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Published April 1, 2010
Custom-made line will aid in color and additive product development. Read More »
Published March 18, 2010
A look at what exhibitors plan to bring to the year's largest nonwovens show Read More »
Published March 18, 2010
A look at technical textiles show set for Atlanta, GA in May Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, Editor
Published March 18, 2010
New technology makes a once stodgy technology more sophisticated than ever before Read More »
By Sandra Levy, Associate Editor
Published March 18, 2010
Will impending flammability rules for upholstered furniture and "top of bed" ignite or snuff out opportunities for nonwovens suppliers? Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Patented recently is a swimwear garment having a material which is permeable to liquid but substantially impermeable to bowel movement material. In one embodiment, the garment can comprise a stand-alone disposable pant liner in the form of a swimpant… Read More »
By Sandra Levy, Associate Editor
Published February 24, 2010
spunmelt makers have some aces up their sleeves to hit the jackpot Read More »
Published January 27, 2010
Deal adds carbon-containing composite filtration media Read More »
Published January 20, 2010
Office will serve composite fibers business unit customers. Read More »
Published January 19, 2010
Third annual Converters Expo adds additional exhibit space. Read More »
By Sandra Levy, Associate Editor
Published January 14, 2010
Five Products Contend for 2009 Visionary Award Read More »
By Karen McIntyre
Published January 7, 2010
$235 million acquisition propels company to the forefront of the airlaid market Read More »
Published January 5, 2010
Airlaid maker sells for reported $235 million. Read More »
Ahlstrom
Published January 1, 2010
Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND   Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Jan Lång, president & CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president & CEO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building and Energy;… Read More »
DuPont
Published January 1, 2010
DuPont: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger Siemionko, global technology leader, DuPont Protection Technologies;… Read More »
Jofo Group
Published January 1, 2010
Location: Guanzhou, Guang Dong, China Sales: $118 million Description: Plants Guanzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial The Jofo Group was established in 2000 with the goal of bec… Read More »
Unitika
Published January 1, 2010
Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $104 million Description: Key Personnel Hiroshi Yoshihara, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Tetsuya Yohimura, general manager, spunbond fabrics sales Plants Okazaki and Tarui, Japan Processes Sp… Read More »
Lydall Inc
Published January 1, 2010
Location: Manchester, CT Sales: $98 million Description: Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; Thomas Smith, vice president, CFO and Treasurer; Mona Estey, vice president—Human Resources; Mary… Read More »
Asahi Kasei
Published January 1, 2010
Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $195 million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Takanashi, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, spunbond fabric sales; Tetsuya Nakamura, general manager, Bemliese sales Plant… Read More »
Glatfelter
Published January 1, 2010
Location: York, PA Sales: $350 million Description: Key Personnel George Glatfelter, CEO; Dante Parrini, executive vice president and COO; Jonathan Bourget, vice president and general manager  Advanced Airlaid Materials; Lionel Bitton, general… Read More »
Hollingsworth & Vose
Published January 1, 2010
Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $215 million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, Engine and Industrial Filtration; Mike Clark, vice president and general manager, Hi… Read More »
Fiberweb
Published January 1, 2010
Location: London, U.K. Sales: $800 million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president, Asia;  John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glover,… Read More »
Freudenberg
Published January 1, 2010
Sales: $1.53 billion   Location: Weinheim, Germany   Description: Key Personnel  Management Board: Bruce Olson, CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Frank Heislitz, CTO    Plants  Weinheim, Germany; Neuenburg,… Read More »
Published November 19, 2009
Named distributor to Alphastar Triboelectric Media. Read More »
Published November 18, 2009
Named distributor to Alphastar Triboelectric Media. Read More »
Published November 18, 2009
Recent investment announcements underscore company's commitment to filtration. Read More »
Published November 18, 2009
Nonwovens maker showing light- and heavy-weight polyester media. Read More »
Published November 16, 2009
New meltblown line to be up next year. Read More »
Published November 16, 2009
Synthetic media have use in variety of filter types. Read More »
Published November 2, 2009
Investment bulds on AFM technology platform Read More »
Published October 29, 2009
From Filtration and Beyond, Nonwovens Applications for This Technology are Endless Read More »
Published October 27, 2009
New technology to aid internal development, customer trials. Read More »
By Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken
Published October 2, 2009
several issues impacting nonwovens still under microscope as Bush administration prepares to leave the White House Read More »
Published September 15, 2009
Patented is a multi-layer composite sheet comprised of a shrinkable layer intermittently bonded to a gatherable layer with the bonds separated by a specified distance so that the shrinkable layer can shrink and at the same time gather the gatherable… Read More »
Published September 1, 2009
New capacity to go after filtration, face mask applications. Read More »
Published August 18, 2009
latest edition of Frankfurt show demonstrates industry innovation despite economic downturn Read More »
Published August 4, 2009
Patented is a disposable diaper for incontinent care. The diaper comprises a main diaper section and has a front region, a rear region having first and second side regions, and a crotch region disposed between the front region and the rear region. Th… Read More »
Published August 1, 2009
SABIC Innovative Plastics has leap-frogged its Ultem resin technology to advanced new levels of extreme performance with last week’s launch of new leading-edge Ultem composite, fiber and foam technologies at NPE 2009. These new products have been spe… Read More »
Published July 14, 2009
A method of making an adhesive article was recently. The method comprises adhering a pressure sensitive adhesive layer to at least a portion of a major surface of a fluorothermoplastic film. The pressure sensitive adhesive comprises a silicone polyur… Read More »
By Mark Snider, Principal: Smith, Johnson & Associates
Published June 10, 2009
This is a challenging year for global nonwovens and technical textile in­dustries and everyone is scrambling for a position in the global market during an economic downturn. The New York Times reported that the competitive edge of the U.S. econo… Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published June 10, 2009
nonwovens companies prepare for Frankfurt show this month Read More »
Published June 1, 2009
The Transportation Division of Bostik, Inc. has introduced a strippable high performance, fire retardant film adhesive. It re_places solvent-based ad_hesives used to bond decorative laminates to composite panels for in_terior aerospace appli_ca_tion… Read More »
Published May 1, 2009
Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic to the position of director-European sales. Mr. Crainic brings almost 20 years of nonwoven and hygiene business experience to Dan-Web, including direct experience in airlaid, carded and spunlace technologies and th… Read More »
Published May 1, 2009
Composites based on Ticona’s Fortron PPS are used wherever reinforcement is needed to cuts costs and weight without sacrificing strength and stability. The excellent mechanical and chemical properties of composites make them attractive to other marke… Read More »
By Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor
Published April 14, 2009
small pockets like acoustics stay strong even in the face of unprecedented economic challenges Read More »
Published April 6, 2009
Growth forecast to climb 6.9% per year. Read More »
Published April 1, 2009
Mondi’s full range of silicone-coated specialty release liners and extrusion coated materials target the fiber composite market as well as automotive, building and aerospace industries.To answer the growing demand towards environmentally friendlier a… Read More »
Published March 26, 2009
Pre-filled nonwoven glass veil reduces plastisol use by up to 30%. Read More »
Published March 23, 2009
Composites maker to be solely owned by Fiberweb. Read More »
By Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff
Published March 17, 2009
as demand for nonwovens grows in China, the rest of the world heads east Read More »