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  • Unitika

    Unitika

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $84 Million Description: Key Personnel Yoshihiko Mineda, managing director; Noriyuki Kimura, general manager, spunlaced fabrics sales Plants Okazaki, Tarui Processes Spunbond, spunlaced Brand Names Mar…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $76 Million Description: Key Personnel Kari Parviainen, president and chief executive officer; Harri Myllylä, senior vice president, marketing, sales and business development; Esa Palttala, vice president,…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $101 Million Description: Key Personnel Kenji Suzuki, director Plants Yokkaichi and Iakuni Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, melt blown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel, Syntex Major Markets Coverstock, geotex…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $135 Million Description: Key Personnel Mike Burandt, president, Consumer Business, North America; John Lundgren, president, European Consumer Business; Paul Farren, vice president and general manager Nonwovens; Remi…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Jyderup, Denmark Sales: $60 million Description: Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, CEO; Peter Stoffel, COO; Michael Steen Lunde, vice president, business development; Jos van Hattum, sales director; Bruno Guyomard, research and development ma…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $167 million Description: Key Personnel Munenori Isoda, general manager, nonwoven fabric division; Yoshikazu Ban, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Mitsuharu takahashi, general manager, Bemliese/Coldon sales; Y…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Saale, Germany Sales: $112 Million Description: Key Personnel Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magier, managing directors Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale Germany ISO Status ISO 9001, ISO 14001 cert…

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Vancouver, Canada Sales: $70 million Description: Key Personnel Dieter Peter, Chairman & CEO; Rolf Hoevelmann, president and COO of Europe; Jay Whitman, vice president, CFO and secretary; Miles Lauzon, executive vice president of m…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Memphis, TN Sales: $225 Million Description: Key Personnel Kris Matula, senior vice president, nonwovens; Chip Aiken, senior vice president, manufacturing—nonwovens; Howard Cannon, vice president, nonwovens sales; John Erspamer, vic…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Nashville, TN Sales: $750 Million Description: Key Personnel Wayne Sanders, chairman and CEO; Thomas Falk, president and COO; Robert Abernathy, group president, Business to Business Sector; Sean Erwin, president, Nonwoven Fabrics Operatio…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2002
    Location: North Charleston, SC Sales: $734 Million Description: Key Personnel Jerry Zucker, chairman, president and CEO; James Schaeffer, executive vice president and president and COO of Nonwovens Division; Jim Boyd, executive vice president, trea…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Helsinki, Finland Sales: $596 million Description: Key Personnel Juha Rantanen, CEO; Jukka Moisio, division president Ahlstrom FiberComposites Division 7F, Ebisu IS Building 13-6 Ebisu 1 - Chome Shibuya-Ku Tokyo 150 Japan Telephone: 81-3…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Dallas, TX Sales: $850 million Description: Key Personnel Wayne Sanders, chairman and CEO; Thomas Falk, president and COO; Robert Abernathy, group president, Business to Business Sector; Sean Erwin, president, Nonwoven Fabrics Operations…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Wilmington, DE Sales: $1.2 Billion Description: Key Personnel Keith McLoughlin, vice president and general manager; Mark Vergnano, global business director—Tyvek/Typar; Carl Lukach, global business director—Sontara/Cambrelle…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 Billion Description: Key Personnel Christoph Josefiak, managing director, spokesman; Arnold Weghmann, managing director, technical; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Ludger Neuwinger-Heimes, m…

  • The Toilet is Not a Trash Can

    November 30, -0001
    Last month, The New York Times ran an article blasting flushable wipes and their role in clogging municipal sewage systems. Adversity is no stranger to flushable wipes. The products have been blamed for septic clogs in New York, London, Oregon and Ma…

  • Hi-Tech introduces cleanroom wipe dispenser

    November 30, -0001
    Grab-Eez dispenser designed for a variety of controlled environments.

  • Suominen continues to see opportunities for spunlace

    Suominen continues to see opportunities for spunlace

    November 30, -0001
    While wipes still dominate, technology continues to open doors for spunlace nonwovens.

  • Insight: Five Reasons the Nonwovens Market Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

    Insight: Five Reasons the Nonwovens Market Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

    November 30, -0001
    Study gives five reason why industrial applications are growing.

  • K-C reports flat results in Q3

    November 30, -0001
    Organic sales up 5%

  • Flushable & Green Nonwovens

    Susan Stransbury, Contributor || November 30, -0001
    Everyone is talking about how to add benefits to their wipes but achieving this requires several hurdles.

  • Suominen Nonwovens appointed its new sales director

    November 30, -0001
    Suominen Nonwovens appointed Tommi Saarela its new sales director effective December 2008. Mr. Saarela previously worked at Nokia Corporation as head of go-to-market business development. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at…

  • Wipes Fragrances

    November 30, -0001
    Bell Flavor & Fragrances has developed 12 new fragrances specifically for the wipes market. Amazing Melons, Carib­bean Green and Burst of Freshness feature fresh new scents at the forefront of the latest trends with a delicate fruity blend of…

  • Flow-Wrap Packaging

    November 30, -0001
    Together Eluci and Kleen Test will market the D Cap fitment across packaged goods—including personal care, OTC products and household wipes. "This is a great alignment for both parties," said William Ahlborn, president of Kleen Test. "It gives…

  • NSC Launches Mid-Size Nonwovens Line

    November 30, -0001
    NSC nonwoven has introduced Axcess, a new range of nonwovens machinery engineered for medium capacity (tonnage) markets while maintaining the quality standards of its high capacity Excelle nonwoven lines. Axcess offers customers an alternative to dry…

  • Tufco Technologies, Inc. has promoted Ken Beardsley to sales manager

    November 30, -0001
    Tufco Technologies, Inc. has promoted Ken Beardsley to the position of sales manager—wipes converting at its Green Bay facility. He will report to Michele Cherney, senior vice president—sales and marketing, contract manufacturing. As…

  • Vice president and general manager of Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Suominen Corporation has named Paul-Erik Toivo vice president and general manager of the Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens business area and member of the Corporate Executive Team. He joined the company in March. Mr. Toivo has been working for Metso Corpo…

  • Web Folding Machinery

    November 30, -0001
    Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. has been named the exclusive sales representative for Wipcor S.r.l. based in Novara, Italy for North American and Mexican sales of the Wipcor product line. Elsner will also be marketing the Wipcor product line worldwid…

  • Production lines for spunlaced nonwoven composites

    November 30, -0001
    Production lines for spunlaced nonwoven composites with pulp for use in the wipes and medical sectors with special attention to raw material costs saving, energy saving and environmental protection         Alfred Watz…

  • Ahlstrom To Add Spunlace Line In Brazil, Dedicates U.S. Wipes Plant

    November 30, -0001
    A spunlace production line will be the first addition to Ahlstrom’s new plant in Paulinia, Brazil, which is currently being constructed. The new line will focus on products for the wipes market; the company is expected to participate in the bab…

  • Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Effective September 1, Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens has moved Henri Laitervo—formerly the company’s sales director—to the position of director of new business development and marketing. He will be steering the development of new bus…

  • Product Manager

    November 30, -0001
    National Nonwovens has appointed Lori Wright product manager for its medical and wipes division, specializing in high performance engineered nonwovens. She will lead the effort to increase the use and understanding of nonwoven materials in the medica…

  • Acrylic Copolymers

    November 30, -0001
    Bridgewater, NJ-based Vinamul Poly­mers, a business unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, has been issued a U.S. patent for the use of acrylic copolymers that add abrasiveness to nonwoven wipes. The product, Nacrylic ABX-30 acrylic polyme…

  • Packaging System

    November 30, -0001
    Kansas City, MO-based Multivac is capitalizing on the rise in wet wipe applications in the baby care and household markets, as well as their increasing use in the industrial and sports segments. The company can supply flexible and rigid packages usin…

  • Jacob Holm Industries Has Restructured

    November 30, -0001
    In an effort to focus its business globally, Jacob Holm Industries has restructured its business units, a move that included several personnel appointments. Peter Stoffel, who has served as COO for the past three years, has been named CEO; Jack Richa…

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    November 30, -0001
    In a move to further elevate the needs of retail customers and shoppers into all elements of its consumer products businesses, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has appointed Don Quigley as president of North American Customer Deve­lopment. Formerly…

  • Non-HAP Solvent

    November 30, -0001
    Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Methyl Propyl Ketone, its non-HAP solvent for pre-saturated industrial wipes. Eastman MPK helps original equipment manufacturers, such as those in the automotive, aerospace and appliance ind…

  • Non-Chemical Sterilization

    November 30, -0001
    Cranbury, NJ-based E-Beam Services Inc., offers a non-chemical process for the bio-reduction and sterilization of nonwovens. This process permits manufacturers, packagers and distributors of wet and dry nonwoven sanitary products to assure and preser…