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  • Mobile Clean & Go products

    Mobile Clean & Go products

    October 15, 2013
    Mobile device cleaner safely and effectively cleans touch screens and marine electronics.

  • Universal Fibers purchases assets of Fiber Innovation Technology

    October 15, 2013
    In support of its newly created Business Development Group and market diversification strategy, Universal Fibers, Inc. has purchased the continuous filament bi-component production assets of Fiber Innovation Technology, Inc. Fiber Innovation Technol…

  • Kimberly-Clark named to sustainability indexes

    October 15, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the newly launched UN Global Compact 100, two indexes that track the financial performance of firms committed to practice sustainability and good citizenship in the…

  • FibeRio named in the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list

    October 15, 2013
    Recognizes the top private companies in clean technology.

  • New Full-Care additions at H.B. Fuller

    October 15, 2013
    New Full-Care products to be introduced at SINCE 2013.

  • Poligof acquires Pansac International

    October 14, 2013
    The Italian company Poligof Spa, founded in 1979 and known for producing films and laminates used in personal care products, has acquired Pansac International based in Mira, Italy. The acquisition will add 70,000 tons/year to Poligof’s producti…

  • Dermalogica introduces PreCleanse wipes

    Dermalogica introduces PreCleanse wipes

    October 14, 2013
    New towelettes make cleansing skin easy while on-the-go.

  • Freudenberg celebrates 25th anniversary in Taiwan

    October 14, 2013
    The Freudenberg Group celebrates the 25-year anniversary of its site in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The company, Far Eastern Spunweb, is a market leader in the field of spunlaid nonwovens on the Asian market and serves large customers in the markets for carpet…

  • JM completes expansion in Wertheim

    October 14, 2013
    Microglass fiber nonwovens capacity will target filtration applications.

  • OUTLOOK 13 addresses challenges

    October 14, 2013
    Speakers highlight the changing demands of society and consumers.

  • Saint-Gobain Abrasives announce second phase of its nonwoven products

    October 11, 2013
    Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, announced the second phase of an ongoing investment in its Norton Bear-Tex portfolio of nonwoven products. The global investment strategy includes increased rese…

  • Kimberly-Clark sustainability program bags A+ GRI rating

    October 11, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation's current sustainability report has fulfilled the requirement of application level A+ from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability reporting and other initiatives. This…

  • Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    October 10, 2013
    On August 1, 1888, Paul Heinrich Trützschler registered a forge and metal working shop in Crimmitschau, Germany. From the start the business focused on service for textile companies. Though initially the emphasis was on repairs, in a few years t…

  • Secant Medical names Jeff Robertson as president

    October 10, 2013
    Secant Medical, Inc. appointed Jeff Robertson president. Robertson has been with the company since August 2011, during which time he has managed the strategic oversight of business development, marketing, client accounts, and operations. He most rece…

  • Medline debuts moist healing wound dressings

    October 10, 2013
    Research shows that maintaining a moist wound environment is optimal to the healing process. To help manage moisture and promote autolytic debridement—the body’s way of getting rid of dead tissue and keeping healthy tissue—Medline I…

  • Bolger & O’Hearn develops eco friendly water repellent finish

    October 10, 2013
    Bolger & O’Hearn has developed a fluorine-free water repellent finish for performance textiles. Altopel F3 is a completely fluorine-free water repellent with outstanding durability and a remarkable environmental profile says the company. Br…

  • Americhem introduces mBrace softening technology

    October 10, 2013
    Americhem Inc., a color and additive masterbatch supplier to the nonwoven industry, unveiled its mBrace softening additive at the RISE Conference in Colorado. The company says mBrace is a first-of-its-kind softening technology that can be combined wi…

  • FILTECH 2013 to Highlight Innovations in Filtration Technology

    FILTECH 2013 to Highlight Innovations in Filtration Technology

    Tim Wright, editor || October 10, 2013
    Event will be held Oct. 22-24 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • FEMININE HYGIENE PAD

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,293,966 B2 Inventor(s): Paralee Obele, Sedona, Ariz., US. Filed: 2/27/07 Issued: 10/23/12 A feminine hygiene pad comprising: a bottom non-absorbent layer having a predetermined color; a top absorbing layer comprising the same color…

  • METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CLOSURE ELEMENT FOR ABSORBENT SANITARY PRODUCTS, ABSORBENT SANITARY PRODUCT

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,287,512 B2 Inventor(s): Sablone Gabriele, Montesilvano, Italy. Assigned to Fameccanica.Data S.p.A., Sambuceto di San Giovanni Teatino, Chieti, Italy. Filed: 11/10/08 Issued: 10/16/12 A method for producing a closure element for disp…

  • DISPOSABLE DIAPER

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,287,511 B2 Inventor(s): Koichiro Mitsui, Kagawa-ken, Japan; Hironao Minato, Kagawa-ken, Japan); and Yasushi Sayama, Kagawa-ken, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 5/26/04 Issued: 10/16/12 A disposable diaper…

  • GARMENT-LIKE ABSORBENT ARTICLE

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,619 B2 Inventor(s): Christopher Peter Olson, Neenah, Wis., US; Lawrence Howell Sawyer, Neenah, Wis., US; and Raymond Gerard St. Louis, Fremont, Wis., US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, Wis., US. Filed: 7/13/10 I…

  • DISPOSABLE BOXER BRIEF

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,618 B2 Inventor(s): Cynthia H. Nordness, Oshkosh, Wis., US; and Katherine C. Wheeler, Appleton, Wis., US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, Wis., US. Filed: 12/11/02 Issued: 10/9/12 A disposable pant comprising: a…

  • DISPOSABLE DIAPER

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,617 B2 Inventor(s): Masahiro Kaneda, Shikokuchuo, Japan. Company: Daio Paper Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 12/28/07 Issued: 10/9/12 An underpants type disposable diaper, comprising: a barrel-shaped waist portion that include…

  • ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH LEAK BARRIERS

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,615 B2 Inventor(s): Hans Een, Molnlycke, Sweden; Jan Wastlund-Karlsson, Molndal, Sweden; Ulrika Carlson, Billdal, Sweden; and Sue Uner, Folsom, Pa., US. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Goteborg, Sweden. Filed: 4/11/07 Issued: 1…

  • METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING STABILIZED ABSORBENT STRUCTURE

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,614 B2 Inventor(s): Steven Ray Gilbert, Fairfield, Ohio, US; and Jeffrey Scott Hudson, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Company: The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Filed: 11/20/06 Issued: 10/9/12 A process for stabilizin…

  • ABSORBENT PRODUCT WITH LOW DRYNESS INDEX

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,283,516 B2 Inventor(s): John D. Litvay, Al Hamra Free Zone, United Arab Emirates. Filed: 4/1/09 Issued: 10/9/12 An absorbent product comprising: a. a liquid permeable top sheet; b. an absorbent core comprising: i. synthetic fibers;…

  • ABSORBENT ARTICLE CONTAINING A SKIN CONDITIONING AGENT

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,283,515 B2 Inventor(s): Marie-Louise Lagerstedt-Eidrup, Billdal, Sweden; Anne Farbrot, Askim, Sweden; and Bo Runeman, Jonsered, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 5/2/03 Issued: 10/9/12 An absorb…

  • Concept Industries

    Concept Industries

    October 9, 2013
    Providing innovation and effective solutions

  • Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    Companies continue to announce new lines to follow growth in the hygiene market.

  • Converting Round Up

    Converting Round Up

    Nonwovens Industry staff || October 9, 2013
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • Tabletop Nonwovens

    Tabletop Nonwovens

    Susan Stansbury, Contributing Writer || October 9, 2013
    Delivering steady growth.

  • Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    As the world waits to see how the Buckeye/G-P merger plays out, many factors influence growth in the airlaid arena.

  • Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    EPA’s “wiper rule” offers opportunity for nonwoven industrial wipes.

  • California Safer Consumer Product Regulations Take Effect

    Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs || October 9, 2013
    INDA, NACWA, WEF and APWA team to reduce burden on wastewater systems.

  • Chinese growth continues

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    In this issue we include a special focus on China, which has become of the largest and fastest growing producers of nonwovens. With rising wages, a rapidly expanding middle class, and a new focus on domestic consumption driving increased sales of non…

  • Medline launches incontinence care products

    October 9, 2013
    According to Medline Industries, Inc., for the first time the senior group 65 years of age and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the U.S. population. Given recent reimbursement changes impacting the home medical equipment (HME)…

  • K-C signs contract with Premier healthcare alliance

    October 9, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark has signed a three-year agreement with Premier, a nationwide healthcare alliance, to supply surgical gowns and packs, both sterile and non-sterile. With this agreement, nearly 2,900 hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites affiliated with…

  • Glatfelter promotes Kent Matsumoto

    October 9, 2013
    Glatfelter has promoted Kent Matsumoto to vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective immediately. In this capacity, he will report directly to Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO. “During his seven-month tenure as the inte…

  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

    October 9, 2013
    Company will add 50,000 tons of spunmelt capacity globally.

  • Lenzing Nonwoven Fibers at SINCE in Shanghai

    October 9, 2013
    Lenzing will be on hand at SINCE in Shanghai from Oct. 23-25 to present innovative botanic fiber solutions. Tencel and Lenzing Viscose combine ecological responsibility with functionality. The increasing interest in sustainable fibers for nonwoven ap…

  • NDSU Researcher Integrates Electronics Into Diapers

    NDSU Researcher Integrates Electronics Into Diapers

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 8, 2013
    RFID system can make adult diaper changes more efficient.

  • Universal Fiber Systems forms business development group

    October 8, 2013
    Universal Fiber Systems, LLC has created a Business Development Group in support of its market diversification strategy for Universal Fibers, Inc. Based in its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bristol, VA, this group will be led by Do…

  • schülke introduces sensiva PA 40

    October 8, 2013
    Like the wings on maple seeds that boost seed dispersal, natural evolution produces organisms uniquely suited for their environment or function. Inspired by this efficiency, schülke has created sensiva PA 40, an antimicrobial stabilizer blend su…

  • World of Wipes 2014 call for papers

    October 8, 2013
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has issued its first call for presentations for the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) conference set to take place June 2-5, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Presentations at WOW will focus on a series of market a…

  • Leigh Fibers names Turner COO

    October 8, 2013
    Darrell Turner has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Leigh Fibers, Inc., succeeding Keith Taylor. Taylor, who has been with the company for 37 years, will continue to consult with Leigh Fibers and will transition to its board of…

  • Ontex opens factory in Turkey

    October 8, 2013
    Hygiene products manufacturer Ontex has opened its $30 million factory in Turkey’s Istanbul. Located in the Silivri district, the plant will manufacture Canbebe branded hygiene products, the business which the Belgian company acquired from Turk…

  • Lenzing CFO to step down

    October 7, 2013
    As a result of the changed market environment, Lenzing's production operations as well as marketing and sales activities will be upgraded. In the future Lenzing’s management board will consist of four instead of three members. CEO Peter Unt…

  • Lidl launches eco-friendly diaper range

    October 7, 2013
    Lidl has launched a new diaper range using the latest DryLock technology to the UK market. The patented-design diapers are just 3mm thick, compared with an average of 8mm, and contain no glue or fluff at the core. The benefits of this slim, fluffless…

  • Freudenberg at Intertextile in Shanghai

    October 7, 2013
    With an extended color range for transparent fabrics for womenswear, Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. gives more options to designers. Bi-elastic and lightweight interlinings for womenswear as well as ultralight canvases for menswear respo…