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  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 10, 2013
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $166 million Key Personnel Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO; Henrik Kjeldsen CCO; Lars Bertelsen, COO; Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO; Keld Lauridsen, Group R&D Manager; Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech Repub…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    September 10, 2013
    Basel, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million   Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Martin Mikkelsen, CEO; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial…

  • Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    September 10, 2013
    Dalian, China www.ruiguangnonwoven.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $176 million Key Personnel Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO Plants Dalian, China Processes Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid ISO Status ISO9001;…

  • Gulsan

    Gulsan

    September 10, 2013
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.gulsan-group.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million   Key Personnel Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films   Plants Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt   Processes Spunbond  …

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    September 10, 2013
    Masserano, Italy 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $181 million Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director  Plants Masserano, Italy  Processes Spunbond, spunmelt,…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    September 10, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan www.mitsuichem.com 2013 Nonwoven Sales: $186 million Key Personnel Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabircs division Plants Japan, China, Thailand Processes Spunbond Brand names Syntex Major markets Hygiene While nonwov…

  • CECEP Costin New Materials Group

    CECEP Costin New Materials Group

    September 10, 2013
    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong www.costingroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $199 million Key Personnel Yu Heping, co-chairman and executive director; Chim Wai Kong, co-chairman and executive director; Chim Wai Shing Jackson, CEO and executive dir…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    September 10, 2013
    Osaka, Japan www.asahi-kasei.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $200 million Key Personnel Hiroshi Takasahi, president Asahi Kasei Fibers; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, nonwoven fabircs division; Hiroshi Maruo, general manager, spunbond fabric…

  • Japan Vilene

    Japan Vilene

    September 10, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan www.vilene.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $204 million Key Personnel Toshio Toshida, president; Yoshiaki Mizutani, senior managing director; Masahiro Kimura, managing director Plants Japan, Thailand, Mexico Processes Resin bon…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    September 10, 2013
    Manchester, CT www.lydall.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $226 million   Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; Robert Julian, EVP and CFO   Plants Rochester, NH; Saint Rivalain, France…

  • Fibertex Personal Care

    Fibertex Personal Care

    September 10, 2013
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertexpersonalcare.com
 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $263 million Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, group CEO; Peter Andersen, CEO, Malaysia; Claus Svanberg, group CFO; Mette Due Sogaard, group quality and sustainability dir…

  • Pegas Nonwovens

    Pegas Nonwovens

    September 10, 2013
    Znojmo, Czech Republic www.pegas.cz 2013 Nonwoven Sales: $269 million Key Personnel Frantisek Rezac, CEO; Frantisek Klaska, CTO; Marian Rasik, CFO Plants Znojmo and Bucovice in Czech Republic; Egypt Processes Spunbond, meltblown, SMS, b…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    September 10, 2013
    Seoul, Korea www.torayamk.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $290 million Key Personnel Y.K. Lee, chairman and CEO; W.C. Hwang, vice president, head of fiber division; Hitoshi Takeuchi, senior director, fiber division; W.S. Chun, senior director, fiber divis…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    September 10, 2013
    Great Neck, NY, U.S. www.firstquality.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $310 million   Plants Hazleton, PA, U.S.; McElhattan, PA, U.S.; Wuxi, China   Processes Spunmelt, spunlace   Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    September 10, 2013
    East Walpole, MA www.hollingsworth-vose.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $322 million Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president new business development; Mike Clark, president, high efficiency and specialty…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    September 10, 2013
    Tel Aviv, Israel www.avgol.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $342 million Key Personnel Michael Teacher, chairman; Shachar Rachim, interim CEO Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC, U.S.; Jingmen, City, Hubei Province, China: Uzlovaya, Russia Processes…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    September 10, 2013
    Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.de 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $367 million   Key Personnel Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO; Wolfgang Höflich and Ulrich Hornfeck, members of the management board   Plants Schwarze…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    September 10, 2013
    Atlanta, GA www.gp.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $380 million   Plants Green Bay, WI, U.S. (two facilities); Gaston County, NC, U.S.; Steinfurt, Germany Processes Airlaid, carded   Major Markets Baby wipes, industrial an…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    September 10, 2013
    Paraná, Brazil www.providencia.com.br 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $394 million   Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, president and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, engineering andd techno…

  • TWE Group (Lohman)

    TWE Group (Lohman)

    September 10, 2013
    Emsdetten, Germany www.twe-group.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $402 million Key Personnel Wim Warnier, CEO Plants Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, China Processes Air through bonded, chemical bonded, needlepunch, hydroentengled Major markets Hygiene…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 10, 2013
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $407 million   Key Personnel Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    September 10, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland www.suominen.fi 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $515 million Key Personnel Nina Kopola, president and CEO; Tapio Engstrom, senior vice president,CFO; Timo Hiekkaranta, senior vice president, convenience; Lynda Kelly, senior vice preside…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    September 10, 2013
    Denver, CO www.jm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $670 million   Key Personnel Mike Lawrence, senior vice president and general manager, engineered products Americas (EP Americas); Enno Henze, senior vice president and general manager, engi…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    September 10, 2013
    Simpsonville, SC, U.S. www.fitesa.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $697 million Key Personnel Silverio Baranzano, CEO; Hal Singley, CFO   Plants Gravatai, Brazil; Lima, Peru; San Jose Iterbide, Mexico; Simpsonville, SC, U.S.; Green Bay,…

  • P.H. Glatfelter

    P.H. Glatfelter

    September 10, 2013
    York, PA, U.S. www.glatfelter.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $835 million (AMBU $268 million; CFBU $566 million) Key Personnel Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO; John Jacunski, executive vice president and CFO; Christopher Astley, senior vice preside…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 10, 2013
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.2 billion ($2 billion, pro forma) Key Personnel J. Joel Hackney, Jr.; president, CEO and director; Dennis E. Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Robert Dale, president, APAC a…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 10, 2013
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.3 billion (estimated)   Partnership Products & K-C Professional Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com   Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane Stoc…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 10, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion   Key Personnel Marco Levi, president and CEO; Sakari Ahdekivi, CFO; Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president, advanced filtration; Jari Koikkalainen, executiv…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    September 10, 2013
    Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.4 billion Key Personnel Marc Doyle, president, DuPont Protection Technologies; Kevin Corby, global technology director, DuPont Protection Technologies; Diego Boeri, global Tyvek and Sontara…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    September 10, 2013
    Weinheim, Germany www.freudenberg.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.65 billion Freudenberg Nonwovens $880 million Freudenberg Politex $295 million Freudenberg Filtration Technologies $469 million Key Personnel Bruce Olson, CEO; Ren&eacut…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg's Soundtex reduces noise in high traffic areas

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || September 10, 2013
    Airports, train stations add porous material to ceiling installations.

  • Ahlstrom to raise filtration prices.

    September 10, 2013
    Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, will increase prices for its filtration products globally during the fourth quarter of 2013. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued rise in raw material cost…

  • SCA seeking controlling interest in Vinda

    September 10, 2013
    SCA is making a public cash offer for Vinda, the Chinese tissue manufacturer in which it currently has a 21.7% holding. The offfer is conditional upon SCA achieving an ownership share of Vinda in excess of 50%. The offer is HKD11 per share, which is…

  • Graniteville Specialty Fabrics receives Manufacturer of the Year Award

    September 9, 2013
    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a maker of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, was selected by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year. “South Carolina manufacturers were particularly hard hit in a diffic…

  • Absorbent Product Having A Miniature Model

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,277,429 B2 Inventor(s): Tanguy Yann Pellen, Beijing, China; Jing Zhang, Beijing, China; and Xiaofeng Wang, Beijing, China. Company: The Proctor and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Filed: 5/21/09 Issued: 10/2/12 An absorbent pr…

  • Sanitary Absorbent Article

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,277,428 B2 Inventor(s): Antonio Carlos Ribeiro Carvalho, Taubate, Brazil; Marcia Helena Teixeira Fajolli, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil; and Flavia Guimaraes Guaragna, Pindamonhangaba, Brazil. Company: Johnson & Johnson Ind. E Com.…

  • Disposable Absorbent Articles Having A Pocketed Temperature Sensor

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,278,497 B2 Inventor(s): Thomas James Klofta, Cincinnati, OH, US; Robin Lynn McKiernan, Mason, OH, US; and Edward Lawrence Schmidt, Liberty Township, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 7/20/0…

  • Faecal Management Device

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,277,427 B2 Inventor(s): Henrik Edvardsen, Koebenhavn, Denmark; Danuta Ciok, Nivaa, Denmark; Michael Hansen, Gilleleje, Denmark; and Esben Stroebech, Hoersholm, Denmark. Company: Coloplast A/S, Humlebaek, Denmark. Filed: 8/8/08 Issued…

  • Faecal Management Device

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,277,427 B2 Inventor(s): Henrik Edvardsen, Koebenhavn, Denmark; Danuta Ciok, Nivaa, Denmark; Michael Hansen, Gilleleje, Denmark; and Esben Stroebech, Hoersholm, Denmark. Company: Coloplast A/S, Humlebaek, Denmark. Filed: 8/8/08 Issued…

  • Male Urinary Incontinence Device

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,277,426 B2 Inventor(s): Heather J. Wilcox, Columbus, OH, US; and Nolan M. Wilcox, Columbus, OH, US. Filed: 9/30/09 Issued: 10/2/12 A male urinary incontinence device, comprising: a body, the body having a periphery, the body further…

  • Stretchable Composite Sheet And Disposable Wearing Article Using The Same

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,273,069 B2 Inventor(s): Kyota Saito, Kagawa, Japan; Mariko Takeuchi, Kagawa, Japan; and Yusuke Kawakami, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 4/2/ 08 Issued: 9/25/12 A stretchable composite sheet for u…

  • Leg Cut-out Stages Of Development

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,273,067 B2 Inventor(s): Jason C. Cohen, Appleton, WI, US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, US. Filed: 8/25/06 Issued: 9/25/12 An array of disposable articles, the array contemporaneously manufactured by or for th…

  • Absorbent Article With High Quality Ink Jet Image Produced At Line Speed

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,273,066 B2 Inventor(s): Kimberly D. Anderson, Neenah, WI, US; Michael J. Garvey, Appleton, WI, US; Melissa C. Putzer, Oshkosh, WI, US; Timothy J. Probst, Neenah, WI, US; and Eric D. Johnson, Larsen, WI, US. Company: Kimberly-Clark Wo…

  • Composite Sheet And Absorbent Article Using The Composite Sheet

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No: 8,273943 B2 Inventor(s): Yuki Noda, Kagawa, Japan; and Kenichiro Kuroda, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 12/11/07 Issued: 9/25/12 A composite sheet, comprising: a film sheet having a plurality of ope…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Having Capacity To Store Low-viscosity Fecal Material

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No: 8,273,942 B2 Inventor(s): Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 8/5/09 Issued: 9/25/12 A disposable absorbent article for being worn about a lower torso of a wea…

  • Nonwoven Fabric, Method For Producing Nonwoven Fabric, And Absorbent Article

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,273,941 B2 Inventor(s): Katsuhiro Uematsu, Kagawa, Japan; Hideyuki Ishikawa, Kagawa, Japan, and Kouichirou Tani, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 4/14/08 Issued: 9/25/12 A nonwoven fabric that has…

  • Wearable Article Having A Temperature Element

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,273,940 B2 Inventor(s): Donald C. Roe, West Chester, OH, US; Patrick J. Allen, Cincinnati, OH, US; and Edward P. Carlin, Maineville, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 10/2/09 Issued: 9/25/1…

  • Disposable Absorbent Articles Having A Windowed Removable Sensor

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,273,939 B2 Inventor(s): Thomas James Klofta, Cincinnati, OH, US; Robin Lynn McKiernan, Mason, OH, US; and Edward Lawrence Schmidt, Liberty Township, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 7/20/0…

  • Beautiful Nonwoven

    September 6, 2013
    Focused on growth in medical markets.

  • Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Helena Engqvist, Engqvist Consulting || September 6, 2013
    Numerous innovations underscored the willingness of exhibitors to invest and act as visitor magnets at TechTextil 2013 in Frankfurt from June 10-13.