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  • Trends in Japan’s Diaper Market

    Kin Ohmura, contributing editor || July 20, 2015
    Japanese diaper makers depend on imports to meet supply.

  • New Nonwoven Foot Rest for Lab Workers

    June 17, 2015
    ViSpa 3D Foot Rests reduce back, leg and foot fatigue.

  • Toray To Bico Fiber Output

    February 2, 2015
    Capacity will reach 170,000 tons by July 2016.

  • Cha Technologies Group

    Cha Technologies Group

    September 10, 2014
    Cha Technologies Group plc St. James Building 79 Oxford Street Manchester M1 6FQ UK Tel: +44(0)161 242 7988 Fax: +44(0)161 2427980 Cha Group was founded in 1949 by Dr. Cha Chi Ming in Hong Kong by establishing China Dyeing Works Limited and it soon…

  • Technology Advances Open Up New Doors For Nonwovens In Medical Market

    Technology Advances Open Up New Doors For Nonwovens In Medical Market

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || August 14, 2014
    Nonwovens continue to displace other materials globally.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

    Tim Wright, editor || August 14, 2014
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • Fibers for Nonwovens

    Fibers for Nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || June 9, 2014
    Manufacturers of different fiber types work hard to differentiate, expand into new areas.

  • MENA Region Continues to Mean Growth

    MENA Region Continues to Mean Growth

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || June 9, 2014
    As new capacity comes onstream, the Middle East/North Africa region will mean great things for nonwovens.

  • JX Oil and Energy enters nanofiber business

    June 4, 2014
    Developments include PP filter market.

  • TFP expands in carbon wetlaid

    June 3, 2014
    Develops mats and veils from recycled carbon fibers.

  • Indorama Ventures acquires SASA in Turkey

    April 16, 2014
    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has acquired 51% of polyester and PET producer SASA Polyester Sanayi A.Ş (SASA) in Turkey through its wholly-owned subsidiary Indorama Netherlands B.V. (IBV) from Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding A.Ş.…

  • Geotextiles Market Report

    Geotextiles Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 21, 2014
    Nonwovens continue to find new uses across numerous platforms.

  • Progress & Prospects

    Progress & Prospects

    Guo Yongde, Xinlong Nonwovens Co., Ltd. || February 18, 2014
    A look at Southeast Asia's nonwovens market.

  • The Spunmelt Market Takes Shape

    The Spunmelt Market Takes Shape

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || February 18, 2014
    The days of rapid investment are drawing to a close as the spunmelt market moves into the installation phase.

  • Trützschler launches filament lines

    December 26, 2013
    Trützschler Switzerland AG, the youngest member of the Trützschler Group, is broadening its product portfolio by adding a business unit dedicated to filament spinning lines. The first Trützschler BCF lines will start production soon th…

  • Tamicare Offers New Technology for Fem Hy Market

    Tamicare Offers New Technology for Fem Hy Market

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || November 7, 2013
    Three-dimensional printing technology creates revolutionary nonwoven fabric.

  • Mogul starts new bicomponent pet spunbond line

    November 7, 2013
    Turkish nonwoven producer Mogul is starting production of a new core/sheath type bicomponent pet/copet pet spunbond line.This will be Mogul’s first bico line, which will enhance its wide range of product offerings from spunbond to spunlace and…

  • Universal Fibers purchases assets of Fiber Innovation Technology

    October 15, 2013
    In support of its newly created Business Development Group and market diversification strategy, Universal Fibers, Inc. has purchased the continuous filament bi-component production assets of Fiber Innovation Technology, Inc. Fiber Innovation Technol…

  • Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Industrial Nonwovens Report

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Mogul

    Mogul

    September 11, 2013
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.mogulsb.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $113 million Key Personnel Ekrem Kayali, chairman; C.Enver Kayali, president; Ayse Kayali, executive board member; Serkan Gogus, CEO; Ersin Kosker, director of projects and operations P…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Helena Engqvist, Engqvist Consulting || September 6, 2013
    Numerous innovations underscored the willingness of exhibitors to invest and act as visitor magnets at TechTextil 2013 in Frankfurt from June 10-13.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

    Compiled by Nonwovens Industry staff || August 7, 2013
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • Fiber Makers Offer Sustainable Solutions

    Fiber Makers Offer Sustainable Solutions

    Tim Wright, Editor || June 12, 2013
    Fiber innovation is tied closely with consumer trends and new product developments.

  • Klaus Holz named new CEO of Trevira

    June 12, 2013
    Robert Gregan, who was associated with Trevira as CEO for a two year contract following consultancy support during takeover process, has decided to leave Trevira on completion of his contract on June 30, 2013 and revert to his consulting work at his…

  • Typar Geosynthetics launches new line of construction fabrics

    April 11, 2013
    Typar Geosynthetics has introduced the latest addition to its 40 years of Typar geotextile innovation—Typar C-Class Construction Fabrics. Engineered for use in AASHTO M-288 applications and to provide strength, uniformity, and durability charac…

  • IVL casts optimism for 2013

    November 16, 2012
    EBITDA in Q3 rises 17% over Q2 2012.

  • Filtration 2012 SHOW PREVIEW

    Filtration 2012 SHOW PREVIEW

    November 16, 2012
    The premier filtration event in the Americas is set to take place from November 13-15, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. For more than 20 years key players from across the filter supply chain have gathered at Filtration…

  • Trützschler takes over the BCF and industrial yarns business from SwissTex

    November 16, 2012
    Trützschler Switzerland AG, under new local management, is part of Trützschler Man-Made-Fibers.

  • Nano-Nonwovens Cross Hurdles, Find New Applications

    Nano-Nonwovens Cross Hurdles, Find New Applications

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || August 6, 2012
    Manufacturers are navigating their way around obstacles when using small fibers in nonwovens.

  • Techtextil North America

    Techtextil North America

    March 6, 2012
    The technical textile and nonwovens industries will convene next month in Atlanta, GA for Techtextil North America.

  • Multifunctional fiber

    December 14, 2011
    Polyester fibers producer Teijin Fibers has developed a polyester fiber with a distinctive, highly modified cross-section with eight projections aligned in a radial pattern around a hollow fiber. The new fiber, named Octa, after its octopus-like appe…

  • SINCE 2011

    SINCE 2011

    December 2, 2011
    The biennial event brought a wealth of energy, enthusiasm and education to Shanghai.

  • Americhem installs pilot turf line

    November 3, 2011
    The line will allow for streamlined color and additive product development.

  • Single sided stretch bonded laminates and methods of making the same

    November 1, 2011
    An elastic single-sided stretch laminate has been patented. The laminate comprises an elastic layer with an array of continuous filament strands with an elastic meltblown layer deposited on them. This elastic meltlbown layer comprises an elastic poly…

  • Support Substrate for Separation Membrane

    October 18, 2011
    A separation membrane support substrate composite of a laminated nonwovens fabric with a front coating layer, a middle layer and aback layer which are formed by heat bonding and subjected to calendered treatment has been patented. The front layer con…

  • Aptra Elements wins RISE award

    October 5, 2011
    RKW, Putnam, Collins all honored at Raleigh conference.

  • Entanglement tester

    August 31, 2011
    Lawson-Hemphill Inc., has introduced its latest generation entanglement tester called the EST.

  • Reusable bag

    August 31, 2011
    Centurybox, a Belgium-based packaging company, has launched a new type of reusable bag, the US-TNT.

  • Spunbond Growth in Belarus

    August 9, 2011
    Manufacturing plays a pivotal role in the economy of the Republic of Belarus, the landlocked country in Eastern Europe.

  • Reader Service

    June 23, 2011
    Reader Service Measurement Gauge TSI Incorporated has introduced the “Model LS200 LaserSpeed Noncontact Speed and Length Measurement Gauge,” an affordable and highly accurate alternative to tachometers. The LS200 is permanently calibrat…

  • INDEX 2011

    June 8, 2011
    A look at what exhibitors showcased at INDEX 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Techtextil Preview

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || May 4, 2011
    Techtextil 2011 will be held May 24-26 in Frankfurt, Germany. About 200 exhibitors from 45 countries will showcase their company’s capabilities to more than 24,000 trade visitors from 85 countries. Industry, research, retail and wholesale will…

  • Tech Absorbents Shows Apps for SAF

    April 18, 2011
    Technology has uses in food packaging, hygiene, dental and medical.

  • Bicomponent Fibers for Nonwovens in China: Now and in the Future

    John Xuan, Yacheng Textile College, YCTEX IMP & EXP Co., LTD || April 7, 2011
    Market is growing but continues to represent a small percentage of total production.

  • INDEX 2011 Preview

    March 16, 2011
    INDEX 2011 Preview rn rnAplix rnBooth 1250 rnAplix makes mechanical fasteners for baby diapers and adult incontinence products with plants in France, the U.S. and China. Aplix will exhibit its complete line of innovative fastening solutions at INDEX…