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  • Method of incorporating leg elastics in a pant-like disposable absorbent garment, and garment

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,622,983 B2 Inventor(s): Todd W. Wilkes, Appleton, WI, US; Lacey L. Poole, Appleton, WI, US; Joseph A. Mlinar, Appleton, WI, US; Marlene R. Dins, Appleton, WI, US; Russell E. Thorson, Appleton, WI, US; and Brian K. Rhodes, Larsen, WI,…

  • Absorbent articles with tear resistant film

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,618,350 B2 Inventor(s): Todd Leon Mansfield, Cincinnati, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US Filed: 2/14/11 Issued: 12/31/13 A disposable absorbent article comprising an elastic film material that re…

  • Construction Market Report

    Construction Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 26, 2014
    Nonwovens manufacturers continue to build their businesses with construction.

  • Future Senior Incontinence Products

    Future Senior Incontinence Products

    Graham Allan, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Fiber & Polymer Science at the University of Washington || March 21, 2014
    Analyzing odors should be a top priority in product development.

  • The AI Market is Baby BOOMING

    The AI Market is Baby BOOMING

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 21, 2014
    As the worldwide population ages, the adult incontinence market is poised for healthy growth in the years ahead. However, meeting the increasingly sophisticated demands of a restless age group is challenging and pushing manufacturers to innovate the technology to meet their needs.

  • Geotextiles Market Report

    Geotextiles Market Report

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

  • Absorbent article having pigmented composite backsheet with hunter value

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,613,736 B2 Inventor(s): Martin Schnabel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Radhakrishnan Janardanan Nair, Kobe, Japan; and Kesyin Fugger Hsueh, Cincinnati, OH, US Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, US. Filed: 12/8/0…

  • RKW establishes RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

    March 4, 2014
    RKW concentrates expertise in a new company and intends to acquire the Belgian company Hyplast

  • Cutting pressure regulator

    February 20, 2014
    Schobertechnologies GmbH from Eberdingen, Germany specializes in the development, design and manufacturing of rotary tools, modules and specialty machines widely used in film, foil, packaging, nonwovens and paper converting industries. This equipment…

  • Absorbent products having improved packaging efficiency

    February 18, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,585,666 B2  Inventor(s): Paul Thomas Weisman, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Dean Larry Du Val, Lebanon, OH, U.S.; Harald Hermann Hundorf, Bonn, Germany; Holger Beruda, Schwalbach, Germany; Horst Blessing, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Peter Dzi…

  • Melt-processed films of thermoplastic cellulose and microbial aliphatic polyester

    February 18, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,586,821 B2  Inventor(s): James H. Wang, Appleton, WI, U.S.; and JaeHong Lee, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea. Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, U.S. Filed: 12/23/09 Issue: 11/19/13 A melt-processed thermoplastic…

  • New California Furniture Flammability Standard Takes Effect

    Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry || February 18, 2014
    Plus, Miscellaneous Tariff Bill update.

  • RKW names Manfred Bracher as COO

    January 23, 2014
    Manfred Bracher has been appointed to the RKW Group’s executive management board as the COO. He will be responsible for the supervision and organization of all operational and technical processes. He will also remain the vice president of the G…

  • INDA names Joan Izzo director of marketing

    Tim Wright || January 14, 2014
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has appointed Joan Izzo as its new director of marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position. Most recently…

  • Bertram Capital acquires Maxcess International

    January 13, 2014
    Deal brings together experts in web handling industry.

  • Transfer layer for absorbent article

    January 6, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,581,020 B2 Inventor(s): Rickey J. Seyler, Chesterfield, VA, U.S.); and Gregory M. Rieker, Columbus, IN, U.S. Company: Tredegar Film Products Corporation, Richmond, VA, U.S. Filed: 1/28/10 Issued: 11/12/13 A formed film having a fema…

  • Equipment Review: Hygiene Machinery

    Equipment Review: Hygiene Machinery

    Tim Wright, Editor || January 6, 2014
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • The Paradigm of Diaper Smell

    The Paradigm of Diaper Smell

    Carlos Richer, Contributing Writer || January 6, 2014
    How much WVTR is good enough in a baby diaper?

  • Trends and Developments in the Baby Diaper Market

    Trends and Developments in the Baby Diaper Market

    Pricie Hanna, Contributing Writer || January 6, 2014
    Diaper makers are implementing sophisticated marketing programs and aggressive expansion strategies.

  • 2013 Private Label Trade Show

    2013 Private Label Trade Show

    Susan Stansbury, Contributing Writer, Right Angle Concepts || January 6, 2014
    The PLMA-organized event was the biggest in the history of the association.

  • Hygiene Components: Balancing Performance with Cost

    Hygiene Components: Balancing Performance with Cost

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || December 4, 2013
    Suppliers to the hygiene market respond to lower fluff levels and thinner cores.

  • High-Tech Conversions

    High-Tech Conversions

    December 4, 2013
    Providing innovative converting capabilities.

  • Elastic material coatings in fibers and a diaper comprising said elastic material

    December 4, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,303,560 B2 Inventor(s): Riccardo Cecconi, Prato, Italy; Barbara Bulleri, Pistoia, Italy; Chiara Allegrini, Lucca, Italy; Stefano Muroni, Pistoia, Italy; and Claudio Giacometti, Pistoia, Italy. Company: Fintex & Partners Italia S.…

  • Sanitized AG receives Swiss Technology Award

    November 25, 2013
    Award as a “sustainability leader” for the first worldwide anti-adhesive hygiene treatment for textiles.

  • EDANA opens entries for INDEX14 awards

    November 14, 2013
    With now less than 6 months until the INDEX14 global nonwovens exhibition, EDANA, the international association representing the nonwovens and related industries has announced the categories for the INDEX14 awards for innovative achievements in nonwo…

  • H.B. Fuller receives Frost & Sullivan award

    November 12, 2013
    H.B. Fuller has been recognized with a New Product Innovation Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for its hot melt adhesive product innovation and technical leadership in the nonwoven hygiene market. The award recognizes the development and c…

  • POLYMERIC FILM EXHIBITING IMPROVED ANTI-BLOCKING CHARACTERISTICS AND PROCESS OF MAKING

    November 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,304,599 B2 Inventor(s): Arman Ashraf, Hamilton, Ohio, US; and Daniel Steven Wheeler, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, US. Filed: 4/28/06 Issue: 11/6/12 A method of forming a roll of…

  • ELASTIC LAMINATE AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING THE LAMINATE

    November 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,298,205 B2 Inventor(s): Niclas Norrby, Göteborg, Sweden; and Jan Wästlund-Karlsson, Mölndal, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden. Filed: 11/13/06 Issued: 10/30/12 An elastically stretchable…

  • SINCE 2013 Review

    SINCE 2013 Review

    Tim Wright, editor || November 6, 2013
    Exhibitors in Shanghai offer innovative solutions to the nonwovens industry.

  • China’s Nonwovens Industry Takes Center Stage at SINCE 2013

    China’s Nonwovens Industry Takes Center Stage at SINCE 2013

    Tim Wright , editor || October 23, 2013
    Exhibitors in Shanghai offer innovative solutions to the nonwovens industry.

  • Henkel showing new products at SINCE 2013

    October 16, 2013
    Henkel will be exhibiting its new product range at one of the most important nonwovens exhibition in the world—the 15th Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition (SINCE) taking place in Shanghai from Oct. 23-24, 2013. This will be an opportun…

  • New Full-Care additions at H.B. Fuller

    October 15, 2013
    New Full-Care products to be introduced at SINCE 2013.

  • Poligof acquires Pansac International

    October 14, 2013
    The Italian company Poligof Spa, founded in 1979 and known for producing films and laminates used in personal care products, has acquired Pansac International based in Mira, Italy. The acquisition will add 70,000 tons/year to Poligof’s producti…

  • 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.

  • Bostik to spotlight latest innovations at SINCE

    October 2, 2013
    Will also present adhesive perspective at SINCE conference.

  • RKW starts up production of hygiene films in North America

    October 2, 2013
    RKW opened its latest hygiene film plant on Sept. 26 in Franklin, KY. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Hansjakob Mueller, chairman of the RKW supervisory board. Opening the day’s proceedings, Roland Roth, the company’s CEO said, &l…

  • Fitesa offers biobased spunbond for personal care markets

    September 27, 2013
    Sheath core design features to different polymers

  • New resealable wet wipe package closure

    September 20, 2013
    Avery Dennison has developed an adhesive for high-performance resealable packaging applications in home and personal care. R1490M adhesive was designed specifically for the reseal market and suits a very wide range of wet wipe applications including…

  • Pantex celebrates milestone

    September 12, 2013
    Open day will mark 25 years of production in Abruzzo

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 10, 2013
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.3 billion (estimated)   Partnership Products & K-C Professional Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com   Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane Stoc…

  • Faecal Management Device

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,277,427 B2 Inventor(s): Henrik Edvardsen, Koebenhavn, Denmark; Danuta Ciok, Nivaa, Denmark; Michael Hansen, Gilleleje, Denmark; and Esben Stroebech, Hoersholm, Denmark. Company: Coloplast A/S, Humlebaek, Denmark. Filed: 8/8/08 Issued…

  • Composite Sheet And Absorbent Article Using The Composite Sheet

    September 6, 2013
    US Patent No: 8,273943 B2 Inventor(s): Yuki Noda, Kagawa, Japan; and Kenichiro Kuroda, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 12/11/07 Issued: 9/25/12 A composite sheet, comprising: a film sheet having a plurality of ope…

  • Bryan Gregory joins Double E as chief executive

    September 5, 2013
    Double E Company, LLC, a global supplier of web handling accessories to the paper, film, and foil web converting, packaging, and printing industries, has appointed Bryan Gregory as the company’s new CEO. Gregory has a broad background in indus…

  • Traveling knife assembly

    Traveling knife assembly

    September 4, 2013
    Azco Corp. has introduced a modular traveling knife assembly for cut widths up to 5.5m/18’. It is available in either shear cut or crush cut, and is ideal for wide materials including carbon fiber, film, filter media, foam, foil, gaskets, lamin…

  • UConn Engineering Researcher Among Handful Selected as DuPont Young Professor

    UConn Engineering Researcher Among Handful Selected as DuPont Young Professor

    Nan R. Cooper, UConn School of Engineering || August 15, 2013
    Lab specializes in making nanofiber nonwovens through electrospinning process.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

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

  • Montalvo names chief operating officer

    July 29, 2013
    The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has named Robin Goodwin as chief operating officer for the corporation. Goodwin’s responsibility will include managing day-to-day operations; overseeing sal…