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  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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…

  • The Year That Was

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    despite economic crises, raw material pricing and consolidation, the nonwovens industry continue to invest in the future.

  • Many Shapes And Forms

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    no matter how you define it, composite technology is allowing nonwovens to penetrate new markets.

  • Sitting Pretty

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 11, 2008
    hygiene component suppliers prepare for pricing let-up

  • Unicharm Expands Diaper Business

    November 10, 2008
    Buyers Australian company with 20% share of local market.

  • In Defense Of Disposables

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || November 10, 2008
    Disposing of disposables has been a huge issue in nonwovens since long before it became ultra-cool to be green and every other company out there put sustainability at the top of their list of corporate goals.

  • Low Odor, Light Color, Disposable Article Construction Adhesive

    November 4, 2008
    Patented is a disposable diaper comprising a polyolefin film layer bonded to a synthetic nonwoven layer using a low odor hot melt construction adhesive. The adhesive penetrates the fiber of the nonwoven layer to embed the fiber in the adhesive. The c…

  • P&G Honors Suppliers

    October 27, 2008
    Pegas, Fibertex among those recognized.

  • Disposable Diaper Market To Reach $26.6 Billion by 2012

    October 23, 2008
    Growth to be derived through more sophisticated products.

  • What's Next for Airlaid?

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || October 15, 2008
    When I took over the post of editor of Nonwovens Industry nearly eight years ago, the airlaid market was one of the most buzzed-about topics out there. Concert had announced plans to add two side-by-side airlaid lines in Quebec. Its key North America…

  • Sustainability And Value Creation

    Christoph Schmitz, Concepts 4 Success || October 15, 2008
    new product designs with reduced raw material usage

  • Airlaid: All The Way Back

    Philip Mango, Nonwovens Staff || October 15, 2008
    Recovery Complete... What's Next?

  • Kraton Offers New Stretch Technology

    September 2, 2008
    Papers to be read at INTC, Insight.

  • P&G Raises Prices In China

    August 21, 2008
    Pampers and Whisper products to jump as much as 10%.

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || August 13, 2008
    a look at the latest offerings and news from suppliers in this busy sector

  • P&G Test Markets Diapers With Removable Absorbent Pads

    July 16, 2008
    Pampers Change 'N Go available online.

  • Hood Joins Pantex

    July 9, 2008
    Company names GM of Pantex MENA in United Arab Emirates.

  • P&G Program To Benefit UNICEF

    May 15, 2008
    Salma Hayek launches Pampers One Pack = One Vaccine Program.