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  • Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 14, 2006
    with pricing still high and demands for diversity increasing, fiber manufacturers are focusing on research and development for the nonwovens industry

  • PGI Expands Argentinean Venture

    June 13, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. will install a state-of-the-art spunbond line that will more than double the capacity of its joint venture facility near Buenos Aires, Argentina and meet growing demand for its products in South America and to better serve its cus…

  • PGI Opens Asian HQ

    April 20, 2006
    Polymer Group Inc. has opened a Asian region head office in Suzhou, China, bringing a newly constructed manufacturing plant together with administrative functions under one roof. The new site in the Suzhou Industrial Park houses spunmelt manufacturin…

  • It

    It's A Wrap

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 17, 2006
    roofing and construction markets expand to meet new demands for high performance weatherizaton products

  • PGI Canada Partners With Fabric Dryer and Finisher

    March 24, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. Canada’s Difco business is partnering with an Ontario-based fabric dyer and finisher to provide customers the latest technology, expanded capacity and new protective fabrics. The strategic agreement with Colorama will enable…

  • PGI Canada Fuels Construction Business

    March 21, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. Canada has expanded its coating and printing capacity to meet growing demand for its engineered fabrics for building and construction and other industrial uses. The company's Fabrene Group has installed a wide-width extrusion coa…

  • Lack of U.S. Rayon Supply Will Lead to Short Supply Requests

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || March 6, 2006
    what industry representatives in North America need to know

  • Spunlace Market Report

    Spunlace Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2006
    with a slate of new capacity coming onstream, producers look beyond commodities to add value in wipes and other markets

  • PGI To Move To Charlotte

    February 16, 2006
    Nonwovens producer Polymer Group, Inc. will establish a new corporate headquarters in the Charlotte, NC region by August 2006. The new site will bring together the company’s senior leadership, finance, purchasing, human resources, sales, custom…

  • Rumors Arise Over BBA Sale

    February 13, 2006
    Reports are emerging that Polymer Group Inc. is set to purchase its rival BBA Fiberweb. According to the Times of London, PGI has fended off competition from private equity groups including Condover and Doughty Hanson to purchase its rival in nonwove…

  • Visions From Vision

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 10, 2006
    INDA�s latest consumer products conference is a success.

  • Spunmelt: What

    Spunmelt: What's With All The Hype?

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || February 10, 2006
    in response to demand from hygiene and medical markets, manufacturers add capacity throughout the world

  • Polymer Group Has Initiated Two Appointments

    January 9, 2006
    Polymer Group has initiated two appointments in its global medical business unit to support ongoing growth, including the addition of the company’s fully integrated medical production facility in Asia. Fernando Marin has joined the company as s…

  • PGI


    January 1, 2006
    Location: Charlotte, NC Sales: $948 million Description: Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, vice president and general manager—U.S. Nonwovens; Fernando Espino…

  • Review & Forecast

    December 8, 2005
    As 2005 draws to a close, nonwovens executives describe the year as positive for the industry.

  • PGI Secures Refinancing

    November 28, 2005
    Polymer Group, Inc. has successfully closed and received proceeds from its new $455 million syndicated credit facility arranged by Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. The refinancing will positively impact the company’s cash flow due to its signific…

  • PGI Sales Continue Upward Trend

    November 1, 2005
    Sales increased 11.6% to $228.2 million during the third quarter for Polymer Group, Inc.; gross profit increased 9.5% to $38.9 million. For the first nine months of 2005, sales increased 14% to $708 million while profit increased 13.1% to $124 millio…

  • Five Finalists Named for 2006 Visionary Award

    October 28, 2005
    Five unique consumer products—ranging from a disaster relief blanket to a host of personal and household care items from the industry’s leading manufacturers – have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious 2006 Visionary Awar…

  • PGI Donates Blankets For Katrina Victims

    September 21, 2005
    Polymer Group Inc.’s Chicopee division has donated a truckload of blankets for victims of Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies. Designed to protect victims from sun, water and wind, the two-sided blankets are made of a new type of lighter we…

  • PGI Updates Strategic Plans

    September 7, 2005
    Polymer Group, Inc. has updated its plans regarding the company's previously announced review of strategic alternatives. In May the company announced that it would begin reviewing strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value that could incl…

  • International Top 40

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the leading nonwovens producers in the world

  • EDANA Has Elected Chairman

    August 30, 2005
    EDANA has elected Knud Waede Hansen, managing director of Fibertex A/S, its chairman for a one-year term. He will be replacing Rolf Altdorf, who is group vice president of EMEA, PGI Nonwovens. Mr. Altdolf has notably diversified the company's members…

  • Regional Spotlight: China

    August 30, 2005
    INDA reports growth will slow but still remain high by Western standards

  • Cotton Incorporated Introduces Nonwoven Seal

    August 23, 2005
    Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, has introduced a new seal specific to nonwoven products with the release of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Cotton Enhanced baby wipes. Available on shelves beginning in August, the wipes are the first nonwoven produc…

  • INDA's Annual Meeting

    August 17, 2005
    At INDAs Annual Meeting 2005, held in March in Orlando, FL, a new board of directors was elected. Steven Ogel, vice president of research and development for Leggett & Platt, was elected chairperson; Marvin Mitchell, global business leader at…

  • Fibers Fight Back

    August 17, 2005
    despite raw material prices, supply shortages, suppliers focus on innovation to secure a brighter future

  • Heading Down the Highway

    August 17, 2005
    a look at nonwovens role in transportation

  • Filter Focus

    August 17, 2005
    roll goods producers view segment as a good one for growth and innovation

  • Making An Incision In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens are a preferred material for use in hospitals

  • The International Top 40

    August 17, 2005
    annual survey profiles the top nonwoven roll goods producers worldwide

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the years largest nonwovens exposition

  • 20th Annual Expo In Print

    August 17, 2005
    advertisers highlight company products, technologies and services

  • Techtextil North America Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what exhibitors brought to Atlanta last month

  • Home Is Where The Nonwoven Is

    August 17, 2005
    whether for a bedroom or living room, nonwovens send customers home happy

  • Spunlace Soaks Up The Spotlight In Nonwovens Technology

    August 17, 2005
    spunlace has become a preferred technology among nonwovens manufacturers

  • Adult Incontinence: A Maturing Market

    August 17, 2005
    a look at the growing adult incontinence market

  • Wipe Products Change The Way We Work And Play

    August 17, 2005
    a look at the market for nonwoven wipes

  • Full Speed Ahead For Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    auto manufacturers focus on costs, recyclability and lower weights for the future

  • Nonwovens In Filtration

    August 17, 2005
    government regulations and consumer requirements drive growth

  • The International Top 40

    August 17, 2005
    annual survey profiles the top nonwoven roll goods producers worldwide

  • Techtextil Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what was on display at recent Frankfurt event

  • In The Buff

    August 17, 2005
    natural fibers show they have nothing to hide from the nonwovens industry

  • IDEA 01 Review

    August 17, 2005
    triennial event marked as largest gathering of nonwovens industry in North America

  • The Year Of The Wipe

    August 17, 2005
    roll goods producers see no end to the recent boom in the nonwovens wiping business

  • Life In The Fast Lane

    August 17, 2005
    strong market opportunities and innovative products push nonwovens into the winners circle in the automotive market

  • The Filtration Boom

    August 17, 2005
    thanks to myriad new product opportunities in niche and traditional segments, the filtration market is gearing up for skyrocketing sales and even tighter competition

  • Diagnosis: Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens manufacturers are optimistic about the future of the medical market

  • The International Top 40

    August 17, 2005
    annual survey profiles the top nonwoven roll goods producers worldwide

  • Website Marketing: Pathway To The Future Or Necessary Evil?

    August 17, 2005
    Nonwovens Industrys first-ever review of the Web reveals how nonwovens companies stack up

  • The Little Wipe That Could

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens begin to 'wipe up' the competition