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  • Polyester Film And Method For Producing The Same

    April 11, 2006
    A polyester film has received a patent. The film surface portion contains no protrusion with 10 nm or more in height and constitutes at least 5% of the whole film surface. The number of protrusions with not less than 3 nm and less than 5 nm in protru…

  • Oriented Films From Improved Propylene Polymers

    April 11, 2006
    A film comprising a crystalline propylene polymer composition has been patented. The film comprises from 10 to 90 weight percent of a crystalline propylene homopolymer composition featuring a first propylene homopolymer and a second propylene homopol…

  • Ownership Change for Lysac

    April 4, 2006
    Archer Daniels Midland Company has acquired all the assets of Group Lysac, a Canadian manufacturer of superabsorbent material. The purchase includes all intellectual property and technological assets held by Lysac to make biodegradable products from…

  • Laminated Polyester Film and Laminated Film

    April 4, 2006
    Patented is a laminated polyester film comprising a polyester base film stretched to at least one direction and a coating layer provided on at least one surface of the polyester base film. The coating layer contains polymer binder and inert particles…

  • Low-Temperature Impact-Resistant Polyamide-Based Stretch-Oriented Multilayer Film

    March 28, 2006
    A stretch-oriented multilayer film was patented. It comprises at least three layers including a surface layer made of a thermoplastic resin, an intermediate layer made of a polyamide resin and a surface layer comprising a sealable resin. The multilay…

  • Heat Sealable Polyethylene Film And Method For Its Preparation

    March 28, 2006
    A process for the preparation of a heat sealable film comprising a core layer and a sealing layer has been patented. The process includes attaching the core layer to the sealing layer. The sealing layer comprises an ethylene copolymer composition on…

  • Heat-Shrinkable Polyester Film

    March 28, 2006
    Patented is a heat-shrinkable polyester film comprising a polyester base film and a coat layer formed on one or both sides of the polyester base film. The coat layer comprises a copolymerized polyester having carboxyl group terminals and Tg in the ra…

  • Film Line

    March 10, 2006
    Gruppo Colines has developed Bar­riercast, a film line to produce seven-layer barrier and CPP film. This 2100 mm wide line features high technological and automation content. A close synergy with B-Pack, an Italian leader in the production of bar…

  • ExxonMobil Announces LDPE Licensing

    February 16, 2006
    ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing has signed a licensing agreement with Thailand's PTT Chemical Public Company Limited for production of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) in a 100 KTA autoclave system. PTTChem, a…

  • Roll Splitters

    February 10, 2006
    Plastics and converting equipment manufacturer Precision AirConvey has added two roll splitters to its lineup of downstream auxiliary equipment. The PAC Model 52 roll splitter and the larger Model 62 automatically remove defective and/or out-of-spec…

  • Polypropylene Grade Delivers Optical Performance

    February 8, 2006
    Borealis has introduced a new polypropylene Borpact grade to film converters and product manufacturers which offers solutions to the packaging industry due to a unique combination of low temperature resistance, high stiffness, high heat resistance an…

  • Tredegar To Shut Down Georgia Facility

    February 2, 2006
    Tredegar Film Products will close its plant in LaGrange, GA by May 1 after efforts to find a buyer for the facility were unsuccessful. The plant, which employs 76 people, has been for sale since early 2005. Efforts to find a suitable buyer have been…

  • Separable Layer Of Bonding Material, Laminate And Method For Making Same

    January 24, 2006
    Patented is a laminate with a backing layer and a top layer, which are laminated together with a separable layer of permanently thermoplastic bonding material extruded by extrusion lamination. The laminate is made up of a mixture of silicone-modifie…

  • Powdery Single-Layer Film Laminate And Process For Producing The Same

    January 17, 2006
    A powdery single-layer film laminate has been patented. The laminate features a substrate, a binder layer and a powdery single-layer film composed of a large number of powdery particles embedded in a single-layer in a partially protruded state on the…

  • Diaper Manufacturers Pay Their Dues

    Diaper Manufacturers Pay Their Dues

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 5, 2006
    success requires innocation, global expansion and cost competitiveness

  • KNH Enterprises

    KNH Enterprises

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan Sales: $71 Million Description: Key Personnel J.C. Tai, president and owner; Dr. Kirk Hwang, president; George Wong, hygiene business director; Herman Tai, industrial specialties business director; Alvin Hu, technical…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $85 Million Description: Key Personnel Suominen Corporation: Heikki Bergholm, president and CEO, Esa Palttala, executive vice president, Wipes and Nonwovens; Juha Henttonen, vice president, Flexible Packaging; Pekk…

  • Propex Fabrics

    Propex Fabrics

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Ringgold, GA Sales: $200 million Description: Key Personnel Joe Dana, president and CEO; W. Michael Coffin, executive vice president and COO; Phil Barnes, vice president, CFO and treasurer; Lee McCarter, executive vice president and CF…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Charlotte, NC Sales: $948 million Description: Key Personnel James Schaeffer, chief executive officer; Willis (Billy) Moore, III, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, vice president and general manager—U.S. Nonwovens; Fernando Espino…

  • Butt Splicer

    December 8, 2005
    Martin Automatic has introduced the MBNT butt splicer for narrow web label converting and flexible package printing. The patented rolling shear splice unit guarantees a clean cut, no overlap and a tight bond. For applications requiring tape on both s…

  • Review & Forecast

    December 8, 2005
    As 2005 draws to a close, nonwovens executives describe the year as positive for the industry.

  • It

    It's What's Inside That Counts

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 8, 2005
    nonwovens play expanding role in automotive interiors

  • Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    December 8, 2005
    pricing pressures, demands for innovation continue to define industry

  • Films, Compositions and Processes

    November 29, 2005
    An oriented polymeric film has been patented. It comprises at least one layer with a first material that is very highly crystalline polypropylene homopolymer (VHCPP), which has a very high intermolecular stereoregularity consisting of at least about…

  • Trim Removal System

    November 15, 2005
    Converter Accessories has added the new FX 1.5 to its family of Fox Trim­Away and Fox Runner venturi trim removal systems. Requested by customers looking for another option, the FX1.5 is significantly smaller than the FX2 and less costly. The FX1…

  • Slitting System

    November 15, 2005
    Dienes Werke has introduced the Twin Cut fully automatic slitting system designed to process products, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens by utilizing a set of identical knives on the top and bottom, which employ non-compression (NC) technology.…

  • Director Of Global Marketing and Sales

    November 15, 2005
    Tredegar Film Products has named Stephen Pouliot director of global marketing and sales. Mr. Pouliot was most recently director of towel category management with Georgia-Pacific Corp­oration.  He joined Georgia-Pacific (formerly Fort Howard…

  • Converting Nonwovens For Improved Product Features

    Converting Nonwovens For Improved Product Features

    November 15, 2005
    converters offer medical and hygiene producers new ways to meet product development challenges

  • Feminine Hygiene in Europe

    Feminine Hygiene in Europe

    November 15, 2005
    new products give women more choices

  • Transparent Film

    November 15, 2005
    A transparent film has been issued a patent. The film comprises a thermoplastic resin with a substituted or non-substituted imide group at a side chain of the resin and a thermoplastic resin with a substituted or non-substituted phenyl group and a ni…

  • Biaxially Stretched Film and Production Method Thereof

    November 8, 2005
    Patented is a biaxially stretched film comprising a polyamide resin composition obtained by melt-kneading a smectite with a polyamide. The polyamide is produced by the polycondensation of a diamine component containing 70 mol % or higher of m-xylylen…

  • Hybrid Polymer Film

    November 1, 2005
    A barrier film for limiting transmission of oxygen and moisture there-through was recently granted a patent. The film comprises a polymer substrate with a first vacuum-formed plasma-treated surface and a vacuum-deposited, first radiation-polymerized…

  • Heat-Shrinkable Polyester Film Roll

    October 25, 2005
    A heat-shrinkable polyester film roll was issued a patent. The roll includes an alkali-earth metal compound and a phosphorus compound, at an alkali-earth metal atom M2 content of 20-400 ppm (mass basis) and a phosphorus atom P content of 5-350 ppm (m…

  • Laminated Polyolefin Films And Methods Of Production Thereof By Coextrusion

    October 25, 2005
    Patented is a method of producing a laminated polyolefin film with three or more layers including two outer layers. The method involves several steps, including preparing an outer-layer forming material by causing olefin resin to contain a non-ionic…

  • Tampon Applicator Arrangement

    October 25, 2005
    Patented is a tampon and applicator arrangement comprising a tampon, an applicator unit and a film cap. The tampon has a withdrawal end opposed to an insertion end and the insertion end has a top portion. The applicator unit is capable of receiving t…

  • Meeting Women’s Needs, One At A Time

    September 4, 2005
    Kronosept AB was established in 1947 by Emil Emond, whose aim was to provide quality feminine hygiene products to fit each woman's individual needs.

  • The Call for Composites

    August 30, 2005
    Creative fabric and fiber combinations help boost versatility in this busy segment

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the latest innovations and company highlights from suppliers of machinery and equipment

  • Feminine Hygiene Market Update

    August 17, 2005
    newer products and ongoing innovation continue to shape market, while everyday products make their mark

  • The Best Of Both Worlds

    August 17, 2005
    composite structures combine multiple materials to create products with more function, better value and increased versatility

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at whats new with industry suppliers

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the years largest nonwovens exposition

  • Techtextil North America Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what exhibitors brought to Atlanta last month

  • The Challenges Of Good Hygiene

    August 17, 2005
    hygiene component suppliers withstand consolidation, globalization, price pressures and a continuous call for innovation

  • Disposables On The Rise In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    increased awareness of nonwovens advantages in the medical

  • Airlaid Products Investments In The Future

    August 17, 2005
    as new capacity comes onstream, this technology finds a wide range of end uses

  • Spunbonded & Melt Blown Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    despite overcapacity issues and price pressures, these two technologies remain tops with producers

  • Techtextil Review

    August 17, 2005
    a look at what was on display at recent Frankfurt event

  • IDEA 01 Review

    August 17, 2005
    triennial event marked as largest gathering of nonwovens industry in North America

  • In The Line Of Fire

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens in the protective apparel market