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  • Sanitary Napkin Having Pluralities of Projections and Elastic Members

    January 19, 2010
    A sanitary napkin having pluralities of projections and elastic members has received a patent. The sanitary napkin includes a napkin body having a liquid-absorbent layer for absorbing and retaining liquid; and first and second projections each exerti…

  • P&G To Launch Online Store

    January 18, 2010
    Pilot effort to begin soon; full launch scheduled for Spring.

  • INDA To Hold RISE Conference

    January 18, 2010
    New event to debut in Baltimore in September.

  • Nuevos Disenos Revolucionan el Mercado de Panales

    January 15, 2010
    El crecimiento continua a medida que las empresas mas activas exploran nuevos mercados e ideas

  • PGI Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

    January 14, 2010
    Report uses global reporting initiative framework.

  • Le marche des couches-culottes revolutionne par les nouveaux designs Croissance ininterrompue pour les principaux acteurs toujours en quete de nouveaux marches et de nouvelles idees

    January 14, 2010
    Le marche global des couches-culottes/langes/langes-culottes s’eleve aujourd'hui a 30 milliards USD, apres avoir enregistre une croissance de près de 8% en 2008.

  • TAPPI to Hold Technical Conference

    January 14, 2010
    Event will cover topics important to nonwovens this fall.

  • It's Showtime

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || January 14, 2010
    hygiene machinery specialists can't put off delivering faster, more efficient systems to meet manufacturers' demands for product enhancements

  • Simply The Best

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || January 14, 2010
    Five Products Contend for 2009 Visionary Award


    Peter Mayberry , Mayberry & Associates || January 14, 2010
    what does the future hold?

  • PLMA Show

    Susan Stansbury, Contributing Editor || January 14, 2010
    Widens Its Scope

  • Machinery Market Consolidation-How Will It Shape Our Future?

    Karen McIntyre || January 14, 2010
    Last week French machinery specialist and spunlace technology leader Rieter said it would exit the nonwovens market following the sale of its Perfojet division to Andritz, the German owner of Küsters calendering technology. According to the comp…

  • Diaper Sales Remain Strong

    Magdalena Kondej, Euromonitor International || January 14, 2010
    despite recent economic woes emerging markets and product innovations deliver success

  • NAD Recommends K-C Discontinue Certain Claims for Huggies

    January 12, 2010
    NAD’s recommendation follows P&G's challenge.

  • EDANA Launches Hygiene-Focused Website

    January 11, 2010 communicates benefits of disposables.

  • Avgol Wins Far East Business

    January 11, 2010
    $105 million contact signed with unnamed customer.

  • Nordson Corporation Acquires GLT

    January 7, 2010
    Nordson's acquisition to grow business in Germany and Europe

  • Glatfelter Execs Outline Concert Deal

    Karen McIntyre || January 7, 2010
    $235 million acquisition propels company to the forefront of the airlaid market

  • TenCate Geosynthetics Launches TenCate GeoDetect in North America

    January 6, 2010
    Monitoring system is based on geotextiles equipped with optical fibers.

  • Glatfelter To Buy Concert

    January 5, 2010
    Airlaid maker sells for reported $235 million.

  • Winner Opens Three Retail Shops

    January 5, 2010
    Shenzhen stores promote PurCotton products.

  • Absorbent Article Product Line

    January 5, 2010
    An absorbent article product line has received a patent. The article includes a first absorbent article with a first elective component secured to the first absorbent article in a first configuration of the component. The first elective component is…

  • Fibertex Expands To South Africa

    January 4, 2010
    Needlepunch operation to target geotextiles, automotives

  • Avgol’s CEO resigns

    January 1, 2010
    Nir Peleg has resigned as Avgol’s CEO. Achai Bonneh, vice president of technology is interim CEO. When a new CEO is named, Mr. Bonneh will serve as deputy chairman R&D and technology.…

  • New OEM/Sales Manager at Advanced Blending Solutions

    January 1, 2010
    Ron Beaudoin has been named systems/OEM sales manager at Advanced Blending Solutions. Mr. Beaudoin will support ABS customers in the eastern and western parts of the U.S. and throughout Canada. Mr. Beaudoin has more than 20 years of sales and marketi…

  • New CCO at Danish Airlaid Technology

    January 1, 2010
    Anders Uttersäv has joined Danish Airlaid Technology A/S as CCO. Mr. Uttersäv was previously associated with Rexcell.…

  • Norman Named PGI CFO

    January 1, 2010
    Polymer Group, Inc. announced that Dennis Norman has been appointed chief financial officer of the company. Mr. Nor­man previously served as vice president, strategy and corporate development.Mr. Norman has been a key leader with PGI over the last 1…

  • Nancy Taylor Appointed as Successor

    January 1, 2010
    Tredegar Corporation announced that John Gottwald is retiring as Tredegar’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Gottwald joined Tredegar in 1989 and served as president and CEO from 1989 to 2001 and from 2006 to the present. He will continue…

  • Buckeye Rolls Out 2Q FY 2010 Results

    January 1, 2010
    Buckeye Technologies announced second quarter net income of $46.3 million. Second quarter earnings included net income of $37.5 million, from alternative fuel mixture credits earned during the quarter.Net sales were $183 million for the second quarte…

  • K-C Unveils Fourth Quarter Results

    January 1, 2010
    Personal care products powerhouse Kimberly-Clark reported $5 billion in net sales for the fourth quarter of 2009, a hike of 8.4%. Organic sales rose nearly 3%, driven by higher sales volumes of about 2% and increased net selling prices of approximate…

  • Winner Medical Reports 4Q Results

    January 1, 2010
    Shenzhen, China-based Winner Medical Group Inc.’s fourth quarter sales were $27.7 million, an increase of 9.7% from the fourth quarter last year. Net income rose 84.4% over the fourth quarter 2008 to $3 million. Gross profit reached $8.4 million, a…

  • 3M Trots Out Results

    January 1, 2010
    3M’s fourth quarter worldwide sales were $6.1 billion, up 11.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2008. Local-currency sales including acquisitions increased 6.4% and foreign exchange added 4.8% to sales growth in the quarter. All six of the compan…

  • P&G Announces Sales, Earnings Results

    January 1, 2010
    Procter & Gamble’s fourth quarter net sales increased 6% to $21 billion, driven by higher unit volume and favorable foreign exchange.Organic sales growth, which excludes the impacts of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign exchange was 5%.“We ar…

  • DuPont Posts 4Q Results

    January 1, 2010
    DuPont closed its fourth quarter with sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 10% from the prior year, led by sales growth greater than 20% for titanium dioxide, electronic materials, performance polymers and seed products.Consolidated net sales in the…

  • Tufco Technologies’ Sales Down

    January 1, 2010
    Tufco Technologies’ 2009 sales were $86.7 million, down 22% from 2008. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2009 were $22 million, down 16% compared to the fourth quarter of 2008.Louis LeCalsey, Tufco president and CEO said, “Both Tufco’s contract…

  • Ahlstrom Announces 4Q Results

    January 1, 2010
    Nonwovens producer Ahlstrom has reported fourth quarter results. During the October-December 2009 period, net sales reached $585 million. Loss before taxes was $46 million.Net sales of the FiberComposites segment for the fourth quarter were $311 mill…

  • Battery-Powered RollMover

    January 1, 2010
    Appleton Manufacturing division has introduced a battery-powered RollMover for increasing productivity and ensuring worker safety whenever heavy loads need to be moved. The material handler is intended for moving large master rolls of paper or fabric…

  • Ultrasonic Bonding Machines

    January 1, 2010
    Sonobond Ultrasonics now has 10 machines, plus several modules for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), that provide fast, reliable and cost effective ultrasonic bonding of woven and nonwoven textile products. The line-up includes the following m…

  • Metering System

    January 1, 2010
    Graco has launched the PCF Metering System. The system is intended to ensure a precisely controlled, continuous flow of single-component materials, resulting in smooth, consistent beads, dots and spray patterns. The systems advanced pressure sensors…

  • Digital Tension Control Unit

    January 1, 2010
    Parkinson Technologies has introduced Model 81, a digital tension control unit, which is offered as a replacement for original units on Dusenbery slitter/rewinders.The Model 81 replaces older Dusenbery tension control units (TCUs), including the Mod…

  • Sensor Film

    January 1, 2010
    Sensor Products is offering Pressurex pressure indicating sensor film. Mohawk Fine Papers has determined that using Pressurex pressure indicating sensor film as a quality control tool to aid in alignment and to diagnose the condition of rollers actua…

  • PGI


    January 1, 2010
    Description:  Key Personnel Veronica  Hagen, chief executive officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer;  Dennis Norman, chief financial officer; Dan Rikard, svp, general counsel, and secretary;  Bob Dale, senior vice president…

  • Kimberly-Clark


    January 1, 2010
    Description: Location: Dallas, TX Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Dudley Lehman, group president, Business to Business Sector; Rosalind Brewer, president, Global Nonwovens Operation…

  • Ahlstrom


    January 1, 2010
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND   Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Jan Lång, president & CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president & CEO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building and Energy;…

  • DuPont


    January 1, 2010
    DuPont: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger Siemionko, global technology leader, DuPont Protection Technologies;…

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Guanzhou, Guang Dong, China Sales: $118 million Description: Plants Guanzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial The Jofo Group was established in 2000 with the goal of bec…

  • Spuntech


    January 1, 2010
    Location: Upper Tiberias, Israel Sales: $104 million Description: Key Personnel Rob Stollar, vice president, global sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president of new product development; John Rank, director of sales and marketing—The Ame…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2010
    Location: London, U.K. Sales: $162 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO; Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens, CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, drylaid thermal bonded, needlefelt, thro…

  • Kuraray


    January 1, 2010
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $104 million Description: Key Personnel Takashi Nakajima, president Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibragi, Japan Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown, steam jet Brand Names Kuraflex,…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $80 million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, chairman and owner; Kirk Hwang, president; George Wang, general manager China operations; Alvin Hu, wasterwater business unit officer; Y.S. Chiu, technical vice p…