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  • Bio-based Polymer

    July 1, 2009
    Arkema has launched a new grade of Rilsan PA11its 100% bio-sourced technical polymerdesigned for the fiber market. This new Rilsan PA11 grade is intended to produce bio-based fibers that combine a unique set of performances: light weight, soft tou…

  • Flame Retardants

    July 1, 2009
    Partly in response to last years new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission flammability standard for foam mattresses and CPSC's upcoming standard for upholstered furniture, Techmer PM has developed three new non-halogenated flame retardants for po…

  • Core Cutter

    July 1, 2009
    Appleton Mfg. Divisions P510 Programmable Core Cutter offers users automated core feeding and advanced programmable control for enhanced cut-to-length performance and integrated automation options. Unlike a manual or semi-automatic core cutter, this…

  • Measuring And Control Systems

    July 1, 2009
    NDC has added to its array of thickness measuring and control systems, the 8110-Fa single-point gauging system that enjoys all the capabilities of TDi (Total Distributed Intelligence) but at a lower cost entry point.The 8110-F is built on the very f…

  • JM Named Top 100 Innovator

    June 30, 2009
    German company recognized for its culture of innovation by Vienna University.

  • Packaged Interlabial Article

    June 30, 2009
    A packaged absorbent article was recently patented. It comprises a package with a first end, a second end and package sides extending from the first end to the second end. The first end is folded along a first fold axis toward the second end such tha…

  • High-Damping Absorbing Coating

    June 30, 2009
    An absorbent covering with high damping power was recently patented. The covering is secured to a structure and includes an absorbent layer. The absorbent layer comprises an elastic material and a dissipater mesh is arranged in the elastic material.…

  • Article Comprising A Fine-Grained Metallic Material And A Polymeric Material

    June 30, 2009
    An article was patented comprising a permanent substrate made of a polymer material with or without particulate addition. A fine grained metallic layer has a grain size in the range of 2 to 5000 nm, a thickness ranging from 30 microns to 5 cm, a modu…

  • Absorbent Product For Men

    June 30, 2009
    An absorbent product for men has been granted a patent. It comprises a front section, a rear section and a crotch section between the front and rear sections. An absorption body tapers toward one end from a front section of the product toward the cro…

  • Packaged Interlabial Article

    June 30, 2009
    A packaged absorbent article was recently patented. It comprises a package with a first end, a second end and package sides extending from the first end to the second end. The first end is folded along a first fold axis toward the second end such tha…

  • Method For Determining The Illustration Of A Diaper

    June 30, 2009
    Patented is a method of determining effectiveness of an illustration for a diaper during a diaper changing process. The diaper comprises a main body for being fitted onto a body of an infant and a first illustration displaying part provided on the ma…

  • Union Industries To Add Spunmelt Technology

    June 29, 2009
    Six-beam Reicofil line to create lightweight nonwovens.

  • FHP Establishes Indian JV

    June 29, 2009
    Cleaning products companies to target emerging market.

  • Fiberweb, Fitesa Finalize JV

    June 26, 2009
    Combination of spunmelt assets creates Americas' No. 2 player.

  • P&G Reorganizes Executive Team

    June 24, 2009
    Otto to retire, Hassall to succeed effective July 1.

  • Focke Expands Case Packaging Range

    June 24, 2009
    New, patent-registered HFP concept introduced in March.

  • Huntsman Acquires Indian Unit Of Metrochem

    June 23, 2009
    Baroda unit has annual sales of $49 million and 700 employees.

  • SCA Trying To Remove the Stigma From Male Incontinence

    June 18, 2009 provides men with education, support

  • P&G Names McDonald Next CEO

    June 15, 2009
    Lafley to remain as full-time chairman.

  • EDANA Adds Board Member

    June 11, 2009
    Patricia Featherstone of RKW to serve on EDANA's board of governors.

  • Bostik Appoints Agency

    June 11, 2009
    Nelson Schmidt will provide branding, advertising, public relations, direct mail, research and tradeshow support.

  • A Fiber For All Seasons

    Karen McIntyre || June 10, 2009
    It seems the two biggest concerns facing nonwovens producers today are how to make a product with a lesser environmental footprint and how to make their nonwovens at a lower cost. The solution to both of these challenges hinges to some degree on the…

  • Solutions For Nonwovens

    June 10, 2009
    A newcomer to the nonwovens industry, NonWoven Solutions (NWS) recently celebrated its first full year of production.

  • Obama Unveils Broad International Tax Reform Plans

    Jessica Franken, INDA Director of Government Affairs || June 10, 2009
    Conventional wisdom dictates a candidate stumping for office will probably make good on about 20% of what he pledges on the campaign trail. Whether President Barack Obama will be able to deliver on all the "change" he promised during his ascent to th…

  • Technology Innovations & New Business Opportunities: A New Session At INTC

    Mark Snider, Principal: Smith, Johnson & Associates || June 10, 2009
    This is a challenging year for global nonwovens and technical textile in­dustries and everyone is scrambling for a position in the global market during an economic downturn. The New York Times reported that the competitive edge of the U.S. econo…

  • Techtextil 2009: Exhibitor Spotlight

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || June 10, 2009
    nonwovens companies prepare for Frankfurt show this month

  • Antimicrobials To The Rescue

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 10, 2009
    additives boost the power of nonwovens to fight off germs, bacteria and odors

  • Personal Care Wipes Continue to Offer Potential Despite the Economic Downturn

    Magdalena Kondej , Research Manager || June 10, 2009
    Globally, the personal wipes market stood at $5.8 billion in 2008, growing by a healthy 8% on 2007 despite the difficult economic conditions.     Eastern Europe and Latin America, in particular, performed well in 2008, with Eastern Eu…

  • Fibers Come Full Circle

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 10, 2009
    demands for sustainability, recyclability and conservation drive raw material markets

  • Lenzing, Weyerhaeuser Partnership to Build Pilot Line

    June 10, 2009
    TencelWeb technology creates nonwovens from lyocell.

  • K-C CEO Discusses Goals, Strategies

    K-C CEO Discusses Goals, Strategies

    Karen Bitz || June 9, 2009
    Strengthening brands, moving into new geographies are key goals

  • PGI To Close North Little Rock Plant

    June 9, 2009
    Operations to be upgraded, moved to Benson, NC

  • INDA Accepting Award Nominations

    June 4, 2009
    Award to be presented at Vision Conference in New Orleans in January.

  • Lenzing Pens Technology Agreement

    June 4, 2009
    NOS 200 system is used to analyze fiber orientation of nonwoven webs.

  • Eastman Upgrades Resin Plant

    June 4, 2009
    Upgrades at Netherland facility to increase capacity by more than 30%.

  • WOW Award Finalists Named

    June 4, 2009
    Five finalists to compete during this month’s conference in Atlanta.

  • Loparex To Move HQ to NC

    June 3, 2009
    Plan will create 60 jobs in Raleigh-Durham area.

  • Sandler Celebrates 130th Year

    June 1, 2009
    German roll goods producer established in 1879 as a cotton wool factory.

  • Baker Adhesives has added Jim Stirn to its executive team

    June 1, 2009
    Baker Adhesives, a division of AMB En­terprises, LLC is has added Jim Stirn to its executive team as vice president of sales. Mr. Stirn’s 20-plus years in the water-based and hot melt industries is expected to help Baker Adhesives attain its plann…

  • Suominen Nonwovens has named a new sales manager

    June 1, 2009
    Suominen Nonwovens has named a new sales manager, Jarmo Karjalainen. Mr. Karjalainen joins Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where he worked as sales and product development manager. He has ex­tensive experience with nonwovens due to his working histo…

  • Seppo Parvi will join Ahlstrom to take on the position of chief financial officer

    June 1, 2009
    As announced earlier, Seppo Parvi will join Ahlstrom to take on the position of chief financial officer and a member of the corporate executive team. He started in May and will be based at Ahlstrom’s head office in Helsinki, Finland.…

  • Buckeye Nonwovens Sales Hold Steady

    June 1, 2009
    Buckeye Technologies Inc. has announced sales and earnings for the January–March 2009 quarter. The company’s results reflect reduced demand and associated production downtime in the Specialty Fibers segment resulting from the global economic down…

  • Ahlstrom Announces Sales, Earnings Results

    June 1, 2009
    Ahlstrom Corporation has unveiled first quarter 2009 sales and earnings information. During the January-March period, a strong decline in the demand for most of Ahlstrom’s products, which became evident toward the end of 2008, continued. Group net…

  • Profits Up At PGI

    June 1, 2009
    Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) has an­nounced the results of operations for the first quarter ended April 4, 2009. Sales of $227.2 million for the first quarter were 17% lower than the prior year due primarily to a reduction in industrial sales volumes c…

  • Suominen Sees Drop In Sales

    June 1, 2009
    Suominen Corporation generated net sales of €46.9 million in the first quarter. down 14% from €54.5 during the year-ago first quarter. Operating profit was €3.6 million, up from -€0.1 million in the same quarter of 2008. The company attribute…

  • 3M Posts Q1 Earnings

    June 1, 2009
    3M recently reported first-quarter financial results. Sales reached $5.1 billion, a decrease of 21.3% from the first quarter of 2008. Net income was $518 million versus $1 billion in the corresponding period last year.Local-currency sales including a…

  • K-C Unveils First Quarter Results

    June 1, 2009
    Personal care product giant Kimberly-Clark reported $4.5 billion in net sales for the first quarter of 2009, a drop of 6.6%. The company said the effect of weaker foreign currency exchange rates more than offset organic sales growth of 3%-plus. The g…

  • Organic Sales Up, Profits Down at P&G

    June 1, 2009
    P&G has closed its third quarter with declines in both sales and earnings despite a 1% increase in organic sales. The slight increase in organic sales reflects a 6% net benefit from pricing and mix, which offset lower volumes. During the quarter, sal…

  • Carpet Cushion Netting

    June 1, 2009
    Conwed Plastics has introduced the first and only completely degradable carpet cushion netting. A new revolution in carpet cushion, Padmate netting with Ecocycle works with the carpet cushion manufacturers to supply a more sustainable carpet pad. Net…

  • FR_Film Adhesive

    June 1, 2009
    The Transportation Division of Bostik, Inc. has introduced a strippable high performance, fire retardant film adhesive. It re_places solvent-based ad_hesives used to bond decorative laminates to composite panels for in_terior aerospace appli_ca_tion…