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  • 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 Childrens 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…

  • Disposable Diaper

    March 16, 2004
    A disposable diaper with a front, a back, lateral sides and a liquid-permeable topsheet has been patented. The liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorbent core is sandwiched between the sheets. Flexible flaps located on the outside of the absorbent…

  • Z-fold Diaper Fastener

    February 28, 2004
    A diaper fastening system for releasably securing first and second longitudinal ends of a diaper has been patented. The fastening system includes tab and landing members respectively mounted to the first and second longitudinal ends of the diaper. Th…

  • Disposable Diaper

    February 28, 2004
    This patent is for a disposable diaper that has a front, a back and lateral sides. It also includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet, an absorbent core. These are sandwiched between the sheets, and flexible flaps to prevent…

  • Z-fold diaper fastener

    February 28, 2004
    1. A diaper fastening system for releasably securing first and second longitudinal ends of a diaper together, said fastening system including tab and landing members respectively mounted to said first and second longitudinal ends of said diaper, said…

  • Kuraray

    Kuraray

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $66 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Seiich Takigawa, general manager, Kuraflex department 1; Mamoru Fujiwara, general manager, Kuraflex department 2 Plants Okayama and Saijo Processes Resin bonded, ther…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $115 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshimi Hachimori, general manager, functional fabricated products division Plants Yakkaichi and Iwakuni Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Bran…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $167 MILLION Description: Key Personnel Yoshikazu Ban, general manager of nonwoven fabrics division; Ryujiro Yoshino, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Mistuharu Takahashi, general manager, Bemliese/Coldon sale…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Curitiba, Paran·, Brazil Sales: $60 MILLION Description: Plant Location São Jose Pinhais-Paraná, Brazil Key Personnel Milan Starostik, chairman, Ana Seles, Starostik, commercial director; William Starostik,…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Brentwood, TN Sales: $900 MILLION Description: BBA Fiberweb–Americas Headquarters: Nashville, TN Telephone: 615-847-7507 Web: www.bbafiberweb.com Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville, MA; Queretaro, Mexi…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    January 1, 2004
    Location: Dallas, TX Sales: $925 MILLION Description: Nonwoven Fabrics Headquarters Roswell, GA 30076 Telephone: 770-587-8000   Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Dudley Lehman, group president, Business to Business Sector; Rosali…

  • Disposable Pull-on Diaper Having Disposal Securing Means

    December 10, 2003
    A disposable pull-on diaper comprising a diaper body has been patented. The diaper contains an elastically stretchable fastening member and a hook member. The diaper body has in a longitudinal direction, a front and rear waist region that surrounds a…

  • Prefolded Prefastened Incontinence Garment With Expandible Bellows

    February 18, 2003
    Patented is a packaged prefastened incontinence garment. The garment contains a front and a rear waist section, which include an area having a first panel with first fastening means and with edges folded outwardly of the garment and toward a longitud…

  • Pants Type Diaper And Method For Producing The Same

    February 18, 2003
    A pants-type diaper blank formed according to the method of forming blanks, which are adapted to be formed into pants type diaper has been patented. The diaper contains first and second parallel traveling webs with inner edges facing each other, defi…

  • Pants Type Diaper And Method For Producing The Same

    February 18, 2003
    A pants-type diaper blank formed according to the method of forming blanks, which are adapted to be formed into pants type diaper has been patented. The diaper contains first and second parallel traveling webs with inner edges facing each other, defi…

  • Pants Type Diaper And Method For Producing The Same

    February 18, 2003
    A pants-type diaper blank formed according to the method of forming blanks, which are adapted to be formed into pants type diaper has been patented. The diaper contains first and second parallel traveling webs with inner edges facing each other, defi…

  • Disposable Diape

    February 4, 2003
    A disposable diaper including a liquid-pervious topsheet and a liquid-impervious backsheet surrounding a liquid-absorbent core, has been patented. The diaper contains a pair of barrier cuffs formed on the diaper’s top surface, made of a nonwoven fa…

  • Efficiently Manufacturable Absorbent Disposable Articles, Such As Adult Briefs And Child Diapers, And Method Of Manufacturing Plural Such Articles

    February 4, 2003
    A disposable absorbent article arranged to be worn by a wearer to trap and collect waste has been patented. The article comprises a front, intermediate and a rear section. The front section consists of a single, flexible planar panel with a top and b…

  • Diaper Having Centrally Located Chromatographic Layer With Peripherally Located Wetness Indicator

    February 4, 2003
    Patented is a diaper with a diaper substrate with a peripheral edge and a centrally located region where fluid from a user will make initial contact. A fluid transport layer is disposed within the diaper substrate and has a peripheral edge and a cent…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $96 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshimi Hachimori, director Plants Yokkaichi, Iwakuni, Bangkok Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel, Syntex Major Markets Cover…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Aalborg Ost, Denmark Sales: $89 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jesper Bech Masen, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen, gene…

  • Buckeye

    Buckeye

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Memphis, TN Sales: $225 billion Description: Key Personnel Kris Matula, senior vice president, nonwovens and corporate strategy; Chip Aiken, senior vice president, manufacturing—nonwovens; Susan Crenshaw, vice president nonwovens…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2003
    Location: Nashville, TN Sales: $850 million Description: BBA Fiberweb–Americas Old Hickory, TN Telephone: 615-847-7000 Web: www.bbafiberweb.com Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville, MA; Queretaro, Mexico; Old Hick…