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  • Disposable Absorbent Article And Polymer Film Having Odor Control And/Or Skin Health Agents

    February 8, 2011
    Patented recently is a disposable absorbent article with an associated polymer film that is positioned to be activated by contact with bodily fluids, wherein the polymer film can release odor control and/or skin wellness agents upon contact with such…

  • Thermex Sensor Film

    February 1, 2011
    Sensor Products is offering Thermex temperature distribution film. Thermex is an economical thin film that can be used in virtually any application to monitor heated contacting surfaces from 200-300°F (93-149°C). It may be used alone or in conjunctio…

  • RKW Acquires U.S. Film Maker

    January 4, 2011
    Danafilms operates plants in Massachusetts, Kentucky.

  • Absorbent Article

    December 28, 2010
    Patented recently is an absorbent article including a liquid absorbent layer for absorption and retention of liquid and a liquid passage layer located on a liquid-receiving side of the liquid absorbent layer. The liquid passage layer includes a first…

  • Tampon Having Apertured Film Cover Thermobonded To Fibrous Absorbent Structure

    December 28, 2010
    Patented recently is a tampon having an absorbent structure and an apertured film cover thermally bonded to the absorbent structure. The cover is bonded to the absorbent structure through a plurality of discrete spots arranged about the surface of th…

  • Nonwovens For The Automotive Market:

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || December 7, 2010
    the use of nonwovens is accelerating in the automotive industry, thanks to attributes such as lower weights, flexibility, the ability to absorb noise and improved aesthetics

  • Hygiene Component Trends

    Leah Genuario, Contributor || December 7, 2010
    Consumer needs are the underlying driver of many hygiene component trends.

  • Vive la Diffrence! When It Comes To Apparel

    Lynne Webster, Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds || December 7, 2010
    nonwovens offer a range of unique properties that other, more traditional, fabrics do not

  • Mondi Coatings Completes Acquisition Of Pleasant Prairie Plant

    November 18, 2010
    Plant to be named Mondi Pleasant Prairie.

  • Safe-Slab Core Recycler Models

    November 1, 2010
    Appleton’s Safe-Slab Core Recycler is available in three variations: light, medium and heavy duty to accommodate a wide range of roll diameters, lengths and weights. The blade-free, slabbing and core recycling unit quickly, safely and automatically r…

  • RKW SE Wins Procter & Gamble “Supplier of Excellence” Award.

    October 21, 2010
    Company receives award for third consecutive year.

  • Nonwovens Take A Bite Out Of Bed Bugs

    Sandra Levy, associate editor || October 12, 2010
    If you think applications for nonwovens have already reached a plateau, think again. Nonwovens' newest role: getting rid of bed bugs. Bed bugs, which were considered eradicated about 50 years ago, are back with a vengeance. Almost daily there…

  • Contract Service Manufacturers Review

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || October 8, 2010
    Contract service manufacturers are leading the way in every nonwovens market and nonwovens technology. From state-of-the-art automated lines to precision slitting to producing high quality spools to computerized traverse winding systems to pressure s…

  • Sustainable Insultation

    October 1, 2010
    Duflot Industrie provides sustainable and efficient solutions in response to the current challenges of the construction sector. Its wide range of thermal and acoustic insulation and landscape nonwovens are made with recycled materials, making it a wi…

  • Focke to Open Its Doors Next Week

    September 14, 2010
    Open house to showcase packaging technologies for hygiene products.

  • Invista Polymer and Resins Expands Website

    September 1, 2010
    Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated polymers and fibers producers, has launched an expanded website featuring a portion of its global polyester polymer portfolio for the Polymer and Resins business. This expansion includes polyester polym…

  • Changing the LooK Of Hygiene Products

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 12, 2010
    disposable goods manufacturers and the machinery suppliers who serve them respond to the need for less is more packaging, cutting edge designs and a brand new day for hygiene.

  • Nonwovens: Breathing New Life Into The Medical Market

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || August 12, 2010
    As hospital-acquired infections increase, nonwovens producers are responding STAT with one-time use fabrics imbued with increased barrier protection, comfort and cost efficiencies.

  • Dual Purpose Giftwrap Line

    August 1, 2010
    Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. has recently shipped a versatile converting line that produces consumer-sized rolls of giftwrap from rolled or sheeted stock on a single rewinder. The Elsner Model GS-4-800-SF was designed to accommodate converters who…

  • Laminates for Thermal/Electrical Insulation

    August 1, 2010
    Based in France, Kermel is the European market leader in the manufacture of metaaramid fibers for flame and heat resistant protective clothing, as well as for technical applications.With more than 5% of its turnover dedicated to research and developm…

  • Tredegar Corp. Names Board Chairman

    July 1, 2010
    Tredegar Corp. has appointed R. Gregory Williams, an independent director since 2002 and president of CCA Financial Services, LLC, based in Richmond, as Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Richard Morrill, who will continue as a member of the Board of…

  • RoofTopGuard II, Aptra Microporous Films

    July 1, 2010
    Silcart S.r.l., a leading producer of waterproofing materials for the roofing industry, and Underlayments Specialites Plus, a sales and marketing company to independent roofing distributors throughout North America, both recognize Aptra UV8 microporo…

  • 2010 IDEA Show Review

    June 2, 2010
    A strong showing of international visitors and exhibitors, along with a significant presence of first-time exhibitors, were among the highlights of the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, held April 27-29 in Miami Beach…

  • Absorbent Pad For Entrapping Small and Coarse Particles, Retaining Liquids and Eliminating Odors

    June 1, 2010
    Patented recently is a layered pad comprising a bottom impervious layer, a top layer of a fibrous high loft nonwoven capable of entrapping fine or coarse particles and preventing their scatter, optionally combined with a middle layer of fibers and su…

  • Randomizing Web Guide

    June 1, 2010
    Film extrusion lines often employ a randomizing web guide to distribute gauge bands. An actuator oscillates in and out at a programmed speed and distance from a controller to vary the web position. AccuWeb manufactures randomizers up to 240 inches…

  • High Solids

    June 1, 2010
    Bayer MaterialScience LLC, a leader in polyurethane chemistry, recently announced the availability in the North American market of new high-solids, fine-particle polyurethane dispersions for the formulation of textile coatings.These high-solids produ…

  • NOR Shield AC Innovation An Effective Guard Against Corrosion

    May 25, 2010
    Volkswagen provides official certification for NOR Shield AC.

  • Chemically Protective Laminated Fabric

    May 18, 2010
    Patented recently is a fabric for chemical protective garments having at least two multilayered film laminates separated by a scrim forming a barrier chamber. The laminates are sandwiched between films of linear low density polyethylene and contain a…

  • Maxcess University Conference Week Heads to Louisville

    May 11, 2010
    Only 30 seats remain for web handling training event.

  • Randomizing Web Guide

    May 1, 2010
    Film extrusion lines often employ a randomizing web guide to distribute gauge bands. An actuator oscillates in and out at a programmed speed and distance from a controller to vary the web position. AccuWeb manufactures randomizers up to 240 inches…

  • Antistatic Agents

    May 1, 2010
    Viba Laboratories has developed Vibatan PE Antistatic 03839, a masterbatch containing a synergic blend of antistatic agents which are highly performant under low relative humidity conditions.This product is suitable for the production of packaging ai…

  • May 1, 2010
    Shafts for Coreless WindingGoldenrod Corporation has introduced a new line of shafts for coreless winding applications. These shafts allow the winding of paper, film or foil with no core, saving converters thousands of dollars in core costs and elim…

  • H.B. Fuller Introduces Aqueous Superabsorbent Polymer System

    April 28, 2010
    System is targeted to femcare, baby and adult diapers.

  • Schober Adds Needling Tools

    April 27, 2010
    Products designed for agricultural, consumer packaging applications.

  • Texsus Launches Velvtouch

    April 27, 2010
    Special treatment makes film softer.


  • Invista Europe Polymer & Resins Renews Commitment to Innovation

    April 19, 2010
    European team under new leadership.

  • Innovative Wipes Packaging: Coming To A Store Near You

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || April 15, 2010
    groundbreaking solutions are worth writing home about

  • The Good Earth

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || April 12, 2010
    Nonwovens are alive and well-and growing in agriculture and landscape end uses

  • R.C.A. Bignami To Introduce New Machinery Product Line

    April 1, 2010
    Speedex Ac Gal machinery product line to debut at IDEA.

  • Americhem Adds Spunbond Pilot

    April 1, 2010
    Custom-made line will aid in color and additive product development.

  • Filtration Technology

    April 1, 2010
    GE Energy Services’ Filtration Technologies Team will highlight several new technologies at MD&M West for medical and life science companies needing enhanced filtration and separation for various applications.The technologies optimize flow and retent…

  • Propylene-Based Elastomers

    April 1, 2010
    ExxonMobil Chemical's Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers create new opportunities for customers to add value to their flexible film applications across the value chain. Film manufacturers and end users are discovering that the combination of benefi…

  • IDEA 2010 Preview

    March 18, 2010
    A look at what exhibitors plan to bring to the year's largest nonwovens show

  • Tredegar Breaks Ground in India

    March 9, 2010
    Plant to begin production of films for hygiene industry in fourth quarter.

  • Dual Position Quick-Change Unwind

    March 1, 2010
    Elsner Engineering Works has introduced a newly designed and manufactured dual-position turret unwind feature for its Elsner Model AFR-series Fully Automatic rewinders for the food film industry. This feature allows the machine operator to prepare an…

  • How to Check For SAP Content in a Diaper Without Probes.

    Carlos Richer, Contributor || February 16, 2010
    A simple method for estimating SAP content.

  • Simply The Best

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || January 14, 2010
    Five Products Contend for 2009 Visionary Award

  • Nancy Taylor Appointed as Successor

    January 1, 2010
    Tredegar Corporation announced that John Gottwald is retiring as Tredegar’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Gottwald joined Tredegar in 1989 and served as president and CEO from 1989 to 2001 and from 2006 to the present. He will continue…

  • Sensor Film

    January 1, 2010
    Sensor Products is offering Pressurex pressure indicating sensor film. Mohawk Fine Papers has determined that using Pressurex pressure indicating sensor film as a quality control tool to aid in alignment and to diagnose the condition of rollers actua…