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  • Feel The Stretch

    Feel The Stretch

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 7, 2011
    The nonwovens industry is developing innovative technologies to help producers incorporate more stretch into the design of hygiene, medical and industrial products, responding to increasing demands for better fit, comfort, elasticity and recovery

  • Ahlstrom Posts Sales Increase

    May 31, 2011
    Ahlstrom generated first-quarter 2011 net sales of $728 million, an increased of 11.5% compared with $653 million in the first quarter of 2010.

  • Ahlstrom Posts Sales Increase

    May 11, 2011
    Net sales total $728 million, an increase of 11.5%.

  • Nanliu Enterprises Launches Biodegradable Spunlace

    April 18, 2011
    Time lapse photos prove manufacturers' claims.

  • What Happens In The Operating Room?

    Helena Engqvist, President of Engqvist Consulting || April 7, 2011
    Engqvist scenario shows how important nonwovens are in surgery.

  • PGI Announces Long-Term Investment Strategy for High-Growth Developing Regions

    April 4, 2011
    New investments in Central Brazil and Southern China to capture market growth and solidify leadership position.

  • Hassan Group: Unlimited Growth

    March 16, 2011
    Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Hassan Group has been involved in nonwovens for 72 years. The group has been growing since 1939 with new investments.

  • Spunmelt Explosion

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || February 16, 2011
    With an estimated 400,000 tons of capacity coming onstream, the industry waits to see if good times are ahead for spunmelt manufacturers.

  • New Modular Air Dryer For Breathable Membranes

    January 1, 2011
    Mondi Belcoat is answering the market demand for customized breathable membranes with the installation of a new modular air dryer, enabling the plant to include the extrusion coating of hydrophilic polymers on nonwovens in their portfolio. �The ne…

  • Modular Air Dryer for Breathable Membranes

    December 1, 2010
    Mondi Belcoat met market demand for customized breathable membranes with the installation of a new modular air dryer, which enables the plant to include the extrusion coating of hydrophilic polymers on nonwovens in its portfolio.The new polydryer su…

  • Companhia Providência Announces $120 Million Investment In Two Production Lines

    November 23, 2010
    Company announces 40% increase in capacity.

  • Contract Service Manufacturers Review

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || October 8, 2010
    Contract service manufacturers are leading the way in every nonwovens market and nonwovens technology. From state-of-the-art automated lines to precision slitting to producing high quality spools to computerized traverse winding systems to pressure s…

  • New Engqvist Report on Single-Use Nonwoven Surgical Drapes and Gowns

    September 27, 2010
    Report includes demographics, impact of aging population and surgical procedures.

  • Nonwovens: Breathing New Life Into The Medical Market

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || August 12, 2010
    As hospital-acquired infections increase, nonwovens producers are responding STAT with one-time use fabrics imbued with increased barrier protection, comfort and cost efficiencies.

  • PGI Starts Virginia Expansion

    July 13, 2010
    Waynesboro line represents $65 million investment.

  • 2010 IDEA Show Review

    June 2, 2010
    A strong showing of international visitors and exhibitors, along with a significant presence of first-time exhibitors, were among the highlights of the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, held April 27-29 in Miami Beach…

  • Antimicrobials Save The Day

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 2, 2010
    Fighting germs, bacteria and odors is a no-brainer for nonwovens producers thanks to a barrage of antimicrobial treatments.

  • Ahlstrom Indian Investment Complete

    May 27, 2010
    Facility will make medical fabrics.

  • INDA: Trends and Forecast For Chinese Market

    April 16, 2010
    Report focuses on disposable and durable nonwovens markets.

  • All is Well on the Spunmelt Front

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 24, 2010
    Spunmelt. The largest market for nonwovens globally continues to evolve. Despite a global economic crisis that has basically defined the past 12-18 months, new investment continues for this technology on a global scale. In December, PGI, the world…

  • Spunmelt Makers' Fresh Bag Of Tricks

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || February 24, 2010
    spunmelt makers have some aces up their sleeves to hit the jackpot

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2010
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND   Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Jan Lång, president & CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president & CEO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building and Energy;…

  • PGI to Invest in Nonwovens Technology in U.S. and Asia

    December 22, 2009
    New spunmelt materials with improved properties to be commercially available in mid-2011.

  • 3M Reports Sales, Earnings

    December 1, 2009
    3M has closed its third quarter with a decline in sales and per-share earnings. Sales and per-share earnings declined 5.6% and 4.3% year-on-year, respectively. On a sequential basis, sales and per-share earnings increased 8.3% and 20.5%, respectively…

  • 3M Reports Sales, Earnings

    October 27, 2009
    3M closes third quarter with a decline in sales.

  • House Approves Medical Device Identification Requirement

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || October 9, 2009
    improved safety is primary goal

  • Far East Report

    Kin Ohmura, Chemical Marketing Center || October 9, 2009
    Nonwovens In Medical Applications In Japan

  • What's The Beef?

    Jessica Franken, INDA Director of Government Affairs || September 17, 2009
    proposed rayon duties connected to U.S./EU beef hormone dispute highlight value of grassroots advocacy

  • Fibers Come Full Circle

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 10, 2009
    demands for sustainability, recyclability and conservation drive raw material markets

  • 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.

  • Fiberweb To Acquire Full Stake In Coronor JV

    March 23, 2009
    Composites maker to be solely owned by Fiberweb.

  • ANEX09 and SINCE09: It's China's Turn

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 17, 2009
    as demand for nonwovens grows in China, the rest of the world heads east

  • DuPont To Reduce Old Hickory Operation

    January 26, 2009
    One of three nonwovens lines to be shuttered.

  • PGI

    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…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2009
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND Sales: $1.3 billion Description: ∫Key Personnel Jan Lang, president and CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president and CEO, senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens (interim); Jean-Marie Becker, senior vice presi…

  • 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.

  • Medical Study Published

    November 20, 2008
    First in three-part series now available.

  • Cardinal To Spin Off Clinical and Medical Products

    October 2, 2008
    Company to hold onto surgical drapes and gowns business

  • Madness Over Medical

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || August 13, 2008
    Healthcare is a huge issue in the U.S. The rising cost of healthcare and the growing percentage of the population without access to reasonable healthcare will be one of this election year's biggest topics. A recent survey conducted by National Pub…

  • Medical Market Maturation

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || August 13, 2008
    flat volumes in North America have producers turning to Europe and Asia for growth

  • PGI Adds To Protective Apparel Offerings

    April 21, 2008
    Line up contains fabrics and converted garments.

  • The Evolving Roles Of Nonwovens In Technical Textiles

    Dr. Dong Zhang, Textile Research Associate || March 20, 2008
    The textile industry is one of the largest consumer-supported industries with significant impact on the worldwide economy. Advancements in applications of nonwovens technology to improve textile properties offer a great economic potential for the in…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2008
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Barry Granger, vice president and general manager, DuPont Nonwovens; James Pawloski, global business director, Tyvek; Nigel Budden, global business director, Sontara and Ty…

  • A New Face In The Industry

    December 9, 2007
    United Nonwovens is a new manufacturing company located in Mobile, AL.

  • Solutions In Film & Fiber

    July 14, 2007
    With innovative film and nonwoven system solutions, RKW is a global leader in the business field of hygiene and medical products.

  • Spunlace: Still Wiping Up?

    Spunlace: Still Wiping Up?

    Ellen Wuagneux, Editor || March 12, 2007
    overcapacity and pricing issues worry producers, but there is hope that product differentiation will lead the way

  • Riding The Wave

    Riding The Wave

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 12, 2007
    to stay afloat, producers of spunmelt nonwovens must balance high raw material costs, tough competition and overcapacity issues

  • Lame Duck Congress Adjourns

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || January 3, 2007
    lawmakers confirm FDA chief and pass a package of tax and trade measures

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Seoul, Korea Sales: $115 million Description: Plant Locations Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea; Nantong, JIangsu Province, China (February 2008) ISO Status ISO-9001: 1999; ISO-14001 (environmental certification): 1999; ISO-18001 (opera…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Wilmington, DE Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Matt Trerotola, vice president and general manager DuPont Nonwovens; Mahesh Mansukhani, global business director-Tyvek/Typar and Nigel Budden, global business director-Sont…