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By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published April 5, 2012
A few weeks ago, the industry was abuzz with speculation that Avgol could be sold to PGI owner, Blackstone Capital. Avgol quickly quipped back that its recent talks with the private equity firm were simply a matter of course, saying that periodic con… Read More »
Published April 5, 2012
TSG Finishing will close its North Wales, PA converting facility and consolidate its operations into its four sites in North Carolina. Executives said the decision to center all of its operations in North Carolina came from a need to improve its turn… Read More »
Medline launches inco product, opens facility
Published April 5, 2012
Medline has opened a 600,000-square-foot site in Douglasville, GA, outside of Atlanta, where it will make its new FitRight adult incontinence products on technologically advanced, high speed lines. The new facility will create 150 new jobs in the are… Read More »
Published April 5, 2012
Israeli nonwovens producer Avgol has confirmed that it has made contact with Blackstone Group, the private equity owner of fellow nonwovens producer Polymer Group Inc., but said plans for an acquisition or merger is not near. “The company wish… Read More »
Published April 4, 2012
Parent company Low & Bonar Plc accelerates path to globalization. Read More »
PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results
By Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor
Published April 4, 2012
New lines and technology will support future focus in emerging market applications. Read More »
Published April 3, 2012
Publication available to view on website. Read More »
Published April 2, 2012
New industry report details the rapid global growth of spunlaced/hydroentanglement Read More »
Published March 30, 2012
Completion to occur in second quarter of 2012. Read More »
Published March 29, 2012
First line set to come onstream in May. Read More »
Sandler targets vacuum cleaner bag market
Published March 28, 2012
Nonwovens offer advantages like higher suction power, better moisture resistance. Read More »
Published March 27, 2012
Bassett named chairman; six new board members elected. Read More »
Published March 26, 2012
Cotton maker will aid in manufacture of flax-based product Read More »
Kimberly-Clark launches GoodNites pads
Published March 22, 2012
Kimberly-Clark has a new solution for bedwetters. The company, through its GoodNites brand, is introducing new, innovative bedwetting protection – disposable bed mats. GoodNites Bed Mats are ultra-absorbent, cloth-like, disposable mats tha… Read More »
Published March 22, 2012
Third unit sold to same Mid East customer. Read More »
Chinese diaper explosion continues
By Karen McIntyre, editor
Published March 22, 2012
K-C, P&G, Pigeon all setting up plants in China. Read More »
Published March 22, 2012
Web Industries to convert Hexcel carbon fiber in Germany. Read More »
Published March 21, 2012
Nonwoven disposables are rapidly making inroads into the medical sector, principally driven by growing consumer awareness against the spread of infectious diseases, according to a new study published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Diseases such as… Read More »
Published March 21, 2012
Kimberly-Clark has made executive changes to further enhance its focus on delivering its global business plan commitments and drive global expansion. Christian Brickman  currently president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected p… Read More »
Medline launches new inco product, opens facility
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published March 15, 2012
FitRight briefs will be made at state-of-the-art plant near Atlanta Read More »
By Karen Bitz
Published March 13, 2012
Wipes conference will be held in Chicago this year. Read More »
By Karen Bitz
Published March 13, 2012
Consolidation to make company quicker, leaner. Read More »
National Nonwovens introduces nonwoven flame barrier
Published March 12, 2012
Ultra-Pro Techtor uses Ultem polymer and fibers Read More »
By Karen Bitz
Published March 9, 2012
Aim to help out in times of catastrophe. Read More »
By Karen Bitz
Published March 8, 2012
Prices to go up 10% in April. Read More »
By Karen Bitz
Published March 7, 2012
Will build brands, drive growth. Read More »
By Karen Bitz
Published March 6, 2012
Avagard uses viscose in latest baby wipe range. Read More »
By Karen Bitz
Published March 6, 2012
Says contact with private equity firm is status quo Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
StabilStrand from Johns Manville is a specially developed innovative glass fiber nonwoven for engineered wood used for reinforcing particle boards, MDF/HDF and plywood. The product provides excellent performance for furniture lightweight construction… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for the web handling industry, has released the Tidland G690 Leaf Shaft. This new design features an external bladder air system with four expanding leaves for improved performance and ease… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
RadiciGroup officially presents its latest corporate communications video dedicated to the topic of sustainability. The goal of this project is to tell about the industrial Group's commitment to sustainable development using simple and direct lan… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Schülke & Mayr GmbH has opened a new information portal on the subject of microbial stabilisation of wet wipes under www.wet-wipe-preservation.com. The general topic “Preservation” includes information about preservatives for cos… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Hannu Sivula has been named vice president, Human Resources and a member of the corporate executive team with global responsibility for leading and developing the corporate Human Resources function for Suominen. He has previously worked in human reso… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Ernie Rosenberg, president and CEO of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI – formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) has announced the following promotions within the organization. Richard Sedlak, senior vice president, Technical and Inter… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Ahlstrom Nonwovens has named John Boullie supply planning manager for its Windsor Locks, CT site.  In this role, Boullie will be responsible for streamlining and increasing overall efficiency for all supply planning and procurement operations fo… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Don Lewis has been named president of SCA’s Americas Business Unit. In this role he will be responsible for overseeing all of SCA’s businesses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America and will serve as a member of th… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
3M has named Inge Thulin president and CEO, succeeding Sir George Buckley, chairman and CEO, who will retire June 1. Thulin will immediately become part of 3M’s board of directors and Buckley remains chairman of the board until the annual meeti… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Filtration specialist Donaldson Company reported record second quarter results. For the three-month period ended January 31, sales increased 8% to $581 million while income rose 11% to $75 million. “We are pleased to reach the midpoint of our… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Pegas Nonwovens announced that consolidated revenues were $58/€43.7 million in the third quarter of 2011, up 7.9% A key role in the development. Earnings grew 17% to reach $14.5/€10.8, million reaching the highest level in more than two yea… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Winner Medical Group Inc. a leading China-based exporter and retailer of high-quality medical dressings and consumer products made from 100% cotton, reported increased by 22.6% to $41.3 million from $33.7 million during the first quarter. Gross profi… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Sales volume grew 11.7% to 87,700 tons in the fourth quarter for Companhia Providencia. Sales reached R$526.6 million$307 million for the year, up 16.2% more than 2010, due to an increase in sales volumes. Profits increased 15.3% to R$46.2 million/$2… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Buckeye Technologies reported second quarter sales were up 8% to $227 million thanks to higher selling prices and increased specialty wood fibers shipments. Nonwovens shipment volume was down 10% due to seasonal weakness in Europe and lower North Ame… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Ahlstrom’s sales for the third quarter of 2011 were €371.1 million compared to 416.8 million the prior year. The decline is mostly attributable to the divestment of the company’s Home and Personal Care business area to Suominen in la… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Glatfelter today reported record sales of $1.6 billion in 2011, an increase of 10%, and earnings of $46 million, representing a 12% increase. For the fourth quarter of 2011, Glatfelter reported consolidated net sales of $391.9 million, a 4.2% increa… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
German nonwovens producer Sandler reported its sales increased €37 million to reach €240 million in 2011. During the past five years, sales at the company have more than doubled, driven mainly by new investments. In this time period, Sandle… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Domtar Corporation, the new owner of Attends adult incontinence products, reported net earnings of $61 million during the third quarter, compared to $117 million the year before. Sales were $1.4 billion. With its roots in the pulp and paper industri… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Japanese hygiene products giant Unicharm reported sales increased 12% to $3.8/¥315 billion during the third quarter ended December 31 compared to $3.5/¥281 billion for the same period last year. Operating income increased 17% to reach $40 mil… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Net sales in Sweden-based Duni’s tissue business area, which includes its airlaid operation were $64 million (SEK428 million) in 2011 compared to $75 million (SEK499) million for the prior year. The decrease was largely blamed on weaker demand… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Kimberly-Clark reported sales grew 2% to reach $5.2 billion in 2011. Among the highlights was a 7% increase in international sales. “We delivered solid improvements in organic sales, adjusted operating profit margins and adjusted earnings per s… Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Procter & Gamble reported 4% sales growth for the October-December quarter when sales reached $22.1 billion. Growth was driven by higher volumes and pricing actions, partially offset by a favorable geographic product mix. All six business segment… Read More »