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  • 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

  • absorbency, breathability, comfort and heat stress lead the list of challenges for this growing market

    Market Growth And Negative Impacts || August 17, 2005
    absorbency, breathability, comfort and heat stress lead the list of challenges for this growing market

  • 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

  • Geononwovens hang tight

    June 16, 2005
    increasingly specialized nonwovens adapt to meet performance criteria for a variety of geotextile uses in an effort to avoid commoditization

  • Spunbonded and Meltblown Nonwovens

    June 15, 2005
    manufacturers continue to focus on these two markets, despite lower pricing and overcapacity issues

  • Air Through Bulks Up

    June 14, 2005
    versatility, uniformity and a clean production process have manufacturers applauding air through bonded nonwovens

  • Synthetic Fiber Update

    June 14, 2005
    polyester, polypropylene, others positioned well for future growth

  • Natural Fibers Win Laurels

    June 14, 2005
    lured by a variety of benefits, nonwovens continue to go natural in many applications

  • A Winning Combination

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

  • Nonwovens Potential And The Unique Indian Situation

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

  • Lantor

    Lantor

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Veenendaal, The Netherlands Sales: $53 million Description: Key Personnel Nico Boot, managing director; Albert Feyts, finance director, Paul Verwoerd, sales and marketing director, Jan Sikkenga, production director ISO Status ISO…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $70 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…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Gravatai, Brazil Sales: $37 million Description: Plant Locations Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul state, and Horizonte, Ceará state, Brazil Key Personnel Silvério Baranzano, director; Daniel Svirski, sales and marketin…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $157 million Description: Key Personnel Stephen Foss, president and CEO, David Rowell, executive vice president and COO, (New CFO to be named shortly.) Plants Hampton, NH; Pulversheim, France ISO Status All…

  • British Vita

    British Vita

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $170 million Description: Key Personnel David Cottrell, non-executive chairman; D.A. Campbell, CEO; J.J. Van Beijeren, director responsible for nonwovens Plants Belgium, France, Sweden, U.K., U.S. IS…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Austell, GA Sales: $82 million Description: Key Personnel Donald Mercer, CEO; Jim Bryja, vice president, sales and marketing; Edmund Merchlinsky, vice president, business management; Rush Clark, vice president, supply chain; Tom Lahey,…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Parna, Brazil Sales: $60 million Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman; Ana Seles Starostik, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, industrial director; Vicente…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $160 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jorgen Bech Masen, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2005
    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, manag…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $60 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…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $157 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Stephen Foss, president and CEO; David Rowell, executive vice president and COO; Kevin Sexton, Senior Vice President and CFO Plants Hampton, New Hampshire, Pulversheim…

  • British Vita

    British Vita

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Manchester, U.K. Sales: $154 MILLION Description: Key Personnel David Cottrell, non-executive chairman; D.A. Campbell, CEO; J.J. Van Beijeren, director responsible for nonwovens. Plants: Belgium, France, Sweden, U.K., U.S.…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Curitiba, Paran·, Brazil Sales: $60 MILLION Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles, Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik,…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $107 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jorgen Bech Masen, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general…

  • 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,…

  • Vita Nonwovens

    Vita Nonwovens

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Meulebeke, Belgium Sales: $140 million Description: Key Personnel Filiep Libeert, main board of director of British vita PLC< Chairman of Vita Nonwovens; Luc Maes, managing director of Europe; Alan Ball, managing director of U.S., Luc…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $60 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, 2003
    Location: Austell, GA Sales: $80 million Description: Key Personnel Brad Mortimer, president business unit leader; Edmund Merchlinsky, general manager-industrial fabrics; Rush Clark, vice president & general manager-supply chain; Mike Jeziorski…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Curitiba, Paran·, Brazil Sales: $58 million Description: Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik, marketing director, Romeo Bregant, industrial director; Vicente B…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Aalborg Ost, Denmark Sales: $89 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jesper Bech Masen, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen, gene…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Kehl, managing director, spokesman; Christoph Josefiak, managing director, technical; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Andreas Kreuter and Gerhard…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $57 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 Plant Location Totowa, NJ Pro…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Austell, GA Sales: $92 million Description: Key Personnel Brad Mortimer, president; Edmund Merchlinsky, general manager- industrial fabrics; Rush Clark, vice president & general manager-supply chain; Mike Jeziorski, business manager,…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Parana, Brazil Sales: $46 Million Description: Plant Location São José dos Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik, marketing dir…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Aalborg Ost, Denmark Sales: $78 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jesper Frank Carstens, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen,…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 Billion Description: Key Personnel Christoph Josefiak, managing director, spokesman; Arnold Weghmann, managing director, technical; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Ludger Neuwinger-Heimes, m…

  • Odor-Control Technology

    November 30, -0001
    Omniflex has added Natural Elements odor-control technology to its Transport family of waterproof-breathable bedding films. These new films provide many benefits when used as backings for top fabric layers in home, hospital, crib and hotel mattresses…