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  • 34th Annual Buyers’ Guide

    June 14, 2005
    This annual guide lists nearly every supplier and producer of nonwovens around the globe in one comprehensive listing. This guide is divided into six sections—machinery and equipment suppliers, raw material producers, roll goods manufacturers, contract se

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    June 14, 2005
    a look at what’s new with equipment suppliers

  • CONTRACT SERVICES ROUNDUP

    June 14, 2005
    expanded services, upgraded machinery and new markets ease competition

  • Hygiene Suppliers Hang Tough

    June 14, 2005
    market conditions pose many challenges in components

  • Diaper Portal Offers Discounts

    June 14, 2005
    The first U.S. website delivery of brand name diapers, wipes and formula at wholesale prices with free shipping has been opened officially after a successful five-month test period. 1800Diapers delivers many of the most popular Pampers, Huggies and L…

  • THE HYGIENE MARKET FACES CHALLENGES

    June 6, 2005
    SAP shortages, customer demands, pricing pressures make it difficult to do business in diapers

  • FEMININE HYGIENE MANUFACTURERS DIRECTORY

    June 6, 2005
    with new scented products hitting the shelves, femcare producers are hoping to enjoy the sweet smell of success

  • AIRLAIDS REBOUND

    June 6, 2005
    is the overcapacity crisis over for airlaid?

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    June 6, 2005
    increased competition hits hygiene market

  • Airlaid Grabs Hold In Food Packaging

    June 6, 2005
    manufacturers develop new uses for technology

  • K-C Expands Relationship With iVillage Parenting Networ

    June 2, 2005
    iVillage Parenting Network, a division of iVillage Inc., and Kimberly-Clark have expanded their relationship with Kimberly-Clark Corporation through a charter sponsorship of the new iVillage Childbirth Education Connection program. Through its yea…

  • 35th Annual Buyers’ Guide

    June 1, 2005
    This annual guide lists nearly every supplier and producer of nonwovens around the globe in one comprehensive listing. This guide is divided into six sections—machinery and equipment suppliers, raw material producers, roll goods manufacturers, contract se

  • IDEA Award Winners Announced

    June 1, 2005
    industry honors innovation in a number of categories

  • Fiber Finishes Expanding

    June 1, 2005
    increasing scope of nonwovens is attractive to suppliers

  • Fiber Technology Slowly Evolved

    June 1, 2005
    rising costs are making material alternatives attractive

  • Chinese Outlook

    June 1, 2005
    sunrise business is expanding

  • ADULT INCONTINENCE COVERAGE

    June 1, 2005
    market forecast, manufacturers directory and review of machinery companies serving the market

  • A Model Of Flexibility

    June 1, 2005
    increased competition hits hygiene market

  • Not Just Diapers

    June 1, 2005
    producers look to new areas for growth

  • Vision Gears Up for New Orleans

    June 1, 2005
    Annual competition will be a highlight of consumer products conference

  • Taking On the Diaper Challenge

    June 1, 2005
    Intense competition continues for baby diaper machinery suppliers in a crowded global market

  • Doing Time In the Disposable Baby Diaper Market

    June 1, 2005
    Niche markets, Developing regions, Fuel growth

  • Nonwovens Potential And The Unique Indian Situation

    June 1, 2005
    future looks bright for disposables and durables in India

  • Spunmelt Nonwovens Roll On

    June 1, 2005
    industry deals with supply shortages, pricing pressures and looks to new applications

  • A Clean Sweep: Is It Within Reach?

    June 1, 2005
    household wipes have registered off-the-chart growth in recent years, but now manufacturers will need to innovate even more to compete

  • IS TWO BETTER THAN ONE?

    June 1, 2005
    partnerships lead to questions over the future direction of the packaging market

  • AI FOLLOWS THE LEADER

    June 1, 2005
    producers take heed of success in baby diaper market and now offer bells and whistles for improved performance in AI products

  • U.K. Study Ranks Disposable Diapers As Safe as Cloth

    May 26, 2005
    A study conducted by the U.K. Environment Agency has found little or no difference between the environmental impact of cloth and disposable diapers. A Government-commissioned life cycle assessment (LCA), published in May, shows through independent an…

  • Disposable Diaper With Portion on Skin-Side Sheet to Prevent Passage of Urine Or Other Bodily Waste

    May 24, 2005
    Patented was a disposable diaper, comprising a water-repellent sheet; a skin-side sheet joined with a water-repellent sheet and an absorbent body disposed between the water-repellent sheet and the skin-side sheet. The skin-side sheet is comprised of…

  • Synergy, AHP Join Forces In Dominican Republic

    April 28, 2005
    PHS Group, a subsidiary of Synergy Brands, Inc., plans to leverage its Dominican Republic relationships in the cigar business and enter the country's disposable diaper market as a result of an agreement with Associated Hygienic Products, LLC, Duluth…

  • Weyerhaeuser Continues Paragon Denial

    April 8, 2005
    Weyerhaeuser Company will appeal a decision made by a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge awarding $460 million to the estate of diaper producer Paragon Trade Brands. Weyerhaeuser has not recorded a charge against earnings because it believes the bankruptcy decisi…

  • Wipes Growth Projected

    March 10, 2005
    U.S. demand for wipes, both consumer and industrial, is expected to increase nearly 6% a year to reach $1.9 billion in 2009. This growth will be propelled by further market segment and a continual spate of new product introduction, according to a rep…

  • K-C Offers Toilet Training Help

    March 3, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark has added to new training pant choices to its Pull-Ups line. Pull-Ups Training Pants with Learning Designs and Pull-Ups training pants with wetness liner are designed to meet the different needs of toddlers during toilet training. Lear…

  • Pampers and Children’s Hospital Reach Out to China

    March 3, 2005
    Pampers diaper brand and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a pediatric medical and academic research center, have jointly launched the "Cincinnati Children's Bang Bao Research Scholar Program" in Beijing today to further advanc…

  • P&G Grows on Diaper Strength

    February 2, 2005
    Procter & Gamble reported sales increased 9% to nearly $14.5 billion during the October-to-December quarter. Net earnings increased 12% to $2.04 billion. Baby and family care delivered strong results in the quarter with volume increasing 6% an…

  • Low Odor, Light Color, Disposable Article Construction Adhesive

    January 25, 2005
    Patented is a spray-on adhesive composition made from components including a high melt index polymer and a high melt tackifier that interact to produce a composition. The composition can form a low odor, light color, non-tacky, hot melt adhesive mate…

  • Kuraray

    Kuraray

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $71 million Description: Key Personnel Nobuaki Sumita, president, Kuraray Kuraflex Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibaragi Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced and meltblown Brand names Kuraf…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $127 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshimi Hachimori, general manager, functional fabricated products division Plants Yokkaichi and Iwakuni Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand N…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $145 million Description: Key Personnel Kazumasa Kayama, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin b…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2005
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $176 million Description: Key Personnel Yoshikazu Ban, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Ryujiro Yoshino, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Akira Naganami, general manager, Bemliese/Coldon sales Plan…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2005
    Location: N. Charleston, SC Sales: $845 million Description: Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, vice president & general manager—U.S. Nonwovens; Rolf A…

  • Bath & Body From K-C

    November 30, 2004
    Kimberly-Clark has added a full line of bath and body products to its Huggies diaper brand. Among the more than 20 new toiletry items included in the extension is a liquid powder that goes on a baby's skin as a liquid and dries as a powder, eliminati…

  • Disposable Diaper

    November 30, 2004
    Patented is a disposable diaper including a front waist region, a rear waist region, a crotch region extending between the front waist region and the rear waist region and a liquid-pervious topsheet that remains at least partially exposed to a wearer…

  • Diaper Recycler Gains Investors

    November 11, 2004
    Two of the European Union's largest trash companies have purchased a minority stake in Knowaste BV, a diaper recycler. SITA and van Gansewinkel now own a combined 15% of the Netherlands-based company, a subsidiary of Toronto-based Knowaste LLC. Knowa…

  • Elastic closure tape tab for disposable absorbent articles such as diapers

    March 30, 2004
    A patent has been issued for an adhesive closure tape tab comprised of an elastic laminate made of an elastic film with an expandable fibrous layer of nonwoven thermoplastic polymer fibers. The other side has two non-elastic adhesive tape, each compr…

  • Elastic closure tape tab for disposable absorbent articles such as diapers

    March 30, 2004
    1. An adhesive closure tape tab (10,50) comprising an elastic laminate (15) comprising an elastic film (16) having on at least a first major side an expandable fibrous layer (17) of non-woven thermoplastic polymer fibers and on a second major side, a…

  • Powder dispensing baby diaper

    March 30, 2004
    1. A dispensing system comprising a diaper and a pocket patch including a substance wherein the pocket patch is connected with and adapted to dispense the substance to a surface of the diaper for receiving bodily waste and wherein the pocket patch is…

  • Powder dispensing baby diaper

    March 30, 2004
    A patent has been issued for a dispensing system comprised of a diaper and a pocket patch that includes a substance where the pocket patch is connected with and adapted to dispense the substance to the surface of the diaper for receiving bodily waste…

  • Disposable Diaper

    March 16, 2004
    A disposable diaper having a front, a back and lateral sides has been patented. The diaper includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorbent core.…

  • Disposable Diaper

    March 16, 2004
    A disposable diaper having a front, a back and lateral sides and further including a liquid-permeable topsheet (1), a liquid-impermeable backsheet (2), an absorbent core (3) sandwiched between said sheets, and excrement leakage preventing flexible fl…