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  • SCA sets sustainability goal for Tork products

    November 13, 2012
    Company commits to using exclusively 100 percent recycled and certified fresh fiber for all Tork products; will achieve FSC Certification by 2014

  • P&G releases new fiber sourcing goals for tissue-towel and absorbent hygiene products

    November 9, 2012
    Ongoing collaboration with World Wildlife Fund helps enable new level of commitment to forest certification.

  • SABIC, National Nonwovens collaborate on fire-blocking aircraft seat cover

    November 7, 2012
    Product uses an FAA-approved flame-retardant resin and it is light weight.

  • Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry report now available

    November 7, 2012
    INDA and EDANA release new research report examining the global nonwovens industry through 2016

  • Indonesia’s SPV now world’s largest viscose fiber plant

    Indonesia’s SPV now world’s largest viscose fiber plant

    November 6, 2012
    SPV's capacity now exceeds Lenzing's parent plant in Austria.

  • WooDi: Research into green diapers continues

    WooDi: Research into green diapers continues

    Amanda Marcus, Pryorroberts Communications || October 18, 2012
    As a four-year R&D project into producing a renewable diaper core comes to a close, the main players discuss their findings.

  • DiloGroup at India ITME 2012ww

    October 15, 2012
    Exhibition is an important platform for the Asian market.

  • Fiber Technology Designed to Limit Hospital Acquired Infections

    Fiber Technology Designed to Limit Hospital Acquired Infections

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, editor || October 11, 2012
    PurThread features intrinsic antimicrobial protection

  • Flame Retardants Market Heats Up

    Flame Retardants Market Heats Up

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || October 8, 2012
    New regulations will steer the industry forward.

  • Airlaid Market Positioned for Progress

    Airlaid Market Positioned for Progress

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || October 8, 2012
    Growing demand in the feminine hygiene sector and a strong sustainability story will help move the airlaid market forward.

  • Industrial Wipes Hang in the Balance

    Industrial Wipes Hang in the Balance

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || October 8, 2012
    As manufacturers continue to wait for a ruling from the EPA, nonwovens wipes continue to compete.

  • M&A’s Breathe New Life Into Nonwovens

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || October 8, 2012
    If 2011 was the year of expansion, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of mergers and acquisitions. While this trend officially began in late 2011 with the sale of Ahlstrom’s wipes business to Suominen in October, in 2012 we have seen the sale of…

  • Kraton to expand in Asia

    October 4, 2012
    Company forgoes joint venture and opts for solo HSBC manufacturing.

  • Kelheim Fibres offers new viscose fiber specialty Umberto

    October 3, 2012
    The R&D team of the Bavarian viscose specialities manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has developed a new viscose fiber named Umberto. By tuning a multitude of parameters during the spinning process, Kelheim’s R&D has created a fiber with varyi…

  • Lenzing acquires full ownership of pulp maker

    October 3, 2012
    Plans to increase dissolving pulp capacity at Biocel Paskov.

  • Fiberweb announces board change

    September 25, 2012
    After six years, Brian Taylorson retired from Fiberweb’s board as non-executive director at the end of August. Taylorson’s retirement is part of the board’s plan to refresh the board and to comply with the U.K. Corporate Governance…

  • Lenzing introduces Modal Color

    September 20, 2012
    Fiber is produced in an eco-friendly process using edelweiss technology.

  • DAK Americas raises PSF price again

    September 18, 2012
    Increase of 6 cents per pound effective October 1.

  • International Top Companies Report 2012

    International Top Companies Report 2012

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor || September 12, 2012
    An annual review of the leading nonwovens producers.

  • Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    September 11, 2012
    Dalian, China www.ruiguangnonwoven.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel: Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO   Plants: Dalian, China   Processes: Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid ISO Status ISO…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2012
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $147 million   Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey   Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, a…

  • Tenowo

    Tenowo

    September 11, 2012
    A company of Hoftex Group AG Hof/Saale, Germany www.tenowo.com www.hoftexgroup.com 2012 Nonwoven Sales: $152 million   Tenowo Mittweida GmbH Mittweida, Germany   Tenowo Reichenbach GmbH Reichenbach, Germany   Tenowo Inc. Lincolnton, NC…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 11, 2012
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $161 million   Key Personnel: Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Henrik Kjeldsen, CCO, Lars Bertelsen, COO, Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO, Keld Lauridsen, group R&D manager, Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech Re…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    September 11, 2012
    Osaka, Japan www.asahikasei.co.jp 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $201 million   Key Personnel: Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, nonwoven fabrics; Hiroshi Maruo, general manager, spunbond fabric sales; Yasumasa Shii, general manager, Bemliese sales &n…

  • Fibertex Personal Care

    Fibertex Personal Care

    September 11, 2012
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertexpersonalcare.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $235 million   Key Personnel: Mikael Staal Axelsen, group CEO; Mette Due Sogaard, CTO, Denmark; Anders Sogaard, COO, Denmark; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, CCO, Denmark; Claus Svanber…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    September 11, 2012
    Seoul, South Korea www.torayamk.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $251 million   Key Personnel: Y.K. Lee, chairman and CEO; W.C. Hwang, vice president/head of fiber division; Hitoshi Takeuchi, senior director/fiber division; W.S. Chun, senior…

  • CECEP Costin New Materials Group

    CECEP Costin New Materials Group

    September 11, 2012
    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong www.costingroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $256 million   Key Personnel: Chim Wai Shing (Jackson), CEO; Chan Kwok Yuen (Elvis), CFO   Plant Locations: Xinhua Industrial Garden Niancuopu, Longhu, Jinjiang,Fujia…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    September 11, 2012
    East Walpole, MA www.hollingsworth-vose.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $305 million   Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; John Madej, CFO; Mike Clark, president, High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration; Mitch Bregman, president, Ener…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 11, 2012
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $379 million   Key Personnel: Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global business…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    September 11, 2012
    London, U.K. www.fiberweb.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $460 million   Key Personnel: Daniel Dayan, CEO; Kate Miles, group finance director   Plants: Old Hickory, TN; Aschersleben, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Pontypool, U.K.; Maldon, U.K.; Aberda…

  • Freudenberg reorganizes staple fiber business

    September 11, 2012
    Systematic alignment at Weinheim headquarters could affect 52 associates.

  • Glatfelter

    Glatfelter

    September 10, 2012
    York, PA www.glatfelter.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $683 million   Key Personnel:Dante C. Parrini, chairman and CEO; John P. Jacunski, senior vice president and CFO; Christopher W. Astley, vice president, corporate strategy; Jonathan A. Bourget, v…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    September 10, 2012
    Simpsonville, SC www.fitesa.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $712 million   Key Personnel:Silverio Baranzano, CEO, Hal Singley, CFO   Plants:Gravatai, Brazil; Lima, Peru; Queretaro, Mexico; Simpsonville, SC; Green Bay, WI; Washougal, WA; Norrkopin…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 10, 2012
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $1.15 billion   Key Personnel: Joel J. Hackney, Jr, president and CEO; Dennis Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Mike Hale, senior vice president and advisor to the CEO; Michael…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 10, 2012
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $1.25 billion (estimated)   Partnership Products and K-C Professional Headquarters Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com   Key Personnel: Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane B. Stock, pr…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 10, 2012
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $1.3 billion   Key Personnel: Jan Lang, president and CEO; Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president, advanced fi ltration; Jari Koikkalainen, executive vice president, transportation fi ltr…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    September 10, 2012
    Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion(estimated)  Key Personnel: Marc Doyle, president, DuPont Protection Technologies; Kevin Corby, global technology director, DuPont Protection Technologies; Die…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    September 10, 2012
    Weinheim, Germany  www.freuenberg-nw.com  2012 Nonwovens Sales: $840 million    Key Personnel: Bruce Olson, CEO; Dr. René Wollert, CFO; Dr. Frank Heislitz, CTO  Plants: Weinheim, Germany; Neu…

  • DuPont Wins Kevlar Battle

    DuPont Wins Kevlar Battle

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor || September 4, 2012
    Virginia judge levies 20-year ban on Kolon’s sale of rival fiber.

  • Wipes Market Watch Fall 2012

    Wipes Market Watch Fall 2012

    Household & Personal Care Wipes Staff || September 4, 2012
    Key developments in the wipes market push the category forward.

  • Medical Cloths: Poised for Future Development

    Medical Cloths: Poised for Future Development

    Vicki A. Barbur, PhD, Contributing Writer || September 4, 2012
    While wipes have become commodities, medical cloths offer more complexity and value.

  • International Top Companies Report 2012

    International Top Companies Report 2012

    September 1, 2012
    An annual review of the leading nonwovens producers.

  • Teijin showcases cushioning materials

    August 27, 2012
    Company product line includes elk, a urethane-alternative polyester cushioning material, and V-Lap, a vertically lapped nonwoven fabric.

  • DAK Americas raises polyester staple fiber price

    August 20, 2012
    Increase of $.03 per pound due to upward pressure on price of raw materials.

  • William Hills, founder of Hills Inc., dies after brief illness

    August 16, 2012
    Pioneer in synthetic fibers extrusion industry held numerous patents in fibers, nonwovens.

  • Buckeye reports record sales, earnings

    August 10, 2012
    Higher selling prices offset $10 million sales reduction due to divestiture of King converting business and lower shipment volumes.

  • Teijin to create polyester recycling joint venture in China

    August 9, 2012
    Plant will chemically recycle polyester fiber scraps and used polyester products into DMT.

  • K-C reports organic sales growth in second quarter

    August 8, 2012
    Operating profit was $754 million in the second quarter of 2012, up 21% from $625 million in 2011.

  • Andritz spunlace line going into India

    August 6, 2012
    Precot India will make cosmetic pads.

  • Nonwovens Spotlight: Machinery & Equipment Review

    Nonwovens Spotlight: Machinery & Equipment Review

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || August 6, 2012
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.