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  • Autoneum expands in China

    December 13, 2013
    Autoneum has acquired a 25% stake in a joint venture with its long-time partner and Japanese supplier Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) and Chinese supplier TGPM Automotive Industry Group (TGPM) in the emerging market of China. In the future, innovative…

  • P&G opens Indonesia plant

    P&G opens Indonesia plant

    December 12, 2013
    Plant to meet growing demand in Indonesia and Asia for Pampers and other P&G brands

  • Meijer, Huggies team up this holiday season

    December 12, 2013
    Retailer donation will benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest.

  • Bolger & O’Hearn introduces Altopel F³

    December 11, 2013
    Committed to advancing environmentally sound technologies for the textile marketplace, Bolger & O’Hearn's latest innovation based on these principles is Altopel F³, a durable fluorine-free water repellent finish. Altopel F³ co…

  • Ahlstrom launches new website

    December 11, 2013
    Ahlstrom has launched a renewed website to improve service to Ahlstrom's stakeholders and to promote the the company's strategy to provide a high performance product offering for a clean and healthy environment. The biggest changes have been…

  • SINCE 2013 visitors rise by 11%

    December 9, 2013
    15th Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition achieves success and growth with 14,448 visitors.

  • Autoneum Holding appoints CFO

    December 6, 2013
    Autoneum Holding Ltd. has appointed Martin Zwyssig as CFO and member of the group executive board. Zwyssig has long-standing experience as CFO of stock-listed industrial enterprises operating globally. He will take up his duties after a handover phas…

  • Domtar VP outlines personal care strategies

    Domtar VP outlines personal care strategies

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || December 5, 2013
    Expansion into adult incontinence market is a top priority

  • Ahlstrom reorganizes

    December 5, 2013
    Splits food and medical into separate business units

  • Lennart Persson, CFO and executive VP of SCA, to retire

    December 5, 2013
    SCA’s CFO and executive vice president Lennart Persson will retire on July 1, 2014, after contributing to SCA’s growth in a number of senior positions since 1987. Fredrik Rystedt, 49, will succeed Persson and will become a member of SCA&r…

  • New management at Messe Frankfurt

    December 4, 2013
    Kathryn Fitts and Dennis Smith are the new management team at Messe Frankfurt Inc. in Atlanta, GA, U.S., taking over from John Gallagher, who has decided to move into a different direction. With immediate effect, Fitts and Smith have been appointed…

  • Russian Nonwovens Industry Ready for Breakthrough

    Russian Nonwovens Industry Ready for Breakthrough

    Eugene Gerden, Contributing Writer || December 4, 2013
    The Russian nonwovens industry is growing, reflected by the increasing volume of domestic production as well as the launch of new investment projects.

  • Year in Review

    Year in Review

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || December 4, 2013
    Mergers and acquisitions, global expansion counted among year’s highlights.

  • Hygiene Components: Balancing Performance with Cost

    Hygiene Components: Balancing Performance with Cost

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || December 4, 2013
    Suppliers to the hygiene market respond to lower fluff levels and thinner cores.

  • Driving Innovation

    Driving Innovation

    Tim Wright, editor || December 4, 2013
    The market for nonwovens in automobiles is growing, presenting challenges and opportunities.

  • High-Tech Conversions

    High-Tech Conversions

    December 4, 2013
    Providing innovative converting capabilities.

  • Method of producing an absorbent garment

    December 4, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,303,561 B2 Inventor(s): Katarina Eriksson, Lindome, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Filed: 11/14/07 Issued: 11/6/12 A method for continuously producing absorbent garments comprising (i) forming a contin…

  • Elastic material coatings in fibers and a diaper comprising said elastic material

    December 4, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,303,560 B2 Inventor(s): Riccardo Cecconi, Prato, Italy; Barbara Bulleri, Pistoia, Italy; Chiara Allegrini, Lucca, Italy; Stefano Muroni, Pistoia, Italy; and Claudio Giacometti, Pistoia, Italy. Company: Fintex & Partners Italia S.…

  • Disposable Diaper

    December 4, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,303,559 B2 Inventor(s): Hironao Minato, Kagawa, Japan; Kaiyo Nakajima, Kagawa, Japan; and Naoko Takada, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 2/18/08 Issued: 11/6/12 A disposable diaper comprising: a cr…

  • Target and Wal-Mart Announce Safer Products Programs While Congress Vows to Reform TSCA

    Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry || December 4, 2013
    Plus Miscellaneous Tariff Bill update.

  • Consumer Giants Push Forward Sustainability

    Tim Wright, editor || December 4, 2013
    Sustainability is a global megatrend, which has taken hold in the automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using a mixture of man-made and natural materials in cars, as well as recycled materials. Car manufacturers are primarily l…

  • Clarcor acquires Bekaert Advanced Filtration

    Tim Wright || December 4, 2013
    Clarcor Inc. has acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA for roughly €6 million ($8 million). The advanced filtration business is engaged in the same line of business as Clarcor’s subsidiary, Purolator EFP, whi…

  • Voith, Trützschler process certified flushable

    Voith, Trützschler process certified flushable

    December 4, 2013
    Nonwoven material passes rigorous INDA/EDANA test requirements.

  • Techtextil to host Middle East Symposium

    December 3, 2013
    Conference session to be held at Intersec in Dubai in January

  • Nonwovens grow in Middle East geotextile market

    Tim Wright || December 3, 2013
    A new report on the geotextiles market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries says the geotextile market in these areas will experience positive growth as major construction activity in the region ramps up. Th…

  • K-C Professional names new VP for North America

    Tim Wright || December 3, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Professional has named Tim Feeheley as its new vice president for Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. Feeheley succeeds Richard Thorne, who recently was named to lead Kimberly-Clark Professional's Asia-Pacific Region. Feehe…

  • Filtrex 2014 (exact date TBD)

  • INDA Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference

  • Invista expands Xpure polyester product range

    Tim Wright || December 2, 2013
    Invista has expanded its Xpure portfolio of polyester products made with a next generation catalyst system. Recent additions to this portfolio include the Xpure 7001 and 701K polyester copolymers. Xpure 7001 polyester is an amorphous resin while Xpu…

  • INDA strengthens relations with Asia-Pacific associations

    Tim Wright || December 2, 2013
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, had a busy Fall in China advancing its global partnerships to enhance member access to new markets. INDA was a sponsor of the Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium held October 22 in Shanghai. INDA p…

  • Montalvo names sales manage for Germany

    Tim Wright || December 2, 2013
    The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has named Dietmar Herzog as sales manager for Germany. Herzog’s primary responsibilities will include sales support in Germany, expansion of Montalvo’s…

  • Archroma names Stephan Sielaff COO

    Tim Wright || December 2, 2013
    Archroma has named Stephan Sielaff as its COO. Based in Reinach, Switzerland, Sielaff will oversee the business' global production, manufacturing and integrated supply chain activities. He brings Archroma diverse and global materials and process…

  • Willis to Nonwovens By Design

    Tim Wright || December 2, 2013
    Jeff Willis has formed a new venture called Nonwovens By Design. The new company will specialize in product design for consumer, medical, wipes and hygiene markets as well as provide sales supports for select clients. Willis was previously with Texel…

  • Filtration Group acquires Buffalo Filter

    Tim Wright || December 2, 2013
    Filtration Group has added surgical smoke evacuation specialist Buffalo Filter to its growing portfolio of companies. Founded in 1991 and based in Lancaster, NY, Buffalo Filter is a medical device manufacturer and supplier of surgical smoke evacuati…

  • Ahlstrom launches technology for wind energy market

    November 26, 2013
    Aceblade is a unidirectional glass fiber reinforcement.

  • Hartmann adds production site in Russia

    November 26, 2013
    Goal to move manufacturing closer to ad inc customers.

  • Dow launches Tequatic Plus globally

    November 26, 2013
    A lower cost solution for treating difficult water is now available in Europe and China.

  • Lear Corp. to open automotive seating plant in Romania

    November 26, 2013
    Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, will open its new seating plant in Iasi, Romania, in January 2014. Serving all major European automotive manufacturers, Lear’s new facility will empl…

  • Symbion picks Medline for medical and surgical supplies

    November 26, 2013
    Symbion Healthcare, based in Nashville, TN, and a leading operator of ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the U.S., has selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its exclusive distribution partner for medical and surgical supplies. Th…

  • Global nonwovens market poised for growth

    November 25, 2013
    World demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2017.

  • Porex sale completed

    November 25, 2013
    U.S. private equity firm Aurora Capital Group has completed the sale of Porex Corp. to Filtration Group. Porex is a 750-employee U.S. business that develops and manufactures porous polymer products, including filters. William Midgette, president an…

  • Sanitized AG receives Swiss Technology Award

    November 25, 2013
    Award as a “sustainability leader” for the first worldwide anti-adhesive hygiene treatment for textiles.

  • K-C wins environmental award

    November 20, 2013
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Kimberly-Clark Corporation as an industry leader in transportation environmental performance and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award. This award goes to companies that ha…

  • Universal Fibers and DuPont team up

    November 20, 2013
    Universal Fibers and DuPont Industrial Biosciences will collaborate to produce and market carpet fiber using DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer. The scope of the collaboration includes sales into the commercial, residential and automotive market…

  • SWM acquires DelStar

    November 19, 2013
    DelStar, Inc. and SWM have formed an agreement, whereby SWM will acquire DelStar from Bethesda, MD-based investment firm American Capital Strategies. Under the terms of the agreement, DelStar will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SWM. The acquisit…

  • Duni to delay hygiene market exit

    November 19, 2013
    Postpones shutdown to March 2015

  • Domtar to purchase Laboratorios Indas

    November 19, 2013
    Spanish hygiene maker will improve foothold in Europe

  • Bostik launches new brand positioning

    November 19, 2013
    Adhesive specialist Bostik has unveiled a new visual identity today as part of an extensive makeover of its brand positioning. The campaign, designed to streamline the company’s brand portfolio and strengthen its global visibility, is part of B…

  • Teruo Horino named sales manager for NDC Japan

    November 19, 2013
    NDC Infrared Engineering has expanded its Japan operations through the appointment of Teruo Horino as sales manager, Japan for its web gauging and metals systems. Horino-san has experience in industrial measurement and control systems across a wide r…