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  • Pantex International: Innovation for Leaders!

    Pantex International: Innovation for Leaders!

    April 7, 2014
    Pantex International is an Innovation-driven global manufacturer of Specialty nonwovens for the personal care market, with over 25-years of expertise. See our Company video for more details.

  • What’s Driving the Medical Nonwovens Market?

    What’s Driving the Medical Nonwovens Market?

    April 3, 2014
    The use of nonwovens in medical applications is growing.

  • Freudenberg opens new logistics center

    Freudenberg opens new logistics center

    April 3, 2014
    Expansion of Kaiserslautern site

  • Sigmatexs makes €2.8mn investment

    April 3, 2014
    Sigmatex has announced a €2.8 million investment at its Runcorn, UK facility that will come on stream in the second quarter. The investment includes a state-of-the-art Liba Multi-axial line and a dedicated Meyer Powder Coating line incorporating…

  • Mondon introduces new website

    April 3, 2014
    Machinery manufacturer Mondon has launched a new website. Largely known in the plastic and nonwoven industries, Mondon continues to enlarge its portfolio with new developments that will be presented next week during INDEX 14. All these applications c…

  • INDA nominated for EPA Environmental Merit Award

    April 3, 2014
    Joint effort with Maine Wastewater Group demonstrates exemplary product stewardship on wipes flushability issue.

  • Sandvik Hard Materials, Diamond Innovations join forces

    April 3, 2014
    New businesses name is Sandvik Hyperion.

  • RKW poised for growth

    RKW poised for growth

    April 2, 2014
    RKW INDEX News

  • Mogul makes organizational changes

    April 1, 2014
    In response to its growth and future expansion plans, Turkish nonwoven producer Mogul has implemented several organizational changes at the executive level. Mr. C. Enver Kyali has been named president; Mrs. Ayse Kayali has been appointed as an execut…

  • BASF to deliver new SAP technology

    March 31, 2014
    Evaluation of investments in new and existing production sites for superabsorbent polymers.

  • Technical Fibre Products makes executive appointments

    March 27, 2014
    UK-based Technical Fibre Products Ltd., a manufacturer of advanced nonwoven materials, has made organizational changes at their U.S.-based operations—Technical Fibre Products Inc. and Electro Fiber Technologies LLC. At Technical Fibre Products…

  • Branson Ultrasonics has a new president

    March 27, 2014
    Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, recently announced the appointment of Joseph Dillon as president of Branson Ultrasonics Corp. In his new role Dillon has responsibility for overseeing the worldwide operations of Branson, a provid…

  • Duni reorganizes business

    March 27, 2014
    Swedish tabletop and airlaid maker Duni says it is creating a new organization based around five business areas with the aim of focusing on profitable growth. The goal is increased customer focus and market segment specialization within the new busin…

  • Lydall invests in filtration segment

    March 27, 2014
    Commissions new wet-laid line.

  • Insight 2014

    Insight 2014

    March 26, 2014

  • The New Generation of Dispersible Technology

    The New Generation of Dispersible Technology

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Today’s new wipes products are looking to achieve higher levels of dispersibility to meet consumer and industry demands.

  • The Next Steps for Flushable Wipes

    The Next Steps for Flushable Wipes

    Smithers Apex || March 26, 2014
    New report says four key trends are driving the market for flushable wipes forward.

  • Printing AMPS UP

    Printing AMPS UP

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Once a tool for branding, printing on wipes substrates is changing the functionality of wipes.

  • Beyond Softness

    Beyond Softness

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director || March 26, 2014
    In the evolution of wipes, what they contain has become just as important as how they feel. Efficacy now, as well as aesthetics, plays an increasingly important role in a product’s success.

  • Absorbing element for sanitary products, having expandable pocket containing superabsorbent material

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,633,347 B2 Inventor(s): Carlo Bianco, Pescara, Italy; Domenico Polidori, Pescara, Italy; and Tonino De Angelis, Pescara, Italy Company: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A., Sambuceto di San Giovanni Teatino, Italy. Filed: 12/3/07 Issued: 1/21/14…

  • Absorbent article containing structured fibers

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,629,316 B2 Inventor(s): David M. Waxman, Moorestown, NJ, US; and Shih-Kuang Lien, Hasselt, Belgium Company: Harbor Linen LLC, Gibbsboro, NJ, US. Filed: 8/3/10 Issued: 1/14/14 A reusable absorbent article comprising: an outer surface…

  • Absorbent article having a graphic visible through body contacting surface

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,629,315 B2 Inventor(s): Tsunetoshi Miura, Hyogo, Japan; Kensuke Ito, Hyogo, Japan; Akiko Sasaki, Hyogo, Japan; Yoshiko Nakao, Hyogo, Japan; Shuri Kondo, Hyogo, Japan; and Koichi Torni, Hyogo, Japan Company: The Procter and Gamble Com…

  • Disposable nursing pad

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,628,507 B1 Inventor(s): Teresa P. Carroll, Athens, AL, US Company: NuAngel, Inc., Athens, AL, US Filed: 6/13/10 Issued: 1/14/14 A nursing pad comprising: a. a substantially circular base comprising scalloped edges; b. at least one e…

  • Multifunctional monitoring device for absorbent articles

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,628,506 B2 Inventor(s): Thomas M. Ales, III, Neenah, WI, US; and Andrew M. Long, Appleton, WI, US Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, US. Filed: 6/30/08 Issued: 1/14/14 A method for monitoring physiological indices…

  • Disposable undergarment and related manufacturing equipment and processes

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,622,984 B2 Inventor(s): Gregory J. Rajala, Neenah, WI, US; Steven C. Gehling, Oshkosh, WI, US; and Paul D. Suke, Appleton, WI, US Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, US. Filed: 10/27/10 Issued: 1/7/14 A disposable g…

  • Method of incorporating leg elastics in a pant-like disposable absorbent garment, and garment

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,622,983 B2 Inventor(s): Todd W. Wilkes, Appleton, WI, US; Lacey L. Poole, Appleton, WI, US; Joseph A. Mlinar, Appleton, WI, US; Marlene R. Dins, Appleton, WI, US; Russell E. Thorson, Appleton, WI, US; and Brian K. Rhodes, Larsen, WI,…

  • Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,617,131 B2 Inventor(s): Mark James Kline, Okeana, OH, US; and Miguel Alvaro Robles, Wyoming, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US Filed: 11/23/11 Issued: 12/31/13 A pull-on pant-like disposable absorb…

  • Absorbent articles with tear resistant film

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,618,350 B2 Inventor(s): Todd Leon Mansfield, Cincinnati, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US Filed: 2/14/11 Issued: 12/31/13 A disposable absorbent article comprising an elastic film material that re…

  • Absorbent articles comprising wetness indicators

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,618,349 B2 Inventor(s): Thomas James Klofta, Cininnati, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 4/12/10 Issued: 12/31/13 An absorbent article comprising: a backsheet; a core comprising less than…

  • Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,613,737 B2 Inventor(s): Kouichi Miyamoto, Kobe Hyogo, Japan Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US Filed: 8/5/11 Issued: 12/24/13 A disposable absorbent article having a longitudinal centerline, a lateral cent…

  • Regional Report: Russia

    Regional Report: Russia

    Eugene Gerden, Contributing Writer || March 26, 2014
    Nonwovens producers protest against raise of duties on imports of raw materials; efforts might reduce imports of fabrics and fibers.

  • Southeast Asia: A Region on the RISE

    Southeast Asia: A Region on the RISE

    Ian Bell, head of tissue and hygiene research, Euromonitor International || March 26, 2014
    The diaper category is driving the Southeast Asia boom, boosted by a young demographic profile and rising incomes.

  • New Life

    New Life

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Nonwovens manufacturers keep trash out of landfills by using recycled material.

  • Image Appeal

    Image Appeal

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 26, 2014
    DIYers, architects, interior designers, commercial companies and retailers are increasingly making use of digital printing on nonwoven substrates to compose expressive images and customized advertising messages.

  • Construction Market Report

    Construction Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Nonwovens manufacturers continue to build their businesses with construction.

  • PurThread, Kodak sign JDA

    March 26, 2014
    PurThread Technologies Inc., Durham, NC, and Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) under which they will use Kodak’s silver-based antimicrobial technology to develop hard- and soft-surface antimicrobi…

  • Ahlstrom introduces TrustShield surgical drapes

    March 26, 2014
    Ahlstrom has launched TrustShield, an extensive range of surgical drapes for the operating room. The company says its broad range of single-use surgical drapes are designed to offer consistent protection and performance, ensuring the safety of the su…

  • Diapers.com to offer Serena & Lily baby products

    March 26, 2014
    Partnership offers range of products on the largest baby care specialty site

  • K-C named among 'World's Most Ethical Companies'

    March 26, 2014
    Ethisphere Institute recognizes K-C for global commitment to integrity, good governance and ethical business practices.

  • Shemesh and Elsner report successful JV

    Shemesh and Elsner report successful JV

    March 26, 2014
    Delivers new operations standards for makers of rolled nonwoven wipes in canisters.

  • Green Hygienics expands logistical operations

    March 26, 2014
    Green Innovations Ltd. and the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Green Hygienics, Inc., has expanded its logistical operations located in Ontario, CA. Recent consumer and retailer demand for Green Hygienics' products prompted the need to inc…

  • Jajoo Hygiene

    Jajoo Hygiene

    March 25, 2014
    Jajoo Hygiene A/002 Praneel Apartment Opp. Eskay Resort, Link Road Borivli (West) Mumbai 400103 India Tel: +91 (22) 28944848 Fax: +91 9819130090 Email: info@jajoosurgical.com Last month, Jajoo Surgical, Indore, India and Sweden-based Investkonsult,…

  • Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Update

    Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry || March 25, 2014
    Plus, another delay of health reform employer mandate; INDA submits comments on OSHA recordkeeping rule; U.S. and Brazil team to promote investment; and U.S. files WTO case against India.

  • See you in Geneva!

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 25, 2014
    INDEX 2014 is upon us, and when the nonwovens industry convenes in Geneva, Switzerland this month it will be a time for companies to introduce new products and technologies, announce new investments and, of course, find out what is going on with thei…

  • Future Senior Incontinence Products

    Future Senior Incontinence Products

    Graham Allan, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Fiber & Polymer Science at the University of Washington || March 21, 2014
    Analyzing odors should be a top priority in product development.

  • The Disposable Personal Toilette

    The Disposable Personal Toilette

    Carlos Richer, Contributing Writer || March 21, 2014
    A new solution that will bring back dignity, healthier skin and eliminate smell to millions of bedridden people who suffer from limited mobility.

  • The AI Market is Baby BOOMING

    The AI Market is Baby BOOMING

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 21, 2014
    As the worldwide population ages, the adult incontinence market is poised for healthy growth in the years ahead. However, meeting the increasingly sophisticated demands of a restless age group is challenging and pushing manufacturers to innovate the technology to meet their needs.

  • The Spunlace Market: A search for new opportunities

    The Spunlace Market: A search for new opportunities

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 21, 2014
    Wipes continue to dominate but new market development is the focus.

  • Geotextiles Market Report

    Geotextiles Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 21, 2014
    Nonwovens continue to find new uses across numerous platforms.

  • Duni profit up on hygiene exit

    March 20, 2014
    Swedish tabletop and airlaid maker has reported its results for 2013. Sales increased 4.7%, when adjusted for exchange rates, to $581 million. Earnings per share ammountd to 86 cents. Improvements were mainly attributable to strong Christmas sales a…