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Published March 29, 2005
FiberMark, Inc has withdrawn its current Plan of Reorganization because its three largest bondholders, also members of the Creditors Committee, remain unable to resolve disputes among themselves relating to corporate governance and control issues inv… Read More »
Published March 10, 2005
Performance Fibers, a leading global supplier of industrial fibers, today announced that it will build a second polyester fiber and fabric plant in Kaiping, China to meet demand from region's growing automotive market. The new plant will again double… Read More »
Published March 3, 2005
DAK Americas has subjected its staple fiber products sold to home furnishings, apparel, industrial, and fiberfill markets to a three cent per pound price increase effective with shipments beginning April 1, 2005. The decision to raise prices was dire… Read More »
Published March 1, 2005
Dow’s Ingeo fiber is the first manmade fiber created from 100% renewable resources. This novel product combines the best of both worlds: the performance of a synthetic fiber and the advantages of a natural material. Together with W.I.P., a youn… Read More »
Published March 1, 2005
Kay Obendorf, professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has vacated her post as vice president and assumed the role of president of The Fiber Society. Phil Gibson, materials research engineer with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center,… Read More »
Published February 28, 2005
FiberVisions, a business unit of Hercules Incorporated, will initiate a 10% price increase globally on all mono polypropylene and polyethylene fibers, effective March 15, 2005 for all new customers and for all existing customers as contracts allow. E… Read More »
Published February 28, 2005
Amantea Nonwovens has broken ground on the first minority-owned nonwoven fabric manufacturing facility in the U.S. The groundbreaking occurred in February at the TechSolve Business Park in Cincinnati. Among the speakers at the event were Ohio Governo… Read More »
Published February 9, 2005
Hills, Inc., West Melbourne, FL, and Changyuan Elastan Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Zhangjiagang City, China, have formed joint development in the field of meltspun spandex fiber extrusion equipment. Hills, a leader in multicomponent fiber extrus… Read More »
Published February 1, 2005
Patented is a nonwoven web formed of highly elongatable multipolymer fibers. The fibers are substantially oriented in one direction and the web has a number of discrete point bond sites throughout the web bonding the fibers together. The point bond… Read More »
Published February 1, 2005
FiberVisions has launched a new functional fiber under the FiberVisions HY-Entangle WA name. The new fiber marks a considerable expansion of the application area of polypropylene fibers within the spunlace area because the new fiber will be able to c… Read More »
Published February 1, 2005
Tidland has launched a new tool to help customers quickly identify ergonomic alternatives for air shafts based upon specific application requirements. Those responsible for ergonomic initiatives in the workplace will find this tool a useful aid in el… Read More »
Published February 1, 2005
Peter Grant has been named chief operating officer of Liberty Fibers Corporation pursuant to the rayon producer’s acquisition by equity firm Lewis Hollingsworth. Tim Cates, formerly of Mission Valley Textiles, has been named chief financial off… Read More »
Published January 20, 2005
FiberMark has filed a notice advising the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont that it has filed a notice advising the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont that disagreements among bondholder members of the company's credito… Read More »
Published January 18, 2005
Patented is a conjugated fiber comprising a crystalline aliphatic polyester having a melting point of not less than 140°C. The fiber has a composition comprising an aliphatic polyester and 1-50% by weight of one compound selected from the group con… Read More »
Published January 11, 2005
A fiber made up of two or more lobes extending from a central core has been patented. The two or more lobes are equally spaced around an outer periphery of the central core. Each lobe has a substantially similar lobal cross-sectional configuration co… Read More »
Published January 3, 2005
Patented is a fiber reinforced composite material comprising a fiber reinforced polymer substrate and a first polymeric layer coating for joining two different polymeric composites. The first polymeric layer is free of fibers and particulate. A secon… Read More »
Published January 3, 2005
Patented is a polyester pre-oriented conjugate fiber of either a side-by-side or an eccentric sheath/core configuration in which two kinds of polyester components are adhered to each other to form a single filament. At least one of the components con… Read More »
KNH Enterprises
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $65 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, vice president corporate planning and international operations; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industria… Read More »
Lantor
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Veenendaal, The Netherlands Sales: $53 million Description: Key Personnel Nico Boot, managing director; Albert Feyts, finance director, Paul Verwoerd, sales and marketing director, Jan Sikkenga, production director ISO Status ISO… Read More »
Foss Manufacturing
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $157 million Description: Key Personnel Stephen Foss, president and CEO, David Rowell, executive vice president and COO, (New CFO to be named shortly.) Plants Hampton, NH; Pulversheim, France ISO Status All… Read More »
Lydall Inc
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Manchester , CT Sales: $126 million Description: Key Personnel W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board, David Freeman, president and CEO; Christopher Skomorowski, executive vice president and COO; Thomas Smith, vice president, chief fin… Read More »
Jacob Holm
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Allschwil, Switzerland Sales: $91 million Description: Key personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Peter Stoffel, CEO; Jack Richardson, COO; Ingo Johannsen, CFO; Michael Norboge, vice president of Personal & Home Care; Claudia De Buman, v… Read More »
Bonar
Published January 1, 2005
(formerly Colbond) Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands Sales: $265 million Description: Colbond Inc. Enka, NC Key Personnel Jan van Boldrik, CEO; Axel Poscher, vice president; Bart Austin, president Colbond Inc.; Randy Cook, director sales and ma… Read More »
Hollingsworth & Vose
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $175 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; Charles Miller, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Tom White, vice president and general manager battery p… Read More »
Fibertex
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Aalborg, Denmark Sales: $160 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jorgen Bech Masen, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen, general… Read More »
Johns Manville
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Denver, CO Sales: $525 million Description: Key Personnel Dion Persson, senior vice president, Engineered Products Group; Fred Stephan, VP/GM for High Performance Nonwovens; Zain Mahmood, VP/GM for Construction Materials and Systems; J… Read More »
Fiberweb
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Old Hickory, TN Sales: $1 billion Description: BBA Fiberweb – Industrial North America Old Hickory, TN BBA Fiberweb – Hygiene Americas Simpsonville, SC Plants Bethune, SC; Green Bay, WI; Gray Court, SC; Griswoldville, MA; Qu… Read More »
PGI
Published January 1, 2005
Location: N. Charleston, SC Sales: $845 million Description: Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, vice president & general manager—U.S. Nonwovens; Rolf A… Read More »
Ahlstrom
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Helsinki, Finland Sales: $827 million Description: Personnel Jukka Moisio, president and CEO; Randal Davis, senior vice president and general manager, Filtration; Claudio Ermondi, senior vice president and general manager, Nonwovens; Tomm… Read More »
Freudenberg
Published January 1, 2005
Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 billion Description: Key Personnel Management Board: Stephan Tanda, president and CEO, Christoph Josefiak, managing director of technical; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Georg Brasch, manag… Read More »
Published December 7, 2004
A preform for a composite material has been patented. The perform includes at least two layers of a reinforcing material made of a reinforcement fiber and, between the layers, a thermoplastic resin layer having spaces to allow liquid resin to flow th… Read More »
Published November 30, 2004
BBA Fiberweb has increased prices 20% on all nonwoven products shipped on or after January 1, 2005. The increase has been attributed to record oil and natural gas prices, an exceptionally strong demand for resins, tight petrochemical markets and high… Read More »
Published November 30, 2004
A fiber reinforced polypropylene-based composite material has been awarded a patent. The composite features reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin, which are made of different polypropylene-based resins. A melting point, Tm(F), of the polypropylene-ba… Read More »
Published July 6, 2004
Patented is a personal care product with a liquid impermeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet and an absorbent composite located between the two. The article has an upper layer made of synthetic fibers with at most 20% pulp fiber, a density of… Read More »
Published July 6, 2004
Patented is a liquid acquisition/distribution structure. The article includes a top layer that is permeable to a liquid and a distribution layer with a capillary system of a parallel bundle of synthetic fibers arranged so that in a region their axes… Read More »
Published April 27, 2004
A tufted pile structure has been issued a patent. The article has a backing with upper and lower faces. Many yarns are tufted into the backing, and each yarn is tufted by a separate tufting needle through a plurality of needle insertion points in the… Read More »
Published March 30, 2004
A patent has been issued for a hydrophilic polyester fiber comprising a polyester fiber and a coating on the fiber. The coating is made of a polyester-polyether block copolymer comprising a polyester component and a polyether component. There is also… Read More »
Published March 30, 2004
A patent has been issued for a sound-absorbing thin-layer laminate comprised of a backing layer and an open-celled fiber layer. The backing layer consists of an open-celled plastic foam layer with a density of 16-32 kg/m3 and a thickness of at least… Read More »
Published March 30, 2004
1. A hydrophilic polyester fiber comprising: a polyester fiber; and a coating on the fiber comprising (a) a polyester-polyether block copolymer comprising a polyester component and a polyether component; (b) an ion complex comprising (i) an anionic s… Read More »
Published March 30, 2004
1. Bulked continuous filament yarn consisting essentially of substantially continuous filaments and having a bulk level of about 2 to about 20%, denier of about 500 to about 3000, shrinkage of about 1 to about 15% and Plug Crush Recovery of at least… Read More »
Published March 30, 2004
A patent has been issued for bulked continuous filament yarn made up essentially of substantially continuous filaments. The yarn has a bulk level of 2-20%, denier of 500-3000. The shrinkage is 1-15% and the Plug Crush Recovery is at least 85%. The fi… Read More »
Published March 16, 2004
An absorbent fibrous foam, comprised of a water insoluble fiber and a superabsorbent material has been patented. The absorbent fibrous foam comprises a fluid intake capacity of at least 15 g/g, a vertical wicking distance of at least 10 cm and an abs… Read More »
Published March 16, 2004
An absorbent fibrous foam, comprised of a water insoluble fiber and a superabsorbent material has been patented. The absorbent fibrous foam comprises a fluid intake capacity of at least 15 g/g, a vertical wicking distance of at least 10 cm, and an ab… Read More »
Published March 16, 2004
A patent has been issued for a polyester fiber tow comprised of a number of crimped polyester fibers with uniform primary and secondary crimps. Each uniform secondary crimp includes more than one of the substantially uniform primary crimps with a ten… Read More »
Published March 16, 2004
A reinforced concrete structure has been patented. The structure is comprised of a composite having more than one longitudinally oriented fibers embedded in a matrix of a depolymerizable and repolymerizable. rigid thermoplastic polyurethane resin tha… Read More »
Published March 16, 2004
A panty liner with active additives has been patented. It is comprised of a liquid-permeable top sheet that lies next to the wearer during use and a liquid-impermeable backing sheet that lies behind the wearer in use. The panty liner is made up of on… Read More »
Published March 16, 2004
A patent has been issued for an absorbent fibrous foam, comprised of a water insoluble fiber and a superabsorbent material. The absorbent fibrous foam comprises a fluid intake capacity of at least 15 g/g, a vertical wicking distance of at least 10 cm… Read More »
Published February 28, 2004
An absorbent fibrous foam, comprising of a water insoluble fiber and a superabsorbent material has been patented. The absorbent fibrous foam comprises a fluid intake capacity of at least 15 g/g, a vertical wicking distance of at least 10 cm, and an… Read More »
Published February 28, 2004
A body fluid absorbent panel, comprising of a first sheet which is liquid-pervious and a second sheet has been patented. This structure has a core disposed between the first and second sheets that comprises component fibers defining a three dimensio… Read More »
Published February 28, 2004
This patent is for a polyester fiber tow made up of crimped polyester fibers that have substantially uniform primary crimps and substantially uniform secondary crimps. Each uniform secondary crimp includes a number of substantially uniform primary c… Read More »