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  • Freudenberg Opens Adsorptive Nonwovens Plant

    March 5, 2009
    Littleborough, UK expansion cost €2 million.

  • Fiberweb Reports Success

    February 26, 2009
    Sales, earnings rise as turnaround program starts to work.

  • Finishing First

    February 17, 2009
    DyStar was formed in 1995 as a company that solely specializes in textile coloration.

  • Shelf Liner With Natural Fibers

    February 17, 2009
    In combination, a shelf and a shelf liner have been issued a patent. The shelf liner is in the form of a single layer of sheet material defining a skid-resistant first major surface contacting the shelf and a decorative second major surface. The seco…

  • DAK Americas To Increase Prices

    February 12, 2009
    Paraxylene costs drive up PSF product prices.

  • When Quality Really Counts

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || February 11, 2009
    testing and inspection equipment suppliers say their products are more valuable than ever in these troubling economic times

  • Spunmelt Savvy

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 11, 2009
    today's economic pressures make the margin for error slimmer than ever for spunmelt makers

  • For Disposable Diapers, The Future is Green

    Jonathan Roberts, Roberts Media || February 11, 2009
    In a unique project called WooDi, Sodra Cell, SCA and Chalmers University have joined forces to produce a diaper that could one day be made entirely of wood-based fibers

  • A Kinder, Gentler Nonwoven

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 11, 2009
    alternative raw materials prove that disposable doesn't have to mean irresponsible when it comes to the Earth.

  • Ahlstrom Receives Visionary Award

    February 9, 2009
    Disuptor water filter media selected by conference goers.

  • Techtextil Frankfurt To Include Natural Fibers Forum

    February 5, 2009
    Abstracts requested; due February 27.

  • Fiberweb Closes Older SB Lines in Europe

    January 26, 2009
    Closures to be offset by newer, more efficient technology

  • Fiberweb Showcases Typar System

    January 20, 2009
    Complete weather system on display at builders' show.

  • Thermally Stable Polytetrafluoroethylene fiber and method of Making Same

    January 20, 2009
    A polytetrafluoroethylene fiber was recently granted a patent. The polytetrafluoroethylene fiber exhibits less than 9% shrinkage when subjected to a temperature of 300°C for 30 minutes. The polytetrafluoroethylene fiber is a dispersion spun fiber.…

  • Pegas Launches Testing System

    January 19, 2009
    Equipment tests plasma treatment of nonwovens in Czech Republic.

  • INDA Hosts Filtration 2008

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || January 19, 2009
    filtration industry meets in Philly to discuss recent developments

  • Geosynthetics Go Global

    January 17, 2009
    Founded in 2001, Polypropylene Fiber Industry Ltd., better known as Polyfibers, is a privately held manufacturer and distributor of polypropylene-based multi- andmono-fibrillated yarns, crimped staple fibers, reinforcement fibers, geosynthetic bags and needlepunched nonwovens for technical and industrial end uses.

  • Pantex Delays UAE Investment, Plans To Add Chinese Line

    January 8, 2009
    Line now scheduled to come onstream in Spring 2009.

  • Ahlstrom Streamlines Wipes Business

    January 7, 2009
    Plan includes plant closures, line reductions.

  • Since January 2008, Fibertex has been operating under new management

    January 1, 2009
    Since January 2008, Fibertex has been operating under new management with two top executives being responsible for their business areas. More recently, the Aalborg, Denmark-based nonwovens producer has named these two executives—Mikael Axelsen and…

  • Meltblown Nanofiber Technology

    January 1, 2009
    A licensing agreement was recently signed between NonWoven Technologies, Inc. (NTI), Oyster Bay, NY, and Arthur G. Russell (AGR), Bristol, CT. AGR was given sole exclusivity for the right of use to NTI’s breakthrough, patented high speed meltblown na…

  • Shalag Industries

    Shalag Industries

    January 1, 2009
    Location: UPPER GALILEE, ISRAEL Sales: $80 Million Description: Plant Locations Israel, U.S. (planned) Major Processes thermal bonded The biggest news from Israel’s Shalag Group is a recent announcementthat the company investe…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TAIPEI, TAIWAN Sales: $80 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, chairman and owner; Kirk Hwang, Wang, general manager China operations; Alvin business unit officer Plants Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China Processes A…

  • Fitesa


    January 1, 2009
    Location: GRAVATAI, BRAZIL Sales: $103 Million Description: Plants Gravatai, Brazil; North America Process Spunmelt, meltblown Major Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial, filtration, sorbents This is the last year Brazilian nonwovens producer…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2009
    Location: HAMPTON, NH Sales: $80 Million Description: Key Personnel A.J. Nassar, CEO; Mike DeGrace, president Plants Hampton, NH ISO Status All businesses are QS 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 17025 certified and are close to ISO 14,000 (…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    January 1, 2009
    Location: MANCHESTER, U.K. Sales: $130 Million Description: Plants South Carolina, China, U.K. Processes Needlepunch, thermal bonded and chemical finishes Brand Names Fiberlox, Microfelt, Checkstatic and Pleatlox Major Markets Filtration, Tech…

  • Georgia-Pacific


    January 1, 2009
    Location: ATLANTA, GA Sales: $150 Million Description: Plants Green Bay, WI (two facilities); Avigliano, Italy Processes Airlaid, carded Brand Names Airtex, Dritex Major Markets Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes, feminine hygiene,…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2009
    Location: OSAKA, JAPAN Sales: $195 Million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Takanashi, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Tetsuya Nakamura, general manger, Bemliese sales Pla…

  • Bonar


    January 1, 2009
    (formerly Colbond) Location: ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS Sales: $195 Million Description: Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Harry Verbakel, director sales and marketing floor coverings; Blair Rawes, directo…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHATTANOOGA, GA Sales: $175 Million Description: Key Personnel Stan Brant, president and CEO, Martin de Vries, president and chief financial officer Plants Ringgold, GA Process Needlepunch Major Markets Geosynthetics, flooring, furni…

  • Fibertex


    January 1, 2009
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $295 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 Pl…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2009
    Location: WALPOLE, MA Sales: $240 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, h…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2009
    Location: DENVER, CO Sales: $670 Million Description: Key Personnel Bob Wamboldt, vice president & general manager, Engineered Products North America (EPNA) Enno Henze, vice president & general manager, Engineered Products Europe/Asia (EP…

  • Fiberweb


    January 1, 2009
    Location: LONDON, U.K. Sales: $947 Million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president Asia/Pacific: John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glove…

  • 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


    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…

  • Kimberly-Clark


    January 1, 2009
    Location: DALLAS, TX Sales: $1.3 Billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Jan Spencer, Professional & Other; Richard Thorne, vice president, Professional North America; Stephanie Rossignol, director, Professional Wipe…

  • DuPont


    January 1, 2009
    Location: WILMINGTON, DE Sales: $1.4 Billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, vice president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger K. Siemionko, g…

  • Freudenberg


    January 1, 2009
    Location: WEINHEIM, GERMANY Sales: $1.45 billion Description: Key Personnel Management board: Bruce Olson, president and CEO; Rene Wollerg, CFO; Thomas Reibelt, CTO. Worldwide Divisions: Heino Freudenberg, managing director interlinings; Jörg…

  • Nonwovens Down Under

    December 22, 2008
    United Bonded Fabrics (UBF) is an Australian company that can trace parts of its business back to the 1870s when the David Galt Company started manufacturing a range of felted textiles made from natural fibers in Melbourne, Australia.

  • NTI, AGR Reach Licensing Deal

    December 16, 2008
    Technology boasts 20% more throughputs per commercial orifice size.

  • Avgol Strikes Partnership in Nanofibers

    December 16, 2008
    Spunmelt maker to create pilot line using Elmarco technology.

  • The Year That Was

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    despite economic crises, raw material pricing and consolidation, the nonwovens industry continue to invest in the future.

  • 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.

  • Sitting Pretty

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

  • H&V Promotes Nanoweb Technology

    December 10, 2008
    Nanofibers target air and liquid filtration and performance barrier uses.

  • NTI, AGR Reach Licensing Deal

    December 10, 2008
    Technology boasts 20% more throughputs per commercial orifice size.

  • Kem-Wove Makes Filtration Show Debut

    December 10, 2008
    First-time exhibitor promotes highloft media and laminated products.

  • Fibertex Names Joint CEOs

    December 8, 2008
    Appointments reaffirm dual management structure.

  • Equity Firm Aquires Fibers Arm of Leggett & Platt

    November 25, 2008
    Polyester Fibers has more than 450 employees and revenues of $100 million.