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  • INDA announces Visionary Award finalists

    October 18, 2011
    Honorees include bra liner, toothbrush holder, stain lifting pad.

  • Composite Press Fabric

    October 18, 2011
    Patented is a press fabric for a machine to make fibrous web materials. The fabric has a first layer of fibrous material with a web material contact surface and at least one second layer of fibrous material located between the carrying structure and…

  • Support Substrate for Separation Membrane

    October 18, 2011
    A separation membrane support substrate composite of a laminated nonwovens fabric with a front coating layer, a middle layer and aback layer which are formed by heat bonding and subjected to calendered treatment has been patented. The front layer con…

  • Absorbent Composites Having Improved Fluid Wicking and Web Integrity

    October 18, 2011
    An absorbent article comprising an absorbent composite has been patented wherein the absorbent composite comprises substantially water insoluble, water swellable, non-regenerated, carboxyalkyl cellulose fibers, which appear like cellulose fibers. The…

  • The Converter Roundup

    The Converter Roundup

    Steve Katz, Managing Editor || October 5, 2011
    Converting companies are an integral of the nonwovens supply chain. For all of the advantages the industry’s products provide, a lot has to happen prior to their end use. Nonwovens need to be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes, scaled down…

  • Jofo Group

    Jofo Group

    September 1, 2011
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $120 million Plants: Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Major Markets: Hygiene, medical, industrial By year’s end China’s The Jofo…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 1, 2011
    Aalborg, Denmark 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $126 million Key Personnel: Jørgen Bech Madsen, CEO; Henrik Kjeldsen, CCO; Lars Bertelsen, COO; Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO; Keld Lauridsen, group R&D manager; Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech R…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    September 1, 2011
    Manchester, CT 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $134 million Key Personnel: W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; David Williams, president, Performance Materials Plants: Rochester, NH; Saint Rivalain, France…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    September 1, 2011
    East Walpole, MA 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $300 million Key Personnel: Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president International; Mike Clark, president, High Efficiency and Specialty Filtratio…

  • Glatfelter


    September 1, 2011
    York, PA 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $538 million Key Personnel: Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO; John Jacunski, senior vice president and CFO; Christopher Astley, vice president, corporate strategy; Jonathan Bourget, vice presiden…

  • DuPont


    September 1, 2011
    Wilmington, DE 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion Key Personnel: Thomas Powell, president, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger Siemionko, vice president and global technology leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Mindy Telli…

  • Freudenberg


    September 1, 2011
    Weinheim, Germany 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.48 billion Key Personnels: Bruce Olson, CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Frank Heislitz, CTO Plants: Weinheim, Germany; Neuenburg, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Greetland…

  • International Top Company Report

    August 31, 2011
    Expansion. Expansion. Expansion.

  • The Ups and Downs of the Needlepunch Market

    The Ups and Downs of the Needlepunch Market

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 9, 2011
    Surge in capacity shows strength of new applications for needlepunched nonwovens.

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    August 9, 2011
    A look at the latest offerings from suppliers of machinery for nonwovens.

  • Bastian Winder at full capacity

    August 8, 2011
    Winders for a variety of applications � including nonwovens � are being installed at every assembly station.

  • Absorbent Article With Improved Fastening System, Textured Composite Material, and more

    July 19, 2011
    Absorbent Article With Improved Fastening System: No. 7,416,545; Mark Kline, George Dobrin, Raymond Hamilton, George Glackin, Luke Magee and Miguel Robles, assignors to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH. Filed 8/7/00. Issued 8/26/08. P…

  • Highlights from Techtextil

    Highlights from Techtextil

    Helena Enqvist, Contributor || July 5, 2011
    Nonwovens innovation shines in Frankfurt

  • Nip Rolls

    June 30, 2011
    Nip rolls from PFE Rolls are designed for a variety of converting applications including thermal bonding, compacting and squeezing webs, creating composite webs, web pulling or breaking and web calendering.

  • Molded Product of Fiber Reinforced Composite Material and Methodm, Polypropylene Fiber For Reinforcement Of Matrix Materials, and more

    June 29, 2011
    Molded Product of Fiber Reinforced Composite Material and Method: No. 7,445,836; Yasuo Yamane, Kazuhito Nakao, Satoshi Hirawaki and Kazumi Saito, assignors to Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Filed 2/5/04. Issued 11/4/08. Patented is a molded pro…

  • Reader Service

    June 23, 2011
    Reader Service Measurement Gauge TSI Incorporated has introduced the “Model LS200 LaserSpeed Noncontact Speed and Length Measurement Gauge,” an affordable and highly accurate alternative to tachometers. The LS200 is permanently calibrat…

  • New Product Opportunities In Consumer Markets

    Price Hanna and Lynda Kelly || June 21, 2011
    nonwovens are finding consumer product areas an attractive deal

  • INDEX 2011

    June 8, 2011
    A look at what exhibitors showcased at INDEX 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    June 8, 2011
    a look at what's new with industry suppliers

  • DelStar Opens New Chinese Site

    May 26, 2011
    Investment will double capacity in the country.

  • Reicofil Pilot To Be Installed at NC State

    May 18, 2011
    Meltblown trials will begin in January.

  • INDEX 2011: The Best Ever

    May 4, 2011
    INDEX Awards are a show highlight

  • Techtextil Preview

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || May 4, 2011
    Techtextil 2011 will be held May 24-26 in Frankfurt, Germany. About 200 exhibitors from 45 countries will showcase their company’s capabilities to more than 24,000 trade visitors from 85 countries. Industry, research, retail and wholesale will…

  • KNH Shows Full Range at INDEX

    April 18, 2011
    Air through, airlaid, calendered are among company's technologies.

  • Reicofil Shows New Technology to INDEX Attendees

    April 13, 2011
    Developments offer higher speeds, lower weights.

  • Index Preview

    April 9, 2011
    Index Preview Ahlstrom Booth 1530   Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as fi…

  • Diversity Is Key: Carpet Systems

    April 7, 2011
    Carpet Systems Inc. began supplying fabrics to the carpet and rug industry in 1977. Today, Carpet Systems makes multilayer laminants from nonwovens, films, scrims and paper.

  • New Applications for Nonwovens

    New Applications for Nonwovens

    April 7, 2011
    Technical markets show how nonwovens arent just for disposables anymore.

  • Michelman Names Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific

    April 1, 2011
    Michelman has strengthened its newly formed Global Fibers and Composites Business Unit with the hiring of Mr. Wenqing (Allen) Zhu to fill the position of business development manager, Asia Pacific. Mr. Zhu will be based in Shanghai, China, and will f…

  • INDEX 2011 Preview

    March 16, 2011
    INDEX 2011 Preview rn rnAplix rnBooth 1250 rnAplix makes mechanical fasteners for baby diapers and adult incontinence products with plants in France, the U.S. and China. Aplix will exhibit its complete line of innovative fastening solutions at INDEX…

  • Spunlace Showdown

    Spunlace Showdown

    March 16, 2011
    Manufacturers balance catering to the wipes markets ever changing needs with the never ending search for new markets.

  • Nonwovens In Food Packaging: It's A Wrap

    February 16, 2011
    Food industry has an appetite for airlaid when it comes to packaging and pads.

  • Spunmelt Explosion

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || February 16, 2011
    With an estimated 400,000 tons of capacity coming onstream, the industry waits to see if good times are ahead for spunmelt manufacturers.

  • Pull-On Wearable Article With Informational Image

    February 15, 2011
    Patented recently is a pull-on wearable article comprising: a main portion including an outer cover, the main portion defining a front waist region, a rear waist region, and a crotch region extending between and connecting the front and rear waist re…

  • Johns Manville's StabilStrand EW 160 C Debuts

    February 14, 2011
    Product improves the impact properties of particle boards.

  • Stretchable Absorbent Article

    January 18, 2011
    An absorbent article having a stretchable substrate and an absorbent composite comprising a layer of adhesive composition in contact with the stretchable substrate has recently been awarded a patent. A layer of particulate superabsorbent material is…

  • Nonwoven Composite Office Panel

    January 18, 2011
    Patented recently is a non-stratified, or homogeneous, non-woven composite having strength-imparting fibers of a relatively high denier and binder fibers of a lower denier that adhere the composite together and that form a smooth, stiff skin on the o…

  • Variable Stretch Composites And Methods Of Making The Composite

    January 4, 2011
    Patented recently are variable stretch composites having one or more first elastomeric members disposed on a first region of an extensible substrate, and one or more second elastomeric members disposed on a second region of the extensible substrate…

  • DuPont Confirms ACT Sale

    January 3, 2011
    Technology once showed great promise for medical apparel.

  • H&V Announces Price Increase For Engineered Composite Materials

    December 16, 2010
    H&V cites continued escalation in production costs.

  • ITW Dynatec's UFD Adhesive Laydown Technologies On Display

    December 1, 2010
    ITW Dynatec introduced yet another level of technology for producing composite layers.

  • Aim Filtertech Private Ltd. Introduces Products

    November 30, 2010
    Innovative solutions for air filtration include pleatable medias from MERV 7 to MERV 15.

  • Disposable Articles Using High Column AUL Superabsorbents

    November 23, 2010
    Patented recently is an invention which relates to an absorbent composite for an absorbent article, and more particularly to an absorbent composite comprising fibrous material and superabsorbent material having a Column Absorbency Under Load (CAUL) a…

  • Ahlstrom To Close Spunlace Composite Production Line in Chirnside

    November 12, 2010
    Line will be closed by end of March 2011.

  • Filtration Media

    Leah Genuario, Contributing Editor || November 10, 2010
    the filtration media market stays strong by pursuing innovation and expansion opportunities