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  • The Evolving Roles Of Nonwovens In Technical Textiles

    Dr. Dong Zhang, Textile Research Associate || March 20, 2008
    The textile industry is one of the largest consumer-supported industries with significant impact on the worldwide economy. Advancements in applications of nonwovens technology to improve textile properties offer a great economic potential for the in…

  • Nonwovens Help Construction Go Green

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 20, 2008
    demand for more energy efficient buildings increases the role of nonwovens in roofing and construction applications

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2008
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $143 million Description: Key Personnel Yuuji Taneda, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni, Shiga Brand Names Volans, Ecule, Bonden, Kurelock, K…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2008
    (formerly Colbond) Location: ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, Vice President; Bart Austin, President Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, Director Sales and Marketing Flooring; Harry Ve…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2008
    Location: DENVER, CO Sales: $670 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Ken Forden, NA nonwovens and Enno Henze, EU nonwovens; Bob Wambolt NA Fibers; PO Fibers EU Plants Waterville, OH…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2008
    Location: LONDON, U.K. Sales: $948 million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO, Carsten Heldmann, head of global research and development; David Keough, global commercial director; Alberto Gaudiano, global finance director; Gary Drews, dir…

  • A New Face In The Industry

    December 9, 2007
    United Nonwovens is a new manufacturing company located in Mobile, AL.

  • Nonwovens Sales Expected to Reach $5.8 Billion

    November 21, 2007
    Study predicts 4.5% growth until 2011.

  • Innovation From China

    October 9, 2007
    Founded in 1998, China-based Guangzhou Winlake Co., Ltd. specializes in developing and producing various laminated nonwoven fabrics.

  • Technical Textiles Come to Frankfurt

    Technical Textiles Come to Frankfurt

    Helena Engqvist, Nonwovens Staff || July 16, 2007
    last month's Techtextil and Advantex fairs break

  • The Great Shake-up

    The Great Shake-up

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 7, 2007
    recent M&A activity has stirred up challenges

  • Three Days In Miami

    || April 12, 2007
    For many involved in nonwovens, the last several months have centered largely around preparation for IDEA 2007, this year's big nonwovens-related trade show, which will be held later this month in Miami Beach. Held just once every three years, IDEA i…

  • Strong & Steady

    Strong & Steady

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 12, 2007
    roofing and construction markets see solid growth and promise potential for future expansion

  • JMS New China Line Is Up

    February 16, 2007
    Johns Manville has begun operating a new nonwoven spunbond mat production line in Luoyang, China. Located in the Henan province, this new state-of-the-art line underscores JM’s commitment to its roofing, specialty and geotextiles customers. &ld…

  • Riding The Wave

    Riding The Wave

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 12, 2007
    to stay afloat, producers of spunmelt nonwovens must balance high raw material costs, tough competition and overcapacity issues

  • ElkCorp Sale Price Rises

    January 18, 2007
    Private equity firm Carlyle has boosted its takeover offer for roofing products maker ElkCorp to about $834 million, or $40.50 per share ElkCorp said on Tuesday, topping a rival bid from Building Materials Corp. of America (BMCA). ElkCorp said in a s…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $82 Million Description: 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 Dusaj, director industr…

  • Unitika

    Unitika

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $81 Million Description: Key Personnel Masaru Tsugawa, general manager, spunbonded fabrics division; Hiroshi Kawasaki, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Processes…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $141 million Description: Key Personnel Kazumasa Kayama, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin b…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Denver, CO Sales: $583 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Zain Mahmood, vice president, sales, marketing and innovation, engineered products group; Ken Forden, NA nonwovens a…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 billion Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO, Dr. René Wollert, CFO; Georg Brasch, managing director; Worldwide Divisions: Dr. Heino Freudenberg and Gerhard Sc…

  • Mogul Expansion Imminent

    December 7, 2006
    Several expansion projects are coming to fruition at Turkish roll goods producer Mogul. The company will soon add two 1600 mm-wide meltblown lines, each of which boast a 1000 metric ton capacity. With the first line scheduled to come onstream in Dece…

  • EDANA To Hold Two New Events

    November 20, 2006
    EDANA, the European Nonwovens Association, will hold a Middle East Nonwovens Symposium and Tabletop exhibition, in Dubai, UAE February 20-21. The symposium, which takes place in the JW Marriott Hotel, will feature 13 expert speakers from leading regi…

  • Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || November 8, 2006
    high volumes, high margins make filtration a winning bet for many nonwovens producers

  • Self-adhering Modified Bitumen Underlayment For Tile Roofs

    November 7, 2006
    A self-adhering underlayment for tile roofing assemblies has been issued a patent. The underlayment comprises a dual-compound composite sheet including a carrier sheet with a front side and a backside. The carrier sheet is sandwiched between a top la…

  • JM Brings New Spunbond Line Onstream

    October 10, 2006
    Building and specialty products manufacturer Johns Manville (JM) has launched a new polyester spunbond production line at its Johns Manville GmbH operation in Bobingen, Germany. Adoption of the latest technology reportedly allows the production line…

  • Freudenberg Politex Russia Site Complete

    September 14, 2006
    The Freudenberg Politex Group officially celebrated the opening of its new production site in  Zavolzhie, in the Nizhniy Novgorod region of Russia, on September 12. The production line installed in the new plant will produce up to 11,000 tons of…

  • Unitika

    September 11, 2006
    Unitika Osaka, Japan www.unitika.co.jp $82 million (¥9 billion) Key Personnel Masaru Tsugawa, general manager, spunbonded fabrics division; Hiroshi Kawasaki, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Proces…

  • Toyobo

    September 11, 2006
    Toyobo Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp $145 million (¥16 billion) Key Personnel Kazumasa Kayama, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlep…

  • Owens-Corning

    September 7, 2006
    Owens-Corning Aiken, SC www.owenscorning.com $202 million Key Personnel   North & South America:  Boudewijn Morelissen – General Manager, Europe & Asia-Pacific:    Steven Vermeulen – General Manager…

  • Johns Manville

    September 7, 2006
    Johns Manville Denver, CO www.jm.com $530 million Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Fred Stephan, vice president for high performance nonwovens; Zain Mahmood, vice president for construction materials an…

  • Self Adhering Membrane For Roofing Applications

    September 5, 2006
    Patented is a membrane product comprising a water impermeable membrane and a pressure sensitive, hot melt first adhesive adhered to one side of the water impermeable membrane. The first adhesive is in direct contact with at least a portion of the wat…

  • Freudenberg Texbond To Invest $10M

    August 24, 2006
    Freudenberg Texbond will expand its Macon, GA facility to accommodate demand for nonwoven polyester materials in the roofing industry. The company will spend $10 million on a new 50,000-square-foot facility. The new facility will include recycling an…

  • Emerging Markets: China, India, Latin American and Eastern Europe

    Emerging Markets: China, India, Latin American and Eastern Europe

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 17, 2006
    A NONWOVENS INDUSTRY Special Report

  • Fibrous Reinforcement Suitable As A Fireproofing Agent

    May 16, 2006
    A fibrous reinforcement for use in making composite items has been patented. The reinforcement features a fibrous support with a surface and reinforcing fibers selected from the group consisting of fiberglass, carbon and ceramic. The reinforcement al…

  • Put It To the Pocketbook

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || April 17, 2006
    Am I making enough money? This is the question that plagues every worker—from the hourly employee working the production line to the CEO of a major multinational company. Being fairly, and adequately, compensated for the contribution you give t…

  • 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

  • Nonwovens For Civil Engineering and Roofing Felts In China

    Nonwovens For Civil Engineering and Roofing Felts In China

    John Xuan, Nonwovens Staff || April 17, 2006
    products have been used on a wide-scale basis since the early 1990s

  • JM Teams With Tarco For Roofing Product

    February 13, 2006
    Johns Manville is partnering with Tarco, the nation's largest roofing underlayment company, to create a new asphalt synthetic underlayment called EasyLay.  EasyLay is Tarco's new Leakbarrier product that employs DuraBase, JM's innovative weather…

  • Spunmelt Directory

    February 10, 2006
    Advanced Design Concepts Rethanustrasse 12 D-30159 Hanover Germany Telephone: 49-517-1408660 Fax: 49-517-1408601 E-mail: jabed@bbafiberweb.com Web: www.advanceddesignconcepts.com   Advanced Fabrics (SAAF) P.O. Box 1065 Al Ahsa…

  • JM Announces New Construction Products

    January 11, 2006
    Johns Manville's Engineered Products Group, has responded to builders’ needs to build better homes with two new products— Gorilla Wrap, a translucent, non-perforated housewrap and DuraBase, an asphalt and nonwoven polyester roofing under…

  • Owens-Corning

    Owens-Corning

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Aiken, SC Sales: $202 Million Description: Key Personnel   North & South America:  Boudewijn Morelissen – General Manager, Europe & Asia-Pacific:    Steven Vermeulen – General Manager…

  • Unitika

    Unitika

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $82 Million Description: Key Personnel Masaru Tsugawa, general manager, spunbonded fabrics division; Hiroshi Kawasaki, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Processes…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $145 million Description: Key Personnel Kazumasa Kayama, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin bond…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Denver, CO Sales: $530 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Fred Stephan, vice president for high performance nonwovens; Zain Mahmood, vice president for construction materi…

  • Review & Forecast

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

  • Regional Spotlight: China

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

  • The Call for Composites

    August 30, 2005
    Creative fabric and fiber combinations help boost versatility in this busy segment

  • Nihon Tokushu Toryo To Up Capacity

    August 29, 2005
    Plans for a capacity increase are underway at Nihon Tokushu Toryo, a Japanese producer of nonwoven automotive soundproofing materials. The company now produces enough materials for 240,000 cars on a monthly basis and plans to increase its capacity to…

  • Filter Focus

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