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  • 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…

  • Glatfelter reports record sales year

    March 20, 2014
    Glatfelter reported consolidated net sales of $434 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $391 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings increased from $11.2 million to $15 million. “Our growth businesses of Composite Fibers…

  • Suominen sales up 7%

    March 20, 2014
    Suominen reports its sales from continuing operations increased 7% to $144 million during the fourth quarter and the company expects sales to remain at the same level in 2014. Operating profit is expected to improve. Full year sales at Suominen were…

  • Ahlstrom continues to work on financial performance

    March 20, 2014
    Ahlstrom reports that its net sales were $334 million for the fourth quater ended December 31, 2013, up from $329 million. During the quarter, the company continued to launch new product to improve its sales mix and profit margin. One key launch was…

  • SCA gains sales, profits

    March 20, 2014
    SCA’s net sales increased 4% to reach $13.6 billion while operating profit increased 15% to $1.5 billion. Among the highlights of the year was a strengthening in emerging markets including the acquisition of Chinese tissue company Vinda and inv…

  • K-C sales flat for 2013

    March 20, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark has released its year-end 2013 results and 2014 outlook. For the full year, Kimberly-Clark sales were $21.2 billion, essentially even with the prior year. Operating profit, meanwhile incrased 19% to $2.6 billion in 2013 and adjusted op…

  • P&G posts gains in baby, feminine and family care

    March 20, 2014
    Procter & Gamble reported flat sales for the second quarter of 2014. Sales remained steady at $22.3 billion including a negative three percentage point impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales grew 3% while diluted net earnings decreased 15% v…

  • Absorbent articles with improved acquisition rate

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,618,351 B2 Inventor(s): Remo Di Girolamo, Pescara, Italy; Ivana Spinelli, Pescara, Italy; and Fabrizio Tinghino, Montesilvano, Italy. Company: The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 2/13/12 Issued: 12/31/13 A dis…

  • Absorbent article having pigmented composite backsheet with hunter value

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,613,736 B2 Inventor(s): Martin Schnabel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Radhakrishnan Janardanan Nair, Kobe, Japan; and Kesyin Fugger Hsueh, Cincinnati, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 12/8/0…

  • Absorbent article

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,614,365 B2 Inventor(s): John Lee Hammons, Hamilton, OH, US; Sybille Fuchs, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Jody Lynn Hoying, Mainville, OH, US; Timothy Ian Mullane, Union, KY, US; Casandre Maffett Walsh, Cincinnati, OH, US; Donna Marie C…

  • Absorbent article having an umbilical notch cut

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,608,720 B2 Inventor(s): Gregory John Erickson, Blue Ash, OH, U.S.; Jason Robert Eddy, Liberty Township, OH, U.S.; John Ferrer, Mason, OH, U.S.; and Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, U.S Company: The Procter & Gamble Company,…

  • Absorbent core with an elongate liquid holding formation

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,604,270 B2 Inventor(s): Michael B. Venturino, Appleton, WI, US; Susan J. Daniels, Neenah, WI, US; and Steven P. Milanowski, San Marcos, CA, US Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, US Filed: 3/28/12 Issued: 12/10/13 A…

  • Sensor and associated articles for toilet training

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,604,268 B2 Inventor(s): Jason C. Cohen, Appleton, WI, US; Thomas M. Ales, III, Neenah, WI, US; Shirlee A. Weber, Neenah, WI, US; Andrew M. Long, Appleton, WI, US; Christopher P. Olson, Neenah, WI, US; and Ansley Allen, Neenah, WI, US…

  • Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,597,268 B2 Inventor(s): Andrew James Sauer, Cincinnati, OH, US; and Michael Dale Trennepohl, Cincinnati, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US Filed: 9/7/07 Issued: 12/3/13 A front-fastenable disposabl…

  • Tampon having at least one physical discontinuity

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,597,267 B2 Inventor(s): John Richard Noel, Cincinnati, OH, US; and Leslie Lynn Crosby, Cincinnati, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US Filed: 4/18/07 Issued: 12/3/13 A compressed tampon comprising: a…

  • Disposable absorbent articles being adaptable to wearer’s anatomy

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,598,407 B2 Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, US; Pankaj Nigam, Mason, OH, US; Mark James Kline, Okeana, OH, US; Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Lebanon, OH, US; and Carl Louis Bergman, Loveland, OH, US Company: The Procter &…

  • Absorbent article

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,591,490 B2 Inventor(s): Jun Kudo, Ehime, Japan; Hideyuki Kinoshita, Kagawa, Japan; and Akira Hashino, Kagawa, Japan Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan Filed: 11/19/07 Issued: 11/26/13 An absorbent article, comprising: an a…

  • Reusable diaper

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,591,489 B2 Inventor(s): Sarah B. Van Bogart, Andover, MN, US) Filed: 9/30/09 Issued: 11/26/13 A reusable diaper, comprising: a diaper body including a first layer adapted to face away from a wearer and a second layer adapted to face…

  • Devices and methods for treating accidental bowel leakage

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,591,488 B2 Inventor(s): Thomas Blasius Brezoczky, Los Gatos, CA, US; Karl Patrick Ronn, Palo Alto, CA, US; Kelly Lewis Brezoczky, Los Gatos, CA, US; Elizabeth Hodge Ronn, Palo Alto, CA, US; and Steven B. Gold, Longboat Key, FL,US Com…

  • Absorbent article including a surface member with concaved sections

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,591,487 B2 Inventor(s): Kazuya Nishitani, Kagawa, Japan; and Masashi Kitagawa, Tokyo, Japan Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan Filed: 11/21/07 Issued: 11/26/13 An absorbent article adapted to be worn on a wearer’s bo…

  • Absorbent article

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,585,673 B2 Inventor(s): Yuki Noda, Kagawa, Japan; and Kenichiro Kuroda, Kagawa, Japan Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 6/1/07 Issued: 11/19/13 An absorbent article having a substantially elongated shape, comprisi…

  • Disposable absorbent article having deployable belt ears

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,585,672 B2 Inventor(s): Gary Dean LaVon, Liberty Township, OH, US; Kevin Michael Smith, Cincinnati, OH, US; Yoichiro Yamamoto, Cologne, Germany; and Michael Patrick Hayden, Mason, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Ci…

  • P.T. Multi Spunindo Jaya

    P.T. Multi Spunindo Jaya

    March 20, 2014
    Pioneering spunbond development in Indonesia.

  • Nonwovens Production Trends In Asia

    Nonwovens Production Trends In Asia

    Kin Ohmura, Osaka Chemical Service || March 20, 2014
    India, Thailand and Indonesia are expected to scale up in production.

  • 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 20, 2014
    FDA proposes rule on antibacterial soaps; global trade initiative on environmental goods; and WTO completes trade facilitation deal.

  • Filtration Industry Consolidates

    March 20, 2014
    As we went to press, Lydall announced it had acquired the industrial filtration business belonging to Andrew Industries for $83 million. The move strengthens Lydall’s position as an industry-leading global provider of filtration and engineered…

  • K-C names president of customer development

    March 20, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark North America (KCNA) has announced that Grant LaMontagne has been named president, customer development. In his new role, LaMontagne will lead all sales and customer development activities for Kimberly-Clark’s operations in North…

  • Low & Bonar chief executive retires

    March 20, 2014
    Steve Good, Low & Bonar’s chief executive, has informed the board of his intention to retire from full time executive roles. Good has been instrumental in the reshaping and repositioning of Low & Bonar, having been in a number of senior…

  • Aki Saarinen resigns from Ahlstrom

    March 20, 2014
    Aki Saarinen, executive vice president, strategic business development, has decided to resign from Ahlstrom to pursue other career opportunities. He will step down from the executive management team in February 2014 and continue in his current role u…

  • Maxcess introduces new Magpowr DLCA

    March 20, 2014
    Maxcess, a manufacturer of products and services for the web handling industry, recently released the Magpowr Digital Load Cell Amplifier (DLCA), a low-cost, yet powerful and versatile DIN rail mounted digital amplifier used to multiply a millivolt t…

  • Nordson opens technical center in China

    March 20, 2014
    Nordson Corp. has opened a 21,500-square-foot technical center in Shanghai that will help the maker of automated spraying and dispensing equipment serve what it called “the company's large and growing customer base throughout China and the…

  • 3M introduces the Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier

    March 20, 2014
    Laboratory and scale-up single use capsules available mid-2014; production capsules available late 2014.

  • INDA showcases strengths at annual meeting

    INDA showcases strengths at annual meeting

    March 20, 2014
    Wahlquist, Justice receive awards.

  • Xerium hires Wern-Lirn as president of Asia

    March 20, 2014
    Xerium Technologies has named Wern-Lirn (Paul) Wang president of Asia. He will be based in Xerium's Asia headquarters office in Shanghai, China and will have full responsibility for the Asia region. Wang will be responsible for delivering Xerium-…

  • World of Wipes conference to begin in June

    March 20, 2014
    Hundreds of key executives from the entire global wipes supply chain will gather in Minneapolis, MN, for three days of market-leading information and networking when the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference convenes June 2-5 at the Depo…