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  • Lynda Kelly joins Suominen

    April 22, 2014
    Wipes industry veteran named senior vice president, care business.

  • Barnhardt names new director of product development

    May 23, 2013
    Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group, a division of Barnhardt Manufacturing Co., has named Hiram Charles Allen, Jr. (Chuck) director of product development effective May 20. “We are excited to have someone with Chuck’s extensive experience in…

  • INTC Preview

    June 21, 2011
    a detailed look at events planned for this annual gathering

  • New Product Opportunities In Consumer Markets

    Price Hanna and Lynda Kelly || June 21, 2011
    nonwovens are finding consumer product areas an attractive deal

  • Absorbent Patent Survey

    June 21, 2011
    growth could mean good things for the nonwovens industry

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2010
    Location: London, U.K. Sales: $800 million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president, Asia;  John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glover,…

  • Technology In Search Of A Champion

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || December 3, 2009
    Back in the late 1990s, when airlaid manufacturers still had cause for optimism, industry pundit Ivan Pivko published a book titled Technology in Search of Markets.

  • After the Wipes Boom

    August 18, 2009
    a decade of wipes growth, new investment and consolidation, have left manufacturers figuring out their strategy for the future.

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2009
    Location: LONDON, U.K. Sales: $947 Million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president Asia/Pacific: John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glove…

  • What's Next for Airlaid?

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || October 15, 2008
    When I took over the post of editor of Nonwovens Industry nearly eight years ago, the airlaid market was one of the most buzzed-about topics out there. Concert had announced plans to add two side-by-side airlaid lines in Quebec. Its key North America…

  • Industry Loses Veteran

    June 19, 2008
    Michael Thomason passed away June 7 at age 53.

  • 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…

  • Avgol In Talks To Buy Fiberweb

    January 22, 2008
    Cash deal would create nonwovens giant.

  • Stretching Sales

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 10, 2008
    with the focus clearly on fit, the nonwovens industry adds more elastics to give hygiene producers what they want

  • 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…

  • What Goes Around, Comes Around

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || October 10, 2007
    In 2001, when I took over as editor of Nonwovens Industry, airlaid, so the experts said, was poised for growth.

  • Freudenberg Nonwovens

    March 15, 2007
    Effective March 2007, Stephan Tanda has left Freudenberg Nonwovens to join Royal DSM N.V., where he has been elected to the management board. Effective the same date, George Cartwright, former executive director of BBA Group, will assume the role of…

  • Freudenberg Announces Key Personnel Changes

    February 13, 2007
    Effective March 1, 2007, Stephan Tanda will leave Freudenberg Nonwovens to join Royal DSM N.V., where he will be elected to the management board. Effective the same date, George Cartwright, former executive director of BBA Group, will assume the role…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2007
    Location: London, U.K. Sales: $1.08 billion Description: Fiberweb Americas Old Hickory, TN americas@fiberweb.com Plants Green Bay, WI; Queretaro, Mexico; Old Hickory, TN; Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil; Simpsonville, SC; Washougal, WA Processes C…

  • BBA Fiberweb Demerger Complete

    November 22, 2006
    BBA Group has completed the demerger of its nonwovens division Fiberweb plc and has changed its name to BBA Aviation. Fiberweb plc's issued shares now have a separate listing London Stock Exchange, where they will be traded under the ticker symbol FW…

  • Airlaid Technology And Its Material in China

    John Xuan, Nonwovens Staff || November 3, 2006
    Similar to other nonwovens technologies, much of Chinea’s airlaid machinery comes from the U.S, Europe and other developed areas. This market began at the end of the 1990s when Rite, based in Wuzhong, built a commercial airlaid line, based on…

  • Fiberweb Spin-Off To Be Complete Next Month

    October 24, 2006
    BBA Group, plc, a London-based holding company, has announced details of the proposed demerger/spin-off of its Fiberweb nonwovens business unit and its planned listing as a separate public company, Fiberweb plc, on the London Stock Exchange. The spin…

  • Airlaid: The Comeback Kid

    Airlaid: The Comeback Kid

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || October 16, 2006
    once plagued by overcapacity and pricing challenges, are airlaids ready to get back in the ring?

  • Finalists Named For 2007 Visionary Award

    October 10, 2006
    Six consumer products from the U.S. and Europe—ranging from advanced hygiene products to pet care to beer can construction—have been nominated as finalists for the 2007 Visionary Award by INDA, the North American nonwovens association. No…

  • BBA To Build Second Chinese Line

    September 13, 2006
    Plans are in the works at BBA Fiberweb to invest in a second production line at its plant in Tianjin, China. Utilizing local technology, the new line will target the growing Chinese market for airlaid products and will complement the plant’s ex…

  • BBA Fiberweb

    September 7, 2006
    BBA Fiberweb Old Hickory, TN www.bbafiberweb.com $1.1 billion (£619m) BBA Fiberweb - Industrial North America Old Hickory, TN BBA Fiberweb - Hygiene Americas Simpsonville, SC Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville,…

  • 2006 Top 40 Company Report

    September 6, 2006
    Investment Heavy In Global Nonwovens Industry

  • BBA To Demerger Fiberweb This Fall

    September 5, 2006
    BBA Group plans to post the demerger of its Fiberweb nonwovens unit by the end of October and have the deal finalized one month later, the company has reported. This announcement comes amidst significantly decreased earnings for the nonwovens divisio…

  • Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 17, 2006
    nonwovens up the ante in innovation to give healthcare personnel what they want

  • BBA Fiberweb's Green Bay Site Honored

    August 8, 2006
    BBA Fiberweb’s Green Bay WI facility has been recognized for its exemplary safety record by being designated a Star Site for the twelfth consecutive year in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. “The Green Bay site has gone nine full…

  • EDANA Schedules Second FILTREX Event

    June 22, 2006
    Plans are underway by European nonwovens association EDANA for a second edition of FILTREX. The event has been slated for October 24-25, 2006 at the ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel in Munich, Germany. FILTREX will feature 20 papers from industry speaker…

  • Strut Your Stuff

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || June 14, 2006
    One thing that is constantly reverberating throughout the pages of Nonwovens Industry is this industry’s constant search for new ideas and innovations.

  • Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 14, 2006
    with pricing still high and demands for diversity increasing, fiber manufacturers are focusing on research and development for the nonwovens industry

  • BBA To Spin Nonwovens Off

    April 30, 2006
    BBA Group PLC will demerge its Fiberweb business unit making it a separate public company listed on the London Stock Exchange this fall. The action will be the final result of a process to separate its nonwovens business, which achieved sales of $1 b…

  • 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

  • Clopay Restructures European Operations

    March 23, 2006
    Clopay Clopay Plastic Products Company has recently announced that it has merged its two European operations under a single European management team. The integration of Finotech Verbundstoffe GmbH and Böhme Clopay GmbH into one Clopay Europe o…

  • BBA Facility Achieves Certification

    March 10, 2006
    BBA’s Gray Court, SC, manufacturing facility has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification. The facility manufactures spunbonded polyester used for a wide variety of end uses. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a global network th…

  • BBA To Expand Airlaid Business

    March 7, 2006
    BBA Fiberweb will construct a new airlaid production at its Korma facility near Monza, Italy. The project includes the next  generation of flexible and modular airlaid technology, developed by M&J Fibretech, a division of Neumag, and represe…

  • Spunlace Market Report

    Spunlace Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2006
    with a slate of new capacity coming onstream, producers look beyond commodities to add value in wipes and other markets

  • BBA To Move Forward With Fiberweb Sale

    February 28, 2006
    BBA Group is moving forward with the demerger of its nonwovens business. While a possibility of selling the division still exists and the company has received several expressions of interest for the sale, BBA will for now explore the demerger. The co…

  • BBA Nonwovens Business Now Thought to be De-merged

    February 23, 2006
    Just weeks after the Time of London reported that rival Polymer Group Inc. was in negotiations to buy rival BBA Fiberweb’s nonwovens business, the Daily Telegraph is reporting that BBA is favoring a demerger of the division over a sale or trade…

  • Rumors Arise Over BBA Sale

    February 13, 2006
    Reports are emerging that Polymer Group Inc. is set to purchase its rival BBA Fiberweb. According to the Times of London, PGI has fended off competition from private equity groups including Condover and Doughty Hanson to purchase its rival in nonwove…

  • 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…

  • Visions From Vision

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 10, 2006
    INDA�s latest consumer products conference is a success.

  • Household Care: A Homerun For Wipes

    Household Care: A Homerun For Wipes

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 10, 2006
    floor cleaning cloths boost household wipes market beyond baby wipes in North America

  • Spunmelt: What

    Spunmelt: What's With All The Hype?

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || February 10, 2006
    in response to demand from hygiene and medical markets, manufacturers add capacity throughout the world

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Old Hickory, TN Sales: $1.1 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; Queretaro, Me…

  • The Great Nonwovens Sell-Off

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || December 8, 2005
    Who Will Be Next?

  • Spunbond Drive Continues At BBA

    November 17, 2005
    Fiberweb, BBA Group’s nonwovens business, will invest $25 million in adding a 20,000 meter per year Reifenhauser 4 spunbond production line at its Norrköping, Sweden nonwovens facility. The 5.2 meter line, which will replace existing techn…

  • BBA Group Looks To Sell Off Nonwovens

    November 3, 2005
    London’s BBA Group has announced plans to separate its Fiberweb business through a variety of options including demerger or sale. The Fiberweb business, which comprises BBA’s large nonwovens operation, reported sales above $1 billion last…