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  • Tufco announces investment

    April 5, 2012
    Tufco Technologies, a contract manufacturer of wet and dry wipes, has added a new canister line to its operation. The new Elsner ENR-1000 rewinder is reportedly very flexible and will give Tufco the increased capacity needed to support growth while d…

  • Huggies teams up to aid in disaster relief

    April 5, 2012
    In an effort to provide North American families access to diapers during times of catastrophic disasters, such as the recent tornadoes impacting the Midwest and Southeast regions of the US, the National Diaper Bank Network and the Huggies brand have…

  • Korean fem hy maker opts for Lenzing

    Korean fem hy maker opts for Lenzing

    April 5, 2012
    Yejimiin, in Korea, has introduced a new generation of panty liners featuring a top sheet that is made from 100% Tencel.  Yejimiin aims to satisfy women’s needs with high-quality products. The company is aware of the significant impact…

  • Pegas: Egyptian expansion has begun

    April 5, 2012
    Czech nonwovens producer Pegas has provided an update on its Egyptian investment. The company announced in mid 2011 it would establish an Egyptian facility near Cairo that would ultimately house two state-of-the-art spunmelt lines. After meeting all…

  • Ahlstrom upgrades wallcoverings

    April 5, 2012
    Ahlstrom has revised its EasyLife product range  to feature new embossable materials, offering additional 3D capabilities, which will enhance the design possibilities in wall coverings. All new products have been developed sustainably to minimiz…

  • Russian wipes maker chooses Lenzing

    April 5, 2012
    Russian wipes maker Avagard has chosen Lenzing Viscose fibers in its latest baby care product. The Pamperino baby care wet wipes range aims to meet the needs of both babies and their parents. “From our experience, we know that only the best is…

  • K-C launches GoodNites pads

    K-C launches GoodNites pads

    April 5, 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 that provi…

  • TSG to cease Pennsylvania manufacturing

    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…

  • RotoMetrics appoints new president and CEO

    April 5, 2012
    Robert Spiller is responsible for all global operations.

  • Too Big to Fail

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || 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…

  • TSG to cease Pennsylvania manufacturing

    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…

  • Medline launches inco product, opens facility

    Medline launches inco product, opens facility

    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…

  • Avgol confirms talks with PGI owner

    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…

  • Colbond merges with Bonar Technical Fabrics

    April 4, 2012
    Parent company Low & Bonar Plc accelerates path to globalization.

  • PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results

    PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || April 4, 2012
    New lines and technology will support future focus in emerging market applications.

  • JM publishes sustainability report

    April 3, 2012
    Publication available to view on website.

  • INDA releases global spunlace report

    April 2, 2012
    New industry report details the rapid global growth of spunlaced/hydroentanglement

  • Ahlstrom to transfer Brazilian wipes business

    March 30, 2012
    Completion to occur in second quarter of 2012.

  • V-Care adding three diaper lines in China

    March 29, 2012
    First line set to come onstream in May.

  • Sandler targets vacuum cleaner bag market

    Sandler targets vacuum cleaner bag market

    March 28, 2012
    Nonwovens offer advantages like higher suction power, better moisture resistance.

  • INDA holds annual meeting in Durham

    March 27, 2012
    Bassett named chairman; six new board members elected.

  • NAT partners with Barnhardt

    March 26, 2012
    Cotton maker will aid in manufacture of flax-based product

  • Kimberly-Clark launches GoodNites pads

    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…

  • Elmarco sells Nanospider line

    March 22, 2012
    Third unit sold to same Mid East customer.

  • Chinese diaper explosion continues

    Chinese diaper explosion continues

    Karen McIntyre, editor || March 22, 2012
    K-C, P&G, Pigeon all setting up plants in China.

  • Hexcel, Web Industries form supply agreement

    March 22, 2012
    Web Industries to convert Hexcel carbon fiber in Germany.

  • GIA launches medical study

    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…

  • K-C announces appointments

    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…

  • Medline launches new inco product, opens facility

    Medline launches new inco product, opens facility

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 15, 2012
    FitRight briefs will be made at state-of-the-art plant near Atlanta

  • WOW agenda announced

    Karen Bitz || March 13, 2012
    Wipes conference will be held in Chicago this year.

  • TSG to close Pennsylvania plant

    Karen Bitz || March 13, 2012
    Consolidation to make company quicker, leaner.

  • National Nonwovens introduces nonwoven flame barrier

    National Nonwovens introduces nonwoven flame barrier

    March 12, 2012
    Ultra-Pro Techtor uses Ultem polymer and fibers

  • Huggies, Diaper Bank donate diapers to Red Cross

    Karen Bitz || March 9, 2012
    Aim to help out in times of catastrophe.

  • Fibertex Nonwovens raises prices

    Karen Bitz || March 8, 2012
    Prices to go up 10% in April.

  • Palmer named global brands president at K-C

    Karen Bitz || March 7, 2012
    Will build brands, drive growth.

  • Russian wipes maker chooses Lenzing

    Karen Bitz || March 6, 2012
    Avagard uses viscose in latest baby wipe range.

  • Avgol: Deal with Blackstone not imminent

    Karen Bitz || March 6, 2012
    Says contact with private equity firm is status quo

  • StabilStrand Glass Fiber Nonwoven

    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…

  • Maxcess Leaf Shaft

    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…

  • RadiciGroup Video

    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…

  • Schulke & Mayr GmbH Information portal

    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…

  • Sivula to head HR at Suominen

    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…

  • ACI makes appointments, promotions

    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…

  • Boullie named supply planning manager for Ahlstrom Windsor Locks

    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…

  • SCA names head of Americas

    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…

  • 3M names new CEO

    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…

  • Donaldson reports record results

    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…

  • Pegas Reports 8% Sales Growth

    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…

  • Winner Medical reports results

    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…

  • Providencia sales volumes up

    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…