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  • Fibers Market Outlook

    Fibers Market Outlook

    Tara Olivo, associate editor || June 8, 2015
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers create unique solutions for all nonwovens applications.

  • PGI Reports Increase In First Quarter

    May 11, 2015
    PGI’s net sales increased $38.6 million, or 9.1%, to $461.2 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared with $422.6 million in the first quarter of 2014. Providencia contributed $78.4 million in incremental growth. Net sales decreas…

  • Proposed Rule could have a Big Impact on Nanoscale Chemicals used in Nonwovens

    Peter Mayberry || May 5, 2015
    EPA Proposes TSCA Reporting/Recordkeeping Requirements

  • Nonwovens for Pitched Roofing

    Nonwovens for Pitched Roofing

    April 21, 2015
    Nonwovens offer a solution more than twice as effective as other alternatives.

  • PGI Adds to Capabilities in Mexico

    March 31, 2015
    Adds printing, slitting and packaging to San Luis Potosi site.

  • Infographic Shows Benefits of Nonwovens in Pitched Roof Membranes

    March 10, 2015
    EDANA releases latest illustration in “Life with Nonwovens” series

  • Optimism in the Roofing & Construction Market

    Optimism in the Roofing & Construction Market

    Tara Olivo, associate editor || March 9, 2015
    With the U.S. housing market steadily recovering, nonwovens manufacturers are seeing opportunities.

  • JM Invests in Glass Mat Facility

    February 11, 2015
    Upgrades at Waterville, OH, plant to commence this year

  • Global Nonwoven Fabrics Report Released

    February 11, 2015
    Market will grow at a CAGR of 6.97%

  • Industrial Nonwovens: Opportunities Keep Coming

    Industrial Nonwovens: Opportunities Keep Coming

    Karen McIntyre, editor || February 5, 2015
    Investments, acqusitions and new product development guide manufacturers’ growth plans

  • Bostik Celebrates 125 Years in Business

    January 14, 2015
    New marketing campaign kicks off company’s history of innovation and success

  • Converting Update

    Converting Update

    Tim Wright, editor || October 3, 2014
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

    Tim Wright, editor || August 14, 2014
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • New Life

    New Life

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Nonwovens manufacturers keep trash out of landfills by using recycled material.

  • Construction Market Report

    Construction Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Nonwovens manufacturers continue to build their businesses with construction.

  • Geotextiles Market Report

    Geotextiles Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 21, 2014
    Nonwovens continue to find new uses across numerous platforms.

  • Nonwovens in Insulation

    Nonwovens in Insulation

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 18, 2014
    During the last decades, nonwovens have been developed for many different applications. Due to technical advantages they replaced traditional materials such as foam, webbings and knitted fabrics. There are a growing number of products made out of non…

  • Nonwoven materials and products market to reach $45 billion

    January 28, 2014
    Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled, "Nonwoven Materials & Products (Polypropylene, Polyester, Nylon and Others) Market For Disposable and Durable Applications—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Gro…

  • JM increases prices

    Karen McIntyre || January 13, 2014
    Polyester nonwovens prices up 5% in Europe.

  • Russian Nonwovens Industry Ready for Breakthrough

    Russian Nonwovens Industry Ready for Breakthrough

    Eugene Gerden, Contributing Writer || December 4, 2013
    The Russian nonwovens industry is growing, reflected by the increasing volume of domestic production as well as the launch of new investment projects.

  • Sustainability Revitalizes New England Manufacturer

    Sustainability Revitalizes New England Manufacturer

    Tim Wright, editor || September 19, 2013
    American Engineered Fabrics embodies the message of Boston's Cool Globe Exhibit by manufacturing 100% post-consumer based geotextiles.

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    September 11, 2013
    Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $129 million Key personnel Shigeki Tanaka, general manager, spunbond division; Akio Oda, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni, Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin bonde…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2013
    Totowa, NJ, U.S. www.pcc-usa.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million   Key Personnel Peter Longo, chairman and COO; Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, industrial textile division;…

  • Hoftex Group / Tenowo

    Hoftex Group / Tenowo

    September 10, 2013
    Hof/Saale, Germany www.tenowo.com www.hoftexgroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million   Tenowo Mittweida GmbH Mittweida, Germany   Tenowo Reichenbach GmbH Reichenbach, Germany   Tenowo Inc. Lincolnton,…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 10, 2013
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $407 million   Key Personnel Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    September 10, 2013
    Denver, CO www.jm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $670 million   Key Personnel Mike Lawrence, senior vice president and general manager, engineered products Americas (EP Americas); Enno Henze, senior vice president and general manager, engi…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 10, 2013
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.2 billion ($2 billion, pro forma) Key Personnel J. Joel Hackney, Jr.; president, CEO and director; Dennis E. Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Robert Dale, president, APAC a…

  • Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Helena Engqvist, Engqvist Consulting || September 6, 2013
    Numerous innovations underscored the willingness of exhibitors to invest and act as visitor magnets at TechTextil 2013 in Frankfurt from June 10-13.

  • Poole Company hires nonwoven specialist Craig Winebarger

    September 4, 2013
    Will focus on business development of nonwoven fibers segment.

  • New report on polyester spunbond market

    August 16, 2013
    Analyzes the global spunbonded polyester nonwoven market.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

    Compiled by Nonwovens Industry staff || August 7, 2013
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • JM to add lightweight spunbond line in Berlin

    July 17, 2013
    BiCo-based line will expand group's range in filtration applications.

  • Thrace NG S.A.

    Thrace NG S.A.

    May 8, 2013
    Thrace Nonwovens & Geosynthetics S.A. 20, Marinou Antypa str. - 17455 Alimos, Athens, Greece +30 210 9875044-9 Fax: +30 210 9875040 Email: geo@thraceplastics.gr www.thracegroup.com Thrace Nonwovens & Geosynthetics S.A. (Thrace NG) was establ…

  • Russia’s Nonwovens Market on the Verge of Big Changes

    Russia’s Nonwovens Market on the Verge of Big Changes

    Eugene Gerden, Contributor || May 8, 2013
    Major new players in the market have emerged amid reports about the planned acquisition of Polymatiz, one of Russia’s largest producers of nonwovens, by the local petrochemical giant Nizhnekamskneftekhim.

  • Freudenberg Nonwovens Launches Lutradur ECO

    April 23, 2013
    Made with Repreve recycled PET resin.

  • Second Chance

    Second Chance

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || April 17, 2013
    Recycling gives textiles, plastic bottles a new life in nonwovens.

  • Nonwovens for Roofing & Construction In Demand

    Nonwovens for Roofing & Construction In Demand

    Tim Wright, Editor || April 17, 2013
    As construction activity heats up in the U.S., opportunities abound for nonwovens producers that sell into these markets.

  • IDEA 2013 Show Preview

    IDEA 2013 Show Preview

    April 17, 2013
    A look at what some exhibitors will highlight at IDEA.

  • Giving To The Greater Good

    Giving To The Greater Good

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 14, 2013
    The nonwovens industry manufactures many of the products that are in high-need by Good360 charitable groups.

  • Report: U.S. Nonwovens Fabric Demand

    Report: U.S. Nonwovens Fabric Demand

    Corinne Gangloff, Freedonia Group || March 11, 2013
    The U.S. will remain a large market for various consumer products due to favorable demographics, and manufacturing of these products will likely remain near the point of demand.

  • Spunlace: Life Beyond Wipes

    Spunlace: Life Beyond Wipes

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 11, 2013
    While the wipes market continues to dominate, more spunlace makers are looking for new application areas to fuel growth.

  • Spunmelt Market Grows Around The Globe

    Spunmelt Market Grows Around The Globe

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 7, 2013
    With all the spunmelt lines coming onstream around the world, this market represents the fastest growing segment of the nonwovens industry.

  • INDA releases new China nonwovens industry report

    February 7, 2013
    New China Nonwovens Industry Outlook looks at current market trends and forecasts the future of the country’s business.

  • U.S. demand for nonwovens to exceed $7 billion in 2016

    U.S. demand for nonwovens to exceed $7 billion in 2016

    February 6, 2013
    Demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.7% per year to $7.1 billion in 2016, benefiting from an acceleration in area demand and an increase in the average price that stems in part from a shift in the product mix toward higher value nonwovens. The…

  • Freudenberg Politex Launches Third Line in Russia

    Freudenberg Politex Launches Third Line in Russia

    Eugene Gerden, Contributing Writer || September 12, 2012
    Meeting local demand for roofing materials, the company’s production in the region is expected to reach 18,000 metric tons per year.

  • Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || September 12, 2012
    Profiles on top roll goods producers in Turkey, along with a few up-and-coming players.

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    September 11, 2012
    Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $129 million   Key Personnel: Shigeki Tanak, general manager, spunbond division; Akio Oda, president of Kureha   Plants: Tsuruga, Iwakini, Shiga   Processes: Spunbond, needlepunch, re…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2012
    Totowa, NJ, U.S. www.pcc-usa.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $145 million   Key Personnel: Peter Longo, chairman and COO; Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, Industrial Textile division; Shaile Du…

  • Tenowo

    Tenowo

    September 11, 2012
    A company of Hoftex Group AG Hof/Saale, Germany www.tenowo.com www.hoftexgroup.com 2012 Nonwoven Sales: $152 million   Tenowo Mittweida GmbH Mittweida, Germany   Tenowo Reichenbach GmbH Reichenbach, Germany   Tenowo Inc. Lincolnton, NC…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 11, 2012
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $379 million   Key Personnel: Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global business…