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  • Absorbent Article Comprising Flocked Fibers

    December 24, 2002
    An absorbent article comprising a cover with a body-facing surface, an absorbent core and a backsheet with a garment-facing surface, has been patented. The article also comprises flocked fibers, which comprise superabsorbent polymer fibers. The flock…

  • Flat Synthetic Fiber, Method For Preparing The Same and Nonwoven Fabric Prepared Using The Same

    November 26, 2002
    A flat, polybenzazole fiber with a flattened portion has been patented. The fiber has a degree of flatness defined by the ratio of the long diameter/short diameter of the cross section. The fibers are 2mm or greater and have a short diameter up to an…

  • Nonwoven Fabric Containing Fine Fiber And A Filter Material

    October 22, 2002
    Patented is a nonwoven fiber capable of generating fine fibers with a diameter of 5mm or less. The fiber contains a high melting point polypropylene component with a melting point of 166°C or more. The cross-sectional shape of the fiber is an island…

  • Absorbent Product Comprising At Least One Thermoplastic Component To Bond Layers

    October 8, 2002
    An absorbent product comprising a liquid-permeable casing layer, a liquid-barrier layer surrounding an absorption element, has been patented. The product also contains a liquid-transfer layer, which is disposed between the casing layer and the absorp…

  • Tenotex


    January 1, 2002
    Location: Bergamo, Italy Sales: $61 million Description: Key Personnel Giovanni Moscheni, chief executive officer; Aldo Ghira, managing director; Mauro Moscheni, marketing and sales director; Gampiero Crotti, plant manager; Mimoun Saïm, g…

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $55 Million Description: "Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, vice president corporate planning and international operations; George Wong, hygiene market director; Herman Tai, indus…

  • Suominen


    January 1, 2002
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $76 Million Description: Key Personnel Kari Parviainen, president and chief executive officer; Harri Myllylä, senior vice president, marketing, sales and business development; Esa Palttala, vice president,…

  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Hampton, NH Sales: $146 Million Description: Key Personnel Stephen Foss, president and CEO; David Rowell, executive vice president and COO; Kevin Sexton, senior vice president and CFO Plants Hampton, NH; Pulversheim, France…

  • Lydall Inc

    Lydall Inc

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Manchester, CT Sales: $120 Million Description: Key Personnel Roger Widmann, chairman of the board; Christopher Skomo­rowski, president and CEO; Walter Ruschmeyer, executive vice president of finance and administration and CFO; Ray…

  • Sandler


    January 1, 2002
    Location: Saale, Germany Sales: $112 Million Description: Key Personnel Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magier, managing directors Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale Germany ISO Status ISO 9001, ISO 14001 cert…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2002
    Location: East Walpole, MA Sales: $150 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; Charles Miller, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Kevin Porter, vice president and general manager,…

  • Fibertex


    January 1, 2002
    Location: Aalborg Ost, Denmark Sales: $78 million Description: Key Personnel Knud Waede Hansen, managing director; Knud Erik Justesen, deputy managing director; Jesper Frank Carstens, general manager, needlepunch division; Mikael Staal Axelsen,…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    January 1, 2002
    Location: Denver, CO Sales: $500 million Description: Personnel Steve Hochhauser, senior vice president, Engineered Products Group; Marvin Mitchell, vice president of Engineered Products Division; John Robertson, interim general manager of Filtrati…

  • Fiberweb


    January 1, 2002
    Location: Nashville, TN Sales: $750 Million Description: Key Personnel Wayne Sanders, chairman and CEO; Thomas Falk, president and COO; Robert Abernathy, group president, Business to Business Sector; Sean Erwin, president, Nonwoven Fabrics Operatio…

  • PGI


    January 1, 2002
    Location: North Charleston, SC Sales: $734 Million Description: Key Personnel Jerry Zucker, chairman, president and CEO; James Schaeffer, executive vice president and president and COO of Nonwovens Division; Jim Boyd, executive vice president, trea…

  • Ahlstrom


    January 1, 2002
    Location: Helsinki, Finland Sales: $596 million Description: Key Personnel Juha Rantanen, CEO; Jukka Moisio, division president Ahlstrom FiberComposites Division 7F, Ebisu IS Building 13-6 Ebisu 1 - Chome Shibuya-Ku Tokyo 150 Japan Telephone: 81-3…

  • DuPont


    January 1, 2002
    Location: Wilmington, DE Sales: $1.2 Billion Description: Key Personnel Keith McLoughlin, vice president and general manager; Mark Vergnano, global business director—Tyvek/Typar; Carl Lukach, global business director—Sontara/Cambrelle…

  • Freudenberg


    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…

  • Strong investment continues in Southeast Asia

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Clarcor acquires Bekaert Advanced Filtration

    Tim Wright || November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Insight: Five Reasons the Nonwovens Market Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

    Insight: Five Reasons the Nonwovens Market Shows No Sign of Slowing Down

    November 30, -0001
    Study gives five reason why industrial applications are growing.

  • Kemwove and International Foam Products Share Booth Space

    November 30, -0001
    Companies offer a range of products for filtration.

  • Technical Absorbents launches cooling fabric technology

    November 30, -0001
    KoolSorb reduces heat stress without sacrificing comfort.

  • Nonwovens add brightness without upping energy output

    Nonwovens add brightness without upping energy output

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, editor || November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Flushable & Green Nonwovens

    Susan Stransbury, Contributor || November 30, -0001
    Everyone is talking about how to add benefits to their wipes but achieving this requires several hurdles.

  • Bio-based Polymer

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Flame Retardants

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Nonwoven Fibers: Wolfgang Plasser

    November 30, -0001
    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,…

  • Fiberweb: Steve Dryden

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • NSCs Developments

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Reinforcement

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Melt Additives

    November 30, -0001
    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.…

  • Release Liners

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Heat Transfer Fluid

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Capabilities Serving The Future Demands in Spunmelt Hygiene Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Gneuss Inc. has added a new staff member

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Meltblown Nanofiber Technology

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Fibertex Realigns Management

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • High-Tech Vectran

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • DAK Americas LLC is expanding its fibers business team

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Brand Name

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Stretchable Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Chief executive officer of Performance Fibers

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Coating Technology

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Superabsorbent Fiber

    November 30, -0001
    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,…

  • New President and CEO of NatureWorks LLC

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Pantex MENA Hires GM

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Core Cutter System

    November 30, -0001
    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…