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  • 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…

  • Review & Forecast

    December 8, 2005
    As 2005 draws to a close, nonwovens executives describe the year as positive for the industry.

  • Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    December 8, 2005
    pricing pressures, demands for innovation continue to define industry

  • Reticulated Absorbent Composite

    November 29, 2005
    Patented is an absorbent composite made of absorbent material dispersed within a fibrous matrix. The fibrous matrix comprises bonded cellulosic fibers as well as voids and passages between voids within the matrix. The absorbent material is located wi…

  • Impact Absorbing Composite

    November 29, 2005
    An impact absorbing composite has been granted a patent. The impact absorbing composite comprises a plurality of impact absorbing members, each of which is solid and predominantly free of voids. A flexible layer comprises a net or open-meshed fabric.…

  • The Filtration Evolution

    The Filtration Evolution

    November 15, 2005
    growth continues as this highly technical nonwovens sector faces new demands and challenges

  • Five Finalists Named for 2006 Visionary Award

    October 28, 2005
    Five unique consumer products—ranging from a disaster relief blanket to a host of personal and household care items from the industry’s leading manufacturers – have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious 2006 Visionary Awar…

  • Decorative Automotive Interior Trim Articles With Cast Integral Light Stable Covering And Process For Making The Same

    October 25, 2005
    An article comprising a panel structure mountable in an automobile vehicle to form a part of a vehicle interior has been issued a patent. The panel structure has an exterior surface, at least a portion of which is exposed to the vehicle interior, and…

  • Polyfelt Sold In 70 Million Deal

    October 12, 2005
    Austrian geotextiles specialist Polyfelt GmbH has been sold for €70 million to technical textiles powerhouse Royal Ten Cate (RTC), headquartered in The Netherlands. The acquisition represents a strategic step in RTC's "buy-and-build" p…

  • Michelman Has Named VP of Global Operations

    October 3, 2005
    Michelman, Cincinnati, OH, has named Donald Wiseman vice president of global operations. Former group director of plastics at Americhem, Inc., Mr. Wiseman will be responsible for all global manufacturing operations, logistics, engineering, process en…

  • BASF Names New Leader Of European Adhesive and Construction Business

    October 3, 2005
    BASF Names New Leader Of European Adhesive and Construction Business BBA Fiberweb, Simpsonville, SC, has made several recent personnel changes. Sam Depriest has joined BBA Fiberweb’s Graphic Arts group as area manager for the Midwest territ…

  • Airlaid: State Of The Industry

    October 3, 2005
    better...but not good

  • Ahlstrom To Add Spunlace Line In U.S.

    September 29, 2005
    Ahlstrom Corporation will invest in a new spunlace machine at its Green Bay, WI plant. The additional capacity will primarily serve the growing North American wipes market with spunlace composites technology. According to Ahlstrom, the new line will…

  • Nanofiber Composite For Filtration Materials

    August 31, 2005
    Hollingsworth & Vose has unveiled new technology, the Nanoweb, to aid in the filtration of hazardous emissions (i.e. from automobiles). Since filtration capabilities are based on the fineness of fibers, Hollingsworth & Vose makes use of the e…

  • Nanofiber Composite For Filtration Materials

    August 30, 2005
    Hollingsworth & Vose has unveiled new technology, the Nanoweb, to aid in the filtration of hazardous emissions (i.e. from automobiles). Since filtration capabilities are based on the fineness of fibers, Hollingsworth & Vose makes use of the e…

  • Regional Spotlight: China

    August 30, 2005
    INDA reports growth will slow but still remain high by Western standards

  • The Call for Composites

    August 30, 2005
    Creative fabric and fiber combinations help boost versatility in this busy segment

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the latest innovations and company highlights from suppliers of machinery and equipment

  • Up Close and Personal

    August 17, 2005
    personal care wipes continue to benefit from proliferation and strong growth

  • Heading Down the Highway

    August 17, 2005
    a look at nonwovens role in transportation

  • Filter Focus

    August 17, 2005
    roll goods producers view segment as a good one for growth and innovation

  • Making An Incision In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens are a preferred material for use in hospitals

  • The International Top 40

    August 17, 2005
    annual survey profiles the top nonwoven roll goods producers worldwide

  • The Best Of Both Worlds

    August 17, 2005
    composite structures combine multiple materials to create products with more function, better value and increased versatility

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the years largest nonwovens exposition

  • Spunlace Soaks Up The Spotlight In Nonwovens Technology

    August 17, 2005
    spunlace has become a preferred technology among nonwovens manufacturers

  • Full Speed Ahead For Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    auto manufacturers focus on costs, recyclability and lower weights for the future

  • Disposables On The Rise In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    increased awareness of nonwovens advantages in the medical

  • Nonwovens In Filtration

    August 17, 2005
    government regulations and consumer requirements drive growth

  • Airlaid Products Investments In The Future

    August 17, 2005
    as new capacity comes onstream, this technology finds a wide range of end uses

  • Spunbonded & Melt Blown Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    despite overcapacity issues and price pressures, these two technologies remain tops with producers

  • Techtextil Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what was on display at recent Frankfurt event

  • In The Buff

    August 17, 2005
    natural fibers show they have nothing to hide from the nonwovens industry

  • IDEA 01 Review

    August 17, 2005
    triennial event marked as largest gathering of nonwovens industry in North America

  • A New Spin On Spunlace

    August 17, 2005
    strength, durability and a textile-like feel have given nonwovens manufacturers high hopes for this technology

  • Review & Forecast

    August 17, 2005
    executives discuss how the nonwovens industry fared in 2000 and make predictions for 2001

  • The Filtration Boom

    August 17, 2005
    thanks to myriad new product opportunities in niche and traditional segments, the filtration market is gearing up for skyrocketing sales and even tighter competition

  • Diagnosis: Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens manufacturers are optimistic about the future of the medical market

  • Parlez-Vous Francais?

    August 17, 2005
    on a recent visit to France, associate editor C.E. Pelc discovers just how well nonwovens speak French

  • Doing Big Business In A Small World

    August 17, 2005
    suppliers of diaper components are striving to meet challenges

  • Filtering Out Trends In The Filtration Market

    August 17, 2005
    a segmented business where manufacturers are finding their niche

  • Are We There Yet?

    August 17, 2005
    air laid manufacturers head toward a market break-through