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  • Kelheim Fibres offers new viscose fiber specialty Umberto

    October 3, 2012
    The R&D team of the Bavarian viscose specialities manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has developed a new viscose fiber named Umberto. By tuning a multitude of parameters during the spinning process, Kelheim’s R&D has created a fiber with varyi…

  • Lenzing acquires full ownership of pulp maker

    October 3, 2012
    Plans to increase dissolving pulp capacity at Biocel Paskov.

  • Elsner names new CEO

    October 2, 2012
    Bert Elsner becomes fifth family member to head firm.

  • Diaper shortage could be imminent

    October 1, 2012
    Explosion hits Japanese SAP maker.

  • Mondi Group acquires Nordenia

    October 1, 2012
    Deal creates global packaging group.

  • Covercraft Keeps Cars Shiny and Safe

    Covercraft Keeps Cars Shiny and Safe

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || September 27, 2012
    Nearly 65% of car covers use nonwovens.

  • Foss announces expansion plans

    September 27, 2012
    Will open Georgia facility, add two lines in NH.

  • Ahlstrom’s Brazilian wipes sale delayed

    September 27, 2012
    Companies hope to finalize deal as soon as possible.

  • Medline will open distribution center in central Arkansas

    September 27, 2012
    Facility will serve customers throughout state.

  • U by Kotex teams up with Her Campus

    September 27, 2012
    Will help launch College Fashion Week at more than 200 campuses.

  • Fiberweb announces board change

    September 25, 2012
    After six years, Brian Taylorson retired from Fiberweb’s board as non-executive director at the end of August. Taylorson’s retirement is part of the board’s plan to refresh the board and to comply with the U.K. Corporate Governance…

  • Thrace-LINQ makes appointments

    September 25, 2012
    Thrace-LINQ, a global supplier of woven and nonwoven polypropylene-based fabrics for a wide variety of textile applications, has promoted Deatrick Doctor to process engineer and George Lockwood Tupper IV to technical fabric sales support. Deatrick ea…

  • TWE Group Sees Great Benefits in Libeltex Purchase

    TWE Group Sees Great Benefits in Libeltex Purchase

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || September 20, 2012
    Better economies of scale, larger manufacturing footprint are certain.

  • Lenzing introduces Modal Color

    September 20, 2012
    Fiber is produced in an eco-friendly process using edelweiss technology.

  • Spunbond report details market through 2016

    September 19, 2012
    Price Hanna Consultants LLC offers assessment of supply/demand and manufacturing economics for spunbonded and spunmelt nonwoven polypropylene.

  • Dessau launches diamond coated blades

    September 19, 2012
    Blade operating life can now be extended from 20-40 times to that of carbide, or ceramic blades, and up to 800 times in comparison to steel blades.

  • DAK Americas raises PSF price again

    September 18, 2012
    Increase of 6 cents per pound effective October 1.

  • Pactiv buys International Tray Pads

    September 18, 2012
    Company uses airlaid in food pad applications.

  • Medical textiles book published

    September 18, 2012
    Text is a scientific introduction to the study, engineering and applications of medical textiles.

  • 2013 IDEA Achievement Awards

    September 16, 2012
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  • Medline expands adult incontinence site in Georgia

    September 13, 2012
    Expansion comes less than a year after opening.

  • Michelman opens office in Mumbai

    September 13, 2012
    Company expands presence in India in response to growing market potential.

  • INDA publishes medical nonwovens report

    September 12, 2012
    Authored by Helena Engqvist in partnership with INDA, the report covers European market opportunity for single-use surgical drapes and gowns.

  • Freudenberg Politex Launches Third Line in Russia

    Freudenberg Politex Launches Third Line in Russia

    Eugene Gerden, Contributing Writer || September 12, 2012
    Meeting local demand for roofing materials, the company’s production in the region is expected to reach 18,000 metric tons per year.

  • Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || September 12, 2012
    Profiles on top roll goods producers in Turkey, along with a few up-and-coming players.

  • International Top Companies Report 2012

    International Top Companies Report 2012

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor || September 12, 2012
    An annual review of the leading nonwovens producers.

  • Contoured and shaped feminine sanitary device

    September 12, 2012
    A California researcher has received a patent for a feminine sanitary device comprising: a body having a substantially fluid-absorbing core interposed between a substantially fluid-impermeable backing and a substantially fluid-permeable cover for abs…

  • Absorbent product for protection of disposable tape from ultraviolet ray

    September 12, 2012
    Patented is an absorbent product comprising: a package with a first panel opposed to a second panel. The package comprises a first window area in the first panel, a second window area in the second panel, and an ultraviolet barrier area at least part…

  • Water-vapour impermeable carrier member for use in an absorbent article

    September 12, 2012
    An absorbent article comprising  an absorbent structure with a wearer facing side and a garment facing side and a carrier member has been patented by SCA. The carrier member comprises first and second water-vapour impermeable material layers, sa…

  • Breathable and liquid impermeable web and method of making the web

    September 12, 2012
    A disposable absorbent article comprising: a vapor permeable, liquid impervious, backsheet laminate; a liquid pervious topsheet which is positioned in facing relation with said backsheet; an absorbent core located between the backsheet laminate and t…

  • Personal wear absorbent article with disposal tab

    September 12, 2012
    Patented is an absorbent article for personal wear about a wearer’s waist, said article comprising: a liquid permeable inner surface for facing the wearer; an outer surface for facing away from the wearer and an absorbent body disposed between.…

  • California Releases Consumer Products Regulation

    Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry || September 12, 2012
    Media renews interest in chemicals reform and furniture flammability; CBP to establish virtual port for textiles/apparel.

  • Welspun: An Ongoing Story of Growth

    Welspun: An Ongoing Story of Growth

    September 12, 2012
    Welspun India Limited Advanced Textiles Division Welspun House, Kamala City Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400013, India +91-22-66136935 milind_hardikar@welspun.com www.welspun.com             …

  • Ahlstrom’s Next Move

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor || September 12, 2012
    Ahlstrom recently announced its intent to exit its Label & Processing business, reaffirming its commitment to the specialty materials business and making it a company 100% invested in nonwovens technology. Even though Label & Processing compr…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    September 11, 2012
    Manchester, CT www.lydall.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $118 million   Key Personnel: W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; David Williams, president, performance materials   Plants: Rochester, NH; Saint Riva…

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    September 11, 2012
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China www.jofo.com.cn 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $125 million   Plants: Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China   Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, SMS   Major Markets: Hygiene, medical, industrial   Sales will receive…

  • Spuntech

    Spuntech

    September 11, 2012
    Upper Tiberias, Israel www.spuntech.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $127 million   Key Personnel: Rob Stollar, global vice president, sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president, new product development; John Rank, director, sales and marketing &n…

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 11, 2012
    Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $128 million   Key Personnel: C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M.Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercia…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    September 11, 2012
    Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $129 million   Key Personnel: Shigeki Tanak, general manager, spunbond division; Akio Oda, president of Kureha   Plants: Tsuruga, Iwakini, Shiga   Processes: Spunbond, needlepunch, re…

  • Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    September 11, 2012
    Dalian, China www.ruiguangnonwoven.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel: Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO   Plants: Dalian, China   Processes: Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid ISO Status ISO…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    September 11, 2012
    Chattanooga, GA www.propexinc.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel: Michael Gorey, president and CEO, Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, sales and marketing; Martin deVries, executive vice president and CFO   Plants: R…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2012
    Totowa, NJ, U.S. www.pcc-usa.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $145 million   Key Personnel: Peter Longo, chairman and COO; Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, Industrial Textile division; Shaile Du…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2012
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $147 million   Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey   Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, a…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    September 11, 2012
    Manchester, U.K. www.andrewindustries.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million   Key Personnel: John Lewis, president, Southern Felt; Mike Konesky, vice president, sales and marketing, Southern Felt   Plants: South Carolina, U.K., China, Indi…

  • Tenowo

    Tenowo

    September 11, 2012
    A company of Hoftex Group AG Hof/Saale, Germany www.tenowo.com www.hoftexgroup.com 2012 Nonwoven Sales: $152 million   Tenowo Mittweida GmbH Mittweida, Germany   Tenowo Reichenbach GmbH Reichenbach, Germany   Tenowo Inc. Lincolnton, NC…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    September 11, 2012
    Atlanta, GA www.gp.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $155 million   Plants: Green Bay, WI (two facilities)   Processes: Airlaid, carded   Brands: Airtex, Dritex   Major Markets: Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes, feminine hygi…

  • Gulsan

    Gulsan

    September 11, 2012
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.gulsan-group.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $160 million   Key Personnel: Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films   Plants: Gaziantep, Turke and Cairo, Egypt   Processes: Spunbond   Major markets: Baby…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 11, 2012
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $161 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 Re…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    September 11, 2012
    Basel, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million   Key Personnel: Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial manager; Richard Knowlson,…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    September 11, 2012
    Tokyo, Japan www.mitsui.co.jp 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $183 million   Key Personnel: Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabrics division   Plants: Yokkaichi and Iwakuni, Japan   Processes: spunbond, meltblown, needlepunch, therm…