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  • PGI Adds To Protective Apparel Offerings

    April 21, 2008
    Line up contains fabrics and converted garments.

  • The Sound Of Silence

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 2, 2008
    acoustic nonwovens keep down the noise

  • Earth's Best... Only Better

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 2, 2008
    nonwovens offer Mother Nature a boost in agricultural & landscape end uses

  • The Evolving Roles Of Nonwovens In Technical Textiles

    Dr. Dong Zhang, Textile Research Associate || March 20, 2008
    The textile industry is one of the largest consumer-supported industries with significant impact on the worldwide economy. Advancements in applications of nonwovens technology to improve textile properties offer a great economic potential for the in…

  • TTNA 2008

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 20, 2008
    innovations in technical textiles will be in the spotlight at next month's event in Atlanta

  • Nonwovens Help Construction Go Green

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 20, 2008
    demand for more energy efficient buildings increases the role of nonwovens in roofing and construction applications

  • Seamless Absorbent Incontinence Garment

    January 29, 2008
    Patented is a seamless absorbent garment, washable and reusable for retention of body fluids when worn on a person’s lower body part. The garment comprises a crotch portion with a pocket, which has a closed end and an open end that is adapted for r…

  • Performance & Comfort - All In One?

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || January 10, 2008
    new protective garments prove two key features aren't mutually exclusive

  • Stretching Sales

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 10, 2008
    with the focus clearly on fit, the nonwovens industry adds more elastics to give hygiene producers what they want

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $225 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Bob Schiller, vice president and general manager…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2008
    Location: DENVER, CO Sales: $670 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Ken Forden, NA nonwovens and Enno Henze, EU nonwovens; Bob Wambolt NA Fibers; PO Fibers EU Plants Waterville, OH…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2008
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND Sales: $1.28 billion Description: Personnel Risto Anttonen, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president, Filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens; Tommi Bjormann, senior vice p…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2008
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Barry Granger, vice president and general manager, DuPont Nonwovens; James Pawloski, global business director, Tyvek; Nigel Budden, global business director, Sontara and Ty…

  • Nonwovens Sales Expected to Reach $5.8 Billion

    November 21, 2007
    Study predicts 4.5% growth until 2011.

  • Mechanical Closure Tape

    November 6, 2007
    Patented is a composite tape in a roll from which a closure tab for disposable articles can be cut. A fastening tape comprises a backing film with a fastening surface, a bonding extension section and an engaging extension section. The bonding extensi…

  • Ahlstrom Dedicates New Spunlace Line In Green Bay

    October 16, 2007
    Today Ahlstrom celebrated the addition of a 30 million production line at its facility in Green Bay, WI through an official dedication ceremony.

  • Fleissner GmbH

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || August 9, 2007
    Wofsgartenstr. 6 Egelsbach, Germany 63329 49-6103-401-0 Fax: 49-6103-401-440 info@fleissner.com www.fleissner.com ANEX Booth 1124 Egelsbach, Germany-based Fleissner, booth 1124, will present new developments including its Lean AquaJet and AquaJet f…

  • Lydall Expands Capabilities

    August 1, 2007
    Roll goods producer Lydall, Manchester, CT, is underway with several capital improvement initiatives.

  • Monadnock Meltblown Targets Filtration

    August 1, 2007
    Technology combines Halar and polypropylene.

  • Solutions In Film & Fiber

    July 14, 2007
    With innovative film and nonwoven system solutions, RKW is a global leader in the business field of hygiene and medical products.

  • JM Debuts Suite Of Filtration, Building Products

    June 13, 2007
    JM is introducing six new products for filtration and building applications at the Techtextil Fair.

  • Composite Construction

    June 12, 2007
    A composite structure was recently patented. The structure includes an elongate core material of a sintered diamond comprising 80% by volume or more diamond particles of a mean particle size not larger than 3.5 μm and an iron group metal binding the…

  • Composite Construction

    June 12, 2007
    A composite structure was patented. It comprises an elongate core material of a sintered diamond comprising 80% by volume or more diamond particles of a mean particle size not larger than 3.5 üm. An iron group metal binds the diamond particles. A sh…

  • Light-Stable Colored Transparent Composite Films

    June 12, 2007
    A transparent film that exhibits a predetermined finished color tone has been issued a patent. The film comprises a color-deficient, dyed, polymer film layer that exhibits a color deficiency in at least one of hue, chroma and value as compared to the…

  • Glatfelter Composite Fibers Pools Its Expertise in Europe

    April 19, 2007
    As part of the U.S.-based Glatfelter Company, two long-established players in the European paper industry, Schoeller & Hoesch and Lydney (formerly JR Crompton), are operating jointly as Glatfelter Composite Fibers effective of last month. “…

  • Up In Flames

    Up In Flames

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 12, 2007
    upgraded flame retardants bump up the performance of nonwovens in both residential and industrial end uses

  • Strong & Steady

    Strong & Steady

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 12, 2007
    roofing and construction markets see solid growth and promise potential for future expansion

  • Reinforced Composite Structure

    April 10, 2007
    A stiff reinforced composite structure with a core and first and second layers of fibrous material has been granted a patent. The first and second layers are bound to respective first and second opposed surfaces of the core and with respective exteri…

  • Ahlstrom Buys Fiberweb's Consumer Wipes Business

    April 1, 2007
    Fiberweb has sold its hygiene wipes business Ahlstrom Corporation in a deal that include facilities in South Carolina, Italy and Spain. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close by the end of June and is valued a…

  • Emergency Roll Service

    March 15, 2007
    Webex’s emergency roll service delivers precision idler rolls in record time, helping OEMs to complete converting machinery orders or converters and printers to get process lines up and running again. WEB-EXpress roll orders, limited to six pre…

  • Spunbond Chinese Style

    February 20, 2007
    Six years after the establishment of sister company Zhejiang Huayin Plastics Co. in 1992, spunbond nonwovens producer Zhejiang Huayin Nonwovens was born.

  • Two A.Celli Airlaid Systems To Be Installed

    February 20, 2007
    A.Celli Nonwovens’ Wingformer has been selected as the airlaid technology for two new projects with China-based Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group and Italian producer Main SpA, respectively. In order to further expand its operations in the hygiene…

  • Antimicrobial Composite Material

    February 20, 2007
    Patented is composite material comprising a microparticle support consisting essentially of polymeric organic particles. Metallic and non-metallic ions are grafted to the surface of the support. The particles are a copolymer of at least three monomer…

  • Composite Base Material And Adhesive Film

    February 20, 2007
    An adhesive film characterized by a film-like composite base material was patented. The film has at least a first resin film with a breaking elongation in the lengthwise direction of 300 to 1500% and a breaking strength of at least 2 kg/12 mm. The fi…

  • TenCate Will Sell O-C Product

    February 14, 2007
    TenCate Geosynthetics North America, Pendergrass, GA, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Toledo, OH-based Owens Corning whereby TenCate will sell, market and distribute Owens Corning’s TruPave Engineered Paving Mat in North America.…

  • Riding The Wave

    Riding The Wave

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 12, 2007
    to stay afloat, producers of spunmelt nonwovens must balance high raw material costs, tough competition and overcapacity issues

  • Food Pads: A Great Market For Airlaid

    Food Pads: A Great Market For Airlaid

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 12, 2007
    absorbency requirements open up opportunities in food packaging

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $71 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, chairman and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, president; George Wang, general manager China operations; Alvin Hu, wastewater business unit officer; Dr. Y. S. Chiu, technica…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $82 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…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Manchester, CT Sales: $136 million Description: Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board, David Freeman, president and CEO; Thomas Smith, vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer; Mona Estey, vice president&mdash…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Ringgold, GA Sales: $231 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Lee McCarter, executive vice president and CFO; Mac Bridger, executive vice president worldwide…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $210 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Bob Schiller, vice president and general manager, h…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Denver, CO Sales: $583 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, engineered products group; Zain Mahmood, vice president, sales, marketing and innovation, engineered products group; Ken Forden, NA nonwovens a…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Helsinki, Finland Sales: $1.01 billion Description: Personnel Jukka Moisio, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president, filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president, nonwovens; Tommi Bjormann, senior vice president, glas…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Wilmington, DE Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Matt Trerotola, vice president and general manager DuPont Nonwovens; Mahesh Mansukhani, global business director-Tyvek/Typar and Nigel Budden, global business director-Sont…

  • Mogul Expansion Imminent

    December 7, 2006
    Several expansion projects are coming to fruition at Turkish roll goods producer Mogul. The company will soon add two 1600 mm-wide meltblown lines, each of which boast a 1000 metric ton capacity. With the first line scheduled to come onstream in Dece…

  • Defensive Drivers

    Defensive Drivers

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 4, 2006
    automotive suppliers continue to face a rocky road as they dodge cost pressures & competition

  • JM Adds To Filtration Offerings

    November 30, 2006
    Johns Manville Engineered Products has introduced three new filtration products that offer added value to the filtration markets and help filter manufacturers expand their product lines and increase sales. “Our global presence, technological kn…

  • Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Filtration Attracts A Crowd

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || November 8, 2006
    high volumes, high margins make filtration a winning bet for many nonwovens producers

  • Composite Article Having Thermoplastic Elastomer Region on Thermoplastic Substrate

    November 7, 2006
    Patented is a molded article comprising a substrate with a thermoplastic alloy. The thermoplastic alloy includes a polyester and a polycarbonate. An outer surface layer of a thermoplastic material is located on at least a portion of the substrate. Th…