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“WOW”ing the Wipes Industry
By Tim Wright, editor
Published October 16, 2014
Representatives from the entire wipes value chain were at World of Wipes to learn about the latest innovations in the wipes industry. Read More »
Wipes Play a Key Role in Food Service Cleanup
By Susan Stansbury, contributing writer
Published October 16, 2014
wipes continue to gain in importance for their role in helping to reduce foodborne illness Read More »
By Nonwovens Industry China
Published October 6, 2014
Focusing on applications in advanced wound care. Read More »
The Time is Right for Industrial Wipes
By Karen McIntyre, editor
Published October 2, 2014
Now that the EPA wiper rule is finalized, the wipes industry sees big opportunities in industrial settings Read More »
By Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs, and Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Published September 10, 2014
Congress passes short-term measure for highway trust fund; reauthorization of export-import bank uncertain. Read More »
Tailored Finishes for Hygiene Nonwovens
By Claire Vadas, Croda Inc., Home Care
Published August 14, 2014
Fiber finishes offer a variety of advantages, including absorbency, softness, antistatic or antimicrobial benefits, and much more. Read More »
Technology Advances Open Up New Doors For Nonwovens In Medical Market
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published August 14, 2014
Nonwovens continue to displace other materials globally. Read More »
Fibers for Nonwovens
By Karen McIntyre, senior editor
Published June 9, 2014
Manufacturers of different fiber types work hard to differentiate, expand into new areas. Read More »
Published March 26, 2014
PurThread Technologies Inc., Durham, NC, and Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) under which they will use Kodak’s silver-based antimicrobial technology to develop hard- and soft-surface antimicrobi… Read More »
Future Senior Incontinence Products
By Graham Allan, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Fiber & Polymer Science at the University of Washington
Published March 21, 2014
Analyzing odors should be a top priority in product development. Read More »
Medtecs International Grows in Southeast Asia
By Nonwovens Industry China, Ringier Trade Media Ltd.
Published February 18, 2014
Yang Kexi, general manager of Jin Cheng Medical Textile, a member of Medtecs Group, discusses the company’s past and future. Read More »
USDA Research Enables Total Quat Release From Cotton Nonwoven Disinfecting Wipes
By Dr. Brian Condon, research leader, cotton chemistry and utilization, USDA Agricultural Research Service & Keith Osteen, principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates
Published January 6, 2014
New technology could broaden cotton wipes’ role in surface care applications. Read More »
Published November 14, 2013
Antimicrobial agent in PurThread high performance fabrics keeps products free from bioburden and odor. Read More »
Published November 4, 2013
PurThread Technologies has closed an equity round totaling just over $7 million. The investment was led by PurThread board chair Richard Bodman with a select group of investors. Funding will be put toward the growth, research and development of PurTh… Read More »
Published October 15, 2013
In support of its newly created Business Development Group and market diversification strategy, Universal Fibers, Inc. has purchased the continuous filament bi-component production assets of Fiber Innovation Technology, Inc. Fiber Innovation Technol… Read More »
Published October 10, 2013
Research shows that maintaining a moist wound environment is optimal to the healing process. To help manage moisture and promote autolytic debridement—the body’s way of getting rid of dead tissue and keeping healthy tissue—Medline I… Read More »
Published October 8, 2013
Like the wings on maple seeds that boost seed dispersal, natural evolution produces organisms uniquely suited for their environment or function. Inspired by this efficiency, schülke has created sensiva PA 40, an antimicrobial stabilizer blend su… Read More »
Researchers Seek New Opportunities for Cotton in Wipes
By Karen McIntyre, senior editor
Published September 18, 2013
Formulation change can open up doors in hard surface applications Read More »
Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013
By Helena Engqvist, Engqvist Consulting
Published 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. Read More »
Nonwovens: On the Front Lines in the Fight for Safe Healthcare
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published August 7, 2013
Healthcare trends offer opportunities for disposable nonwoven products. Read More »
Published July 30, 2013
High-performance fabric firm appoints healthcare industry leader Lisa Grimes as CEO and adds UPMC's Dr. Tom Inglesby to board of directors. Read More »
Published June 28, 2013
schülke has been granted new EU and U.S. patents, further strengthening their euxyl PE 9010 preservative blend and its position in the market. These patents are part of schülke’s ongoing research and development efforts in the area of… Read More »
Fiber Makers Offer Sustainable Solutions
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published June 12, 2013
Fiber innovation is tied closely with consumer trends and new product developments. Read More »
Bolger & O
Published May 22, 2013
Bolger & O’Hearn has introduced its new advanced odor protection, OdorArmor. The durable textile effect is designed to control bacterial growth and absorb odors. Textiles treated with OdorArmor absorb and lock-in body odors as well as outsi… Read More »
Published April 17, 2013
Kenactiv Innovations Inc. 7077 E. Marilyn Road, Ste. 140 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States 888-999-6772 www.kenactiv.com Kenactiv Innovations Inc. was founded in 2008 to develop and commercialize industrial and commercial products from kenaf, a rap… Read More »
Nonwovens for Home Textiles
By By Dr. R. Shanthi, Asst. Prof. (SRG), Department of Fashion Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology & M. G. Iswariya, M.Tech, Apparel Technology & Management, Kumaraguru College of Technology
Published March 11, 2013
Nowadays in home textiles nonwoven fabrics are mostly used as home furnishing fabrics. Read More »
Restoring Consumer Continence: and other trends in the adult incontinence care market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 11, 2013
Aging populations in key regional markets, increasing consumer awareness and acceptance, and innovations to personalize products to specific consumer segments are driving the global incontinence care market. Read More »
Published March 7, 2013
The companies of Neo Industrial's discontinued viscose segment—Avilon Fibres Ltd. and Carbatec Ltd.—have filed for bankcruptcy at the District Court of Pirkanmaa in Finland. Avilon Fibres applied for corporate restructuring on Septemb… Read More »
Ahlstrom Continues Its Focus On Wallcoverings
By Karen McIntyre , Senior Editor
Published February 7, 2013
Technology developments, consumer preferences drive growth forward in the wallcoverings market. Read More »
Published January 3, 2013
Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd (TAF) and Sanitized AG have signed a co-branding agreement and licensing program for Amicor fibers. Presented under the slogan, “Breathe easily and relax”, Amicor will unveil its new Biocidals Product Directive… Read More »
Published November 16, 2012
BeneHold CHG Transparent Film Dressing shows broad range of antimicrobial efficacy. Read More »
Published November 16, 2012
A high performance textile treatment providing odor and freshness control. Read More »
Fiber Technology Designed to Limit Hospital Acquired Infections
By Karen Bitz-McIntyre, editor
Published October 11, 2012
PurThread features intrinsic antimicrobial protection Read More »
Published September 10, 2012
A mailer, packing material are among contenders. Read More »
Wipes Market Watch Fall 2012
By Household & Personal Care Wipes Staff
Published September 4, 2012
Key developments in the wipes market push the category forward. Read More »
The Future of Nonwovens in Medical Markets
By Vicki A. Barbur, PhD, Contributing Writer
Published August 6, 2012
Healthcare trends offer a multitude of opportunities for disposable nonwoven products. Read More »
Published June 12, 2012
Sani Professional takes home WOW award. Read More »
Published May 15, 2012
Investment will help expand capabilities. Read More »
Published May 15, 2012
Sanitized AG launches new generation of additives for hygene products Read More »
Published May 7, 2012
Winner to be announced at June conference. Read More »
Wipes Market Watch Spring 2012
By Nonwovens Industry Staff
Published April 20, 2012
Recent news in the wipes market moves the industry forward. Read More »
Published March 6, 2012
Schülke & Mayr GmbH has opened a new information portal on the subject of microbial stabilisation of wet wipes under www.wet-wipe-preservation.com. The general topic “Preservation” includes information about preservatives for cos… Read More »
Visionary Awards
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
Published January 3, 2012
Four products will compete for honor in New Orleans. Read More »
Published December 14, 2011
A new barrier film for ostomy applications constructed of novel materials and designed for user confidence and comfort is now available from Avery Dennison Medical Solutions. InteliShield Barrier Film is PVC-, PVdC- and plasticizer-free, which makes… Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
Starlight feel expected to advance EU-sponsored project. Read More »
Published October 18, 2011
Honorees include bra liner, toothbrush holder, stain lifting pad. Read More »
USDA-Agricultural Research Service Makes Initiatives in Nonwovens
Published July 14, 2011
New Orleans testing lab studies, advances cotton's role Read More »
By Jessica Franken, INDAu2008Director of Government Affairs
Published July 5, 2011
New government proposals could add up to challenges for the nonwovens industry Read More »
Published June 21, 2011
a detailed look at events planned for this annual gathering Read More »
By Karen Bitz McIntyre
Published June 16, 2011
Innovation was celebrated at this year's wipes conference Read More »