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  • Rayonier Sells Airlaid Business

    October 20, 2005
    Rayonier, the maker of Novathin airlaid absorbent core material, has entered into an agreement to sell its Engineered Absorbent Materials business (EAM Corporation) to a New York-based private equity firm. The division will continue to operate under…

  • Rieter Makes Acquisition

    October 5, 2005
    Swiss-based Rieter recently acquired Hogra Holding AG, parent company of Graf Group. The move is expected to further augment Rieter Textile Systems' role as a leading supplier of technology components in the staple fiber machinery sector. Graf Group…

  • Staple Fiber

    October 3, 2005
    Rhodia Polyamide has introduced new Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) staple fibers based on Ticona's Fortron PPS polymer. Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) is a high-temperature resin that offers an excellent combination of thermal, mechanical and chemical resi…

  • Personnel Changes At Nordson Corporation

    October 3, 2005
    Several personnel changes are underway at Nordson Corporation. John Keane was elected a corporate senior vice president and will have worldwide responsibility for the Adhesive Dis­pensing and Nonwoven Fiber Sys­tems business segment. Addition­ally,…

  • Several Recent Personnel Changes at BBA Fiberweb

    October 3, 2005
    BBA Fiberweb, Simpsonville, SC, has made several recent personnel changes. Sam Depriest has joined BBA Fiberweb’s Graphic Arts group as area manager for the Midwest territory. Also new to the group is Shawn Davis, who will cover the Northeast region…

  • BASF Names New Leader Of European Adhesive and Construction Business

    October 3, 2005
    BASF Names New Leader Of European Adhesive and Construction Business BBA Fiberweb, Simpsonville, SC, has made several recent personnel changes. Sam Depriest has joined BBA Fiberweb’s Graphic Arts group as area manager for the Midwest territ…

  • Liberty Fibers Files For Bankruptcy

    October 3, 2005
    Rayon staple fiber producer Liberty Fibers Corporation, Lowland, TN, has closed its Lowland plant and filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The operation was previously known as the Lenzing Fibers plant of former parent comp…

  • Ahlstrom To Add Nanofiber Line

    September 21, 2005
    Plans are underway at Ahlstrom Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, to add proprietary nanofiber production capabilities in North America, particularly for its filtration business. The new line will allow Ahlstrom to apply nanofibers to a variety of filtr…

  • Fiber Prices To Increase

    September 7, 2005
    Austrian cellulose fiber producer The Lenzing Group has announced plans to increase fiber prices beginning in the fourth quarter. Increases of at least 5%, depending on fiber type, are expected, taking effect October 1. The increases will apply to fi…

  • DAK Americas Announces Force Majeure

    September 7, 2005
    In response to the recent hurricane on the U.S. Gulf Coast, DAK Americas has added a $.15/lb. price surcharge, effective September 5, 2005, to all of its staple fiber products sold to carpet, home furnishings, apparel, industrial and fiberfill market…

  • Specialty Fibers For Nonwovens Applications

    August 31, 2005
    The Germany-based manufacturer of viscose fibers Kelheim Fibres GmbH has released the trilobal fiber Galaxy within the nonwovens industry. Galaxy has previously been known for its role in the production of raw materials for the feminine hygiene indus…

  • Nanofiber Composite For Filtration Materials

    August 31, 2005
    Hollingsworth & Vose has unveiled new technology, the Nanoweb, to aid in the filtration of hazardous emissions (i.e. from automobiles). Since filtration capabilities are based on the fineness of fibers, Hollingsworth & Vose makes use of the e…

  • New Melt Additives JV Formed

    August 31, 2005
    Goulston Technologies, Inc., Monroe, NC, and Hammonton, NJ-based Polyvel, Inc. have formed a joint venture to manufacture and market melt additives for the global synthetic fiber and nonwovens industries. The venture will bring together the combined…

  • International Top 40

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the leading nonwovens producers in the world

  • Specialty Fibers For Nonwovens Applications

    August 30, 2005
    The Germany-based manufacturer of viscose fibers, Kelheim Fibres GmbH, has released the trilobal fiber Galaxy within the nonwovens industry. Galaxy has previously been known for its role in the production of raw materials for the feminine hygiene ind…

  • Nanofiber Composite For Filtration Materials

    August 30, 2005
    Hollingsworth & Vose has unveiled new technology, the Nanoweb, to aid in the filtration of hazardous emissions (i.e. from automobiles). Since filtration capabilities are based on the fineness of fibers, Hollingsworth & Vose makes use of the e…

  • EDANA Has Elected Chairman

    August 30, 2005
    EDANA has elected Knud Waede Hansen, managing director of Fibertex A/S, its chairman for a one-year term. He will be replacing Rolf Altdorf, who is group vice president of EMEA, PGI Nonwovens. Mr. Altdolf has notably diversified the company's members…

  • The Call for Composites

    August 30, 2005
    Creative fabric and fiber combinations help boost versatility in this busy segment

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the latest innovations and company highlights from suppliers of machinery and equipment

  • Performance Fibers Finalizes Diolen Acquisition

    August 25, 2005
    Performance Fibers, Colonial Heights, VA, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., has acquired the North American business of Diolen Industrial Fibers, Inc. The acquisition is a key element of Performance Fibers' global growth strategy and will s…

  • Cotton Incorporated Introduces Nonwoven Seal

    August 23, 2005
    Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, has introduced a new seal specific to nonwoven products with the release of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Cotton Enhanced baby wipes. Available on shelves beginning in August, the wipes are the first nonwoven produc…

  • The Excelle Card

    August 17, 2005
    NSC's new carding concept, the Excelle card, introduces new innovations to the market including: TSD air flow, patented A frame, LDS and WID doffing and transfer systems, IPC rack, quick frame opening and VarioWeb. The Excelle card is designed to ens…

  • Nanophase System

    August 17, 2005
    New NanoPhase systems from Nordson Corporation improve meltblown and spunbond nonwoven fabrics by increasing the percentage of sub-micron fibers. Nordson's patent-pending fiber splitting technology improves polymer and air processes to produce finer…

  • Web Forming Card

    August 17, 2005
    The Dilo System Group has introduced a new development in web forming and needling technology, The Spinnbau Del­ta-Sigma-Card. As a machine that operates without a cross-layer or lap drifter, The Spinnbau Delta-Sigma-Card can deliver batts up to…

  • Trevira GmbH

    August 17, 2005
    Trevira GmbH has appointed Jörg Hellwig managing director, effective July 1. Mr. Hellwig will be taking over the duties of current chief executive officer, Bernd Sassenrath, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Prior to Trevira, Mr. Hellwig w…

  • Viscose Yarn

    August 17, 2005
    Linz Textil has launched a unique viscose yarn quality under the brand name Viscoblend. In cooperation with fiber producer Lenzing AG and the spinning machinery manufacturer Rieter AG, Linz Textil has succeeded in developing an entirely new yarn gene…

  • Hoffer To Lead Foss Performance Fibers

    August 17, 2005
    Foss Manufacturing Company has named Leon Hoffer market manager of Performance Fibers. Mr. Hoffer's re­sponsibilities include identifying new and innovative opportunities for Foss in the high performance hosiery market as well as promoting Foss…

  • Fibers Fight Back

    August 17, 2005
    despite raw material prices, supply shortages, suppliers focus on innovation to secure a brighter future

  • Filter Focus

    August 17, 2005
    roll goods producers view segment as a good one for growth and innovation

  • Airlaid: What’s Next?

    August 17, 2005
    after an unprecedented surge in global capacity, the airlaid market is now left with an important question to answer

  • The International Top 40

    August 17, 2005
    annual survey profiles the top nonwoven roll goods producers worldwide

  • The Best Of Both Worlds

    August 17, 2005
    composite structures combine multiple materials to create products with more function, better value and increased versatility

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what’s new with industry suppliers

  • 33rd Annual Buyers' Guide

    August 17, 2005
    This annual guide lists nearly every supplier and producer of nonwovens around the globe in one comprehensive listing. This guide is divided into six sections—machinery and equipment suppliers, raw material producers, roll goods manufacturers, commission converters, consultants and trade associations. Additionally a cross reference section organized alphabetically is provided at the end of the machinery and equipment, raw materials and roll goods sections.

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the year’s largest nonwovens exposition

  • Harvesting The Benefits Of Natural Fibers

    August 17, 2005
    new uses and markets are constantly being established for these highly preferred fibers

  • 20th Annual Expo In Print

    August 17, 2005
    advertisers highlight company products, technologies and services

  • Techtextil North America Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what exhibitors brought to Atlanta last month

  • Home Is Where The Nonwoven Is

    August 17, 2005
    whether for a bedroom or living room, nonwovens send customers home happy

  • Spunlace Soaks Up The Spotlight In Nonwovens Technology

    August 17, 2005
    spunlace has become a preferred technology among nonwovens manufacturers

  • Wipe Products Change The Way We Work And Play

    August 17, 2005
    a look at the market for nonwoven wipes

  • The Challenges Of Good Hygiene

    August 17, 2005
    hygiene component suppliers withstand consolidation, globalization, price pressures and a continuous call for innovation

  • Full Speed Ahead For Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    auto manufacturers focus on costs, recyclability and lower weights for the future

  • Disposables On The Rise In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    increased awareness of nonwovens’ advantages in the medical

  • Nonwovens In Filtration

    August 17, 2005
    government regulations and consumer requirements drive growth

  • Airlaid Products — Investments In The Future

    August 17, 2005
    as new capacity comes onstream, this technology finds a wide range of end uses

  • Much Ado About Airlaids

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

  • The International Top 40

    August 17, 2005
    annual survey profiles the top nonwoven roll goods producers worldwide

  • Spunbonded & Melt Blown Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    despite overcapacity issues and price pressures, these two technologies remain tops with producers

  • The 32nd International Buyers' Guide

    August 17, 2005
    The annual guide lists nearly every supplier and producer of nonwovens around the globe in one comprehensive listing.