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  • 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.

  • Elastic Laminate

    March 1, 2009
    Tredegar Film Products, a global leader in elastics innovation is introducing Flex?Feel elastic laminatea super-soft, stretchable elastic laminate for diaper ears and large area applications.FlexFeel is a breakthrough elastic laminate that responds…

  • CAC Marks Anniversary

    February 17, 2009
    Company specializes in web handling equipment for converters.

  • Needled Nonwoven Textile Composite

    February 17, 2009
    A layered textile composite with a pile was patented. The composite has a nonwoven needled layer, which is comprised of mechanically interlocked staple fibers. The nonwoven needled layer has a first pile-containing side and a second side opposite the…

  • Interlayer Film For Laminate Glass and Laminate Glass

    February 17, 2009
    An interlayer film for a laminate glass with at least one of each of a heat-shielding layer and a UV-shielding layer has been patented. The heat-shielding layer has an electromagnetic wave shield capability of 10 dB or lower at a frequency of 0.1 MHz…

  • Spunmelt Savvy

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 11, 2009
    today's economic pressures make the margin for error slimmer than ever for spunmelt makers

  • Thin Film Laminate And Luminescent Element

    February 10, 2009
    An electroluminescent element was issued a patent. It comprises a substrate and, provided on the substrate in the following order, a first thin film as a carrier transport layer, and a second thin film as a luminescent layer. The first thin film is f…

  • Adhesive Resin Composition And Adhesive Agent In Film Form, And Semiconductor Device Using The Same

    February 10, 2009
    An adhesive resin composition was patented. It comprises a thermoplastic polyimide obtained by reacting a diamine component comprising a diamine represented by the following formula (1) with a tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride, and a thermosetting res…

  • Ahlstrom Receives Visionary Award

    February 9, 2009
    Disuptor water filter media selected by conference goers.

  • Thermoplastic Resin-laminated Structure, Method For Preparation and Use Thereof

    January 20, 2009
    A recyclable thermoplastic resin-laminated structure for interior automotive trim was patented. It includes an exterior layer with a thickness of less than 50 mm, a base layer and a binding layer placed between the exterior layer and the base layer.…

  • Five Products To Vie For 2009 Visionary Award

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || January 19, 2009
    new nonwovens-based goods showcase expansion of technology in consumer markets

  • Evolutionary Equipment

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || January 19, 2009
    Considering the current economic environment, maybe equipment suppliers' description of today's hygiene market as evolutionary (rather than revolutionary) isn't so bad after all.

  • Expanded Repair Services

    January 1, 2009
    Menges Roller Co., a full-service roller manufacturer, has announced its expanded repair services for rollers used in converting, paper, nonwovens, film and foil industries. "We can often relieve the need to buy new rollers," said Matthew Menges, pre…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $155 Million Description: Key Personnel Haruhiro Uesugi, general manager, life and energy materials division Plants Japan, Thailand Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel…

  • PGI


    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and development; J…

  • Ahlstrom


    January 1, 2009
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND Sales: $1.3 billion Description: ∫Key Personnel Jan Lang, president and CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president and CEO, senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens (interim); Jean-Marie Becker, senior vice presi…

  • DuPont


    January 1, 2009
    Location: WILMINGTON, DE Sales: $1.4 Billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, vice president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger K. Siemionko, g…

  • Lydall Purchases DSM Solutech

    December 16, 2008
    Membranes expected to enhance Lydalls offering in air and liquid filtration.

  • Fashion: Function in Action

    David Backhouse and Lynne Webster, School of Design, University of Leeds, UK || December 11, 2008
    an innovative collection of garments constructed from nonwoven fabrics researched, designed and produced by UK fashion students

  • Many Shapes And Forms

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    no matter how you define it, composite technology is allowing nonwovens to penetrate new markets.

  • Sitting Pretty

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 11, 2008
    hygiene component suppliers prepare for pricing let-up

  • Lydall Purchases DSM Solutech

    December 10, 2008
    Membranes expected to enhance Lydall's offering in air and liquid filtration.

  • Good Year Reported at Parkinson

    November 20, 2008
    Machinery supplier saw record 30% growth.

  • Multi-layer Polyimide Films and Flexible Circuit Substrates Therefrom

    November 18, 2008
    A multi-layer polyimide film, comprising two or more polyimide film layers has been granted a patent. At least one of the two or more polyimide film layers is obtained by imidizing a polyamic acid obtained from the reaction of at least one aromatic d…

  • Method of Producing a Porous Plastic Film, and Plastic Film

    November 18, 2008
    A porous plastic film produced from a raw material blend was patented. The blend includes a basic material and an additive. A plurality of pores are arranged in the structure of the plastic film. The pores are produced by stretching a preform made fr…

  • Coated Films and Coating Compositions Comprising Biopolymer Nanoparticles

    November 18, 2008
    A substantially planar self-supporting sheet has been patented. It has on at least one side a substantially continuous adherent coating to create a barrier to oxygen. The coating comprises biopolymer nanoparticles in an amount of at least 20% by dry…

  • Low Odor, Light Color, Disposable Article Construction Adhesive

    November 4, 2008
    Patented is a disposable diaper comprising a polyolefin film layer bonded to a synthetic nonwoven layer using a low odor hot melt construction adhesive. The adhesive penetrates the fiber of the nonwoven layer to embed the fiber in the adhesive. The c…

  • Assembly Tape with Sectional Protective film

    November 4, 2008
    Patented is a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape comprising a backing with a top side and a bottom side opposite the top side. An adhesive coating is located on portions of the bottom side of the backing. The adhesive is not present on non-perforated a…

  • Thrace:Got It Covered

    October 22, 2008
    Thrace-Linq, Inc. is a global supplier of woven and nonwoven polypropylene-based fabrics for a variety of textile applications.

  • Five Finalists Named for Visionary Awards

    October 15, 2008
    Conference attendees to choose winner in New Orleans.

  • Kraton Offers New Stretch Technology

    September 2, 2008
    Papers to be read at INTC, Insight.

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || August 13, 2008
    a look at the latest offerings and news from suppliers in this busy sector

  • Medical Market Maturation

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || August 13, 2008
    flat volumes in North America have producers turning to Europe and Asia for growth

  • Tredegar Announces Price Increase

    August 11, 2008
    Could be as high as 20%.

  • Pliant Upgrades Canadian Operation

    July 24, 2008
    Film maker has other growth strategies for Canada.

  • Polymeric Web Exhibiting A Soft And Silky Tactile Impression

    July 22, 2008
    A polymeric web comprising a polymeric film has been granted a patent. The web exhibits a soft and silky tactile impression on at least one side. The silky feeling side of the web exhibits a pattern of discrete generally columnar protruded extensions…

  • Pliant, Nova Roll Form JV

    July 10, 2008
    Partnership to make specialty films for Russia, CIS countries.

  • Process for the Production of Coated Polymeric Film

    May 6, 2008
    A heat-sealable polymeric film was patented. It comprises an oriented substrate layer of polymeric material with a heat-sealable coating layer on its surface. This consists of a copolyester and, optionally, one or more additives. The copolyester cons…

  • Packaging Film

    May 6, 2008
    An oriented multi layer coextruded polylactic acid film was patented. It comprises an inner layer consisting of polylactic acid with two surfaces. Attached to at least one of the inner layer surfaces is at least one additional skin layer of the same…

  • The Sound Of Silence

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 2, 2008
    acoustic nonwovens keep down the noise

  • Earth's Best... Only Better

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 2, 2008
    nonwovens offer Mother Nature a boost in agricultural & landscape end uses

  • Heat-seal Films And Method Of Manufacture

    April 1, 2008
    A heat-seal polymer film comprising a layer of film has been patented. The film consists essentially of metallocene catalyzed, isotactic ethylene-propylene copolymer having a random comonomer distribution. The ethylene present in the ethylene-propyle…

  • Pantex Establishes Subsidiary In UAE

    March 25, 2008
    Will provide hygiene topsheet materials for Middle East, North Africa markets.

  • The Evolving Roles Of Nonwovens In Technical Textiles

    Dr. Dong Zhang, Textile Research Associate || March 20, 2008
    The textile industry is one of the largest consumer-supported industries with significant impact on the worldwide economy. Advancements in applications of nonwovens technology to improve textile properties offer a great economic potential for the in…

  • TTNA 2008

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 20, 2008
    innovations in technical textiles will be in the spotlight at next month's event in Atlanta

  • INDEX08 Preview

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 20, 2008
    exhibitors have big plan for the year's largest nonwovens exhibition

  • Embossed, Cross-Laminated Film

    March 4, 2008
    Patented is a moisture resistant film for covering an architectural structure. It comprises a flexible membrane that makes up a plane and is formed as a multi-layer lamination with a first oriented plastic layer and a second oriented plastic layer. T…

  • PolyChem Building Tech Center

    February 28, 2008
    Efforts will focus on geo-friendly products.

  • Tredegar Revamps Website

    February 27, 2008 features new, clean look