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  • Hygiene Components: Balancing Performance with Cost

    Hygiene Components: Balancing Performance with Cost

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || December 4, 2013
    Suppliers to the hygiene market respond to lower fluff levels and thinner cores.

  • Elastic material coatings in fibers and a diaper comprising said elastic material

    December 4, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,303,560 B2 Inventor(s): Riccardo Cecconi, Prato, Italy; Barbara Bulleri, Pistoia, Italy; Chiara Allegrini, Lucca, Italy; Stefano Muroni, Pistoia, Italy; and Claudio Giacometti, Pistoia, Italy. Company: Fintex & Partners Italia S.…

  • Disposable Diaper

    December 4, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,303,559 B2 Inventor(s): Hironao Minato, Kagawa, Japan; Kaiyo Nakajima, Kagawa, Japan; and Naoko Takada, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 2/18/08 Issued: 11/6/12 A disposable diaper comprising: a cr…

  • Domtar to purchase Laboratorios Indas

    November 19, 2013
    Spanish hygiene maker will improve foothold in Europe

  • Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Raises $25 million

    Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Raises $25 million

    November 14, 2013
    New financing round led by Institutional Venture Partners brings total funding to $52 million since launch in January 2012.

  • Huggies MomInspired network grows

    November 12, 2013
    More than $600,000 provided to parent entrepreneurs since 2010.

  • H.B. Fuller receives Frost & Sullivan award

    November 12, 2013
    H.B. Fuller has been recognized with a New Product Innovation Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for its hot melt adhesive product innovation and technical leadership in the nonwoven hygiene market. The award recognizes the development and c…

  • B-Sure Absorbent Pads aid in ABL relief

    November 7, 2013
    Pads provide alternative to bulky, diaper-like undergarments

  • DISPOSABLE PULL-ON TYPE DIAPER

    November 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,298,204 B2 Inventor(s): Toshifumi Otsubo, Kanonji, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 6/2/10 Issued: 10/30/12 A disposable pull-on type diaper comprising: a crotch region; a front waist region extending in a…

  • MULTI-PRESENTATIONAL PACKAGING FOR DISPOSABLE DIAPERS

    November 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,298,203 B2 Inventor(s): Andreas Peter Motsch, Waldems, Germany; Beate Christine Janik, Kelkheim, Germany; and Martin Werner Frank, Bad Vilbel, Germany. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Filed: 3/7/05 Is…

  • SINCE 2013 Review

    SINCE 2013 Review

    Tim Wright, editor || November 6, 2013
    Exhibitors in Shanghai offer innovative solutions to the nonwovens industry.

  • A look at the top superabsorbent polymer makers in the world

    A look at the top superabsorbent polymer makers in the world

    Kin Ohmura, Far East correspondent || November 6, 2013
    Capacity is tight, upping the competition in the diaper market.

  • Heng Chang Machinery hosts demonstation in Anqing

    November 5, 2013
    On Oct. 19th, 2013, Heng Chang Machinery (HCH) hosted a new product and technology demonstration at its facility in Anqing, China. HCH, which manufacturers complete production lines for disposable hygiene products, showed the TNK800PPM zero waste ela…

  • Unicharm setting up Indian facility

    November 5, 2013
    Japan-based baby care products manufacturer Unicharm Corporation is setting up a $40 million manufacturing facility at Sri City Special Economic Zone in India. The company is one of the world's leading companies in manufacturing and distribution…

  • China’s Nonwovens Industry Takes Center Stage at SINCE 2013

    China’s Nonwovens Industry Takes Center Stage at SINCE 2013

    Tim Wright , editor || October 23, 2013
    Exhibitors in Shanghai offer innovative solutions to the nonwovens industry.

  • New Full-Care additions at H.B. Fuller

    October 15, 2013
    New Full-Care products to be introduced at SINCE 2013.

  • DISPOSABLE DIAPER

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,287,511 B2 Inventor(s): Koichiro Mitsui, Kagawa-ken, Japan; Hironao Minato, Kagawa-ken, Japan); and Yasushi Sayama, Kagawa-ken, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 5/26/04 Issued: 10/16/12 A disposable diaper…

  • DISPOSABLE DIAPER

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,617 B2 Inventor(s): Masahiro Kaneda, Shikokuchuo, Japan. Company: Daio Paper Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 12/28/07 Issued: 10/9/12 An underpants type disposable diaper, comprising: a barrel-shaped waist portion that include…

  • Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    Companies continue to announce new lines to follow growth in the hygiene market.

  • Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    As the world waits to see how the Buckeye/G-P merger plays out, many factors influence growth in the airlaid arena.

  • Chinese growth continues

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    In this issue we include a special focus on China, which has become of the largest and fastest growing producers of nonwovens. With rising wages, a rapidly expanding middle class, and a new focus on domestic consumption driving increased sales of non…

  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

    October 9, 2013
    Company will add 50,000 tons of spunmelt capacity globally.

  • NDSU Researcher Integrates Electronics Into Diapers

    NDSU Researcher Integrates Electronics Into Diapers

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 8, 2013
    RFID system can make adult diaper changes more efficient.

  • Lidl launches eco-friendly diaper range

    October 7, 2013
    Lidl has launched a new diaper range using the latest DryLock technology to the UK market. The patented-design diapers are just 3mm thick, compared with an average of 8mm, and contain no glue or fluff at the core. The benefits of this slim, fluffless…

  • Pampers ranked 29th most valuable brand

    October 1, 2013
    Interbrand releases 14th annual Best Global Brands report.

  • Sumitomo Seika expands SAP production capacity

    October 1, 2013
    Japanese firm Sumitomo Seika says its super absorbent polymer (SAP), Aqua Keep, has been well received by the market and to meet the increased demand for Aqua Keep, it has steadily increased its production capacity. Anticipating a continued robust gr…

  • “Don’t Baby Me”

    “Don’t Baby Me”

    Steve Callahan, President, Perimeter Brand Packaging || September 26, 2013
    A Consumer Insights Study on Beauty Wipes Packaging

  • RFID to help know ‘end of life’ for incontinence products

    September 23, 2013
    Val Marinov, Ph.D., associate professor, University of North Dakota-Fargo and his team have created a new form of "smart" materials using RFID technology. Using their patent-pending process called Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging (LEAP), u…

  • Pampers launches large product innovation across entire line of diapers and wipes

    September 16, 2013
    Pampers has launched major upgrades across its entire line of diapers, training pants and wipes. By interviewing over 9,000 moms about what was important for their baby, Pampers found the number one unmet need is a diaper that provides superior overn…

  • Domtar expands Attends facility in Greenville, NC

    September 16, 2013
    Absorbent hygiene products manufacturer Domtar plans to invest $100,000 over the next three years at the Attends facility in Greenville, NC. The company has already invested approximately $20 million in eastern North Carolina over the past two years.…

  • SCA to introduce Tena, Tork and Libero brands in India

    September 12, 2013
    Hygiene leader will invest $113 million in country

  • P&G to raise diaper prices

    September 11, 2013
    Procter & Gamble will raise diaper prices 5-7% to offset prices and better reflect improvements in absorbency and other features. The price increase will become effective later this month as new package counts begin hitting store shelves. In a p…

  • Unicharm completes acquisition of Myanmar Care Products

    September 11, 2013
    Last month, Japanese hygiene manufacturer Unicharm said it completed the scheduled acquisition of CFA International Paper Products in Singapore, who owns 88% of shares in Myanmar Care Products, a leading supplier of feminine napkin and disposable bab…

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 10, 2013
    Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million Key Personnel C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M. Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang, vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial dir…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    September 10, 2013
    Basel, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million   Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Martin Mikkelsen, CEO; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial…

  • Gulsan

    Gulsan

    September 10, 2013
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.gulsan-group.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million   Key Personnel Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films   Plants Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt   Processes Spunbond  …

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    September 10, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan www.mitsuichem.com 2013 Nonwoven Sales: $186 million Key Personnel Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabircs division Plants Japan, China, Thailand Processes Spunbond Brand names Syntex Major markets Hygiene While nonwov…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    September 10, 2013
    Osaka, Japan www.asahi-kasei.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $200 million Key Personnel Hiroshi Takasahi, president Asahi Kasei Fibers; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, nonwoven fabircs division; Hiroshi Maruo, general manager, spunbond fabric…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    September 10, 2013
    Great Neck, NY, U.S. www.firstquality.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $310 million   Plants Hazleton, PA, U.S.; McElhattan, PA, U.S.; Wuxi, China   Processes Spunmelt, spunlace   Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 10, 2013
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.3 billion (estimated)   Partnership Products & K-C Professional Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com   Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane Stoc…

  • Wearable Article Having A Temperature Element

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,273,940 B2 Inventor(s): Donald C. Roe, West Chester, OH, US; Patrick J. Allen, Cincinnati, OH, US; and Edward P. Carlin, Maineville, OH, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 10/2/09 Issued: 9/25/1…

  • K-C reports sales rise in second quarter

    September 4, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported sales of $5.3 billion in the second quarter of 2013 were even with the year-ago period. Organic sales rose 3 percent, with increased sales volumes of 2 percent and higher net selling prices of 1 percent. Lost sales…

  • Pampers Launches Love, Sleep & Play Campaign

    Pampers Launches Love, Sleep & Play Campaign

    September 3, 2013
    Diaper brand displays 3-D photo experience in New York City's Grand Central Terminal.

  • K-C says Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants are just as absorbent as diapers

    September 3, 2013
    Using superabsorbent technology, Pull-Ups Brand Night Time training pants retain more than 30 times their weight in fluid, equivalent to a quarter of a liter, according to recently released data from the brand owner Kimberly-Clark. Research shows th…

  • Pampers unveils Love, Sleep & Play campaign

    August 26, 2013
    Pampers, the world-renowned diaper brand, has placed babies across the country center stage to unveil their new Love, Sleep & Play campaign, which celebrates the millions of unique ways babies experience love, sleep and play. Pampers understands…

  • ADM joins with CIC Holdings and Chemanex on SAP venture

    August 23, 2013
    At Sri Lanka plant, starches from agricultural feedstocks will be converted to renewable chemicals.

  • Daio, Tokushu Tokai form partnership

    August 14, 2013
    Business relations will focus on disposable diapers.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

    Compiled by Nonwovens Industry staff || August 7, 2013
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • Reusable Diapers

    August 7, 2013
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,262,635 B2 Inventor(s): Jennifer Lynn Labit, Arnold, MO, U.S.; and James Andrew Labit, Arnold, MO, U.S. Filed: 3/31/08 Issued: 9/11/12 A gender neutral reusable diaper, comprising: an inner layer comprising an absorbent material;…

  • Diaper Having Hip Stretch Panels

    August 7, 2013
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,257,335 B2 Inventor(s): Gary Dean LaVon, Liberty Township, OH, U.S.; and Kevin Michael Smith, Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Filed: 1/31/07 Issued: 9/4/12 A disposable diaper c…