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  • Wipes Add Appeal for More Demographics

    Susan Stransbury, Contributor || September 15, 2009
    Wipes find an audience, both young and old, alike.

  • Regional Report: The Chinese Wipes Market

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || September 15, 2009
    As the rest of the world moves toward penetration, will China be the next big market for wipes?

  • New Technology for Wipes

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || September 15, 2009
    Innovation is alive and well throughout the industry.

  • World of Wipes Attracts Record-Setting Attendance

    September 15, 2009
    The World of Wipes was once again a success. The INDA-organized conference was held June 22-24, 2009 in Atlanta, GA and, despite the global economic crisis, attracted a record-setting crowd as attendees from all segments of the wipes industry. A hi…

  • Disposable absorbent article having capacity to store low-viscosity fecal material

    September 15, 2009
    A disposable absorbent article having capacity to store low-viscosity fecal material has been patented. The disposable absorbent article has a topsheet with apertures large enough for low-viscosity fecal material to pass through to a fecal material s…

  • Absorbent Article And Method of Production of An Absorbent Article

    September 15, 2009
    An absorbent article having a first external essentially liquid permeable surface layer that faces a user when the absorbent article is being worn received a patent. The article has a liquid impermeable backing layer and is located between the liquid…

  • Pull-On Disposable Wearing Article With Tapered Folding Guide Lines And Tucking Zones

    September 15, 2009
    Recently patented is a pull-on disposable wearing article. The article is formed in a crotch region with first and second pairs of folding guide lines extending from first and second waist lateral margins toward a transverse middle of the crotch regi…

  • Multiple Zone Apertured Web

    September 15, 2009
    Recently patented is an apertured web comprised of a first zone with a first arrangement of land areas and at least two apertures that have the same size and shape as each other. A second zone has a second arrangement of land areas and at least two a…

  • High Bulk Composite Sheets

    September 15, 2009
    Patented is a multi-layer composite sheet comprised of a shrinkable layer intermittently bonded to a gatherable layer with the bonds separated by a specified distance so that the shrinkable layer can shrink and at the same time gather the gatherable…

  • Ahlstrom to Lay Off 100 in Karhula

    September 14, 2009
    Reductions will adapt volumes to demand.

  • Mogul To Add Spunlace Next Year

    September 10, 2009
    Wet wipes market initial target.

  • PCMC Acquires Flexographic Printing Specialist

    September 10, 2009
    F.L. Smithe is expert at high performance printing, converting

  • Dow Chemical Company Forms Dow Construction Chemicals

    Sandra Levy || September 10, 2009
    Unit combines Rohm and Haas Acquisition with Dow Wolff Cellulosics

  • Medline Expands Business

    September 9, 2009
    Acquires U.K.-based healthcare distributor

  • Calder Packaging Machinery Announces New Contract Service Office

    September 4, 2009
    Calder become Elsner field service office for U.K., Europe

  • FiberwebFitesaAnnounces Global HQ

    September 3, 2009
    Joint Venture to Open Shop in Simpsonville, SC

  • What The President's Budget Plan And Stimulus Could Mean To You

    Jessica Franken, INDA Director of Government Affairs || September 2, 2009
    both opportunities and challenges await the nonwovens industry

  • Mogul Adding Meltblown

    September 1, 2009
    New capacity to go after filtration, face mask applications.

  • Bong, DuPont Form Tyvek Deal

    September 1, 2009
    Swedish company to sell envelopes and pockets in Western Europe.

  • Lydall Starts New Needle Operation

    September 1, 2009
    Investment expands appLY mat range.

  • Open-Type Disposable Wearing Article

    September 1, 2009
    An open-type disposable wearing article has been patented. The article is composed of a front waist region, a rear waist region and a crotch region extending between these waist regions. Tape fasteners used to connect the front and rear waist to each…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article Products With Improved Stages Of Development Identification

    September 1, 2009
    Patented recently is an article comprised of one or more disposable absorbent articles having a configuration corresponding to a wearer's stage of development, the disposable absorbent articles being enclosed in a package; a brand indicator disposed…

  • Drapeable Sanitary Absorbent Napkin

    September 1, 2009
    An absorbent article was recently patented. It comprises a cover layer, a barrier layer, and an absorbent system arranged between the cover layer and the barrier layer. The absorbent article has a first portion and a second portion. The second portio…

  • Fischer Expands Role At Elsner

    September 1, 2009
    Elsner Engineering Works has named Larry Fischer sales manager for the Americas. Mr. Fischer was formerly regional sales manager for Elsner. In his new capacity, he will have sales responsibility for the northeastern and mid-western U.S. as well as M…

  • Accuweb Gains New Rep

    September 1, 2009
    John Pritchard has rejoined AccuWeb as the Mid Atlantic territory representative, covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Pritchard previously worked for AccuWeb as a territory manager. He has over 30 years of experi…

  • Stoller Named Executive Chairman

    September 1, 2009
    Rieter Holding Ltd. has elected its chairman Erwin Stoller as executive chairman. The heads of both operating divisions of Rieter, Textile Systems and Automotive Systems, and the head of the Corporate Center will report directly to Mr. Stoller. This…

  • PGI Announces Sales, Earnings

    September 1, 2009
    Polymer Group Inc. announced results for the second quarter and six-months ended July 4, 2009. Underlying profitability from continuing operations for the first six months continued to show improvement over the prior year despite lower sales volumes,…

  • Tredegar Unleashes 2Q Results

    September 1, 2009
    Tredegar Corp. reported second-quarter net income of $6.5 million compared to $8.9 million in the second quarter of 2008. Earnings in the second quarter totaled $8.5 million versus $9.6 million last year. Second-quarter sales decreased to $158.1 mill…

  • Japan Vilene’s Sales Down

    September 1, 2009
    Japan Vilene announced sales for fiscal 2008. For the period from April, 2008 to March 2009, sales volume dipped 14.9% compared with the previous fiscal year to $524 million. The clothing/medical materials category totaled $110 million. The industria…

  • Winner Medical Announces Results

    September 1, 2009
    Winner Medical Group has trotted out results of operations for the third quarter ended June 30, 2009. Total net sales revenue increased by 5.56% compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2008 to $24.36 million. Profitability climbed 20.12% over the thi…

  • Profits Up At Fiberweb

    September 1, 2009
    Fiberweb announced sales and earnings information for the January-June 2009 period. The company recorded a 17% volume decline with pressure on industrial and airlaid segments mitigated by defensive consumer fabrics performance. Fiberweb saw a revenu…

  • Suominen Rolls Out 2Q Results

    September 1, 2009
    Suominen has unveiled second quarter 2009 sales and earnings information. During the April-June period, Suominen logged net sales of €43.4 million. Operating profit was €1.6 million.Net sales for the first two quarters tallied €90.3 million. O…

  • Ahlstrom Records 2Q Earnings

    September 1, 2009
    The weakening of sales of most of Ahlstrom’s products stabilized during the second quarter and sales of certain products revived.Ahlstrom Corporation generated second quarter 2009 net sales of €398.9 million, a 14.4% decline compared to €465.9…

  • DuPont Posts 2Q Results

    September 1, 2009
    DuPont’s second quarter net income reached $417 million compared to $1.078 billion in the prior year. The decline in net income was attributed to significantly lower sales volume, current quarter restructuring charges and adverse currency impact. C…

  • P&G Announces Sales, Earnings results

    September 1, 2009
    Procter & Gamble reported its net sales decreased 3% to $79 billion for fiscal 2009, driven by unfavorable foreign exchange impacts of 4% as the U.S. dollar strengthened against key foreign currencies. Organic sales increased 2%, primarily due to pri…

  • 3M Reports Sales, Earnings

    September 1, 2009
    3M has closed its second quarter with declines in both sales and per-share earnings. Sales and per-share earnings dropped 15.1% and 15.8% year-on-year, respectively. On a sequential basis, sales and per-share earnings increased 12.4% and 51.4%, respe…

  • K-C Unveils Second Quarter Results

    September 1, 2009
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark reported $4.7 billion in net sales for the second quarter of 2009, a drop of 5.6%. The effect of weaker foreign currency exchange rates more than offset organic sales growth of nearly 3%. The growth in orga…

  • Automated Core Cutters

    September 1, 2009
    Appleton Manufacturing Divisions fully automated core cutting solutions provide manufacturers with production control, allowing them the scalability to quickly respond to fast changing market conditions while increasing efficiency. With Appleton Mfg…

  • Solar Protection Fiber

    September 1, 2009
    Cellulosic fiber supplier Lenzing is presenting a new fiber with solar protection. Tencel SUN fiber is effective due to permanent pigment integration. The latter comes from minerals and provides long-term protection from solar radiation. Even after…

  • Biodegradable, Compostable Polymers

    September 1, 2009
    Mondi is introducing an innovative product portfolio of silicone-coated release liners for the label industry and a wide range of newly developed functional coatings. Mondi is extending its Sustainex product range with a biodegradable and compostable…

  • Water-Borne Epoxy Hardeners, Dispersions

    September 1, 2009
    Cytec Industries announced the startup of new capacity for its Beckopox water-borne epoxy hardeners and dispersions at their Langley, South Carolina facility. As a result of demand increases for water-borne technology, Cytec will offer a domestic sup…

  • Syl-Off Release Coatings

    September 1, 2009
    Dow Corning Corp. is launching Syl-Off, a solventfree silicone release coating system for polyester substrates. The system provides long-term anchorage to unprimed and primed polyester films. It is specially designed for filmic pressure sensitive la…

  • Nozzles for Stamm Self-Cleaning Showers

    September 1, 2009
    Lechler Inc. is rolling out octagonal flat fan replacement shower nozzles in spray angles ranging from 15 degrees to 75 degrees, as well as round 0 degrees, or solid stream (needle jet) versions. These nozzles come in a wide range of flow rates. The…

  • Unwind Stand

    September 1, 2009
    CTC International is introducing its Model SHDL-900-EG Edge Guided Heavy Duty Constant Tension Unwind Stand. The unwind stand can handle a variety of materials, including tag, label, board, film paper, foil and other materials used in packaging and c…

  • Nonwoven Cutter Introduced

    September 1, 2009
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Company has unveiled a nonwoven cutter designed to operate at speeds up to 300 cuts per minute. According to the company, the use of air at the cutter and the vacuum transfer roll allow the unit to handle lightweight and fl…

  • Air-Operated Mechanical Chucks

    September 1, 2009
    NimCors air-operated mechanical chucks provide a strong, air-assisted grip and maximum torque that is ideal for shaftless applications, according to the company. These rugged, air mechanical core chucks are designed for heavy-duty applications, prov…

  • Handheld Verifiers

    September 1, 2009
    Cognex Corp. announced that the companys DataMan handheld and fixed-mount 2D verifiers enable auto industry suppliers to verify compliance with the new B-17 code quality guideline issued July 20, 2009, by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).…

  • Wireless Radar Gauge

    September 1, 2009
    Honeywell has launched ISA100.11a-ready wireless radar gauge that helps process manufacturers monitor tank levels and prevent hazardous incidents in their plants and terminals. The FlexLine Wireless Radar Gauge is intended to improve operator awarene…

  • Cost-Effective Air Chuck

    September 1, 2009
    Converter Accessory Corp. has unveiled a newly designed air chuck to its line of Cor-Lok air and mechanical chucks. This new Cor-Lok-Xe model air chuck utilizes a pneumatically expanding, spirally wrapped external element to engage the core. These ch…

  • Winner Medical Orders Spunlace Line

    August 31, 2009
    Fourth line will help meet increased demand for PurCotton.