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  • Ginni Filaments Enters Indian Wipes Market

    February 7, 2006
    Indian textile manufacturer Ginni Filaments has developed personal hygiene and beauty care products for children and women. Last year, the company announced its was constructing a spunlace manufacturing plant in Gujarat, India in an investment valued…

  • K-C Quarterly Results Released

    January 24, 2006
    Absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, TX, today reported that sales in the fourth quarter of 2005 rose 2.8% to $4 billion, with higher sales volumes, net selling prices and favorable product mix all contributing to the improveme…

  • The Evolution of Household Cleaning

    The Evolution of Household Cleaning

    Christine Esposito, Nonwovens Staff || January 6, 2006
    Fueled by busy homeowners willing to pay more for convenience, the evolution of the household cleaning products has meant less human contact with cleaning than ever before. But will consumers continue to shell out cash for gadgets when a regular spray bottle will do the trick?

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $145 Million Description: ´╗┐Key Personnel   Mike Burandt, president, Consumer Business, North America; Bill Shultz, president, European Consumer Business; Kathy Walters, president, Commercial Business; Remi Perin,…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Charlotte, NC Sales: $948 million Description: Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, vice president and general manager—U.S. Nonwovens; Fernando Espino…

  • Review & Forecast

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

  • Five Finalists Named for 2006 Visionary Award

    October 28, 2005
    Five unique consumer products—ranging from a disaster relief blanket to a host of personal and household care items from the industry’s leading manufacturers – have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious 2006 Visionary Awar…

  • Industrial Wipes - Undergoing Change

    October 3, 2005
    the advantages of targeted features are projecting a substantial future for nonwoven wipes

  • Liberty Fibers Files For Bankruptcy

    October 3, 2005
    Rayon staple fiber producer Liberty Fibers Corporation, Lowland, TN, has closed its Lowland plant and filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The operation was previously known as the Lenzing Fibers plant of former parent comp…

  • Cotton Incorporated Introduces Nonwoven Seal

    August 23, 2005
    Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, has introduced a new seal specific to nonwoven products with the release of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Cotton Enhanced baby wipes. Available on shelves beginning in August, the wipes are the first nonwoven produc…

  • Fibers Fight Back

    August 17, 2005
    despite raw material prices, supply shortages, suppliers focus on innovation to secure a brighter future

  • Up Close and Personal

    August 17, 2005
    personal care wipes continue to benefit from proliferation and strong growth

  • The Best Of Both Worlds

    August 17, 2005
    composite structures combine multiple materials to create products with more function, better value and increased versatility

  • Harvesting The Benefits Of Natural Fibers

    August 17, 2005
    new uses and markets are constantly being established for these highly preferred fibers

  • Wipe Products Change The Way We Work And Play

    August 17, 2005
    a look at the market for nonwoven wipes

  • Airlaid Products Ś Investments In The Future

    August 17, 2005
    as new capacity comes onstream, this technology finds a wide range of end uses

  • Much Ado About Airlaids

    August 17, 2005
    why is everyone talking about this technology?

  • In The Buff

    August 17, 2005
    natural fibers show they have nothing to hide from the nonwovens industry

  • A New Spin On Spunlace

    August 17, 2005
    strength, durability and a textile-like feel have given nonwovens manufacturers high hopes for this technology

  • The Year Of The Wipe

    August 17, 2005
    roll goods producers see no end to the recent boom in the nonwovens wiping business

  • Review & Forecast

    August 17, 2005
    executives discuss how the nonwovens industry fared in 2000 and make predictions for 2001

  • Feminine Hygiene Overview

    August 17, 2005
    the latest news from the makers of sanitary protection products

  • The Little Wipe That Could

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens begin to 'wipe up' the competition

  • Counting On Cotton

    August 17, 2005
    with a strong foothold in retail markets, cotton suppliers are turning to nonwovens as a key market for future growth

  • Spunlaced Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    companies declare success in Europe and continue quest for markets

  • Techtextil Preview

    June 16, 2005
    a look at what companies will be showcasing at next month's event in Frankfurt, Germany

  • INDEX Draws Largest Crowd Ever

    June 16, 2005
    attendance tops 12,000

  • Wiping Up Profits

    June 14, 2005
    outlook for home and commercial wipes sales remains strong

  • A Winning Combination

    June 14, 2005
    composites gain importance as the nonwovens industry looks for new technology

  • CONTRACT SERVICES ROUNDUP

    June 14, 2005
    expanded services, upgraded machinery and new markets ease competition

  • Fiber Technology Slowly Evolved

    June 1, 2005
    rising costs are making material alternatives attractive

  • UP ON A TIGHT ROPE

    June 1, 2005
    spunlace producers strive to strike a balance

  • Consumer Wipes Continue Boom

    June 1, 2005
    new growth opportunities eyed for future

  • Not Just Diapers

    June 1, 2005
    producers look to new areas for growth

  • Nonwovens Potential And The Unique Indian Situation

    June 1, 2005
    future looks bright for disposables and durables in India

  • A Clean Sweep: Is It Within Reach?

    June 1, 2005
    household wipes have registered off-the-chart growth in recent years, but now manufacturers will need to innovate even more to compete

  • SPUNLACE: MARKET ON THE MOVE

    June 1, 2005
    manufacturers scramble to take advantage of wipes market growth, but can it last?

  • Wipes Growth Projected

    March 10, 2005
    U.S. demand for wipes, both consumer and industrial, is expected to increase nearly 6% a year to reach $1.9 billion in 2009. This growth will be propelled by further market segment and a continual spate of new product introduction, according to a rep…

  • K-C Sales Grow 8%

    February 2, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark’ssales advanced about 8% to $3.9 billion, establishing an all-time quarterly record, during the fourth quarter of 2004. The increase was driven by higher sales volumes of the company's health and hygiene brands, up about 5%, and…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $139 Million Description: ´╗┐Key Personnel   Mike Burandt, president, consumer business, North America; Bill Shultz, president, European consumer business; Paul Farren, vice president & general manager Nonwoven…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Allschwil, Switzerland Sales: $91 million Description: Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Stoffel, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia De Buman, v…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Old Hickory, TN Sales: $1 billion Description: BBA Fiberweb – Industrial North America Old Hickory, TN BBA Fiberweb – Hygiene Americas Simpsonville, SC Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville, MA; Qu…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $133 Million Description: Key Personnel   Mike Burandt, president, consumer business, North America; Bill Schultz, president, European consumer business; Paul Farren, vice president & general manager of Nonwove…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Brentwood, TN Sales: $900 MILLION Description: BBA Fiberweb–Americas Headquarters: Nashville, TN Telephone: 615-847-7507 Web: www.bbafiberweb.com Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville, MA; Queretaro, Mexi…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2004
    Location: North Charleston, SC Sales: $730 MILLION Description: ´╗┐Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, group vice president—U.S.—nonwovens operations; Ro…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 BILLION Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Stephan Tanda, president and CEO,  Christoph Josefiak, managing director of technical; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Georg Brasch,…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $84 Million Description: ´╗┐Key Personnel Suominen Corporation: Heikki Bergholm, president and CEO, Harri Myllylä, senior vice president, Esa Palttala, vice president, Nonwovens; Juha Henttonen, vice president…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Atlanta, GA Sales: $133 Million Description: Key Personnel   Mike Burandt, president, Consumer Business, North America; John Lundgren, president, European Consumer Business; Paul Farren, vice president & general manager Nonwovens…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Jyderup, Denmark Sales: $65 million Description: Jacob Holm Industries (France) SAS Soultz, France Tel: 33-389-74-6500 Jacob Holm Industries (Germany) GmbH Mildenau, Germany Tel: 49-3733-55070 Jacob Holm Management GmbH Allschwil, Switz…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Nashville, TN Sales: $850 million Description: BBA Fiberweb–Americas Old Hickory, TN Telephone: 615-847-7000 Web: www.bbafiberweb.com Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville, MA; Queretaro, Mexico; Old Hick…