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  • Disposable Article With Centrally Located Zones Of Elasticity

    June 1, 2010
    The present invention recently patented provides an absorbent garment subassembly for attaching to an absorbent garment, the absorbent garment having a front portion, a back portion and two side portions. The subassembly has a first carrier layer and…

  • Beta LaserMike Names Marketing Manager

    June 1, 2010
    Beta LaserMike, the leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions named Jay Luis marketing manager, worldwide. Mr. Luis will be responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategies to drive demand generation,…

  • Thrace-LINQ Announces Appointments

    June 1, 2010
    Brian Sparks has joined Thrace-LINQ’s sales and marketing team. Davis Taylor, the company's vice president of operations, said, "Brian is an exceptional sales professional with a proven track record throughout the U.S. industrial and specialty indu…

  • Companhia Providencia Names Director of Operations

    June 1, 2010
    Brazilian nonwovens producer Companhia Providencia has named Fernando Augusto Becker director of operations.Mr. Becker graduated from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, with a specialization in computer science and finance. He has been employed…

  • Consolidated Fibers Promotes Latten

    June 1, 2010
    Paul Latten has been promoted to president of Consolidated Fibers' International and Technical Fibers division, a new effort that will initially aim to grow the company's sales in Latin America. Mr. Latten joined the company one year ago and brings…

  • New Structure Will Lead to New Positions

    June 1, 2010
    Ahlstrom is changing its operational model effective July 1 to better reflect value-added and operational excellence business clusters. The new organizational model will include five business areas and require several changes in Ahlstrom's executive…

  • Suominen Corporation

    June 1, 2010
    Suominen Corp. generated net sales of $52 million in the first quarter 2010. Net sales fell by 14% compared to the first quarter of 2009. The decrease was attributed to the decline in the prices of wet wipes and in the delivery volumes of nonwovens.…

  • Lydall Posts Results

    June 1, 2010
    Lydall closed its first quarter ended March 31, 2010 with net sales of $75.6 million, compared with $54.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, net sales increased by $19.7 million, or 36.…

  • PGI Announces Sales, Earnings

    June 1, 2010
    Polymer Group Inc. announced sales results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2010. Net sales for the first quarter of 2010 were $280.6 million compared with $210 million for the first quarter of 2009. The increase was due primarily to additional…

  • Ahlstrom Posts Sales

    June 1, 2010
    Ahlstrom generated first quarter sales of $569 million compared to $485 million, an increase of 17.3% from the same period a year earlier.Net sales of the FiberComposites segment totaled $299 million, representing 52% of the group’s net sales. The…

  • DuPont’s Sales Rise

    June 1, 2010
    DuPont’s first quarter sales were $8.5 billion, up 23% versus the prior year. This reflects 19% higher volume, 2% higher local selling prices, a 3% benefit from currency and a 1% reduction from portfolio changes.Asia-Pacific sales were $1.6 billion…

  • SCA Reports Sales

    June 1, 2010
    SCA announced sales results for the period from January to March 2010. Net sales decreased 6% (excluding exchange rate effects, net sales increased by 1%) to $4 billion. Profits before tax, excluding re­structuring costs rose 16% (excluding exchange…

  • 3M Reports Sales, Earnings

    June 1, 2010
    3M has closed its first quarter with increases in both sales and per-share earnings.Each of the company’s six business segments posted double-digit sales growth and 20%-plus operating income margins. Sales growth was strongest in emerging economies…

  • P&G Announces Results

    June 1, 2010
    Procter & Gamble reported net sales increased 7% for the January-to-March quarter to $19.2 billion behind unit volume growth of 7%. Organic sales, which exclude the impacts of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign exchange, grew 4%.Key initiatives l…

  • K-C Unveils First Quarter Results

    June 1, 2010
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark reported $4.8 billion in net sales for the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 7.6%, including an approximate 5% benefit from stronger foreign currency rates. Organic sales rose 2%, with sales volumes and…

  • Randomizing Web Guide

    June 1, 2010
    Film extrusion lines often employ a randomizing web guide to distribute gauge bands. An actuator oscillates in and out at a programmed speed and distance from a controller to vary the web position. AccuWeb manufactures randomizers up to 240 inches…

  • Superabsorbent Fibers

    June 1, 2010
    Oasis Super Absorbent Fiber (Oasis SAF) manufacturer Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) enjoyed huge success recently at the 17th China International Tissue and Disposable Hygiene Products Exhibition (CIHPEC). The U.K.-based company travelled to Nanjing…

  • Higher Torque Values for Magnetic Particle Brake

    June 1, 2010
    MAGPOWR, a leader in the design and engineering of tension control products for the web handling industry, announces higher torque values for the recently released Magnetic Particle Brake. The Global Brake Model F, originally rated to deliver up to 2…

  • Remote Guide Point Adjust Station

    June 1, 2010
    AccuWebs remote guide point adjust station (RGP 1003-01) allows users to adjust the position of the guide point on a web guide. The compact IP65 sealed unit features a 2 line LCD display that not only displays the desired guide point, but the actua…

  • High Solids

    June 1, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a leader in polyurethane chemistry, recently announced the availability in the North American market of new high-solids, fine-particle polyurethane dispersions for the formulation of textile coatings.These high-solids produ…

  • Fulfill Retrofit System

    June 1, 2010
    Nordson Corporation announced the introduction of its new Fulfill retrofit system, which allows owners of Nordson ProBlue 4,7 and 10 liter melters to add maintenance- and labor-saving automatic adhesive filling capability to their existing operation…

  • Packaging Machinery

    June 1, 2010
    MBS Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH from Germany is offering primary and secondary packaging for hygiene products. The companys focus is manufacturing highly reliable packaging equipment with full vertical integration.Packaging machinery (1st tier pa…

  • Recycled Fibers

    June 1, 2010
    With the introduction of two additions to its SafeLeigh line of fire-retardant, recycled fibers, Leigh Fibers has extended those benefits to many more spinning and nonwoven applications. SafeLeigh Natural and SafeLeigh Premium are predominantly meta…

  • New On Baby: Denim Diapers

    Karen McIntyre || May 27, 2010
    K-C Launches Limited Edition Huggies Little Movers Jeans

  • Ahlstrom Indian Investment Complete

    May 27, 2010
    Facility will make medical fabrics.

  • Lydall Launches AntiStatic Media

    May 26, 2010
    Microglass series designed for hydraulic, lube oil and fuel systems.

  • NatureWorks Names U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Agent For Ingeo in Asia Pacific region.

    May 26, 2010
    U.S. Pacific Nonwovens sees potential for Ingeo in China and other countries in Asia.

  • NOR Shield AC Innovation An Effective Guard Against Corrosion

    May 25, 2010
    Volkswagen provides official certification for NOR Shield AC.

  • Nonwovens Expert: Cotton Is Best For Gulf Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010
    Expert believes cotton may do a better job to absorb oil spill than synthetic booms.

  • Loparex Adds to Asian Capacity

    May 18, 2010
    Investment will double manufacturing in Gaungzhou.

  • Chemically Protective Laminated Fabric

    May 18, 2010
    Patented recently is a fabric for chemical protective garments having at least two multilayered film laminates separated by a scrim forming a barrier chamber. The laminates are sandwiched between films of linear low density polyethylene and contain a…

  • P&G Being Sued Over Dry Max Claims

    May 14, 2010
    Company calls allegations false.

  • Nonwovens: Booming In the Gulf?

    Karen McIntyre, editor || May 13, 2010
    Meltblown Absorbent Devices Are Helping Keep Oil At Bay In Environmental Crisis

  • PGI One of Americas “Greenest” Companies on Green Magazine TV Earth Day Special

    May 12, 2010
    PGI's accomplishments include reducing carbon footprint and water consumption.

  • Consolidated Fibers Forms International Division

    May 11, 2010
    Initial focus will be Latin America.

  • Maxcess University Conference Week Heads to Louisville

    May 11, 2010
    Only 30 seats remain for web handling training event.

  • Lenzing Completes Indonesian Investment

    May 11, 2010
    Adds 60,000 tons capacity to site.

  • Deformable Tampon Comprising An Inner Wrap And Outer Wrap

    May 11, 2010
    An improved design for tampons comprising a first material positioned within a flexible inner wrap has been issued a patent. The inner wrap is encased by a flexible, fluid permeable outerwrap with a second material positioned between the inner and ou…

  • Flame Resistant Fabrics And Process For Making

    May 11, 2010
    A process for imparting flame resistance and the flame resistant fabrics produced by such process are provided in a recently issued patent. The process for imparting flame resistant properties involves treating a target fabric with one or more flame…

  • Three-Dimensional Woven Integrally Stiffened Panel

    May 11, 2010
    Patented recently is an integrally woven three-dimensional preform with stiffeners in two directions constructed from a woven base fabric having first, second and third woven fabrics. A plurality of yarns are interwoven over a region between the firs…

  • Ahlstrom To Change Operational Model

    May 10, 2010
    Company to function as five units effective July.

  • Sandler To Add Spunlace Line No. 3

    May 7, 2010
    Investment to come onstream early next year.

  • Lenzing-Biocel Acquisition Approved

    May 7, 2010
    Deal will add pulp to Lenzing's scope.

  • Pampers VP Denies Rash Claims

    May 7, 2010
    Says Dry Max diapers are not the cause of skin irritations.

  • PGI For Sale—Whose Turn Is It, Anyway?

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || May 6, 2010
    This month, PGI—the world’s fifth largest nonwovens producer and its largest spunmelt maker—said its board was exploring future growth options for its shareholders which include but are not limited to the potential sale of the company.

  • Nonwovens & Technical

    May 6, 2010
    Textiles In India

  • 2010 Company Capabilities

    May 6, 2010
    2010 Company CapabilitiesrnrnrnThis special annual section features advertising and advertorial material written by industry suppliers. Designed to give NONWOVENS INDUSTRY readers the opportunity to learn a little more about the companies with which…

  • P&G Sales Up 7%

    May 6, 2010
    Pampers Dry Max, Always Simply Fit are among quarter highlights.

  • K-C Unveils First Quarter Results

    May 6, 2010
    Sales rise 7.6%.