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  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    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,…

  • SCA Invests In Russian AI Market

    December 23, 2009
    New line to meet demands for region.

  • Absorbent Article

    December 15, 2009
    Patented is an absorption article such as a pant diaper, having a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorption body positioned between. The article has a front end portion, a rear end portion and a crotch portion. The r…

  • Bio Baby Wipes Launched

    December 3, 2009
    Gro Baby uses Ingeo for a more planet friendly solution.

  • The Heat Is On!

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || December 2, 2009
    We are feeling it at the gas pumps and we will feel it when we heat our homes this winter, but where will be the next area we feel the squeeze of increasing petroleum prices?

  • Far East Report

    Kin Ohmura, Chemical Marketing Center || December 1, 2009
    There are currently about 13 known manufacturers of spunbond nonwovens headquartered in Japan. These manufacturers, and their production capacities, are shown in Table 1. The total production capacity of these manufacturers was 139,800 tons per year…

  • Nonwovens Demand to Hit $6.3 Billion By 2013

    November 18, 2009
    Freedonia Group publishes new study.

  • Disposable Diaper With Sealable Enclosure And Method For Sealing And Disposing Of The Same

    November 10, 2009
    A patent has been issued for a disposable diaper with sealable enclosure and method for sealing and disposing of the same. The disposable diaper is comprised of a diaper body having an outer surface and includes a waterproof layer secured to an oute…

  • Disposable Diaper With Sealable Enclosure And Method For Sealing And Disposing Of The Same

    November 10, 2009
    A patent has been issued for a disposable diaper with sealable enclosure and method for sealing and disposing of the same. The disposable diaper is comprised of a diaper body having an outer surface and includes a waterproof layer secured to an oute…

  • Carrier for additive in an absorbent article

    October 13, 2009
    A carrier for additive in an absorbent article has been patented. The invention relates to an absorbent article, such as a sanitary towel, a panty liner, a tampon, a diaper or an incontinence pad, which is intended to be positioned in the crotch area…

  • U.S. Proposes Global Change In Customs Classification For Hygiene Products

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || October 9, 2009
    new designation reflects greater use of nonwovens

  • Reusable Diapers

    October 8, 2009
    Patented recently is a reusable diaper comprised of an inner layer configured to wick moisture from a diaper wearer's body and an outer layer configured to be substantially liquid-impervious. At least one pocket is defined by a space between the inne…

  • P&G Unveils Thinner Diaper Design

    September 28, 2009
    Sustainability efforts to reduce diaper weights, provide clean drinking water.

  • Study Ranks Disposable Diapers

    September 17, 2009
    Swaddlers, Pull-Ups Receive Category Honors

  • Focke and Co. Hosts In House Event in Germany

    August 24, 2009
    Focke & Co. to showcase packaging at In House event in Germany.

  • Disposable Diaper With a Hip Belt

    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…

  • Disposable diaper

    July 28, 2009
    A disposable diaper has been issued a patent. It comprises an absorber and a top sheet which is disposed to cover an upper surface of the absorber. The top sheet is at least partially formed of a liquid permeable material. A back sheet is formed of a…

  • Baby Diapers In Africa

    July 23, 2009
    Products have lower penetration levels and older technology but does this market present opportunities for Western manufacturers?

  • GDM Holds North African Symposium

    July 16, 2009
    Event looks at hygiene and disposables potential in region.

  • P&G To Make Diapers, Laundry Detergent In Pakistan

    July 15, 2009
    $100 million investment to start coming onstream next year.

  • First Quality Approved for New Diaper Plant

    July 8, 2009
    Pennsylvania government provides incentives for million square foot site.

  • Method For Determining The Illustration Of A Diaper

    June 30, 2009
    Patented is a method of determining effectiveness of an illustration for a diaper during a diaper changing process. The diaper comprises a main body for being fitted onto a body of an infant and a first illustration displaying part provided on the ma…

  • K-C CEO Discusses Goals, Strategies

    K-C CEO Discusses Goals, Strategies

    Karen Bitz || June 9, 2009
    Strengthening brands, moving into new geographies are key goals

  • How Green Can Nonwovens Be?

    Mark Snider, Principal: Smith, Johnson & Associates || May 11, 2009
    The “Green Movement” has gained popularity in both consumer and business sectors and is here to stay. Benefits to the environment and government incentives add to the concept  of greener and more efficient lifestyles and business sy…

  • Lower the Weight Of Your Film and Nonwoven Materials Through Adhesive Application Management

    Michael Fornes, Market Development Manager || May 11, 2009
    systems can save on raw material and non-material costs alike

  • Disposable diaper

    April 28, 2009
    A disposable diaper was patented. It comprises a primary absorbent batt structure, a pair of barrier cuffs and at least one supplementary absorbent batt assembly. The primary batt assembly includes a liquid-pervious, body-facing surface, a liquid-imp…

  • Baby Diaper Absorbent Cores

    Philip Hardy, Disposables Consultancy Services || April 14, 2009
    new tests for effective core design

  • ANEX 2009: It's Asia's Turn

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || April 14, 2009
    part three of the triennial rotation of nonwovens trade shows will be held in Shanghai in May. Here's a look at what the industry has to offer.

  • K-C Offers New Huggies Line

    April 13, 2009
    Pure & Natural diapers include natural, organic materials.

  • Wipes Demand Set to Grow 3.9% A Year

    March 4, 2009
    Market size will reach $2.3 billion.

  • Tredegar Unveils New Elastic Laminate

    March 2, 2009
    Super-soft, stretchable elastic laminates will target diaper ear applications.

  • K-C Releases Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

    March 1, 2009
    Kimberly-Clark released sales and earnings results for the 2008 forth quarter and year end. Quarterly sales decreased 3.4% to $4.6 billion, as the effect of weaker foreign currency exchange rates more than offset organic sales growth of approximately…

  • Elastic Laminate

    March 1, 2009
    Tredegar Film Products, a global leader in elastics innovation is introducing Flex?Feel elastic laminatea super-soft, stretchable elastic laminate for diaper ears and large area applications.FlexFeel is a breakthrough elastic laminate that responds…

  • K-C Releases Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

    February 28, 2009
    Kimberly-Clark released sales and earnings results for the 2008 forth quarter and year end.

  • Spunmelt Savvy

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 11, 2009
    today's economic pressures make the margin for error slimmer than ever for spunmelt makers

  • For Disposable Diapers, The Future is Green

    Jonathan Roberts, Roberts Media || February 11, 2009
    In a unique project called WooDi, Sodra Cell, SCA and Chalmers University have joined forces to produce a diaper that could one day be made entirely of wood-based fibers

  • Absorbent Cores For Absorbent Diapers Having Reduced Thickness and Improved Liquid Handling And Retention Performance And Comprising A Superabsorbent Polymer

    February 10, 2009
    A disposable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core was patented. The absorbent core comprises a superabsorbent polymer in the form of particles and a nitrogenous polymer comprising from five to 17 mol/kg, based on the total weight of the nit…

  • Unicharm Looks to Russia, India For Growth

    February 5, 2009
    New Russian plant to be complete next year.

  • K-C Releases Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

    January 29, 2009
    Quarterly net sales were $4.6 billion, a decrease of approximately 3% from 2007.

  • Absorbent Article

    January 27, 2009
    An absorbent pants diaper was recently given a patent. It comprises an elastic waist portion and an absorbent element that has a length and a width and is adapted to at least cover the genitals of a wearer when the article is worn. The diaper also fe…

  • Evolutionary Equipment

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || January 19, 2009
    Considering the current economic environment, maybe equipment suppliers' description of today's hygiene market as evolutionary (rather than revolutionary) isn't so bad after all.

  • A Stack Of Issues

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 19, 2009
    The disposable diaper market continues to be dominated by two multinational companies-Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble-however, these two giants continue to feel pressure from competing store brands as cash-strapped consumers are favoring private label products.

  • PLMA Show Shows Strengths and Weaknesses

    Susan Stransbury, Contributor || January 19, 2009
    interesting new products show up at store brands expo in Chicago

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    January 1, 2009
    Location: GRAVATAI, BRAZIL Sales: $103 Million Description: Plants Gravatai, Brazil; North America Process Spunmelt, meltblown Major Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial, filtration, sorbents This is the last year Brazilian nonwovens producer…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2009
    Location: SEOUL, KOREA Sales: $144 Million Description: Plant Locations Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea; Nantong, JIangsu Province, China ISO Status ISO-9001: 2009; ISO-14001 (environmental certification): 2004; ISO-18001 (operational certifi…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $155 Million Description: Key Personnel Haruhiro Uesugi, general manager, life and energy materials division Plants Japan, Thailand Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2009
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $295 Million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care; Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens; Ole Houmann, CFO; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, purchasing director Pl…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    January 1, 2009
    Location: GREAT NECK, NY Sales: $250 Million Description: Plants Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA Processes Spunmelt Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality Nonwovens continues to invest in both its nonwovens and its packaged goods busine…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and development; J…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2009
    Location: DALLAS, TX Sales: $1.3 Billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Jan Spencer, Professional & Other; Richard Thorne, vice president, Professional North America; Stephanie Rossignol, director, Professional Wipe…