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Freudenberg
Published January 1, 2002
Location: Weinheim, Germany Sales: $1.4 Billion Description: Key Personnel Christoph Josefiak, managing director, spokesman; Arnold Weghmann, managing director, technical; Walter Schwarz, managing director, North America; Ludger Neuwinger-Heimes, m… Read More »
By Karen McIntyre, senior editor
In recent years, Asia has become a focal point for foreign nonwovens investment.  While China has certainly led the way, with a nonwovens output that rivals both Europe and the NAFTA region in size, Southeast Asia has also benefitted from fo… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Clarcor Inc. has acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA for approximately €6 million ($8 million). The advanced filtration business is engaged in the same line of business as Clarcor’s subsidiary, Purolator EF… Read More »
Insight: Five Reasons the Nonwovens Market Shows No Sign of Slowing Down
Study gives five reason why industrial applications are growing. Read More »
Companies offer a range of products for filtration. Read More »
KoolSorb reduces heat stress without sacrificing comfort. Read More »
Nonwovens add brightness without upping energy output
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, editor
Nonwovens add brightness without upping energy output NC researchers use nanofiber-based technology to increase lighting efficiency By Karen Bitz McIntyre Editor   Researchers at RTI International are developing a nonwovens-based tec… Read More »
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Arkema has launched a new grade of Rilsan PA11—its 100% bio-sourced technical polymer—designed for the fiber market. This new Rilsan PA11 grade is intended to produce bio-based  fibers that combine a unique set of performances: light… Read More »
Partly in response to last year’s new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission flammability standard for foam mattresses and CPSC's upcoming standard for upholstered furniture, Techmer PM has developed three new non-halogenated flame retardants… Read More »
Wolfgang Plasser has been appointed vice president Nonwoven Fibers by Lenzing Fibers. As former managing director of Lenzing Plastics, he will take over the nonwovens business unit by July 1. Robert Gregan, who had previously managed Nonwoven Fibers,… Read More »
Fiberweb has named Steve Dryden a non-executive director of the company, effective June 1, 2009. Mr. Dryden has been the group finance director of DS Smith since April 2008. Prior to this, he was finance director of Filtrona and has also held senior… Read More »
If one were to look back over the past 20 years one would see that there have been many leaps of technological development bringing higher production rates and better weight uniformities in needled fabrics, all contributing to reduced incremental man… Read More »
Composites based on Ticona’s Fortron PPS are used wherever reinforcement is needed to cuts costs and weight without sacrificing strength and stability. The excellent mechanical and chemical properties of composites make them attractive to other… Read More »
Goulston Technologies has introduced two melt additives for the plastics, nonwovens and fibers industries. Long known for topical treatments, Goulston has invested con­siderable time and resources to bring these extrusion additives to market.… Read More »
Mondi’s full range of silicone-coated specialty release liners and extrusion coated materials target the fiber composite market as well as automotive, building and aerospace industries. To answer the growing demand towards environmentally fr… Read More »
It is well known that thermal stability is the most important factor in high temperature heat transfer fluid performance and economy. Particularly for systems operating above 250°C or 500°F—typical of chemical, polymer, synthetic fiber… Read More »
Hygiene applications are nowadays the largest segment in spunmelt production. These commodity nonwovens are distinguished by high production volumes, standardized product specifications and high cost pressures thanks to a lack of differentiation. The… Read More »
James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA as senior vice president for sales and new business development. Mr. Schaeffer has more than 35 years of extensive experience in the areas of fiber processing, nonwovens operations and consumer product manufacturi… Read More »
Gneuss Inc., the North American subsidiary of German machinery manufacturer Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, has added a new staff member to meet the needs of its expanding business in North America. Bill Lewis joined the company as sales engineer for… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
As nuclear power plants seek to boost energy efficiency, operators are increasingly using synthetic slings containing high-tech Vectran fibers to lift heavy turbines for safety, productivity and performance benefits. Super-strong Vectran fiber is… Read More »
DAK Americas LLC is expanding its fibers business team supporting the North Am­erican nonwovens market. In step with its recent increases in supply of polyester staple fiber (PSF) for nonwovens in North Am­erica, DAK Americas has enhance… Read More »
RadiciSpandex Corp. has introduced a new brand identity program for its well known family of performance spandex products. Effective November 2008, all RadiciSpandex stretch fibers will carry the brand name RadElast. The creation of the registered… Read More »
Kraton Polymers, a global producer of engineered polymers, has developed new innovation in elastic nonwoven technology. Kraton believes its new product, MD6705, breaks the processing barrier of conventional styrenic block copolymers, now allowing fab… Read More »
Richard Brown has been named chief executive officer of Performance Fibers, a supplier of fibers, fabrics and advanced materials and an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Mr. Brown, who is a 23-year veteran of the chemicals an… Read More »
Brückner Plant Technologies, Leonberg, Germany, is a supplier of systems for the finishing of technical textiles. The company is pioneering new technologies in both coating and nonwovens. In the textiles sector, Brückner cooperates closely… Read More »
Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile industry and its growth is being fuelled by new fiber and fabric developments, enhanced process technologies and changing consumer lifestyles. As a result,… Read More »
Marc Verbruggen has been named the new president and CEO of NatureWorks LLC. Mr. Verbruggen replaces Dennis McGrew, who had held the post since 2006. Mr. McGrew will remain with the company in an advisory capacity. Mr. Verbruggen comes to NatureWorks… Read More »
In another step to reorganize its business, Fiberweb, has created global business units for  its Consumer Fabrics and Airlaid divisions. The global Consumer Fabrics business unit will be led by Fiberweb CEO Daniel Dayan and will incorporate the… Read More »
Appleton Manufacturing has introduced the A400P Automatic Core Cutter system designed to cut both plastic and fiber cores. The A400P features a hydraulic-powered core feed and cutoff along with automated batch processing for optimum operating efficie… Read More »
Michael Thomason, a long-time executive in the nonwovens industry, passed away June 7. He was 53 years old. Mr. Thomason, who was very active in committees for INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, as well as with the Nonwovens Cooperat… Read More »
Effective at the end of June, Aldo Ghira resigned from his position as consultant to Fiberweb. According to a company release, he has been planning his retirement for some time and feels that this is the right time to end his connection with Fiberweb… Read More »
BASF's Mooo dyeable polypropylene technology is a new coloration process for use in the textile and apparel industry. The Mooo fiber incorporates innovative ImPulse technology which allows fabrics to be color-dyed, something previously not possible w… Read More »
On the industrial side, Hans-Jörg Oberberg, president Europe industrial, will add Fiberweb's European filtration activities to his existing responsibilities. Read More »
Roger Bergh has been named senior sales manager for the Biobarrier division of Fiberweb, Inc. Mr. Bergh, who has extensive sales, marketing and management experience, came to Fiberweb in 2005 to oversee the then newly-introduced Keeta line of nonwove… Read More »
Savare Specialty Adhesives is a family-owned company that has produced high quality specialty chemicals and adhesives since 1924. The company was founded by the grandfather of Biagio Savare, the current president of the company. Dr. Savare represents… Read More »
Hyosung Corporation has appointed Ria Stern global marketing and brand director. Ms. Stern, previously Hyosung's North American marketing director, will now assume responsibility for all markets and is supported by a global team including Stephanie L… Read More »
Effective January 1, Robert Gregan has been appointed vice president and general manager nonwoven fibers, succeeding Dave Hoyland. He joins Lenzing from Kelheim Fibres GmbH, where he held the position of managing director. In his new function, Mr. Gr… Read More »
Fiberweb plc has named Daniel Abrams director and CFO. As of February 1, he has replaced Simon Bowles. Mr. Abrams was most recently CFO of Cambridge Display Technology Inc. until July 2006 and, prior to this role, was finance director of Xenova… Read More »
Michael Meulengracht has resigned as CEO of Fibertex effective December 31, 2007. In his absence, the day-to-day management of Fibertex will be handled by  Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Jørgen Bech Madsen, general manager and Ole… Read More »
Production lines for spunlaced nonwoven composites with pulp for use in the wipes and medical sectors with special attention to raw material costs saving, energy saving and environmental protection         Alfred Watz… Read More »
Standberg Engineering Laboratories has developed a new portable moisture meter that works on textile fabric, nonwovens, carpet, yarn and raw stock including seed cotton and ginned lint, over the full spectrum, from bone dry to soaking wet. The ranges… Read More »
Cormatex’s latest development in nonwovens technology is a new Airlay System where the aerodynamic formation of the web allows replacing the traditional mechanical processes that use card and crosslapper, in most existing nonwovens applications… Read More »
Fiberweb Americas has named John Juric vice president of Finance, Americas and David Keough vice president of Consumer Care. Mr. Juric brings more than 20 years of financial experience to Fiberweb, including 15 years in the chemical and specialty pro… Read More »
At the Annual General Meeting of EDANA, the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, held in Berlin, Germany in May, Gerd Ries was elected chairman of EDANA by members for a one-year term of office. Mr. Ries, who is vice president EAME, Regula… Read More »
Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex has strengthened its technical and research capabilities in the roofing materials market through a strategic new hire. James Chantler has joined Dow Reichhold as a research associate. Dr. Chantler has significant experie… Read More »
New Nanophase systems from Nordson Corporation improve meltblown and spunbond fabrics by increasing their percentage of submicron fibers. Higher fine-fiber concentration significantly improve hydrohead and filration performance, increase line speed,… Read More »
Integrated Paper Services has an­nounced new capabilities for measuring the microscopic structure of nonwovens materials: coverage, porosity, basis weight and fiber diameter distributions. Through a new method of image analysis, Integrated Paper… Read More »