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INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced new leadership of its International Trade Advisory Board (ITAB).  Serving as co-Chairs for the ITAB will be Gonzalo Castro of Cardinal Health and David Ford of BBA Fiberweb.  … Read More »
Foss Manufacturing Company has ap­pointed Jeff Dellinger managing director of its Fiber Business Unit. Mr. Dellinger’s responsibilities include the management of several key areas for Foss’s Fiber Unit as well as  global sales an… Read More »
In order to respond to demands for high-speed production at high quality levels and product evenness, particularly in the area of medical and hygienic light-weight nonwovens from fine fibers, the Dilo System Group provides the latest in crosslapper d… Read More »
Anthony Vitullo, Jr. has been named Chief Financial Officer of Martex Fiber Southern Corp., Philadelphia, PA. In addition to filling this position, Martex is continuing an executive search for a divisional CFO for its Spartanburg, SC location. A l… Read More »
Ticona, the technical polymers business of the Celanese Group, offers more than 30 commercial grades in fiber polymer families used in fiber and nonwovens for technical fabrics. These grades give the fibers and nonwovens the ability to meet de­ma… Read More »
Spirit nylon 6,6 spunbond nonwovens offer strength and uniformity as well as nylons' resistance to many chemicals solvents. Developed by BBA Fiberweb, Spirit will be available in developmental quantities in 2005. It can be used as a support scrim or… Read More »
Foss-EX Baghouse filter media T3179A features greater resistance to hot moist heat than standard polyester and is more economical than 100% aramid fabrics. This product was produced to provide a balance to improve the life of the fabric. Meanwhile, F… Read More »
Emblo meltblown systems, from Rieter Perfojet, are based on well-known fiber spinning principles. It is available in a width up to 4200 mm as stand-alone executions and for the integration into spunbond lines. Main features of this product are segmen… Read More »
Ken Jacobson has joined Techmer PM as vice president and general manager of the Fibers Division.  He will be based at the company’s Fiber Service Center in Dalton, GA and will report to president and CEO John Manuck. Mr. Jacobson will be r… Read More »
Catoosa Resources allows textile industry members to resell their distressed finished goods, off-quality fabrics or waste. Among the materials the company will buy for resale are woven fabrics, nonwoven fabrics, fiber, yarn, resin and all waste polym… Read More »
Ticona’s Celanex PBT 2008 provides fine fiber sizes for meltblown nonwovens used in blood filtration applications. Among the other benefits of Celenaex PBT 2008 thermoplastic polymer are excellent mechanical and adhesive filter effects, easy mo… Read More »
Donald Clark has been elected chairman of the American Fiber Manu­facturers Association. He also serves as president and CEO of Pliana. Previously, Mr. Clark served as vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee for AFMA. He succeeds Wa… Read More »
Tencel, a man-made cellulose fiber derived from wood pulp that is applied in fashion, hygiene and medical applications, has been further enhanced by new water and stain repellent finishes. Tencel fabrics can be treated with finishes including Teflon… Read More »
New from Spinnbau is the DeltaCard, which was designed to improve uniformity as well as productivity in in-line and crosslapped fiber webs. The transfer between the breast section and the main cylinder is achieved by means of a special arrangement of… Read More »
Fibermark, Brattleboro, VT, has appointed Paul Flannagan director of internal audit. Mr. Flannagan most recently was an audit consultant at Gerber Scientific and has also served as manager of financial analysis at Barnes Group, Inc., and as a control… Read More »
Tencel, a man-made cellulose fiber derived from wood pulp that is applied in fashion, hygiene and medical applications, has been further enhanced by new water and stain repellent finishes.      Tencel fabrics can be treated w… Read More »
Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, Inc., Woonsocket, RI appointed Mark Heller as materials manager. Mr. Heller has previously held the position of production planning and inventory control manager at Schott Fiber Optics in Southbridge, MA. Prior to that… Read More »
Polyvel, Hammonton, NJ, has introduced the VH103-S and VH103-M Hydrophobic Concentrates, which are melt additives for polypropylene nonwoven processes. VH103-S and VH103-M concentrates impart alcohol repellency to nonwoven polypropylene fabrics, maki… Read More »
Polymer equipment manufacturer Gnuess, Matthews, NC, has introduced its improved filtration system, RSFgenius. The fully automatic melt filtration system permits finer filtration under constant processing conditions. Depend­ing on the material, f… Read More »
Foss Manufacturing, Hampton, NH, has appointed Konstantin Goranov as its director of fiber research. Dr. Goranov’s responsibilities will include directing the company’s research and development initiatives within Foss's fiber Unit and thr… Read More »
Jim DeVries, vice president of nonwovens and web coatings systems for Dawsonville, GA-based Nordson Corporation, has also been named vice president of Nordson fiber systems. In this added role, Mr. DeVries will have worldwide management responsibilit… Read More »
Tencel, a man-made cellulose fiber derived from wood pulp that is applied in fashion, hygiene and medical applications, has been further enhanced by new water and stain repellent finishes.      Tencel fabrics can be treated w… Read More »
DSM Engineering Plastics, Heerlen, Netherlands, has announced the availability of a new grade of high-flow Stanyl polyamide 46 designed for elements of aircraft jet engines. Stanyl 46HF4130 is a 30% glass fiber reinforced compound that was initia… Read More »
Enercon, Milwaukee, WI, has introduced Plasma3, a proprietary atmospheric glow discharge surface treatment system for functionalizing narrow and wide nonwoven webs. The system can reportedly modify the entire fiber network of webs with dual-side trea… Read More »
Polymer equipment manufacturer Gnuess, Matthews, NC, has introduced its improved filtration system, RSFgenius. The fully automatic melt filtration system permits finer filtration under constant processing conditions. Depend­ing on the material, f… Read More »
Brussels-based CIRFS, the association representing the European man-made fibers industry, announced the appointment of Omer Sabanci as president. He succeeds Giancarlo Berti on the approval of the CIRFS general assembly. Mr. Sabanci is chairman of Du… Read More »