, media classed G3 to E11 for applicatio… Read More »
Published November 13, 2013
Martex Fiber Southern Corp. has acquired the Charlotte, NC-based waste services division of Bollag International. Bollag collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of… Read More »
Published November 12, 2013
More than $600,000 provided to parent entrepreneurs since 2010. Read More »
Published November 12, 2013
H.B. Fuller has been recognized with a New Product Innovation Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for its hot melt adhesive product innovation and technical leadership in the nonwoven hygiene market. The award recognizes the development and c… Read More »
Published November 12, 2013
SCA has completed its offer for the Chinese tissue manufacturer Vinda and is now the majority shareholder with 59.95% of the shares. SCA is now the majority shareholder of Vinda, which is the third largest tissue company in China. China is the secon… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
Investment will amount to $50 million. Read More »
Published November 7, 2013
Partnership will increase exposure and brand awareness of the company's various eco-friendly products to both retailers and consumers. Read More »
Published November 7, 2013
Agreement to share knowledge and experience for product testing, standards, statistical methods and data, and trade opportunities. Read More »
Published November 7, 2013
Biotech firm BRAIN AG along with the Hohenstein Institute, Kelheim Fibres and rökona, have formed a new research alliance for the biotechnical production and modification of specialty alginates. The aim of the alliance is to establish a sustaina… Read More »
Published November 7, 2013
Pads provide alternative to bulky, diaper-like undergarments Read More »
Tamicare Offers New Technology for Fem Hy Market
By Karen McIntyre, senior editor
Published November 7, 2013
Three-dimensional printing technology creates revolutionary nonwoven fabric. Read More »
Published November 7, 2013
Turkish nonwoven producer Mogul is starting production of a new core/sheath type bicomponent pet/copet pet spunbond line.This will be Mogul’s first bico line, which will enhance its wide range of product offerings from spunbond to spunlace and… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
Position calls for individual to lead, direct and refine the strategic marketing direction and core competencies. Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,303,562 B2 Inventor(s): Fridmann Hornung, Santiago, Chile; Wolfgang Ostertag, Gerstetten, Germany; Florian Kautzsch, North Caldwell, N.J., US; and Benjamin Wenzel, Heidenheim, Germany. Company: Paul Hartmann Aktiengesellschaft, Heide… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,303,557 B2 Inventor(s): Yukihiro Ito, Kanonji, Japan; Makoto Suekane, Kanonji, Japan; and Masataka Kinoshita, Kanonji, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Shikokuchuo-shi, Japan. Filed: 4/27/09 Issued: 11/6/12 An absorbent articl… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,304,600 B2 Inventor(s): Yuki Noda, Kagawa, Japan; Kenichiro Kuroda, Kagawa, Japan; Kumiko Nishikawa, Kagawa, Japan; Satoshi Mizutani, Kagawa, Japan; Hideyuki Ishikawa, Kagawa, Japan; and Akihiro Kimura, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Ch… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,304,599 B2 Inventor(s): Arman Ashraf, Hamilton, Ohio, US; and Daniel Steven Wheeler, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Filed: 4/28/06 Issue: 11/6/12 A method of forming a roll of… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,304,598 B2 Inventor(s): Richard D. Mosbacher, Neenah, Wis., US; Christopher P. Olson, Neenah, Wis., US; Robert Schlaupitz, New London, Wis., US; and Andrew M. Long, Appleton, Wis., US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah,… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,304,597 B2 Inventor(s): Jeanne Marie Hughes, Deerfield Township, Ohio, US; Ronald Bosman Visscher, Glendale, Ohio, US; Peter Charles Mason, Jr., Deerfield Township, Ohio, US; Folke Schlueter, Geneva, Switzerland; Emma Somma, Frankfur… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,298,206 B2 Inventor(s): Kent Hermansson, Västra Frölunda, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 10/10/07 Issued: 10/30/12 An absorbent article, said article comprising a belt and an absorb… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,298,205 B2 Inventor(s): Niclas Norrby, Göteborg, Sweden; and Jan Wästlund-Karlsson, Mölndal, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 11/13/06 Issued: 10/30/12 An elastically stretchable… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,298,204 B2 Inventor(s): Toshifumi Otsubo, Kanonji, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 6/2/10 Issued: 10/30/12 A disposable pull-on type diaper comprising: a crotch region; a front waist region extending in a… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,298,203 B2 Inventor(s): Andreas Peter Motsch, Waldems, Germany; Beate Christine Janik, Kelkheim, Germany; and Martin Werner Frank, Bad Vilbel, Germany. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Filed: 3/7/05 Is… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,299,317 B2 Inventor(s): Darold Dean Tippey, Neenah, Wis., US; Andrew Mark Long, Appleton, Wis., US; Thomas Michael Ales, III, Neenah, Wis., US; and Thomas David Ehlert, Neenah, Wis., US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neena… Read More »
Published November 6, 2013
US Patent No.: 8,298,202 B2 Inventor(s): Risa Culp McCray, Clarksville, Pa. US. Filed: 9/3/08 Issued: 10/30/12 A urinary device for use on a penis of a male suffering from urinary incontinence, the device comprising: a body having a closed distal en… Read More »
Beijing Soonercleaning Technology Co. Ltd.
Published November 6, 2013
Beijing Soonercleaning is fast becoming a leader in the field of specialized wipes fabrics. Read More »
Fem Hy Market Continues To Grow
By Karen McIntyre, senior editor
Published November 6, 2013
Despite high penetration levels, brands find ways to expand their customer base in the feminine hygiene market. Read More »
SINCE 2013 Review
By Tim Wright, editor
Published November 6, 2013
Exhibitors in Shanghai offer innovative solutions to the nonwovens industry. Read More »
Filtration Market Update
By Tim Wright, editor
Published November 6, 2013
From fibers to nonwovens to final product, the filtration market supply chain is innovating new technologies to meet the sustainability demands of today‚Äôs world. Read More »
A look at the top superabsorbent polymer makers in the world
By Kin Ohmura, Far East correspondent
Published November 6, 2013
Capacity is tight, upping the competition in the diaper market. Read More »
By Jessica Franken, INDA Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, INDA Associate Director of Government Affairs
Published November 6, 2013
International chemical regulatory reform measures move forward. Read More »
EDANA Expands Global Reach
Published November 6, 2013
Association says the combined market share of nonwovens produced in Greater Europe by member companies is now estimated at 85%. Read More »
Published November 5, 2013
Alan Tomblin, sales manager, North America, P&G Professional, was elected to the 2014 International Sanitary Suppliers Association (ISSA) board of directors. Tomblin will serve as vice president/president elect of the association's board when… Read More »
Published November 5, 2013
On Oct. 19th, 2013, Heng Chang Machinery (HCH) hosted a new product and technology demonstration at its facility in Anqing, China. HCH, which manufacturers complete production lines for disposable hygiene products, showed the TNK800PPM zero waste ela… Read More »
Published November 5, 2013
NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Terry Patterson vice president of global customer care for its sensors, systems and metals divisions. Patterson’s responsibilities involve managing NDC’s customer care division and for developing its… Read More »
Published November 5, 2013
Two EDANA member companies invited for exclusive presentation. Read More »
Published November 5, 2013
Japan-based baby care products manufacturer Unicharm Corporation is setting up a $40 million manufacturing facility at Sri City Special Economic Zone in India. The company is one of the world's leading companies in manufacturing and distribution… Read More »
By Tim Wright, editor
Published November 4, 2013
With the creation of the first cotton textile mill around 1815 by Michael Schenck in Lincoln County, North Carolina began a long process that would see it become the center of the textile business in the U.S. by the 1920s and remain so throughout the… Read More »
Published November 4, 2013
PurThread Technologies has closed an equity round totaling just over $7 million. The investment was led by PurThread board chair Richard Bodman with a select group of investors. Funding will be put toward the growth, research and development of PurTh… Read More »
Published November 4, 2013
GSE Holding, Inc., a global provider of geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, has named Charles Sorrentino, a current member of the board and interim president and CEO, has been appointed the co… Read More »
Published November 4, 2013
Green Innovations has appointed Philip Rundle, the company's current CEO, and Charles Andrews, to its board of directors. Rundle spent 16 years with Kimberly-Clark, a $21 billion international consumer goods and Fortune 500 company. In 1999, aft… Read More »
Published November 4, 2013
Oerlikon has appointed Brice Koch as group CEO. He will assume the role during the first quarter of 2014. Koch has held a number of leadership roles over the last 20 years and is now a member of the ABB Group executive committee and head of the $8 bi… Read More »
Published November 4, 2013
Rockline Industries, a private-label manufacturer of consumer wet wipes and coffee filters, will open an 18,000 square foot state-of-the-art Innovation and technical center adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Sheboygan, WI. Product development… Read More »
Published November 1, 2013
Cotton Leads program designed to assist growers with sustainability goals. Read More »
OUTLOOK 2014
Published October 31, 2013
World of Wipes (WOW) 2014
Published October 31, 2013
2014 NETInc. Conference
Published October 31, 2013