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  • 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.

  • EPA Completes Long-Awaited “Wiper Rule”

    Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry || September 6, 2013
    Rule could spell opportunity for nonwoven industrial wipes.

  • Toyota Boshoku’s Aggressive Expansion in Asia Continues

    September 6, 2013
    After setting up new vehicle interior components production facilities in Laos and China, Japanese automotive components manufacturer Toyota Boshoku is now setting up an interior components company in Thailand. This company will be established by Asi…

  • SKF acquires filtration maker Kaydon for $1.25 billion

    September 6, 2013
    The largest bearing manufacturer in the world, Sweden's SKF, signed an agreement with Ann Arbor, MI-based Kaydon Corporation to acquire the maker of filtration materials for approximately $1.25 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the…

  • Ahlstrom hikes prices for filtration materials

    September 6, 2013
    Ahlstrom announced price increases up to 10% in the fourth quarter of 2013 for its filtration materials globally. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued rise in raw material costs such as specialty pulps, chemicals and energ…

  • Low and Bonar acquires Texiplast

    September 6, 2013
    Low and Bonar has formed an agreement to acquire Slovakian firm Texiplast for €18.9 million. Texiplast makes high strength woven, knitted and nonwoven geosynthetic products serving the civil engineering market. It produces a full range of geosyn…

  • Enhanced filter media technology at FILTECH

    September 6, 2013
    UK-based Technical Absorbents (TAL) will exhibit at FILTECH in October with its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology. The expo is one of the largest and most important filtration events world-wide, and is ideal for all those concerned with designin…

  • Mondon joins EDANA

    Mondon joins EDANA

    September 6, 2013
    Machinery maker Mondon announced it has joined the nonwovens association EDANA. Makers of slitting, rewinding/spooling, coating and/or laminating lines coupled with packaging and palletizing solutions, Mondon supplies a range of products for a full c…

  • K-C receives FDA clearance for all ASP STERRAD system modalities

    September 6, 2013
    Kimguard family of sterilization wrap is the most validated sterilization wrap on the U.S. market.

  • Bryan Gregory joins Double E as chief executive

    September 5, 2013
    Double E Company, LLC, a global supplier of web handling accessories to the paper, film, and foil web converting, packaging, and printing industries, has appointed Bryan Gregory as the company’s new CEO. Gregory has a broad background in indus…

  • Filtration 2013 Headed to Chicago

    September 5, 2013
    INDA’s Filtration International Conference and Exposition is returning to Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, November 12-14, 2013. Over 130 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest filtration innovations, technologies and end products from aro…

  • Diamond Wipes International receives Women's Business Enterprise National Council Certification

    September 5, 2013
    Diamond Wipes International, a U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes, received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by The Women's Business Enterprise Council West, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterpr…

  • Bostik committed to sustainability

    September 5, 2013
    Shows commitment to community and environment with disposition of surplus furnishing to charities and to recycling.

  • Ahlstrom reports soft demand

    September 4, 2013
    For the second quarter Ahlstrom reported net sales €265 million ($354 million) and operating profit of €6.4 million ($8.57 million). The operating environment remained unchanged during the second quarter as the overall demand in Ahlstrom&rs…

  • PGI’s sales drop in second quarter

    September 4, 2013
    Polymer Group, Inc.’s net sales were $291.5 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared with $296.2 million for the second quarter of 2012. The decrease in net sales was primarily driven by lower net selling prices of $3.2 million, primaril…

  • Suominen doubles operating profit

    September 4, 2013
    Suominen Corporation reported net sales grew by 5% in the second quarter and amounted to €107.7 million ($144 million). Operating profit during the quarter increased by 103% to €4.3 million ($5.76 million). During the quarter Suominen agre…

  • SCA sees growth in emerging markets

    September 4, 2013
    Swedish hygiene company SCA reported net sales in its Personal Care segment from January to June 2013 rose 5% to SEK 13,368m ($2.06 billion). Higher volumes and acquisitions increased sales by 4% and 6%, respectively. In emerging markets, sales rose…

  • P&G meets objectives

    September 4, 2013
    The Procter & Gamble (P&G) reported fiscal year 2013 net sales were $84.2 billion, an increase of one percent including a negative two-point impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales grew three percent for the fiscal year. Organic sales gr…

  • K-C reports sales rise in second quarter

    September 4, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported sales of $5.3 billion in the second quarter of 2013 were even with the year-ago period. Organic sales rose 3 percent, with increased sales volumes of 2 percent and higher net selling prices of 1 percent. Lost sales…

  • Two-drum slitter rewinder

    Two-drum slitter rewinder

    September 4, 2013
    Designed to convert paper, board, or nonwoven webs of up to 120 inches in width, the REM Model 4040 simplex two-drum surface slitter rewinder is an ideal choice for many converting operations. The standard configuration 4040 features shear slitting w…

  • AMSilk appoints Lin Römer as managing director

    September 4, 2013
    Lin Römer was appointed as additional managing director of AMSilk effective August 1, 2013. Römer is co-founder and shareholder of AMSilk. Previously, he had already been involved in developing the technology together with Prof. Thomas Sche…

  • Poole Company hires nonwoven specialist Craig Winebarger

    September 4, 2013
    Will focus on business development of nonwoven fibers segment.

  • Traveling knife assembly

    Traveling knife assembly

    September 4, 2013
    Azco Corp. has introduced a modular traveling knife assembly for cut widths up to 5.5m/18’. It is available in either shear cut or crush cut, and is ideal for wide materials including carbon fiber, film, filter media, foam, foil, gaskets, lamin…

  • SCA group treasurer Carl-Axel Olsson to retire

    September 3, 2013
    Carl-Axel Olsson, SCA’s group treasurer retired August 31, 2013. Johan Rydin has been appointed to his successor. Rydin has been employed by SCA Treasury since 1988. He started his new position on September 1, 2013.…

  • DiloGroup at Techtextil India

    September 3, 2013
    The Techtextil India 2013 held in Mumbai from October 3-5 is an excellent opportunity for the DiloGroup to present its portfolio of equipment to the nonwovens industry. DiloGroup will provide extensive information about production lines made in Germ…

  • Lenzing fights price pressure

    September 3, 2013
    Viscose fiber leader reports first half results.

  • Pampers Launches Love, Sleep & Play Campaign

    Pampers Launches Love, Sleep & Play Campaign

    September 3, 2013
    Diaper brand displays 3-D photo experience in New York City's Grand Central Terminal.

  • Dow inaugurates Northeast Technology Center innovation hub

    Dow inaugurates Northeast Technology Center innovation hub

    September 3, 2013
    Center to support innovation for advanced materials portfolio of businesses.