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  • There's No Place Like Home

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || March 18, 2010
    Will impending flammability rules for upholstered furniture and "top of bed" ignite or snuff out opportunities for nonwovens suppliers?

  • Re-Expanded Tampon Pledget

    March 16, 2010
    Patented recently is a pre-expanded tampon pledget formed from cellulosic absorbent fibers. The fibers are not tightly compressed, thus, the pledget has a reduced fiber density. As a result, a softer, more pliable pledget is formed that not only incr…

  • Fiberweb Adds 3D Geotex Product to Typar

    March 15, 2010
    Product reduce soil erosion and help meet EPA guidelines.

  • Fibertex Adds to Malaysian Operation

    March 15, 2010
    New line to add 25,000 tons to site.

  • Truetzschler Offers Spare Parts, Service

    March 1, 2010
    Fleissner Egelsbach, Germany, is offering spare parts and service for all machines and lines delivered by Fleissner Nonwovens Ansbach. Fleissner Nonwovens in Ansbach, which was mainly producing conveyor belt drying and thermal bonding lines under Ger…

  • Hydrophilic Fiber Finish

    March 1, 2010
    Croda Europe is offering Cirrasol PP842A, a highly durable hydrophilic fiber finish, particularly well suited for polyolefin nonwovens. In applications where rapid and repeated transfer of water or other aqueous liquids through the fabric is needed,…

  • 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…

  • Nonwovens GET Electric

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 24, 2010
    Companies, universities look to see how nonwovens� porous structures and flexibility can aid in electrical conductivity

  • You've Come A Long Way, Baby

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || February 24, 2010
    QC Inspection Systems offer state-of-the art technology to nonwovens producers seeking perfection

  • The Household Wipes Market

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 24, 2010
    as economic conditions improve, manufacturers are gearing up for a return to consumer spending

  • 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

  • IDEA Awards Finalists Selected

    February 22, 2010
    16 products vie for five awards.

  • Lenzing Completes Indonesian Investment

    February 11, 2010
    Line no. 4 to add 60K tons to SPV.

  • Ahlstrom Announces 4Q Results

    February 3, 2010
    Fourth quarter net sales were $585 million.

  • Fiberweb's Defencell Deployed to Help Haiti

    February 2, 2010
    Defencell System will help reconstruction efforts.

  • Nanofiber Meltspinning Machinery

    February 1, 2010
    Hills, Inc. offers proven, high-productivity extrusion machinery for making polymeric nanofibers in meltblown, spunbond, staple fiber and filament yarn formats. Since 1971, Hills has provided state-of-the-art fiber extrusion machinery and know-how to…

  • H&V Purchases the AQF Line From Fiberweb

    January 27, 2010
    Deal adds carbon-containing composite filtration media

  • Fiberweb Introduces Surround SR Underlayment

    January 25, 2010
    New roofing underlayment is made from a waterproof, synthetic polymer.

  • Lenzing And Circle To Collaborate On Regenerated Fibers

    January 21, 2010
    Lenzing and Circle to grow the regenerated fiber business globally.

  • Rieter Automotive Chooses NSC

    January 20, 2010
    NSC will supply needlepunch line for velour carpeting.

  • New Website for Leigh Fibers

    January 14, 2010 shows solutions for diverting waste from landfills.

  • TenCate Geosynthetics Launches TenCate GeoDetect in North America

    January 6, 2010
    Monitoring system is based on geotextiles equipped with optical fibers.

  • Glatfelter To Buy Concert

    January 5, 2010
    Airlaid maker sells for reported $235 million.

  • Fibertex Expands To South Africa

    January 4, 2010
    Needlepunch operation to target geotextiles, automotives

  • SCA Unveils Sales Figures

    January 1, 2010
    SCA reported that net sales for 2009 were $15 billion. Profit before tax, excluding restructuring costs, was $1.1 billion. Net sales in the fourth quarter 2009 decreased 2% to $3.7 billion.In the personal care segment, net sales rose 2% in the fourth…

  • Ahlstrom Announces 4Q Results

    January 1, 2010
    Nonwovens producer Ahlstrom has reported fourth quarter results. During the October-December 2009 period, net sales reached $585 million. Loss before taxes was $46 million.Net sales of the FiberComposites segment for the fourth quarter were $311 mill…

  • 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;…

  • DuPont


    January 1, 2010
    DuPont: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger Siemionko, global technology leader, DuPont Protection Technologies;…

  • Kuraray


    January 1, 2010
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $104 million Description: Key Personnel Takashi Nakajima, president Plants Okayama, Saijo and Ibragi, Japan Processes Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown, steam jet Brand Names Kuraflex,…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $96 million Description: Key Personnel A. J. Nassar, CEO, Mike DeGrace, president Plants Hampton, NH Processes Needlepunch Brand Names Eco-fi, Fosscloth, Fosshield, FossFibre, Ozite, TopGuard, Kunin Fel…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Seoul, Korea Sales: $150 million Description: Plants Gumi, Kyungsang-Bukdo, South Korea; Nantong, Jiangsu, Province, China Key Personnel Y.K. Lee, president and CEO;  Y.K. Kim, Vice president/head of fiber division; Yasuhiko Tanabe,…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Manchester, CT Sales: $98 million Description: Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; Thomas Smith, vice president, CFO and Treasurer; Mona Estey, vice president—Human Resources; Mary…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $164 million Description: Key Personnel Haruhiro Uesugi, general manager, spunbond fabrics division Plants Yokkaichi, Iwakuni, Japan Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel, Syn…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Basel, Switzerland Sales: $156 million Description: Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Ginny Casstevens, sales director – Americas; Jean Francois De Gruttola,…

  • Sandler


    January 1, 2010
    Location: Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany Sales: $218 million Description: Key Personnel Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO, Dieter Magiera, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Höflich, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany P…

  • Glatfelter


    January 1, 2010
    Location: York, PA Sales: $350 million Description: Key Personnel George Glatfelter, CEO; Dante Parrini, executive vice president and COO; Jonathan Bourget, vice president and general manager  Advanced Airlaid Materials; Lionel Bitton, general…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $215 million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, Engine and Industrial Filtration; Mike Clark, vice president and general manager, Hi…

  • Fibertex


    January 1, 2010
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $236 million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care;  Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens; Ole Houmann, CFO; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, purchasing director…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Denver, CO Sales: $670 million Description: Key Personnel Bob Wamboldt, vice president and general manager, Engineered Products North America (EPNA), Enno Henze, vice president and general manager Engineered Products Europe/Asia (EPEA); K…

  • Fiberweb


    January 1, 2010
    Location: London, U.K. Sales: $800 million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president, Asia;  John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glover,…

  • Freudenberg


    January 1, 2010
    Sales: $1.53 billion   Location: Weinheim, Germany   Description: Key Personnel  Management Board: Bruce Olson, CEO; René Wollert, CFO; Frank Heislitz, CTO    Plants  Weinheim, Germany; Neuenburg,…

  • Fiberweb, Chisso Explore Partnership

    December 15, 2009
    JV would make spunmelt in China.

  • Lenzing: Capacity Expansion Continues

    December 14, 2009
    Upgrades underway in Austria, Thailand, the U.K.

  • Marves Industries Occupies Bauer Industries Site

    December 10, 2009
    Capabilities include green needlepunch, highloft nonwovens

  • DelStar Technologies Offers New Electrostatic Media

    December 9, 2009
    Alphastar Triboelectric Media available from DelStar.

  • New Owners For Enka Tecnica

    December 9, 2009
    Management, Fi-Tech purchase spinnerett maker.

  • Specialty Spunlace

    December 3, 2009
    Inotis was founded in 2003 with the intent to manufacture quality woodpulp and polyester spunlace nonwovens.

  • Fiberweb’s 3Q Sales Improve

    December 1, 2009
    Fiberweb announced that for the July-to-October period sales trends have continued to improve with volumes flat versus prior year on a like-for-like basis. The good performance reduces the year-to-date, like-for-like volume decline to 11% from the 1…

  • Ahlstrom Announces Sales, Earnings

    December 1, 2009
    Ahlstrom Corp., a leader in high performance fiber-based materials has reported third quarter results. During the July-September 2009 period, net sales reached $597 million. Quarterly profit before taxes was $11 million.Net sales for the first three…

  • DAK Levies Price Increase

    November 23, 2009
    All PSF products affected.