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  • Edelmann hires Joachim Abt as sales manager

    April 10, 2012
    Edelmann Technology has appointed Joachim Abt as sales manager. He has many years of experience with the textile machinery industry throughout the world. With this hiring, Edelmann Technology continues to build-up the organization for the future.…

  • Dow unveils new equipment at innovation center

    April 10, 2012
    Lab-scale equipment will help accelerate technical developments in key market segments.

  • Disposable medical supplies market posting gains

    April 9, 2012
    Market to approach $46.7 billion by 2016.

  • Freudenberg sales and earnings reach new high

    April 5, 2012
    Booming economies in Asia help bring above-average growth rates.

  • BetaLaserMike makes appointments in Latin America

    April 5, 2012
    Beta LaserMike, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, has hired JulioNavarrete as field service engineer for Mexico. Carlos Junco was appointed sales engineer for this region. “We are excited to have Julio j…

  • Changes at Stora Enso

    April 5, 2012
    Stora Enso is appointing three new members to its group executive team. At the same time three current members will leave the teamto take new positions inside and outside the company. Karl-Henrik Sundstrom has been appointed CFO, effective August 1.…

  • Kurto leaves Lydall

    April 5, 2012
    Lydall has announced that Peter Kurto, vice president, business development and senior vice president, Life Sciences left the company in late February to pursue another opportunity. Lydall wishes Peter well in his future endeavors and acknowledges th…

  • K-C makes executive appointments

    April 5, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark has made several 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 pre…

  • Nonwoven fabrics with advantageious properties.

    April 5, 2012
    A nonwoven fabric produced by a method comprising the following steps: a) providing a first plurality of polymeric filaments having a first denier of between 0.5 and 15 and a second plurality of polymeric filaments having a second denier of between 0…

  • Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof.

    April 5, 2012
    A pull-on pant-like disposable absorbent article having a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region disposed therebetween, a pair of leg openings and a waist opening, the pull-on pant-like disposable absorbent article comprising:…

  • Disposable absorbent article having an aperture flow control layer.

    April 5, 2012
    A disposable absorbent article for personal wear, the disposable absorbent article having a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, said absorbent article comprising: a generally liquid permeable liner having a bodyfacing surface; an outer co…

  • Gauging System

    April 5, 2012
    NDC announces a new application capability for its Model 8000 gauging system: a scanning blown film web gauging system designed to measure and control complex, multilayer blown film products. The significance of this measurement configuration is its…

  • Medical Fabrics

    April 5, 2012
    With the ability to taper very fine fabrics, BMS creates straight and bifurcated tubes for woven grafts supporting endovascular stent systems designed to prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture, as well as for other percutaneous coronary interventi…

  • Sheeting Equipment

    April 5, 2012
    Azco Corp. has introduced a new generation of simple to operate sheeting equipment. The units can fit in any type of converting or material handling environments. The FGW-1000 Sheeter is easy to use and reliable and ideal for film, foil, paper, nonwo…

  • Sullair Corporation launches redesigned website

    April 5, 2012
    Sullair Corporation launched its fully redesigned and comprehensive website at www.sullair.com. The new website distinguishes Sullair as the complete compressed air provider, representing a broad range of reliable, energy efficient products. It also…

  • Recycling Technology

    April 5, 2012
    With its unique MRS Recycling Technology for PET bottle flakes, Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, produces production of sheet, film, tapes, fibers and new bottle pellets on the whole world market The decisive argument for many…

  • Dow Corning DWR-7000 Soft Hydro Guard

    April 5, 2012
    Dow Corning DWR-7000 Soft Hydro Guard from Dow Corning is a silicon-based technology that enables global textile brand specifiers to equip their sports and recreation apparel with excellent water repellency and improved softness. “In contrast…

  • TSG Finishing

    TSG Finishing

    April 5, 2012
    1400 Welsh Road North Wales, PA 19454 Phone: 215-628-2000 Fax: 215-641-1325 www.tsgfinishing.com

  • Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Warren Collier, John R. Starr Inc. || April 5, 2012
    Demands in this market are driven by shifts in performance, location and cost requirements.

  • ANEX heads to Korea for 2012

    ANEX heads to Korea for 2012

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    The Asian Nonwovens Exhibition will be held in Seoul, South Korea, for the first time ever, showcasing the robust growth for nonwovens.

  • Latin America leads the way

    Latin America leads the way

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    Broad-based investment chases growth in diapers and other disposable goods as local manufacturers look to go global.

  • Converters calling

    Converters calling

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || April 5, 2012
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • Roofing & construction rebound

    Roofing & construction rebound

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    An improving global economy and a drive for greener building practices add up to a win for nonwovens in roofing and construction applications.

  • Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    Hundreds of applications open up new doors for nonwovens in never-before-penetrated markets.

  • U.S-Korea Trade Deal Goes Into Effect

    Jessica Franken and Dawnee Giammittorio, director of government affairs & associate director of Government Affairs INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry || April 5, 2012
    IRS proposes rules for medical device tax applicability; EPA identifies 83 chemicals for risk assessment and possible regulation

  • Elmarco sells Nanospider line in Mid East

    April 5, 2012
    Elmarco has sold a third 1.6-meter Nanospider production line to a Mid East-based customer. This not only proves the success of nanofiber technology but also the effectiveness and functionality of Elmarco’s equipment, according to the company.…

  • GIA launches medical study

    April 5, 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…

  • INDA seeking nominations for several award contests

    April 5, 2012
    INDA is now accepting nominations for several industry awards—the W.O.W. World of Wipes award, the RISE durable product award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Visionary Award. The fifth annual World of Wipes Innovation Award will honor…

  • NAT, Barnhardt partner in flax manufacturing

    April 5, 2012
    Naturally Advanced Technology, maker of CRAiLER, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, has partnered with Barnhardt Manufacturing to further expand its manufacturing capacity. Under the agreement, Barnhardt will execute the CRAiLAR en…

  • 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.