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  • Flame Retardants Market Heats Up

    Flame Retardants Market Heats Up

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || October 8, 2012
    New regulations will steer the industry forward.

  • Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || September 12, 2012
    Profiles on top roll goods producers in Turkey, along with a few up-and-coming players.

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    September 11, 2012
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China www.jofo.com.cn 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $125 million   Plants: Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China   Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, SMS   Major Markets: Hygiene, medical, industrial   Sales will receive…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    September 11, 2012
    Chattanooga, GA www.propexinc.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel: Michael Gorey, president and CEO, Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, sales and marketing; Martin deVries, executive vice president and CFO   Plants: R…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2012
    Totowa, NJ, U.S. www.pcc-usa.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $145 million   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 Du…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2012
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $147 million   Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey   Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, a…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 11, 2012
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $161 million   Key Personnel: Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Henrik Kjeldsen, CCO, Lars Bertelsen, COO, Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO, Keld Lauridsen, group R&D manager, Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech Re…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    September 11, 2012
    Paraná, Brazil www.providencia.com.br 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $273 million   Key Personnel: Herminio Freitas, president and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, engineering and technology direct…

  • TWE Group (Lohman)

    TWE Group (Lohman)

    September 11, 2012
    Emsdetten, Germany www.twe-group.com 2012 Nonwoven Sales: $400 million   Key Personnel: Warnier Wim, CEO; Ortmeier Jörg, COO   Plants: Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, China   Processes: Air through bonded, chemical bonded, needl…

  • Nonwoven Fibers: Flexing with Innovation

    Nonwoven Fibers: Flexing with Innovation

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || June 6, 2012
    In the face of pricing sensitivity, producers are using fibers to lead the nonwovens market into new territories.

  • Silver-based antimicrobial protective additives

    May 15, 2012
    Sanitized AG launches new generation of additives for hygene products

  • Techtextil North America

    Techtextil North America

    March 6, 2012
    The technical textile and nonwovens industries will convene next month in Atlanta, GA for Techtextil North America.

  • Flame Retardants: Bedding and Beyond

    Flame Retardants: Bedding and Beyond

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2012
    as the industry waits for extensions on antiflammability regulations in the bedding and furniture industries, new products roll out to make nonwovens

  • What to expect if the Obama Administration gets a second term

    Karen Bitz || March 1, 2012
    Mayberry offers insight to what nonwovens makers can expect.

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    September 1, 2011
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China www.jofo.com.cn 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $120 million Plants: Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Major Markets: Hygiene, medical, industrial By year’s end China’s The Jofo…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $126 million Key Personnel: Jørgen Bech Madsen, CEO; Henrik Kjeldsen, CCO; Lars Bertelsen, COO; Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO; Keld Lauridsen, group R&D manager; Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech R…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 1, 2011
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $128 million Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needle punched, air-through bonded, calender bonded,…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 1, 2011
    Totowa, NJ www.pcc-usa.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $132 million 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, directo…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    September 1, 2011
    Chattanooga, GA www.propexinc.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million Key Personnel: Michael Gorey, president and CEO, Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing; Martin deVries, executive vice president and CFO Plants: Ringgold, GA…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    London, U.K. www.vitausa.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $159 million Key Personnel: Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO; Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens CEO Plants: Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. Processes: Drylaid, chemical bonded, thermal bonded, needlefelt, thr…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    September 1, 2011
    Paraná, Brazil www.providencia.com.br 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $260 million Key Personnel: Herminio Freitas, president and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, engineering and technology directo…

  • The Ups and Downs of the Needlepunch Market

    The Ups and Downs of the Needlepunch Market

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 9, 2011
    Surge in capacity shows strength of new applications for needlepunched nonwovens.

  • Battelle develops soy-based chemistry for 'green' diapers

    August 1, 2011
    The idea is to use soy meal to replace 33% of the acrylic acid-based SAPs.

  • New Product Opportunities In Consumer Markets

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

  • Tariff Increase Considered

    Peter Mayberry || June 8, 2011
    Earlier this year INDA, amounts of paperwork and record Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, was contacted by the National Classification Committee (NCC) of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association with regard to an NCC revie…

  • Fibers All Star Team

    Fibers All Star Team

    June 7, 2011
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are stepping up to the plate with a slew of innovative and sustainable fibers for nonwovens.

  • Techtextil Preview

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || May 4, 2011
    Techtextil 2011 will be held May 24-26 in Frankfurt, Germany. About 200 exhibitors from 45 countries will showcase their company’s capabilities to more than 24,000 trade visitors from 85 countries. Industry, research, retail and wholesale will…

  • Index Preview

    April 9, 2011
    Index Preview Ahlstrom Booth 1530   Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as fi…

  • Diversity Is Key: Carpet Systems

    April 7, 2011
    Carpet Systems Inc. began supplying fabrics to the carpet and rug industry in 1977. Today, Carpet Systems makes multilayer laminants from nonwovens, films, scrims and paper.

  • New Applications for Nonwovens

    New Applications for Nonwovens

    April 7, 2011
    Technical markets show how nonwovens aren’t just for disposables anymore.

  • Coming Home

    Coming Home

    March 16, 2011
    Impending flammability rules for upholstered furniture and top of bed may fire up opportunities for nonwovens suppliers.

  • Benefits of Nonwovens in Improving Fire Safety of Upholstered Furniture and Bedding

    John McCormack || March 10, 2011
    Residential fires involving upholstered furniture, mattresses and bedding continue to be a leading cause of fire death, injuries and property loss in the U.S. and may be caused by smoking materials, open flame or other ignition sources. Numerous st…

  • Fibertex Splits Business

    January 24, 2011
    Personal Care, Nonwovens now operate independently.

  • Autex Launches DryLife Kids Bedding Protection Products

    September 14, 2010
    Product range includes mattress and pillow protectors and bed liners.

  • EcoSure and EcoSure Wellstrand Fibers Receive SCS Certification

    June 8, 2010
    Fibers are manufactured with PCR Polymer.

  • 2010 IDEA Show Review

    June 2, 2010
    A strong showing of international visitors and exhibitors, along with a significant presence of first-time exhibitors, were among the highlights of the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, held April 27-29 in Miami Beach…

  • Antimicrobials Save The Day

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 2, 2010
    Fighting germs, bacteria and odors is a no-brainer for nonwovens producers thanks to a barrage of antimicrobial treatments.

  • Meet Fibers' Green Dream Team

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 2, 2010
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are on the same team when it comes to offering ecofriendly fibers for nonwovens

  • Recycled Fibers

    June 1, 2010
    With the introduction of two additions to its SafeLeigh line of fire-retardant, recycled fibers, Leigh Fibers has extended those benefits to many more spinning and nonwoven applications. SafeLeigh Natural and SafeLeigh Premium are predominantly meta…

  • Two NSC Lines for Fibertex

    May 10, 2010
    Investments set for South Africa, Czech Republic

  • Recycled, FR Fibers Launched By Leigh

    May 3, 2010
    SafeLeigh fibers ideal for bedding, filtration.

  • Leigh Fibers Introduces Two New SafeLeigh Recycled Fibers

    April 21, 2010
    New fibers are made with recycled post-industrial materials.

  • INDA: Trends and Forecast For Chinese Market

    April 16, 2010
    Report focuses on disposable and durable nonwovens markets.

  • Nonwovens Are Taking Center Stage

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || April 12, 2010
    Nonwovens applications are taking the industry in some tantalizing new directions.

  • IDEA 2010 Preview

    March 18, 2010
    A look at what exhibitors plan to bring to the year's largest nonwovens show

  • There's No Place Like Home

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || March 18, 2010
    Will impending flammability rules for upholstered furniture and "top of bed" ignite or snuff out opportunities for nonwovens suppliers?

  • ISPA Expo 2010 Attendance Tops 2008

    March 18, 2010
    More than 3100 attended ISPA Expo 2010.

  • Sandler's Eventful 2009

    March 4, 2010
    Production Levels, Sales Are Up Despite Economic Crises

  • New Website for Leigh Fibers

    January 14, 2010
    www.leightfibers.com shows solutions for diverting waste from landfills.

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2010
    Location: London, U.K. Sales: $162 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO; Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens, CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, drylaid thermal bonded, needlefelt, thro…