October 9, 2013 US Patent No.: 8,282,617 B2
Inventor(s): Masahiro Kaneda, Shikokuchuo, Japan.
Company: Daio Paper Corporation, Ehime, Japan.
An underpants type disposable diaper, comprising: a barrel-shaped waist portion that include…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
September 10, 2013 Kaoshiung City, Taiwan
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million
C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M. Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang, vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial dir…
September 10, 2013 Basel, Switzerland
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million
Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Martin Mikkelsen, CEO; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial…
September 10, 2013 Gaziantep, Turkey
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million
Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films
Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt
September 10, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
2013 Nonwoven Sales: $186 million
Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabircs division
Japan, China, Thailand
September 10, 2013 Great Neck, NY, U.S.
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $310 million
Hazleton, PA, U.S.; McElhattan, PA, U.S.; Wuxi, China
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
A gender neutral reusable diaper, comprising: an inner layer comprising an absorbent material;…
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.
A disposable diaper c…
July 24, 2013 U.S. Patent No.: 8,257,334 B2
A disposable pull-on garment having a front region, a back region and a crotch region between the front region and the back region, comprising: a chassis provi…
July 24, 2013 U.S. Patent No.: 8,258,368 B2
Inventor(s): Suzanne Gillies, King City, Canada.
A reusable and washable absorptive mat for the absorption, dispersion and retention of a liquid comprising: a plurality of non-wo…
June 14, 2013 A diaper comprising: a front with a front outside surface, and a back; at least two, substantially non-elastic attachment tapes connected to the back, wherein each attachment tape includes a mechanical hook fastener; and a two-dimensional landing zon…
Ian Bell, Head of Tissue and Hygiene Research, Euromonitor International || June 12, 2013 The Middle East is a region of great diversity and is also undergoing something of a period of transition, both socially and culturally. The Arab Spring is the most obvious expression of this, but much of this ‘revolutionary’ activity has…
May 8, 2013 U.S. Patent No.: 8,251,967 B2
Inventor(s): Krzysztof D. Malowaniec, Heidenheim, Germany; and Wolfgang Ostertag, Gerstetten, Germany.
Company: Paul Hartmann Aktiengesellschaft, Heidenheim, Germany.