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  • SCA Acquires Argentinean Fem Hy Business

    October 28, 2009
    Company holds 20% marketshare.

  • K-C Announces Third Quarter Sales

    October 27, 2009
    K-C reports decline in third quarter sales.

  • K-C Unveils Second Quarter Results

    September 1, 2009
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark reported $4.7 billion in net sales for the second quarter of 2009, a drop of 5.6%. The effect of weaker foreign currency exchange rates more than offset organic sales growth of nearly 3%. The growth in orga…

  • 130 Years ...And Still Going Strong

    July 18, 2009
    Established in 1879 as a cotton wool factory in Hof, Germany roll goods producer Sandler AG is now ranked among the leading European producers of nonwovens for hygiene, wipes, furniture, apparel, automotive, filtration and construction applications.

  • INDA Offering Wipes Study

    April 30, 2009
    Report includes sales of wipes by major retailers and distributors in North America.

  • Fiberweb, Fitesa Discussing North American JV

    April 30, 2009
    Deal would create second largest spunbond maker in region.

  • K-C Releases Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

    March 1, 2009
    Kimberly-Clark released sales and earnings results for the 2008 forth quarter and year end. Quarterly sales decreased 3.4% to $4.6 billion, as the effect of weaker foreign currency exchange rates more than offset organic sales growth of approximately…

  • K-C Releases Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

    February 28, 2009
    Kimberly-Clark released sales and earnings results for the 2008 forth quarter and year end.

  • K-C Releases Fourth Quarter 2008 Results

    January 29, 2009
    Quarterly net sales were $4.6 billion, a decrease of approximately 3% from 2007.

  • Sitting Pretty

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 11, 2008
    hygiene component suppliers prepare for pricing let-up

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || August 13, 2008
    a look at the latest offerings and news from suppliers in this busy sector

  • Feminine Care Absorbent Articles Having Guides For Improved Fluid Handling

    June 17, 2008
    Patented is an absorbent article comprising a liquid permeable top cover and a generally liquid impermeable outer cover. An absorbent structure is located between the top cover and the outer cover. Spaced apart continuous deposits of a barrier substa…

  • 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…

  • SCA Invests in Russia, Europe and Latin America

    March 5, 2008
    Investments focus on personal care.

  • K-C Sees Top-Line Growth In 2007

    February 5, 2008
    Net sales in the fourth quarter improved 10.5% to $4.8 billion, setting a new quarterly record.

  • Sandler


    January 1, 2008
    Location: SCHWARZENBACH/SAALE, GERMANY Sales: $171 million Description: Key Personnel Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, chief executive officer; Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarze…

  • SCA Heads Toward Middle East

    October 11, 2007
    SCA AB plans to establish a joint venture in the Middle East through the acquisition of a 50% stake in Jordan-based Nuqul's Feminine Care business.

  • Energizer Purchases Playtex Products

    July 17, 2007
    Transaction value about $1.9 billion.

  • Sandler Exhibits At Three Key Fairs

    July 13, 2007
    German roll goods producer Sandler AG has recently exhibited at three international trade fairs. The company had its own booth at IDEA07 in Miami, Florida in April, at PLMA in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in May and at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany…

  • Fiberweb Sells Bleachery

    July 4, 2007
    Barnhardt to expand operation through purchase.

  • The Great Shake-up

    The Great Shake-up

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 7, 2007
    recent M&A activity has stirred up challenges

  • What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?

    What Is Your Nonwoven Made Of?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 7, 2007
    new fiber technology changes the face of nonwovens

  • K-C Reports Huge Profit Spike

    May 2, 2007
    Personal care product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, has reported a whopping 64% increase in first-quarter profit, helped by cost cutting and strength in emerging markets. K-C, which has struggled in recent quarters with rising commodity costs, re…

  • Applicators

    March 15, 2007
    Universal Slice applicators from Nordson Corporation dispense different hot melt adhesive patterns from a single applicator, allowing users to simultaneously produce multiple intermittent applications. These can include lamination, stabilization and…

  • Borealis To Bring Meltblown Line Onstream

    March 1, 2007
    Plastics solutions provider Borealis is investing in a polyolefin meltblown line to increase nonwoven innovation. The investment includes the installation of an in-house pilot line alongside other laboratory equipment. According to Borealis, this is…

  • Playtex Considers Acquisitions

    February 15, 2007
    Playtex Products, Westport, CT, posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit but its shares fell 3% after the consumer products company said that it might have to look at acquisitions to meet its 2008 goals. Playtex, whose products include tampo…

  • 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

  • K-C Sales Hit New Quarterly High

    January 30, 2007
    At Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, TX, net sales in the fourth quarter of 2006 rose 7.4% to $4.3 billion, a new quarterly high. Operating profit was $611 million in the fourth quarter of 2006, compared with $572 million in 2005. For the full year…

  • Fiberweb Expands Airlaid Capacity In China

    January 24, 2007
    The world’s fourth largest roll goods producer Fiberweb plc is in the process of building a second airlaid production line at its site at Tianjin, China, adding 10,000 tons of capacity to the 16,000 tons already installed. The investment reinfo…

  • K-C Increases Ownership in Brazilian Affiliate

    November 29, 2006
    Absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, has increased its ownership of its Brazilian affiliate, Kimberly-Clark Kenko Industria e Comercio Ltda. (Kenko), from 70% to 100%. Kimberly-Clark acquired the remaining minority interest from Alserc…

  • K-C Sees Increased Sales & Profits

    October 31, 2006
    Profits rose 12% in the July-September 2006 period for absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, as sales increased, especially in developing markets. Net sales in the third quarter rose 5.2% to $4.2 billion, a new quarterly record. Sales w…

  • San Pro Company Targets Teens

    October 26, 2006
    Hygéia Personal Care Products, Inc., San Francisco, CA, a developer and marketer of feminine care products designed exclusively for young women, has unveiled its new Petite Amie brand. The company is inviting teens to prepurchase the company's…

  • It

    It's Getting Personal

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 14, 2006
    personal care wipes makers look for the next blockbuster product

  • K-C Releases Quarterly Results

    April 27, 2006
    At Dallas, TX-based Kimberly-Clark, first-quarter profit fell by more than one-third due to higher costs for energy and raw materials, but the company plans to meet 2006 earnings goals despite more inflation in the rest of the year. During the quarte…

  • Speed-Coat Module

    April 18, 2006
    The Universal Speed-Coat module from Nordson Corporation provides fast cycle rates to maximize intermittent high-speed performance when dispensing hot melt adhesives. The Universal Speed-Coat module provides a minimum cycle speed of 10 milliseconds (…

  • K-C Quarterly Results Released

    January 24, 2006
    Absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, TX, today reported that sales in the fourth quarter of 2005 rose 2.8% to $4 billion, with higher sales volumes, net selling prices and favorable product mix all contributing to the improveme…

  • Universal Module

    December 8, 2005
    UM3 series universal modules are now being offered by Nordson Corporation. They provide accurate hot melt adhesive dispensing and maximize metering performance during intermittent operation. The single-platform design simplifies in-house rebuilding a…

  • Spandex Maker Adds Capacity

    November 18, 2005
    Spandex maker RadiciSpandex has added capacity of its Type S-17OC spandex for the baby diaper market at its plant in Tuscaloosa, AL.  RadiciSpandex has stepped up production of S-17PC, which is now a more robust and stronger fiber that allows be…

  • Playtex Streamlines

    November 17, 2005
    Playtex Products has sold its non-core brand assets including Baby Magic, Mr. Bubble, Ogilvie, Binaca, Dorothy Gray, Dentax, Tek, Tussy, Chubs, and Better Off. The brands were sold to Cenuco, Inc., parent company of Lander, a health and beauty care p…

  • Up Close and Personal

    August 17, 2005
    personal care wipes continue to benefit from proliferation and strong growth

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the years largest nonwovens exposition

  • Airlaids On The Horizon

    August 17, 2005
    pre-formed core expected to play a role in diaper technology

  • Much Ado About Airlaids

    August 17, 2005
    why is everyone talking about this technology?

  • Adult Incontinence Soaks Up Sales

    August 17, 2005
    the aging population has boosted this absorbent market segment

  • The Wonderful World Of Hygiene Machinery

    August 17, 2005
    with increased competition and stricter customer guidelines, manufacturers of hygiene machinery and equipment are doing their all to keep on top of the market

  • Making It Big In The Adult Incontinence Market

    August 17, 2005
    manufacturers are giving two thumbs up to the markets success

  • Feminine Hygiene Overview

    August 17, 2005
    the latest news from the makers of sanitary protection products

  • Filtering Out Trends In The Filtration Market

    August 17, 2005
    a segmented business where manufacturers are finding their niche

  • K-C Announces Improvement Program

    July 26, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark has announced a multi-year program to improve its competitive position by reducing its global workforce and shutting down a score of global facilities. The planned initiatives will result in cumulative after-tax charges of approximatel…

  • INDEX Draws Largest Crowd Ever

    June 16, 2005
    attendance tops 12,000