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  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2012
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $147 million   Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey   Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, a…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    September 11, 2012
    London, U.K. www.fiberweb.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $460 million   Key Personnel: Daniel Dayan, CEO; Kate Miles, group finance director   Plants: Old Hickory, TN; Aschersleben, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Pontypool, U.K.; Maldon, U.K.; Aberda…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 10, 2012
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $1.15 billion   Key Personnel: Joel J. Hackney, Jr, president and CEO; Dennis Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Mike Hale, senior vice president and advisor to the CEO; Michael…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 10, 2012
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $1.25 billion (estimated)   Partnership Products and K-C Professional Headquarters Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com   Key Personnel: Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane B. Stock, pr…

  • Rise Award finalists announced

    September 10, 2012
    A mailer, packing material are among contenders.

  • Campbell launches Flow Wrapper

    August 28, 2012
    The Campbell Wrapper Corporation, De Pere, WI, has launched its Campbell Revolution Horizontal Flow Wrapper, which features Allen-Bradley servo drive and controls with PanelView Plus 1000 color touchscreen, digital film feed servo drive, sanitary mod…

  • Schober USA introduces Compact Micro-perforator

    August 21, 2012
    Newest addition to the popular VentPerf family of needling tools and systems features an un-wind and rewind all designed to minimize floor space requirements.

  • Web Industries upgrades nonwovens, converting equipment

    August 6, 2012
    New upgrades and technologies intended to meet future demand.

  • Nonwovens Spotlight: Machinery & Equipment Review

    Nonwovens Spotlight: Machinery & Equipment Review

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || August 6, 2012
    Major suppliers of nonwovens machinery offer new technological developments.

  • Glenroy Introduces High-Performance Tie Layer Technology

    July 20, 2012
    Glenroy, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI, a custom converter and printer of flexible packaging, introduces HPC—a high-performance tie layer technology for foil-based flexible packaging. Developed using customer feedback, HPC (High Performance Compone…

  • Customized Closures Support Branding Diaper Trend

    Birgitta Van den Driessche, Global Product Manager, Personal Care, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes || July 17, 2012
    Manufacturers can establish brand preference by catering to needs of diverse markets.

  • Menges launches Thermal Roller Information Program

    July 11, 2012
    Web content designed to educate how thermal rollers operate.

  • Wacker develops VAE Dispersion for bonding applications

    July 10, 2012
    Wacker Polymers, Munich, Germany, has developed a new dispersion specifically suited for bonding various surfaces in the paper and packaging industry. Vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers (VAE)-based Vinnapas EP 8010 reliably and permanently bonds chall…

  • Absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate

    July 9, 2012
    A researcher for SCA has received a U.S. patent for an absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate; the pants-style absorbent article comprising a chassis structure, the chassis structure comprising a front panel having a front end edge and firs…

  • A.Celli Expands Printing Technology Business

    A.Celli Expands Printing Technology Business

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || June 28, 2012
    Lines set for North America and Europe.

  • Absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate

    June 6, 2012
    Patented is a  pant absorbent article comprising a chassis structure, the chassis structure comprising a front panel having a front end edge and first and second side edges, a back panel having a back end edge and first and second side edges, a…

  • ANEX 2012 Preview

    ANEX 2012 Preview

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || June 6, 2012
    Exhibitors prepare to showcase capabilities in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Nonwoven Fibers: Flexing with Innovation

    Nonwoven Fibers: Flexing with Innovation

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || June 6, 2012
    In the face of pricing sensitivity, producers are using fibers to lead the nonwovens market into new territories.

  • AZCO Corp launches MC-110 minicut rotary knife assembly

    May 31, 2012
    AZCO Corp., Fairfield, NJ, has launched its MC-110 Minicut Rotary Knife Assembly, which is reliable and easy to install. It also features an extended shaft with a gear, pulley or direct motor drive. This smaller, shear-cut unit offers clean, precise…

  • Silver-based antimicrobial protective additives

    May 15, 2012
    Sanitized AG launches new generation of additives for hygene products

  • Hydrophobic surface coated absorbent articles and associated methods

    May 7, 2012
    Patented is an absorbent article comprising: a. a liquid pervious first topsheet having an interior surface and an exterior surface; b. a backsheet having an interior surface and an exterior surface wherein the backsheet is attached to the topsheet…

  • INDA gains six new board members

    May 7, 2012
    At its Annual Meeting in March, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, named six industry executives to its board of directors: Allen Bodford, vice president-business development, First Quality Enterprises; Stephen Boyd, president, Boyd…

  • Videojet launches new inks

    May 7, 2012
    Videojet Technologies, a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry, announced the launch of three new inks for its 1000 Line of continuous ink jet printer…

  • Made in the PRC

    Made in the PRC

    Rick Jezzi, Chemical Engineer || May 3, 2012
    Jezzi offers his thoughts on Chinese exports to the US.

  • Teijin develops mass-producible aramid nanofiber

    April 27, 2012
    Material intended for heat-resistant battery separators.

  • Polyolefin-based adhesives: solutions to a tight raw materials market

    Christophe Morel-Fourrier, global technical marketing manager, Global Nonwovens Division, Bostik || April 26, 2012
    Polyolefins offer disposable hygiene producers greater supply stability and less price volatility.

  • A Diamond in the Rough

    A Diamond in the Rough

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 20, 2012
    Diamond Wipes relies on an environmental conscience to help guide its way in the wipes market.

  • Fibertex Personal Care invests $55 million in Malaysia

    April 13, 2012
    Facility will increase total production capacity by 30%.

  • Trützschler Nonwovens integrates Bastian Winder Technologies

    April 11, 2012
    Under the name of Bastian, Trützschler Nonwovens will offer winders for nonwovens, film, paper and composites.

  • Dow unveils new equipment at innovation center

    April 10, 2012
    Lab-scale equipment will help accelerate technical developments in key market segments.

  • Gauging System

    April 5, 2012
    NDC announces a new application capability for its Model 8000 gauging system: a scanning blown film web gauging system designed to measure and control complex, multilayer blown film products. The significance of this measurement configuration is its…

  • Sheeting Equipment

    April 5, 2012
    Azco Corp. has introduced a new generation of simple to operate sheeting equipment. The units can fit in any type of converting or material handling environments. The FGW-1000 Sheeter is easy to use and reliable and ideal for film, foil, paper, nonwo…

  • Recycling Technology

    April 5, 2012
    With its unique MRS Recycling Technology for PET bottle flakes, Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, produces production of sheet, film, tapes, fibers and new bottle pellets on the whole world market The decisive argument for many…

  • Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Warren Collier, John R. Starr Inc. || April 5, 2012
    Demands in this market are driven by shifts in performance, location and cost requirements.

  • Converters calling

    Converters calling

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || April 5, 2012
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • Roofing & construction rebound

    Roofing & construction rebound

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    An improving global economy and a drive for greener building practices add up to a win for nonwovens in roofing and construction applications.

  • Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    Hundreds of applications open up new doors for nonwovens in never-before-penetrated markets.

  • K-C launches GoodNites pads

    K-C launches GoodNites pads

    April 5, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark has a new solution for bedwetters. The company, through its GoodNites brand, is introducing new, innovative bedwetting protection—disposable bed mats. GoodNites Bed Mats are ultra-absorbent, cloth-like, disposable mats that provi…

  • INDA holds annual meeting in Durham

    March 27, 2012
    Bassett named chairman; six new board members elected.

  • Aplix acquires share in Parafix

    March 6, 2012
    Aplix S.A. (France) has acquired a majority share in Parafix Ltda. (Brazil). Aplix, a leading global fastening system company with operations in Europe, North America and Asia has partnered with Parafix to expand its sales in Latin America where it h…

  • Ahlstrom adds to PSA graphics line

    March 6, 2012
    Ahlstrom will launch Silco Flat Premium, a new release paper for premium pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) graphics. Large format PSA graphics are used to apply eye-catching decoration or advertisements to large surfaces in architecture, retail, veh…

  • Fiberweb adds to roofing line

    March 6, 2012
    Fiberweb has launched a new line of premium roofing accessories under the brand name Climat. Climat is a comprehensive system of vapor permeable roof and wall membranes as well as vapor control layers that are based on three decades of experience in…

  • PCR fibers

    February 29, 2012
    Poole Company’s EcoSure and EcoSure Wellstrand products have been certified as being manufactured from 100% post consumer recycled products.

  • Printing options

    February 28, 2012
    Larsen Converting offers up to 10 color printing on web widths up to 65 inches, inline slitting, trimming and rewinding and specialty water-based inks and coatings on film to nonwovens, paper, airlaid, spunbond, woven fabrics, tissues, boards and other substrates.

  • Transparent Substrate Comprising A Stack of Thin Layers for Electromagnetic Armour

    February 22, 2012
    An article comprising a transparent substrate has been issued a patent. It has a thin-film multilayer comprising three silver layers (Ag1, Ag2, Ag3) and alternately on the substrate, a titanium dioxide layer, a metal oxide layer, one of the silver la…

  • Aplix acquires stake in Parafix

    February 14, 2012
    Partnership will help expand role in Latin America.

  • Ahlstrom adds to PSA graphics line

    February 9, 2012
    Silco Flat Premium ideal for large formats.

  • Fiberweb launches new roofing line

    January 31, 2012
    Climat offers vapor permeable system.

  • Diamond Wipes makes green initiatives

    January 23, 2012
    Completes panel installation, launches eco products.

  • DuPont BI business achieves zero landfill

    January 12, 2012
    Tyvek scrap is being recycled.