Search Results for 'fiber'

Search For:
Refine by Dates:
From: To:
Refine By Content:

  • FibeRio named in the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list

    October 15, 2013
    Recognizes the top private companies in clean technology.

  • JM completes expansion in Wertheim

    October 14, 2013
    Microglass fiber nonwovens capacity will target filtration applications.

  • Bolger & O’Hearn develops eco friendly water repellent finish

    October 10, 2013
    Bolger & O’Hearn has developed a fluorine-free water repellent finish for performance textiles. Altopel F3 is a completely fluorine-free water repellent with outstanding durability and a remarkable environmental profile says the company. Br…

  • Concept Industries

    Concept Industries

    October 9, 2013
    Providing innovation and effective solutions

  • Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    Companies continue to announce new lines to follow growth in the hygiene market.

  • Converting Round Up

    Converting Round Up

    Nonwovens Industry staff || October 9, 2013
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • Tabletop Nonwovens

    Tabletop Nonwovens

    Susan Stansbury, Contributing Writer || October 9, 2013
    Delivering steady growth.

  • Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    As the world waits to see how the Buckeye/G-P merger plays out, many factors influence growth in the airlaid arena.

  • Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    EPA’s “wiper rule” offers opportunity for nonwoven industrial wipes.

  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

    October 9, 2013
    Company will add 50,000 tons of spunmelt capacity globally.

  • Lenzing Nonwoven Fibers at SINCE in Shanghai

    October 9, 2013
    Lenzing will be on hand at SINCE in Shanghai from Oct. 23-25 to present innovative botanic fiber solutions. Tencel and Lenzing Viscose combine ecological responsibility with functionality. The increasing interest in sustainable fibers for nonwoven ap…

  • Universal Fiber Systems forms business development group

    October 8, 2013
    Universal Fiber Systems, LLC has created a Business Development Group in support of its market diversification strategy for Universal Fibers, Inc. Based in its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bristol, VA, this group will be led by Do…

  • Leigh Fibers names Turner COO

    October 8, 2013
    Darrell Turner has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Leigh Fibers, Inc., succeeding Keith Taylor. Taylor, who has been with the company for 37 years, will continue to consult with Leigh Fibers and will transition to its board of…

  • Lenzing CFO to step down

    October 7, 2013
    As a result of the changed market environment, Lenzing's production operations as well as marketing and sales activities will be upgraded. In the future Lenzing’s management board will consist of four instead of three members. CEO Peter Unt…

  • Custom Nonwoven to invest $12.8 million in North Carolina facility

    October 7, 2013
    Custom Nonwoven, Inc., has unveiled plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in Thomasville, NC. The company will create 72 jobs and invest more than $12.8 million over the next three years in the project. The announcement was made by North Caro…

  • Conwed shares its latest innovations at Insight 2013

    October 2, 2013
    Conwed, a plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at Insight 2013 Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, scheduled to take place Oct. 13-17. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Insight gathers business and technical leaders in the no…

  • Archroma is open for business

    October 1, 2013
    New company composed of three former Clariant businesses.

  • DuPont launches latest innovation in FR fabric

    October 1, 2013
    DuPont has introduced Nomex MHP fabrics, the latest breakthrough in flame resistant innovations. Nomex MHP offers inherent, multi-hazard protection that can help keep wearers safe from a variety of thermal hazards, including heat and flame, arc flas…

  • Invista and Ingenza collaborate for the development of bio-derived industrial chemicals

    October 1, 2013
    Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, and Ingenza, an industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, have formed a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived p…

  • Nonwovens Help in Cultivation of Seaweed for Biomaterials

    Nonwovens Help in Cultivation of Seaweed for Biomaterials

    Tim Wright, editor || September 30, 2013
    Goal of AT-SEA project is to reduce crude oil dependency.

  • Celanese ups acrylic emulsions prices

    September 30, 2013
    Chemical company Celanese Corporation will raise the price of acrylic-based emulsions, pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions by up to 4 cents per wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions by up to 2 cents per wet pound in the Americas. The price hik…

  • Mount Vernon debuts new cotton-tencel blend FR fabrics

    September 30, 2013
    Mount Vernon FR has introduced its newest innovation in the flame resistant fabric industry, Amtex TC,  a collection of cotton and Tencel blends created to address the challenge of maximizing both comfort and durability in protective workwear fa…

  • Fitesa offers biobased spunbond for personal care markets

    September 27, 2013
    Sheath core design features to different polymers

  • INDA

    INDA's RISE Conference Focuses on Durables

    September 26, 2013
    Event will be held in Denver next week.

  • Nonwoven Base Sheets Deliver Engineered Performance

    Nonwoven Base Sheets Deliver Engineered Performance

    Michele Neher, Business Development Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional Partnership Products || September 26, 2013
    Innovation in the wipes category continues to grow.

  • New Ingeo grades for fibers and nonwovens

    September 26, 2013
    NatureWorks announced the commercial availability of two new Ingeo high performance biopolymer grades designed for fibers and nonwovens applications. The two grades deliver lower shrinkage, faster crystallization, and higher melting points across the…

  • Advansa’s specialty polyester apparel assets acquired by Invista

    September 25, 2013
    Invista, one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and fibers, and owner of the Lycra fiber and Coolmax fabric brands, and Advansa, a leading European polyester fiber producer,  have reached an agreement whereby Invista acquired Adv…

  • Sustainability Revitalizes New England Manufacturer

    Sustainability Revitalizes New England Manufacturer

    Tim Wright, editor || September 19, 2013
    American Engineered Fabrics embodies the message of Boston's Cool Globe Exhibit by manufacturing 100% post-consumer based geotextiles.

  • PGI strikes deal to buy Fiberweb

    September 18, 2013
    Parties agree on cash offer to create nonwovens powerhouse.

  • Researchers Seek New Opportunities for Cotton in Wipes

    Researchers Seek New Opportunities for Cotton in Wipes

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || September 18, 2013
    Formulation change can open up doors in hard surface applications

  • Celanese raises acrylic emulsions prices in Americas

    September 17, 2013
    Celanese Corporation says it will increase the price of acrylic-based emulsions sold in the Americas. Pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.04 / wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.02 / wet p…

  • Domtar expands Attends facility in Greenville, NC

    September 16, 2013
    Absorbent hygiene products manufacturer Domtar plans to invest $100,000 over the next three years at the Attends facility in Greenville, NC. The company has already invested approximately $20 million in eastern North Carolina over the past two years.…

  • Shaw Industries opens manufacturing plant in China

    September 16, 2013
    Berkshire Hathaway company expands to meet growing demand for commercial carpet tile in Asia.

  • 3rd annual RISE Durable Product Award finalists

    September 13, 2013
    The finalists have been selected for the prestigious 3rd annual RISE® Durable Product Award and the Award will be presented at the annual RISE Conference in Denver, Colorado USA. Three unique durable products were chosen for their innovative use…

  • Bonar launches Colback Profloor

    September 13, 2013
    Bonar has introduced the latest Colback innovation—Colback ProFloor. It uses bicomponent fiber technology for producing a primary backing material with improved stitch holding for tufted commercial carpets. The same fiber technology, combined w…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2013
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million Plants Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, air-through bon…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 10, 2013
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $166 million Key Personnel Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO; Henrik Kjeldsen CCO; Lars Bertelsen, COO; Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO; Keld Lauridsen, Group R&D Manager; Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech Repub…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    September 10, 2013
    Basel, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million   Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Martin Mikkelsen, CEO; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    September 10, 2013
    Osaka, Japan www.asahi-kasei.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $200 million Key Personnel Hiroshi Takasahi, president Asahi Kasei Fibers; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, nonwoven fabircs division; Hiroshi Maruo, general manager, spunbond fabric…

  • Fibertex Personal Care

    Fibertex Personal Care

    September 10, 2013
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertexpersonalcare.com
 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $263 million Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, group CEO; Peter Andersen, CEO, Malaysia; Claus Svanberg, group CFO; Mette Due Sogaard, group quality and sustainability dir…

  • Toray Advanced Materials

    Toray Advanced Materials

    September 10, 2013
    Seoul, Korea www.torayamk.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $290 million Key Personnel Y.K. Lee, chairman and CEO; W.C. Hwang, vice president, head of fiber division; Hitoshi Takeuchi, senior director, fiber division; W.S. Chun, senior director, fiber divis…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    September 10, 2013
    East Walpole, MA www.hollingsworth-vose.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $322 million Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president new business development; Mike Clark, president, high efficiency and specialty…

  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 10, 2013
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $407 million   Key Personnel Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    September 10, 2013
    Simpsonville, SC, U.S. www.fitesa.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $697 million Key Personnel Silverio Baranzano, CEO; Hal Singley, CFO   Plants Gravatai, Brazil; Lima, Peru; San Jose Iterbide, Mexico; Simpsonville, SC, U.S.; Green Bay,…

  • P.H. Glatfelter

    P.H. Glatfelter

    September 10, 2013
    York, PA, U.S. www.glatfelter.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $835 million (AMBU $268 million; CFBU $566 million) Key Personnel Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO; John Jacunski, executive vice president and CFO; Christopher Astley, senior vice preside…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 10, 2013
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.2 billion ($2 billion, pro forma) Key Personnel J. Joel Hackney, Jr.; president, CEO and director; Dennis E. Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Robert Dale, president, APAC a…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 10, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion   Key Personnel Marco Levi, president and CEO; Sakari Ahdekivi, CFO; Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president, advanced filtration; Jari Koikkalainen, executiv…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    September 10, 2013
    Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.4 billion Key Personnel Marc Doyle, president, DuPont Protection Technologies; Kevin Corby, global technology director, DuPont Protection Technologies; Diego Boeri, global Tyvek and Sontara…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    September 10, 2013
    Weinheim, Germany www.freudenberg.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.65 billion Freudenberg Nonwovens $880 million Freudenberg Politex $295 million Freudenberg Filtration Technologies $469 million Key Personnel Bruce Olson, CEO; Ren&eacut…

  • Ahlstrom to raise filtration prices.

    September 10, 2013
    Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, will increase prices for its filtration products globally during the fourth quarter of 2013. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued rise in raw material cost…