October 24, 2013 Owens Corning says it plans to establish a new manufacturing operation in North Carolina to expand its glass nonwovens business in North America. The company will invest more than $120 million in the NC Certified Gastonia Technology Park.
October 3, 2013 The organizers of the Techtextil North America and JEC America plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA on May 13-15, 2014.
The co-location of Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC America…
October 2, 2013 Conwed, a plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at Insight 2013 Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, scheduled to take place Oct. 13-17. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Insight gathers business and technical leaders in the no…
September 11, 2013 Chattanooga, GA
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million
Michael Gorey, president and CEO; Mark Thomas, CFO; Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, sales and marketing; Martin de Vries, executive vice presi…
September 10, 2013 Guangzhou, China
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $162 million
Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China
Spunbond, meltblown, SMS
Hygiene, medical, industrial
In fiscal 2013, Jofo Nonwovens sold more tha…
September 10, 2013 Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $199 million
Yu Heping, co-chairman and executive director; Chim Wai Kong, co-chairman and executive director; Chim Wai Shing Jackson, CEO and executive dir…
September 10, 2013 York, PA, U.S.
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $835 million
(AMBU $268 million; CFBU $566 million)
Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO; John Jacunski, executive vice president and CFO; Christopher Astley, senior vice preside…
September 10, 2013 Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, will increase prices for its filtration products globally during the fourth quarter of 2013. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued rise in raw material cost…
September 6, 2013 US Patent No: 8,273943 B2
Inventor(s): Yuki Noda, Kagawa, Japan; and Kenichiro Kuroda, Kagawa, Japan.
Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan.
A composite sheet, comprising: a film sheet having a plurality of ope…
Helena Engqvist, Engqvist Consulting || September 6, 2013 Numerous innovations underscored the willingness of exhibitors to invest and act as visitor magnets at TechTextil 2013 in Frankfurt from June 10-13.
July 24, 2013 U.S. Patent No: 8,257,332 B2
Inventor(s): Patrick King Yu Tsang, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China; Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Charlotte, NC, U.S; Anne Smid, Wolvega, Netherlands; and Andrew C. Wrigh…
April 17, 2013 Kenactiv Innovations Inc.
7077 E. Marilyn Road, Ste. 140
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Kenactiv Innovations Inc. was founded in 2008 to develop and commercialize industrial and commercial products from kenaf, a rap…
January 16, 2013 North America’s largest awards competition honoring innovation in the nonwovens industry. INDA and Nonwovens Industry, cosponsors of the competition, are asking industry members to cast their votes for the winners. Winners will be announced at IDEA 2013 in Miami Beach.
Corinne Gangloff, Freedonia Group || January 7, 2013 Convenience, consumer acceptance and innovation are the driving forces in the consumer market; personal hygiene and general purpose household cleaning wipes to grow fastest.
Dr. Ulrich Hornfeck, member of the management board, Sandler AG & Dipl.-Ingenieur (FH) Uwe Bernhuber, senior manager product development, Sandler AG || January 7, 2013 Evolution of stretch applications in hygiene products and new solutions for optimum performance.
December 6, 2012 Glatfelter reported a 2.9% decrease in sales to $404,4 million during the third quarter of 2012.
“Our third quarter results reflect solid performance from our Specialty Papers business which delivered top-line growth, again outperforming the br…
November 6, 2012 Colbond has named Tim Woodlee as new business development manager. He brings 20 plus years of textile, performance material, and composite experience to Colbond. Prior to joining Colbond, Woodlee held various positions in key account sales, product m…