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  • O-C Expansion To Suport G-P Business

    July 29, 2005
    Owens Corning will spend $25 million expanding its Aiken, S.C. manufacturing facility to support the recent launch of a composite solution that is transforming the building materials industry.  The expansion will add a third production line for…

  • Techtextil Preview

    June 16, 2005
    a look at what companies will be showcasing at next month's event in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 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

  • Building a brighter future

    June 16, 2005
    nonwovens meet the grade in roofing and construction markets where educated home buyers and builders are demanding higher performing products

  • Making a better nonwoven with technology

    June 16, 2005
    tips to avoid commoditization and add value using raw materials

  • Spunbonded and Meltblown Nonwovens

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

  • Innovation Boosts Spunlace

    June 14, 2005
    emerging hybrid technologies and growing specialty markets hit the scene

  • Taking Roofs To A Higher Level

    June 14, 2005
    nonwovens enhancements shape residential and commercial roofing markets

  • A Winning Combination

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

  • ITMA 2003 Hits Birmingham

    June 14, 2005
    machinery manufacturers to promote latest technologies

  • Nonwovens Flow Into Filtration

    June 14, 2005
    stringent standards and heightened awareness lead to innovation

  • The Medical Market: Charting Progress

    June 14, 2005
    manufacturers seek balance of protection and comfort

  • Nonwovens In Motion

    June 14, 2005
    auto manufacturers look for increase vehicle lifespan, durability and cost efficiency

  • FINDING ROOM TO BREATHE

    June 6, 2005
    breathability and barrier resistance are key requirements in the medical sector

  • FEMININE HYGIENE MANUFACTURERS DIRECTORY

    June 6, 2005
    with new scented products hitting the shelves, femcare producers are hoping to enjoy the sweet smell of success

  • The International Top 40

    June 6, 2005
    a look at the top companies in nonwovens

  • IDEA Award Winners Announced

    June 1, 2005
    industry honors innovation in a number of categories

  • Chinese Outlook

    June 1, 2005
    sunrise business is expanding

  • ROOFING AND CONSTRUCTION MARKET

    June 1, 2005
    housing styles fuel nonwovens growth

  • UP ON A TIGHT ROPE

    June 1, 2005
    spunlace producers strive to strike a balance

  • Safety First, Comfort Second

    June 1, 2005
    protective apparel makers try new materials to boost compliance

  • Vision Gears Up for New Orleans

    June 1, 2005
    Annual competition will be a highlight of consumer products conference

  • Nonwovens Potential And The Unique Indian Situation

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

  • SPUNLACE: MARKET ON THE MOVE

    June 1, 2005
    manufacturers scramble to take advantage of wipes market growth, but can it last?

  • DuPont To Erect Site Near Seoul

    May 19, 2005
    The world's second largest nonwovens producer DuPont has finalzed an agreement with the Republic of Korea to build a $12 million nonwovens market development manufacturing facility in the province of Gyeong-gi, near Seoul. Vice president and general…

  • Price increases from DuPont

    May 10, 2005
    DuPont Nonwovens has announced price increases for its Sontara and Advance Composite Technology (ACT) nonwoven fabrics, effective immediately. Marketed under the brand names DuPont Suprel, Softesse and Sontara, these products are used in the health c…

  • Cotton Offers Potential To Save Lives

    April 8, 2005
    Scientists at Texas Tech University's Institute of Environmental and Human Health have unveiled a new composite nonwoven cotton fabric they say will protect against biological and chemical agents. The fabric, developed with the U.S. Department of Def…

  • Nonwovens Textiles

    March 1, 2005
    Kay Obendorf, professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has vacated her post as vice president and assumed the role of president of The Fiber Society. Phil Gibson, materials research engineer with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center,…

  • Low Odor, Light Color, Disposable Article Construction Adhesive

    January 25, 2005
    Patented is a spray-on adhesive composition made from components including a high melt index polymer and a high melt tackifier that interact to produce a composition. The composition can form a low odor, light color, non-tacky, hot melt adhesive mate…

  • Multi-layer Feminine Hygienic Pad:

    January 11, 2005
    Patented is a multi-layer feminine hygiene pad including a laminate of two or more composite absorption sheets in which an upper composite absorption sheet that comprises an upper backing sheet is laminated to a back side. It is approximately the sam…

  • Composite Laminate And Method For Manufacturing The Same

    January 10, 2005
    A composite laminate with two main external face layers and a plurality of internal layers between them was patented. At least two first sheet layers each comprises a first particulate aggregate and at least three-second sheet layers each comprises a…

  • Coatings On Fiber Reinforced Composites

    January 3, 2005
    Patented is a fiber reinforced composite material comprising a fiber reinforced polymer substrate and a first polymeric layer coating for joining two different polymeric composites. The first polymeric layer is free of fibers and particulate. A secon…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $65 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, vice president corporate planning and international operations; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industria…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2005
    (formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $265 million Description: Colbond Inc. Enka, NC Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and ma…

  • 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,…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $175 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; Charles Miller, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Tom White, vice president and general manager battery p…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Helsinki, Finland Sales: $827 million Description: Personnel Jukka Moisio, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president and general manager, Filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president and general manager, Nonwovens; Tomm…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Wilmington, DE Sales: $1.25 billion Description: Key Personnel Mark Vergnano, vice president and general manager DuPont Nonwovens; Tom Schuler, global business director—Tyvek/Typar; Nigel Budden, global business director—So…

  • Composite Containing Thin-Film Particles Having Carbon Skeleton, Method Of Reducing The Thin-Film Particles, And Process For The Production Of The Composite

    December 7, 2004
    A composite formed of various components has been issued a patent. The first component includes oxidized form thin film particles that are obtained by oxidizing graphite. The particles have a carbon skeleton, a thickness of 0.4 nm to 10 nm and a plan…

  • Preform For Composite Material And Composite Material

    December 7, 2004
    A preform for a composite material has been patented. The perform includes at least two layers of a reinforcing material made of a reinforcement fiber and, between the layers, a thermoplastic resin layer having spaces to allow liquid resin to flow th…

  • Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene-Based Composite Material

    November 30, 2004
    A fiber reinforced polypropylene-based composite material has been awarded a patent. The composite features reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin, which are made of different polypropylene-based resins. A melting point, Tm(F), of the polypropylene-ba…

  • Pulp and Synthetic Fiber Absorbent Composites For Personal Care Products

    July 6, 2004
    Patented is a personal care product with a liquid impermeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet and an absorbent composite located between the two. The article has an upper layer made of synthetic fibers with at most 20% pulp fiber, a density of…

  • Absorbent Articles With Refastenable Side Seams

    July 6, 2004
    An absorbent article has been awarded a patent. The article includes an absorbent chassis defining a longitudinal axis, a transverse axis, front and back waist edges parallel to the transverse axis, opposite side edges extending between the front and…

  • Bond pattern

    March 30, 2004
    1. A bonded composite, comprising: (a) as a first thin-section element, a first layer of thin-section sheet material; and (b) a second thin-section element bonded to the first thin-section element by bonds defining a tear-resistant bond pattern, the…

  • Bond Pattern

    March 30, 2004
    A patent has been issued for a bonded composite uased as a first thin-section element, a first layer of thin-section sheet material and a second thin-section element bonded to the first thin-section element by bonds defining a tear-resistant bond pat…

  • Small Cross-section Composites of Longitudinally Oriented Fibers and a Thermoplastic Resin as Concrete Reinforcement

    March 16, 2004
    A reinforced concrete structure has been patented. The structure is comprised of a composite having more than one longitudinally oriented fibers embedded in a matrix of a depolymerizable and repolymerizable. rigid thermoplastic polyurethane resin tha…

  • Absorbent Article Containing Unitary Stratified Composite

    February 28, 2004
    An absorbent article with a liquid pervious topsheet was patented. The article also features an absorbent composite with a first stratum, a second stratum and a transition zone intermediate and coextensive with the first and second strata. The firs…

  • Small Cross-section Composites Longitudinally Oriented Fibers and a Thermoplastic Resin as Concrete Reinforcement

    February 28, 2004
    The patent is for a reinforced concrete structure that makes up a composite having many longitudinally oriented fibers embedded in a matrix of a depolymerizable and repolymerizable rigid thermoplastic polyurethane resin. This resin has a glass transi…