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Published April 6, 2009
Growth forecast to climb 6.9% per year. Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published March 17, 2009
exhibitors head West to place their bets on this year's Techtextil North America event Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published March 17, 2009
as demand for nonwovens grows in China, the rest of the world heads east Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published March 17, 2009
with their major market in dire straits, makers of needlepunched nonwovens are preparing for better days Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published March 17, 2009
new products help sufferers enjoy active lifestyles Read More »
Published March 17, 2009
Nonwovens industry newcomer Anjani Non-wovens, a unit of Anjani Udyog Pvt Ltd, is drawing attention to nonwovens in India with its recent order of a Fleissner spunlace nonwovens line to manufacture cotton pads and wipes. Read More »
Published March 11, 2009
INDA’s third annual wipes conference to include innovation award. Read More »
Published March 4, 2009
Market size will reach $2.3 billion. Read More »
Published March 1, 2009
Suominen Corporation has released its fourth quarter and full year results for 2008. The company generated net fourth quarter sales of 49.8 million, a drop from 54.1 million during the year-earlier quarter. Net sales for the full year totaled 214.6 m… Read More »
Published March 1, 2009
Ahlstrom released financial information about the final quarter and full year of 2008. Annual net sales grew by 2.4% to 1.80 billion from 1.76 billion. Fourth-quarter net sales fell to 419 million from 462.5 million, a decrease of 9.4% due to a stron… Read More »
Published February 28, 2009
Suominen Corporation has released its fourth quarter and full year results for 2008. Read More »
Published February 28, 2009
Ahlstrom released financial informa- tion about the final quarter and full year of 2008. Read More »
Published February 19, 2009
Soft Skin baby wipes won't strip moisture from baby's skin. Read More »
Published February 12, 2009
Lower hygiene volumes, increased waste have negative impact. Read More »
Published February 11, 2009
Company has evolved into converting, packaging machinery. Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published February 11, 2009
testing and inspection equipment suppliers say their products are more valuable than ever in these troubling economic times Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published February 11, 2009
alternative raw materials prove that disposable doesn't have to mean irresponsible when it comes to the Earth. Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published February 11, 2009
economic woes, market maturity and a slackening in new product introductions are just some of the challenges facing wipes in household segments Read More »
Published February 5, 2009
Full-year sales up 2.4% despite low gross margins and weak demand in Q4. Read More »
Published January 26, 2009
One of three nonwovens lines to be shuttered. Read More »
Published January 26, 2009
Innovation award honors wipes. Read More »
Published January 21, 2009
Orion system decreased CO2, greenhouse emissions Read More »
By Karen McIntyre
Published January 19, 2009
Last month, INDA announced it was postponing its Link With Asia, East Meets West conference, which intended to convene the Asian nonwovens industry in Vancouver this spring. Citing negative economic conditions and saying this was just not the right… Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published January 19, 2009
new nonwovens-based goods showcase expansion of technology in consumer markets Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published January 19, 2009
The disposable diaper market continues to be dominated by two multinational companies-Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble-however, these two giants continue to feel pressure from competing store brands as cash-strapped consumers are favoring private label products. Read More »
By Susan Stransbury, Contributor
Published January 19, 2009
interesting new products show up at store brands expo in Chicago Read More »
Published January 13, 2009
Biodegradable wipes are eighth product in Green Works brand. Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Measure to affect most employees. Read More »
Published January 7, 2009
Plan includes plant closures, line reductions. Read More »
Published January 1, 2009
Bell Flavor & Fragrances has developed 12 new fragrances specifically for the wipes market. Amazing Melons, Carib_bean Green and Burst of Freshness feature fresh new scents at the forefront of the latest trends with a delicate fruity blend of notes f… Read More »
Shalag Industries
Published January 1, 2009
Location: UPPER GALILEE, ISRAEL Sales: $80 Million Description: Plant Locations Israel, U.S. (planned) Major Processes thermal bonded The biggest news from Israel’s Shalag Group is a recent announcementthat the company investe… Read More »
Spuntech
Published January 1, 2009
Location: UPPER TIBERIAS, ISRAEL Sales: $90 Million Description: Key Personnel Rob Stollar, vice president, global sales and marketing, Ron Broshi, vice president of new product development; John Rank, director of sales and marketing—The Am… Read More »
Kuraray
Published January 1, 2009
Location: OSAKA, JAPAN Sales: $85 Million Description: Key Personnel Takashi Nakajima, president, Kuraray Kuraflex Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibaragi Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown, steam jet Brand N… Read More »
KNH Enterprises
Published January 1, 2009
Location: TAIPEI, TAIWAN Sales: $80 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, chairman and owner; Kirk Hwang, Wang, general manager China operations; Alvin business unit officer Plants Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China Processes A… Read More »
Rexcell
Published January 1, 2009
Location: BENGTSFORS, SWEDEN Sales: $86 Million Description: Key Personnel Andreas Norman, vice president of sales and marketing Plant Locations Sweden—Skåpafors and Dals Långe Applications Tabletop, wipes, femini… Read More »
Precision Custom Coatings
Published January 1, 2009
Location: TOTOWA, NJ Sales: $100 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 indu… Read More »
Unitika
Published January 1, 2009
Location: OSAKA, JAPAN Sales: $97 Million Description: Key Personnel Masaru Tsugawa, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Hiroshi Kawasaki, general manager, nonwoven fabrics sales Plants Okasaki and Tarui Brand Names Marix,… Read More »
Suominen
Published January 1, 2009
Location: NAKKILA, FINLAND Sales: $107 Million Description: Key Personnel Petri Rolig, president and CEO of Suominen Corporation; Paul-Erik Toivo, vice president and general manager of Suominen Wiping; Mads Kiilerich, director operations of Suomi… Read More »
Union Industries
Published January 1, 2009
Location: MASSERANO, ITALY Sales: $143 Million Description: Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director Plant Masserano, Biella, Italy ISO Status since 1997 ISO 900… Read More »
Mitsui Chemical
Published January 1, 2009
Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $155 Million Description: Key Personnel Haruhiro Uesugi, general manager, life and energy materials division Plants Japan, Thailand Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel… Read More »
Georgia-Pacific
Published January 1, 2009
Location: ATLANTA, GA Sales: $150 Million Description: Plants Green Bay, WI (two facilities); Avigliano, Italy Processes Airlaid, carded Brand Names Airtex, Dritex Major Markets Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes, feminine hygiene,… Read More »
Jacob Holm
Published January 1, 2009
Location: BASEL, SWITZERLAND Sales: $172 Million Description: Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Finn Schoning, group controller; operations USA; Alain Héberlé, director of marketing and Porcher, global commercial account direc… Read More »
Pegas A/S
Published January 1, 2009
Location: ZNOJMO, CZECH REPUBLIC Sales: $209 Million Description: Key Personnel Frantisek Rezac, Chief executive officer; Frantisek Klaska, Technical director; Ales Gerza, Chief financial officer; Rostislav Vrbacky, Production director Plan… Read More »
Asahi Kasei
Published January 1, 2009
Location: OSAKA, JAPAN Sales: $195 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Takanashi, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Tetsuya Nakamura, general manger, Bemliese sales Pla… Read More »
Sandler
Published January 1, 2009
Location: SCHWARTZENBACH/SAALE, GERMANY Sales: $232 Million Description: Key Personnel Christian Heinrich Sandler, chief executive officer; Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbac… Read More »
Glatfelter
Published January 1, 2009
Location: GATINEAU, QUEBEC, CANADA Sales: $230 Million Description: Key Personnel Corporate: Pierre McNeil, president and chief executive officer; Rolf Hovelmann, executive senior vice president and COO; Don Habbick, chief financial officer; Barr… Read More »
Companhia Providencia
Published January 1, 2009
Location: PARANA, BRAZIL Sales: $225 Million Description: Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, President and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, industrial director Plant Locations São Jose Pinhai… Read More »
First Quality
Published January 1, 2009
Location: GREAT NECK, NY Sales: $250 Million Description: Plants Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA Processes Spunmelt Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality Nonwovens continues to invest in both its nonwovens and its packaged goods busine… Read More »
Buckeye
Published January 1, 2009
Location: MEMPHIS, TN Sales: $240 Million Description: Key Personnel Marko Rajamaa, senior vice president, Nonwovens; Mike Brown, Nonwovens sales manager—Americas and Far East; Norbert Busch, Nonwovens sales manager—Europe and Middle… Read More »
PGI
Published January 1, 2009
Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and development; J… Read More »