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Published August 28, 2013
Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, has acquired International Fiber Corporation (IFC), a supplier of cellulose‐based insoluble fiber products f… Read More »
Published August 27, 2013
Green Innovations Ltd. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Green Hygienics, Inc., has appointed Jeff Thurgood as its vice president of sales. Thurgood has 27 years of varied consumer products sales and management experience. He has led Fortu… Read More »
Published August 27, 2013
Will begin negotiations for temporary layoffs Read More »
Published August 27, 2013
Whitehouse Scientific is once again a major sponsor of The Filtration Society’s annual international conference and exhibition, returning on 5-6 November 2013 at the Mercure Chester East Hotel, Christleton, Chester, UK. This year the main one-d… Read More »
Published August 26, 2013
Oerlikon Manmade Fibers has now optimized its global myOerlikon.com website for the products and services of its two Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands in a user-friendly manner. Customers can now access tailor-made services even more easily… Read More »
Published August 26, 2013
Pampers, the world-renowned diaper brand, has placed babies across the country center stage to unveil their new Love, Sleep & Play campaign, which celebrates the millions of unique ways babies experience love, sleep and play. Pampers understands… Read More »
Published August 26, 2013
Most CEOs stick close to the home office when they get "The Call Up." But AG Lafley isn't like most CEOs. He's been there and done that and, now that's he's back in the top spot at Procter & Gamble, he's renting&mdas… Read More »
Published August 23, 2013
At Sri Lanka plant, starches from agricultural feedstocks will be converted to renewable chemicals. Read More »
Published August 23, 2013
Georgia-Pacific LLC and Buckeye Technologies Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of Buckeye by Georgia -Pacific. Under the merger agreement, all outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies' common stock were converted into the righ… Read More »
Published August 22, 2013
UK-based Fiberweb says it has received a takeover proposal from U.S. rival Polymer Group Inc. (PGI). PGI has been given until Sept. 17 to formalize a bid or step away. Fiberweb says that if PGI makes an offer at its desired price, its board will reco… Read More »
Published August 21, 2013
Intertek, a provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has opened a new apparel and textiles testing laboratory in Hanoi to support the growing textile and garment industry in the northern part of Vietnam.… Read More »
Published August 21, 2013
Will serve hygiene and medical markets from its base in Virginia. Read More »
Published August 19, 2013
Will take place Oct. 13-17 in St. Petersburg, FL. Read More »
Published August 19, 2013
Xerium Technologies, Inc., a global provider of industrial consumable products and services, announced plans to build a new, high-end press felt plant near Shanghai, China. This greenfield plant will employ the industry’s most advanced press f… Read More »
Published August 16, 2013
Analyzes the global spunbonded polyester nonwoven market. Read More »
Published August 15, 2013
Concerns over employee safety sited as motivator. Read More »
UConn Engineering Researcher Among Handful Selected as DuPont Young Professor
By Nan R. Cooper, UConn School of Engineering
Published August 15, 2013
Lab specializes in making nanofiber nonwovens through electrospinning process. Read More »
Published August 14, 2013
Business relations will focus on disposable diapers. Read More »
Talking HAIs with Hackensack University Medical Center
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published August 13, 2013
A Q&A with director of infection control, Wendy Hess, RN, CIC. Read More »
Published August 13, 2013
The Acme Group has launched its newest offerings to help North America’s largest manufacturers reach their “Zero Landfill” initiatives. The company has introduced its recyclable industrial absorbents program called "NeuSorb&rdq… Read More »
Published August 13, 2013
RISE 2013, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, will be held September 30-October 3, 2013, Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado USA. Organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, RISE is a one-of-a-ki… Read More »
Published August 13, 2013
The construction of railway, particularly in China’s central and western regions, is set to boost China’s geotextile industry, according to China National Textile and Apparel Council. The investment in national infrastructure development… Read More »
Published August 13, 2013
International technology group Andritz will present complete production lines and innovative systems for nonwovens, such as needlepunch, spunlace, wetlaid, and spunlaid finishing at Techtextil India 2013. Andritz Nonwoven integrates cutting-edge tech… Read More »
Published August 13, 2013
One of two airlaid lines was damaged. Read More »
Published August 12, 2013
Will be held Nov. 19, 2013 in Sao Paulo. Read More »
Published August 9, 2013
Focus on business strategy and product innovation. Read More »
Published August 9, 2013
Jeffrey Hanson has been promoted to vice president of international finance for Barry-Wehmiller. With 25 years of international trade and banking experience, Hanson will contribute his broad range of skills and expertise toward enhancing Barry-Wehmil… Read More »
Published August 9, 2013
Safety products company to invest more than $18.2 million in the project. Read More »
Ahlstrom Innovates Medical Nonwovens Technology
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published August 8, 2013
Q&A with the nonwovens supplier on trends in the medical nonwovens market. Read More »
Expanding to India
By Gunjan Bagla, Amritt, Inc.
Published August 8, 2013
Advice for international CPG companies on how to avoid pitfalls while taking advantage of opportunities in this fast-growing country. Read More »
Autefa Solutions continues expansion in China
Published August 8, 2013
On July 28-29, 2013 the newly founded company Autefa Solutions Wuxi Co. Ltd. was inaugurated. With more than 100 guests on hand the traditional ribbon cutting was performed by Maoxin Ye, vice president, China Hi Tech Group Cooperation (CHTC) and CEO… Read More »
Tencel Skin grows in China
Published August 8, 2013
Forms agreement with NBC. Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
Donaldson Company, Inc. has appointed Andrew Cecere to its board of directors, effective September 27th. The addition of Cecere brings the Donaldson Board to 11 members. Cecere, 53, is vice chairman and CFO of Minneapolis, MN-based U.S. Bancorp, a p… Read More »
CIDPEX 2013 Successfully Held in Shenzhen, China
Published August 7, 2013
More than 600 exhibitors were on hand in Shenzhen. Read More »
India Calling
By Karen McIntryre, Senior Editor
Published August 7, 2013
Investment continues in India as the industry looks for the next hot growth area Read More »
Nanotechnology Brings New Opportunities to Industrial Nonwovens
By Colleen Walker, Ph.D., TAPPI
Published August 7, 2013
Predictions say that the global market for nanotechnology will be $48.9 billion in 2017. Read More »
Nonwovens: On the Front Lines in the Fight for Safe Healthcare
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published August 7, 2013
Healthcare trends offer opportunities for disposable nonwoven products. Read More »
Machinery & Equipment Review
By Compiled by Nonwovens Industry staff
Published August 7, 2013
Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments. Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
Growing concerns about hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are driving the demand for disposables, including nonwovens in health care facilities. Demand for disposable hospital supplies is growing across the world, as they reduce risks of cross-conta… Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
U.S. Patent No.: 8,267,910 B2 Inventor(s): Robert Perneborn, Gothenburg, Sweden. Assigned to SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 11/8/04 Issued: 9/18/12 An absorbing structure comprising at least one deformation layer, which layer… Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
U.S. Patent No.: 8,262,635 B2 Inventor(s): Jennifer Lynn Labit, Arnold, MO, U.S.; and James Andrew Labit, Arnold, MO, U.S. Filed: 3/31/08 Issued: 9/11/12 A gender neutral reusable diaper, comprising: an inner layer comprising an absorbent material;… Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
U.S. Patent No.: 8,262,634 B1 Inventor(s): Brian Francis Gray, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Kiyoe Ohba, Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan; Ryo Minoguchi, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; and Kaoru Niihara, Kobe Hyogo, Japan. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati,… Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
U.S. Patent No.: 8,262,633 B2 Inventor(s): Signe Christina Larson, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Lisa June Hood, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; David Christopher Oetjen, West Chester, OH, U.S.; and John Lee Hammons, Hamilton, OH, U.S. Company: The Procter and Gamble… Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
U.S. Patent No.: 8,263,820 B2 Inventor(s): Giovanni Carlucci, Chieti, Italy; Maurizio Tamburro, S. Giovanni Teatino, Italy; Alessandro Gagliardini, Villa Vomano, Italy; Evelina Toro, Chieti, Italy; and Pancrazio Veronese, Pescara, Italy. Company: The… Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
U.S. Patent No.: 8,257,335 B2 Inventor(s): Gary Dean LaVon, Liberty Township, OH, U.S.; and Kevin Michael Smith, Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Filed: 1/31/07 Issued: 9/4/12 A disposable diaper c… Read More »
Published August 7, 2013
Barnhardt Cotton has launched its new Bleached Cotton website at www.BarnhardtCotton.net. A new blog to accompany the redesigned site has also gone live. The company says the updated website was in the works for quite some time. From the beginning i… Read More »
Wicked Awesome Wipes hit the market
Published August 6, 2013
High-Tech Conversions has introduced Wicked Awesome Wipes, a completely new industrial grade wipe. These double re-crepe cellulose wipers offer exceptional strength, durability, and are extremely absorbent. The company says Wicked Awesome Wipes are… Read More »
Published August 6, 2013
A.Monforts Textilmaschinen has opened a new Advanced Technological Centre (ATC), which covers 1500 square meters at the company’s headquarters in Blumenberger Strasse, Mönchengladbach. The ATC will allow customers in-house opportunities to… Read More »
By Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs, INDA
Published August 6, 2013
INDA submits comments to CPSC on nonwoven fire barriers. Read More »
Published August 5, 2013
A.N. Sreeram named corporate vice president of research and development. Read More »