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  • Self-adhering Modified Bitumen Underlayment For Tile Roofs

    November 7, 2006
    A self-adhering underlayment for tile roofing assemblies has been issued a patent. The underlayment comprises a dual-compound composite sheet including a carrier sheet with a front side and a backside. The carrier sheet is sandwiched between a top la…

  • High Bonding Copolyester

    October 20, 2006
    The association of German automotive manufactures (VDA), has created a standard, VDA 278, governing the testing of VOC and fogging values (FOG). The values of the complete multi-layer laminates are decisive. The emissions from the adhesives are also…

  • Airlaid: The Comeback Kid

    Airlaid: The Comeback Kid

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || October 16, 2006
    once plagued by overcapacity and pricing challenges, are airlaids ready to get back in the ring?

  • Neumag Acquires Nordson's Fiber Systems Group

    October 13, 2006
    Nordson Corporation has sold its Fiber Systems Group to Saurer Ltd.’s business unit, Neumag, which offers a wide range of turnkey systems for the production of nonwovens. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.  Based in Dawsonville, GA,…

  • Composite Material Based On Polyamide And Submicronic Mineral Particles

    September 12, 2006
    Composite material comprising a matrix based on polyamide and mineral submicron particles has been patented. The polyamide is obtained by polycondensation of a diamine with a dicarboxylic acid. The particles comprise a silica-based core and an at lea…

  • Companies To Watch

    September 11, 2006
    a look at some other important nonwovens producers

  • KNH

    September 11, 2006
    KNH Taipei, Taiwan www.knh.com.tw $71 million Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, president; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industrial specialties business director; Alvin Hu, technical vice president…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2006
    Precision Custom Coatings Totowa, NJ www.pcc-usa.com $75 million 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, dir…

  • Jacob Holm/Norafin

    September 11, 2006
    Jacob Holm/Norafin Aalschwil, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com $87 million Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Opperman, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia…

  • Polyfelt

    September 11, 2006
    Polyfelt Linz, Austrian www.polyfelt.at $91 million (€73 million) Key Personnel Andreas Matje, CEO; Michel Haudrechy, VP marketing and sales; Manfred Winkler, VP product supply; Nick Blasl, VP finance and IT services, Frank ten Oever, VP huma…

  • Colbond

    September 7, 2006
    Colbond Arnhem, The Netherlands www.colbond.com $184 million Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and marketing flooring; Harry Verbakel, director sales…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    September 7, 2006
    Hollingsworth & Vose Walpole, MA www.hollingsworth-vose.com $187 million Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration and high efficiency and…

  • Propex Fabrics

    September 7, 2006
    Propex Fabrics Ringgold, GA www.propexfabrics.com $200 million Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Phil Barnes, vice president, CFO and treasurer; Lee McCarter, executive vice president…

  • Ahlstrom

    September 7, 2006
    Ahlstrom Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com $928 million Personnel Jukka Moisio, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president and general manager, filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president and general manager, nonwovens; Tommi B…

  • DuPont

    September 7, 2006
    DuPont Nonwovens Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com $1.35 billion 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…

  • Superior Fabrics Makes Glass Media Acquisition

    September 6, 2006
    Superior Fibers Incorporated, Bremen, OH, has purchased Chicago-based Hollinee, LLC. The acquisition makes Superior Fibers the largest glass fiber filtration manufacturer in the world, according to Superior Fibers board chairman Bill Miller. “T…

  • DuPont Bridges Gap Between Nonwovens and Film

    August 30, 2006
    DuPont has introduced Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT), a new offering for air and liquid filtration that is poised to fill the performance gap between traditional nonwovens and microporous films. Comprised of continuous sub-micron fibers and availab…

  • Filter

    August 17, 2006
    Filtration Group's FP-S Mini-Pleat V-Bank filter is constructed with a composite of synthetic filter materials and a high-impact, all plastic frame. This filter is designed to be reliable, lightweight and extremely strong. The FP-S's durable construc…

  • High-Tech Hybrids

    High-Tech Hybrids

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || August 17, 2006
    By whatever name you call them, composites are proving that innovative substrate and fiber combinations are an increasingly beneficial option for new product developers

  • Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 17, 2006
    nonwovens up the ante in innovation to give healthcare personnel what they want

  • Moisture Management Incontinence Device

    August 15, 2006
    Patented is a launderable and reusable moisture management incontinence pad adapted for placement within an undergarment worn by a user. The incontinence pad includes a multilayer fabric composite with an inside major surface for residing nearest the…

  • Mogul Invests In Several Technologies

    July 27, 2006
    Mogul Nonwovens, a Turkish roll goods producer, is  building a new facility on a 23,000 square meter land parcel located three kilometers away from its existing plant in Gaziantep, Turkey. The facility will house a number of new machines includi…

  • Disposable Cutting Sheet

    July 18, 2006
    A disposable cutting sheet for cutting and preparation of food items was patented. A first cut-resistant layer includes a thermoplastic material ply and an absorbent ply. The first layer has a first surface area. The thermoplastic material ply of the…

  • A Military Mission

    July 10, 2006
    Nanosyntex (NST) was founded in 2003 to support the needs of the U.S. military and polymer industries through product innovation.

  • Filter

    June 14, 2006
    Filtration Group's FP-S Mini-Pleat V-Bank filter is constructed with a composite of synthetic filter materials and a high-impact, all plastic frame. This filter is designed to be reliable, lightweight and extremely strong. The FP-S's durable construc…

  • Fighting Fire With... Technology

    Fighting Fire With... Technology

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 14, 2006
    the market for flame retardants is heating up as new innovative components hit the scene

  • FiberMark Installs New Laminator

    June 1, 2006
    FiberMark Gessner, a  global supplier of automotive and vac bag filter media as well as a manufacturer of backing papers for coated abrasives and adhesive  tapes, has added a laminator to its technical capabilities. This laminator will not…

  • Nonwovens and Uncle Sam: Perfect Together

    May 17, 2006
    One might look at this month's cover of Nonwovens Industry and wonder what U.S. Armed Forces have to do with nonwovens. Well, the U.S. Marine Corps is investing significant resources in developing nonwoven composite fabric technology for combat utili…

  • Development Of Nonwoven Fabrics For Military Applications

    Development Of Nonwoven Fabrics For Military Applications

    Stephen Szczesuil, Natick Soldier System || May 17, 2006
    nonwoven composite technology lends key performance characteristics to uniforms, equipment

  • McAirlaids To Build U.S. Headquarters

    May 17, 2006
    German airlaid specialist McAirlaid's Vliesstoffe GmbH & Co. KG plans to invest $85 million to open a plant and U.S. headquarters in Franklin County, VA. The project is expected to create 160 jobs. The company plans to build the offices and manuf…

  • Fibrous Reinforcement Suitable As A Fireproofing Agent

    May 16, 2006
    A fibrous reinforcement for use in making composite items has been patented. The reinforcement features a fibrous support with a surface and reinforcing fibers selected from the group consisting of fiberglass, carbon and ceramic. The reinforcement al…

  • Long Glass Fiber Filler Reinforced Resin Material For Molding, Method For Molding Article And Molded Article Molded by The Method

    May 16, 2006
    Patented is a long glass fiber filler reinforced resin material for molding. The article comprises a masterbatch formed of a composite of a matrix resin of homopolypropylene with a pentad isotactic index of at least 95% and a long glass fiber filler.…

  • Nonwovens For Civil Engineering and Roofing Felts In China

    Nonwovens For Civil Engineering and Roofing Felts In China

    John Xuan, Nonwovens Staff || April 17, 2006
    products have been used on a wide-scale basis since the early 1990s

  • Ahlstrom Will Build In Russia

    March 22, 2006
    Ahlstrom will invest approximately €38 million in a new glassfiber tissue production plant in Russia. The investment further strengthens Ahlstrom’s position as a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty glass fiber tissue for the bu…

  • Spunlace Market Report

    Spunlace Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2006
    with a slate of new capacity coming onstream, producers look beyond commodities to add value in wipes and other markets

  • Fleissner Reports Spunlace Growth

    March 3, 2006
    German machinery provider Fleissner has sold four AquaJet Spunlace systems throughout the world. In the U.S., the company has contracted a 3.6-meter, 12,000 ton-per-year spunlace line for the carded wipes market. This line is expected to start up at…

  • Spunmelt Directory

    February 10, 2006
    Advanced Design Concepts Rethanustrasse 12 D-30159 Hanover Germany Telephone: 49-517-1408660 Fax: 49-517-1408601 E-mail: jabed@bbafiberweb.com Web: www.advanceddesignconcepts.com   Advanced Fabrics (SAAF) P.O. Box 1065 Al Ahsa…

  • Household Care: A Homerun For Wipes

    Household Care: A Homerun For Wipes

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 10, 2006
    floor cleaning cloths boost household wipes market beyond baby wipes in North America

  • Spunmelt: What

    Spunmelt: What's With All The Hype?

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || February 10, 2006
    in response to demand from hygiene and medical markets, manufacturers add capacity throughout the world

  • Fiber Reinforced Composite Article, Fiber Member, And Method For Making

    January 17, 2006
    A fiber reinforced composite article was recently patented. The article includes a first surface, a second surface opposed to and spaced apart from the first surface, a matrix and reinforcing fibers there between. It has a plurality of discrete regio…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $71 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, president; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industrial specialties business director; Alvin Hu, technical…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Totowa, NJ Sales: $75 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…

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Hof/Saale, Germany Sales: $87 Million Description: Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Opperman, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia De Buman, vice…

  • Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    Royal Ten Cate (Polyfelt)

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Linz, Austria Sales: $91 million Description: Key Personnel Andreas Matje, CEO; Michel Haudrechy, VP marketing and sales; Manfred Winkler, VP product supply; Nick Blasl, VP finance and IT services, Frank ten Oever, VP human resources…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Aalschwil, Switzerland Sales: $87 million Description: Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Opperman, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia De Buman,…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    January 1, 2006
    (formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $184 million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and marketing flooring; Harry…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Ringgold, GA Sales: $200 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Phil Barnes, vice president, CFO and treasurer; Lee McCarter, executive vice president and CF…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $187 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration and high efficiency and specialty filtration; Tom Wh…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Helsinki, Finland Sales: $928 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; T…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2006
    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…