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  • 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…

  • PGI


    January 1, 2010
    Description:  Key Personnel Veronica  Hagen, chief executive officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer;  Dennis Norman, chief financial officer; Dan Rikard, svp, general counsel, and secretary;  Bob Dale, senior vice president…

  • Ahlstrom


    January 1, 2010
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND   Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Jan Lång, president & CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president & CEO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building and Energy;…

  • Parkinson Technologies Expands Manufacturing Capabilities

    December 16, 2009
    Parkinson Technologies purchases new Vision Wide CNC bridge mill.

  • The Hygiene Market

    December 8, 2009
    component suppliers are raising the bar on innovation while keeping costs at bay

  • Far East Report

    December 4, 2009
    Battery Separators In Japan

  • Tredegar's Gottwald Retiring as President/CEO

    December 2, 2009
    Tredegar names Nancy Taylor successor

  • Texol Adds To Film Output

    December 1, 2009
    New line is b ased on vacuum, mechanical perforation

  • Measurement and Control Platform

    November 1, 2009
    Thermo Scientific Iplus! is a new offering from Thermo Fisher Scientific. The new gauging platform is designed to accurately measure weight or thickness in cast film extrusion, sheet extrusion, nonwovens, vinyl calendering and extrusion coating appli…

  • Film For Interior Panel

    November 1, 2009
    Johnson Controls and Nordenia Deutschland have developed Nordenia film for the scratch-resistant map pocket of a premium vehicle and the rear side panel of a convertible. Nordenia film has a very good deep drawing ability, an even and consistent grai…

  • Dow Corning launches Syl-Off

    November 1, 2009
    Dow Corning Corp. has developed a new Syl-Off solvent-free release coating system that delivers long-term anchorage on unprimed polyester. The system includes a base coating, an anchorage additive, a choice of crossliners and a platinum catalyst. The…

  • Berry Plastics Announces Plan to Purchase Pliant

    October 15, 2009
    Deal will close by year's end.

  • U.S. Proposes Global Change In Customs Classification For Hygiene Products

    Peter Mayberry and Jessica Franken || October 9, 2009
    new designation reflects greater use of nonwovens

  • James Robinson Joins Huhtamaki Films Global

    October 1, 2009
    Huhtamaki Films Global has appointed James Robinson to the position of senior business development manager. Mr. Robinson previously served as business development & technical director for Mondi. He will take the lead to expand and develop the Films G…

  • Measurement and Control Platform

    October 1, 2009
    Thermo Scientific Iplus! is a new offering from Thermo Fisher Scientific. The new gauging platform is designed to accurately measure weight or thickness in cast film extrusion, sheet extrusion, nonwovens, vinyl calendering and extrusion coating appli…

  • Unwind Stand

    September 1, 2009
    CTC International is introducing its Model SHDL-900-EG Edge Guided Heavy Duty Constant Tension Unwind Stand. The unwind stand can handle a variety of materials, including tag, label, board, film paper, foil and other materials used in packaging and c…

  • JM, ECD Partner to Deliver Photovoltaic Systems

    August 3, 2009
    Johns Manville partners with ECD

  • Baby Diapers In Africa

    July 23, 2009
    Products have lower penetration levels and older technology but does this market present opportunities for Western manufacturers?

  • Adhesive Article, Composite Article And Methods Of Making The Same

    July 14, 2009
    A method of making an adhesive article was recently. The method comprises adhering a pressure sensitive adhesive layer to at least a portion of a major surface of a fluorothermoplastic film. The pressure sensitive adhesive comprises a silicone polyur…

  • Schober USA Opens New Plant

    July 9, 2009
    10,000 square-foot facility in Fairfield, OH significantly expands plant size.

  • FR_Film Adhesive

    June 1, 2009
    The Transportation Division of Bostik, Inc. has introduced a strippable high performance, fire retardant film adhesive. It re_places solvent-based ad_hesives used to bond decorative laminates to composite panels for in_terior aerospace appli_ca_tion…

  • Rewinder

    June 1, 2009
    Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. has recently designed and built a new Rewinder for the filtration industry. The Elsner Model AFW-24 Adsorbent Filter Winder is designed to produce reactive plastic filter cartridges in an automatic manner, with limited…

  • How Green Can Nonwovens Be?

    Mark Snider, Principal: Smith, Johnson & Associates || May 11, 2009
    The “Green Movement” has gained popularity in both consumer and business sectors and is here to stay. Benefits to the environment and government incentives add to the concept  of greener and more efficient lifestyles and business sy…

  • Lower the Weight Of Your Film and Nonwoven Materials Through Adhesive Application Management

    Michael Fornes, Market Development Manager || May 11, 2009
    systems can save on raw material and non-material costs alike

  • Biaxial film

    May 5, 2009
    Patented is a biaxial film with a cholesteric structure and a deformed helix with an elliptical refractive index ellipsoid. The ellipsoid reflects light of a wavelength of less than 380 nm.…

  • Measurement Control System

    May 1, 2009
    With the introduction of the TDi (Total Distributed Intelligence) system in 2006, NDC Infrared Engineering made an un_precedented move forward in the evolution of on-line thickness measurement and control systems. Now, NDC brings TDi, with the same h…

  • Melt Additives

    May 1, 2009
    Goulston Technologies has introduced two melt additives for the plastics, nonwovens and fibers industries. Long known for topical treatments, Goulston has invested con_siderable time and resources to bring these extrusion additives to market.Hydrepel…

  • Baby Diaper Absorbent Cores

    Philip Hardy, Disposables Consultancy Services || April 14, 2009
    new tests for effective core design

  • Report On China's Nonwovens Production In 2008

    CNTA and CNIC, Nonwovens Staff || April 14, 2009
    despite global financial crisis, nonwovens continue to grow in China across all technologies, markets

  • Kraton Polymers Receives Award

    April 2, 2009
    Innovative SBC technology recognized by Frost & Sullivan.

  • Release Liners

    April 1, 2009
    Mondis full range of silicone-coated specialty release liners and extrusion coated materials target the fiber composite market as well as automotive, building and aerospace industries.To answer the growing demand towards environmentally friendlier a…

  • Absorbent article with stain masking characteristics

    March 31, 2009
    A sanitary napkin has been patented. It includes an apertured film body-facing cover layer with an open area between about 20%-30%. It also features an absorbent system adjacent the cover layer for receiving liquid therefrom and a fluid impermeable g…

  • Breathable elastic multilayer film laminate and method of making a breathable elastic multilayer film laminate

    March 31, 2009
    A breathable, elastic film laminate has been patented. At least one layer of an inherently breathable, elastic polymer film includes a thermoplastic polymer grafted to an elastomer, wherein the thermoplastic polymer contains maleic anhydride and the…

  • New Hygiene Report Released

    March 19, 2009
    Offers outlook for absorbent products and key raw materials.

  • Las Vegas To Host TTNA 2009

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 17, 2009
    exhibitors head West to place their bets on this year's Techtextil North America event

  • ANEX09 and SINCE09: It's China's Turn

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 17, 2009
    as demand for nonwovens grows in China, the rest of the world heads east

  • Pliant Wins FPA Awards

    March 10, 2009
    New package for Pampers features innovative printing technology.

  • Tredegar Unveils New Elastic Laminate

    March 2, 2009
    Super-soft, stretchable elastic laminates will target diaper ear applications.