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  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $115 million Description: 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, director indust…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany Sales: $218 million Description: Key Personnel Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO, Dieter Magiera, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Höflich, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany P…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Chattanooga, TN Sales: $165 million Description: Key Personnel Stan Brant, president and CEO, Martin deVries, executive vice president and chief financial officer Plants Ringgold, GA Process Needlepunch Major Markets Geosynthetics, flo…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Parana, Brazil Sales: $225 million Description: Plant Locations São José dos Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil and Pouso Alegre-Minas Gerais, Brazil Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, president and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; …

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $236 million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens; Ole Houmann, CFO; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, purchasing director…

  • Marves Industries Occupies Bauer Industries Site

    December 10, 2009
    Capabilities include green needlepunch, highloft nonwovens

  • 130 Years ...And Still Going Strong

    July 18, 2009
    Established in 1879 as a cotton wool factory in Hof, Germany roll goods producer Sandler AG is now ranked among the leading European producers of nonwovens for hygiene, wipes, furniture, apparel, automotive, filtration and construction applications.

  • Avanti To Launch First North American Line

    June 30, 2009
    New PP spunbond line will be based in Clarksville.

  • Antimicrobials To The Rescue

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 10, 2009
    additives boost the power of nonwovens to fight off germs, bacteria and odors

  • Fibers Come Full Circle

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 10, 2009
    demands for sustainability, recyclability and conservation drive raw material markets

  • Highloft: Take Two

    May 14, 2009
    If the names Bryan Speight and Christopher Look ring a bell, it may be because the two executives spent a combined 16 years with Western Nonwovens Inc. (WNI), once one of the industry’s leading highloft manufacturers.

  • MidWest Nonwovens Relaunches Plant

    May 11, 2009
    Last week's ribbon cutting ceremony marks Grand Opening of Sauget site.

  • ANEX 2009: It's Asia's Turn

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || April 14, 2009
    part three of the triennial rotation of nonwovens trade shows will be held in Shanghai in May. Here's a look at what the industry has to offer.

  • Las Vegas To Host TTNA 2009

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 17, 2009
    exhibitors head West to place their bets on this year's Techtextil North America event

  • Under Fire

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || March 17, 2009
    FR suppliers in the home furnishing sector deliver creative solutions in the face of unprecedented cost pressures and declining demand

  • INDA Hosts Filtration 2008

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || January 19, 2009
    filtration industry meets in Philly to discuss recent developments

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2009
    Location: MANCHESTER, U.K. Sales: $170 Million Description: Key Personnel Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. ISO Status ISO 9001:2000; ISO / TS 16949 Processes Drylaid, chemical bo…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TOTOWA, NJ Sales: $100 Million Description: 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, director indu…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHATTANOOGA, GA Sales: $175 Million Description: Key Personnel Stan Brant, president and CEO, Martin de Vries, president and chief financial officer Plants Ringgold, GA Process Needlepunch Major Markets Geosynthetics, flooring, furni…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2009
    Location: PARANA, BRAZIL Sales: $225 Million Description: Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, President and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, industrial director Plant Locations São Jose Pinhai…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2009
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $295 Million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care; Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens; Ole Houmann, CFO; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, purchasing director Pl…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and development; J…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2009
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.45 billion Description: Key Personnel Management board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO; Rene Wollerg, CFO; Thomas Reibelt, CTO. Worldwide Divisions: Heino Freudenberg, managing director interlinings; Jörg…

  • The Year That Was

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    despite economic crises, raw material pricing and consolidation, the nonwovens industry continue to invest in the future.

  • H&V Promotes Nanoweb Technology

    December 10, 2008
    Nanofibers target air and liquid filtration and performance barrier uses.

  • Equity Firm Aquires Fibers Arm of Leggett & Platt

    November 25, 2008
    Polyester Fibers has more than 450 employees and revenues of $100 million.

  • American Textile Appoints Spokesperson

    September 11, 2008
    Well-known actress to represent allergen filtration product line.

  • Ladies Who Launch

    August 25, 2008
    Since its announcement this spring at INDEX08 that it would purchase a high capacity Giotto compact spunbond line from newly established Galileo Group, Aurora Nonwovens Srl, Imperia, Italy, is one industry newcomer attracting attention—and lots of it. Founded in April, Aurora was created as a new division of Patuano Zucchi Bassetti, a company well established in the conventional textile business since 1960.

  • Western Nonwovens To Sell Assets To SBC

    July 15, 2008
    WNI has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11.

  • FR Legislation Creates Opportunities for Nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 2, 2008
    pending standards for upholstered furniture, top of bed materials could mean more growth for FR nonwovens

  • 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…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $190 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Menendez, Vita Group CEO Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. ISO Status ISO 9001:2000; ISO / TS 16949 Processes Drylaid, chemical bond…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2008
    Location: RINGGOLD, GA Sales: $210 million Description: Key Personnel Woody McGee, president and CEO; Lee McCarter, executive vice president and CFO; William Stanley Brant, Jr., executive vice president of operations Nonwovens Plants Ringgold, GA,…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2008
    Location: PARANA, BRAZIL Sales: $225 million Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, CEO; Rubens Sardenberg, CFO;  Cleber dos Santos, sales and marketing director; Romeo Bre…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2008
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $294 million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, General Manager, Personal Care Division;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, General Manager, Technical Division; Ole Houmann, Finance Director; Kenneth Mynste…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2008
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Barry Granger, vice president and general manager, DuPont Nonwovens; James Pawloski, global business director, Tyvek; Nigel Budden, global business director, Sontara and Ty…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2008
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.45 billion Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Thomas Reibelt, CTO Worldwide Divisions: Dr. Heino Freudenberg, general manager of interlinin…

  • A New Face In The Industry

    December 9, 2007
    United Nonwovens is a new manufacturing company located in Mobile, AL.

  • Fibertex Invests in Technical Business

    December 5, 2007
    Company will add airlaid and needlepunch line.

  • Technical Textiles Come to Frankfurt

    Technical Textiles Come to Frankfurt

    Helena Engqvist, Nonwovens Staff || July 16, 2007
    last month's Techtextil and Advantex fairs break

  • Concerns Raised About PU Foam/Fire-Resistant Chemicals

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || June 7, 2007
    recent Federal and state actions could drive interest in nonwoven alternatives

  • DuPont Hybrid Membrane Technology Attracts Attention

    April 30, 2007
    New DuPont Technology Introduced At IDEA07

  • Up In Flames

    Up In Flames

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 12, 2007
    upgraded flame retardants bump up the performance of nonwovens in both residential and industrial end uses

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $162 million Description: Key Personnel John Oliver, Vita Group CEO; Wim Warnier, Vita Nonwovens CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.S. ISO Status ISO 9001:2000; ISO / TS 16949 Processes Drylaid, chemical bond…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $82 Million Description: 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, director industr…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Ringgold, GA Sales: $231 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Lee McCarter, executive vice president and CFO; Mac Bridger, executive vice president worldwide…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Parana, Brazil Sales: $225 million Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, CEO; Rubens Sardenberg, CFO;  Cleber dos Santos, sales and marketing director, Romeo Bre…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $222 million Description: Key Personnel Michael Meulengracht, managing director; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Personal Care Division;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, general manager, Technical Division; Kenn…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 billion Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO, Dr. René Wollert, CFO; Georg Brasch, managing director; Worldwide Divisions: Dr. Heino Freudenberg and Gerhard Sc…

  • INDA's 2006 Washington Wrap-Up

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || December 4, 2006
    a look back on an extraordinarily full year and a look ahead to a year of potential changes