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  • Companies To Watch

    September 11, 2006
    a look at some other important nonwovens producers

  • Lantor

    September 11, 2006
    Lantor Veenendaal, The Netherlands www.lantor.nl $55 million Key Personnel Nico Boot, managing director; Albert Feyts, finance director, Paul Verwoerd, sales and marketing director, Jan Sikkenga, production director Processes Drylaid web formin…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2006
    Precision Custom Coatings Totowa, NJ www.pcc-usa.com $75 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, dir…

  • Western Nonwovens

    September 11, 2006
    Western Nonwovens Carson, CA www.westernnonwovens.com $150 million Key Personnel Ken Hardin, president and CEO; Mike Wood, CFO; Dan Dobbins, vice president and general manager-industrial nonwovens business division; Matt Schrantz, vice president a…

  • British Vita

    September 11, 2006
    British Vita Manchester, U.K. www.britishvita.com $170 million Key Personnel Howard Harris, group CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.K., U.S. ISO Status ISO 9001:2000 Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, drylaid thermally bonded, needle…

  • Fibertex

    September 7, 2006
    Fibertex Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.dk $190 million Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Personal Care Division;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, general manager, Technical Division; Etienne Ficht…

  • Propex Fabrics

    September 7, 2006
    Propex Fabrics Ringgold, GA www.propexfabrics.com $200 million Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Phil Barnes, vice president, CFO and treasurer; Lee McCarter, executive vice president…

  • Companhia Providencia

    September 7, 2006
    Companhia Providencia Parana, Brazil www.providencia.com.br $220 million Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles, Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik, marketi…

  • Freudenberg

    September 6, 2006
    Freudenberg Nonwovens Weinheim, Germany www.freudenberg.com $1.4 billion Key Personnel Management Board: Stephan Tanda, president and CEO, Dr. René Wollert, CFO; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Georg Brasch, managing direc…

  • High-Tech Hybrids

    High-Tech Hybrids

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || August 17, 2006
    By whatever name you call them, composites are proving that innovative substrate and fiber combinations are an increasingly beneficial option for new product developers

  • Creation and Evolution Of A Nonwovens Design Course

    Creation and Evolution Of A Nonwovens Design Course

    Brian George, School of Engineering and Textiles - Philadelphia University || July 18, 2006
      Carded, needled and quilted felt handbags, courtesy of Deanna Wood Artificial flowers needled to carded and needled felt for use in handbags, courtesy of Michelle Ritondo Creation and Evol…

  • Fighting Fire With... Technology

    Fighting Fire With... Technology

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 14, 2006
    the market for flame retardants is heating up as new innovative components hit the scene

  • 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

  • Workshops Target Flammability Standards For Bedding

    May 25, 2006
    In preparation for the upcoming Federal Mattress Standard scheduled to go into effect  July 1, 2007, the International  Sleep Products Association (ISPA) and Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC) have  announced new Flammability SHOPtal…

  • Industry Outreach Initiative Continues

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || April 17, 2006
    more than 200 congressional offices visited to date

  • Put It To the Pocketbook

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || April 17, 2006
    Am I making enough money? This is the question that plagues every worker—from the hourly employee working the production line to the CEO of a major multinational company. Being fairly, and adequately, compensated for the contribution you give t…

  • L&P, Felters Group Partner in Fire Retardants

    March 23, 2006
    Leggett & Platt and The Felters Group have entered into a strategic alliance to manufacture and distribute fire retardant products, primarily in the bedding market. The collaboration combines Felters’ capabilities in chemistry, product deve…

  • 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

  • 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…

  • PCC Product Addresses Mattress Flammability

    February 7, 2006
    Precision Custom Coatings has developed Precision Flame Protection (PFP), a nonwoven flame retardant  product that meets the most stringent mattress flammability  standards in the U.S. Precision Flame Protection has been  tested by Und…

  • Lantor

    Lantor

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Veenendaal, The Netherlands Sales: $55 million Description: Key Personnel Nico Boot, managing director; Albert Feyts, finance director, Paul Verwoerd, sales and marketing director, Jan Sikkenga, production director Processes D…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $75 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…

  • British Vita

    British Vita

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $170 million Description: Key Personnel Howard Harris, group CEO Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.K., U.S. ISO Status ISO 9001:2000 Processes Drylaid, chemical bonded, drylaid thermally bonded,…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Ringgold, GA Sales: $200 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Phil Barnes, vice president, CFO and treasurer; Lee McCarter, executive vice president and CF…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Parana, Brazil Sales: $220 million Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles, Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik, marketing director, Romeo…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $190 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Personal Care Division;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, general manager, Technical Division; Etienne…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 billion Description: "Key Personnel Management Board: Stephan Tanda, president and CEO, Dr. René Wollert, CFO; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Georg Brasch, managing director,…

  • Furniture Flammability Standards Move Forward

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || December 8, 2005
    CPSC continues work on regulatory options

  • Review & Forecast

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

  • Hygienic Textile

    October 3, 2005
    The Bioactive collection from Dyckhoff contains soft terry toweling bed covers, pillows and sheets made of 48% Trevira Bioactive and 52% cotton. The bedding products are available in several colors: pale yellow, pale blue, terra cotta, cream and whit…

  • Regional Spotlight: China

    August 30, 2005
    INDA reports growth will slow but still remain high by Western standards

  • Making An Incision In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens are a preferred material for use in hospitals

  • The Best Of Both Worlds

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

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the years largest nonwovens exposition

  • Techtextil North America Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what exhibitors brought to Atlanta last month

  • Home Is Where The Nonwoven Is

    August 17, 2005
    whether for a bedroom or living room, nonwovens send customers home happy

  • Disposables On The Rise In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    increased awareness of nonwovens advantages in the medical

  • Spunbonded & Melt Blown Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    despite overcapacity issues and price pressures, these two technologies remain tops with producers

  • IDEA 01 Review

    August 17, 2005
    triennial event marked as largest gathering of nonwovens industry in North America

  • Oh, What A Tangled Web We Weave

    August 17, 2005
    roll goods producers focus on their websites in the hope of ensnaring customers

  • Review & Forecast

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

  • Diagnosis: Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens manufacturers are optimistic about the future of the medical market

  • Parlez-Vous Francais?

    August 17, 2005
    on a recent visit to France, associate editor C.E. Pelc discovers just how well nonwovens speak French

  • It's A Material World

    August 17, 2005
    needlepunched manufacturers report positive trends, giving new meaning to the word 'materialistic'

  • Nonwovens Make Themselves At Home

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens strengthen their hold in homes around the world

  • 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

  • Full of Hot Air

    August 17, 2005
    versatile, efficient and cost-effective, air through bonded nonwovens have every reason to brag

  • There's No Place Like Home

    August 17, 2005
    trends, changes and challenges for nonwovens in the home furnishings sector

  • Prospects For The Nonwoven Products Business In North America

    August 17, 2005
    market growth on the order of 4% expected

  • Needlepunched Nonwovens: Is It Time For Another Look?

    Ellen Lees Wuagneux || August 17, 2005
    at long last needlepunching is being acknowledged as a sophisticated-rather than simplistic-technology set to play an essential role in the global nonwovens industry of tomorrow