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Published January 1, 2011
Frank Pozar has joined Webex, Inc. as vice president, REM Products following the firm’s acquisition of REM Manufacturing, a manufacturer of slitter/rewinders and web converting machinery since 1985.Mr. Pozar served REM as vice president/general man… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Maxcess announced the promotion of Dan Crofford to vice president North America. In this new role, Mr. Crofford will oversee North American operations to ensure a positive experience for customers at each stage in the buying process—from first… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Alan Ramspeck has been named nonwovens global marketing manager at Nordson Corp. Mr. Ramspeck replaces Mike Fornes, who left to join Eastman Chemical.… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Denis Gruber has been named Libeltex’s commercial director Europe. Mr. Gruber served as sales and marketing director at Chicago Metallic for the last 15 years. Mr. Gruber said, "Libeltex offers a dynamic environment with growth based on in… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
H.B. Fuller Company announced that the board of directors has appointed Jim Owens to succeed Michele Volpi as president and CEO and director, effective immediately. Mr. Volpi will step down from the board of directors. Lee Mitau, chairman of the boa… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading independent developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, specialty coatings, films and laminates, has promoted Scott Knorr to the position of vice president and general manage… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Uwe Wöhner is relinquishing his position as CEO of Trevira at the end of the year, for private reasons. Klaus Holz, the longstanding head of corporate human resources at the company, will become CEO on January 1, 2011. Mr. Holz previously serve… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Suominen announced that Petri Rolig, president and CEO, is now responsible for Suominen’s Wiping business area in addition to his other duties. The general managers of Suominen’s Codi Wipes and Nonwovens business units now report to him.… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Air Control System (A.C.S.) is the latest development from Asselin-Thibeau to enhance the productivity of nonwoven crosslaid lines. The first equipment will be operational in the industry in January 2011. Production capacity increases with the abili… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Mondi Belcoat is answering the market demand for customized breathable membranes with the installation of a new modular air dryer, enabling the plant to include the extrusion coating of hydrophilic polymers on nonwovens in their portfolio. �The ne… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Core Systems International (CSI) is launching its patented Ratcheting Knife System, which can be easily installed on most core cutters. The Ratcheting Knife increases knife life six to eight times and reduces the need to manually adjust knives, savin… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
GE announced that Preveil is the new name for its 99.9% efficiency air pollution control media. The membrane laminate can help customers in certain industries lower utility costs, extend bag life and reduce particulate emissions. For example, a cemen… Read More »
Published January 1, 2011
Zschimmer & Schwarz, the German-based manufacturer of spin finishes and additives for the global fiber and nonwovens industry is introducing Lertisan HD 50, the newest addition to its product range for nonwoven applications. Lertisan HD 50 repres… Read More »
Published December 29, 2010
Patented recently is a disposable absorbent pant having refastenable seams that minimize the product's potential for tearing when forces are applied to separate the refastenable seams. The refastenable seams have a shear separation strength that is l… Read More »
Published December 28, 2010
Patented recently is a tampon having an absorbent structure and an apertured film cover thermally bonded to the absorbent structure. The cover is bonded to the absorbent structure through a plurality of discrete spots arranged about the surface of th… Read More »
Published December 28, 2010
A sanitary napkin including a liquid absorbent layer and a liquid-permeable topsheet covering a body surface of the liquid absorbent layer recently received a patent. The topsheet is joined to the liquid absorbent layer in a specific pattern. The pat… Read More »
Published December 28, 2010
A disposable diaper including a chassis and an absorbent assembly has been granted a patent. The chassis includes laterally opposing side flaps formed by laterally inwardly folded portions of the chassis and deployable chassis ears formed by other la… Read More »
Published December 22, 2010
Sophisticated line targets hygiene. Read More »
Published December 22, 2010
Turin investment to be complete in late 2012. Read More »
Published December 20, 2010
Company will establish geosynthetics division Read More »
Published December 20, 2010
Line No. 1 to start production in 2012. Read More »
Published December 17, 2010
Expansion to raise global annual capacity to 470,000 tons. Read More »
Published December 17, 2010
Both certifications refer to the sustainable handling of wood and products made of wood. Read More »
Published December 16, 2010
H&V cites continued escalation in production costs. Read More »
Published December 16, 2010
Capacity will ultimately each 58,000 tons Read More »
Published December 16, 2010
Move curtails increasing raw material prices. Read More »
Published December 16, 2010
Sells plants in Groesbeck and Mexia to private equity firm Read More »
Published December 15, 2010
Lenzing’s expansion includes construction of the first industrial-scale production plant. Read More »
Published December 14, 2010
An absorbent article has been granted a patent. The article has a thin, conformable absorbent core where the core has at least two layers, each including a different superabsorbent material, and each being typically substantially free of cellulosic f… Read More »
Published December 14, 2010
Patented recently is a method for maintaining and/or improving skin health in the area of a wearer covered by an absorbent article. The absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid pervious topsheet positioned in facing relation w… Read More »
Published December 14, 2010
An absorbent article, preferably a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper has been granted a patent. The article provides an improved immobilization of absorbent polymer material when the article is fully or partially urine loaded. This absorb… Read More »
Published December 14, 2010
Patented recently is disposable absorbent articles including one or more discrete components. Representative discrete components include the nonwoven layer of the outer cover, the absorbent core, the bodyside liner, fasteners, ears and attachment pan… Read More »
Published December 10, 2010
Chisso has been selling and manufacturning nonwovens through its subsidiary. Read More »
Published December 10, 2010
New Cumberland County plant produces recycled PET flake from post-consumer PET bottles. Read More »
Published December 9, 2010
Price increases range from 6-12%. Read More »
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
Published December 8, 2010
Avgol’s and FitesaFiberweb’s recent announcements that they would each add two spunmelt lines—particularly that each company will add a U.S. line—has set the hygiene industry rumor mill afire. Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published December 7, 2010
nonwovens companies continue to make moves to ensure growth Read More »
By Sandra Levy , Associate Editor
Published December 7, 2010
In this interview, François Farion, design strategy and color design manager at Nissan Design America, provides his expert opinion on nonwovens in the automotive sector. Mr. Farion made a video presentation at INDA’s RISE (Research, Inno… Read More »
By Sandra Levy , Associate Editor
Published December 7, 2010
the use of nonwovens is accelerating in the automotive industry, thanks to attributes such as lower weights, flexibility, the ability to absorb noise and improved aesthetics Read More »
By Leah Genuario, Contributor
Published December 7, 2010
Consumer needs are the underlying driver of many hygiene component trends. Read More »
By Lynne Webster, Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds
Published December 7, 2010
nonwovens offer a range of unique properties that other, more traditional, fabrics do not Read More »
Published December 7, 2010
Ahlstrom sells Wuxi plant and machinery in Bethune to Andrews Industries. Read More »
Published December 7, 2010
This recent patent relates to absorbent articles comprising superabsorbent polymer particles especially suitable for use in the fluid acquisition zone of the absorbent core. The superabsorbent polymer particles are coated with cationic polymers havin… Read More »
Published December 3, 2010
Two day workshop to be held December 27-28. Read More »
Published December 3, 2010
Nice-Pak transforms plant in Indiana. Read More »
Published December 3, 2010
H&V files suit alleging brand name infringement for Alphastar Read More »
Published December 3, 2010
Company also introduces XanoShear, a method for commercial nanofiber production. Read More »
Published December 2, 2010
Price increase goes into effect January 1, 2011. Read More »
Published December 2, 2010
Increase effective February 1, 2011 or as contracts allow. Read More »
Published December 1, 2010
INDA is launching a new organization within INDA; NCSU Nonwovens Institute has applied for SAFE. Read More »