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  • The New Freudenberg

    The New Freudenberg

    Tara Olivo, associate editor || May 12, 2015
    Freudenberg Performance Materials makes first public appearance at Techtextil 2015.

  • Make Way For Sheet Masks

    Make Way For Sheet Masks

    Tara Olivo, associate editor || April 7, 2015
    Asian beauty treatment, now available in the West.

  • Fibers for Nonwovens

    Fibers for Nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || June 9, 2014
    Manufacturers of different fiber types work hard to differentiate, expand into new areas.

  • Absorbent article containing structure fibers

    May 12, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,642,833 B2 Inventor(s): David M. Waxman, Moorestown, NJ, US; and Shih-Kuang Lien, Taichung, Taiwan. Company: Harbor Linen LLC, Gibbsboro, NJ, US. Filed: 6/28/11 Issued: 2/14/14 A reusable absorbent article comprising: an outer surfa…

  • RKW poised for growth

    RKW poised for growth

    April 2, 2014
    RKW INDEX News

  • Absorbent article containing structured fibers

    March 26, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,629,316 B2 Inventor(s): David M. Waxman, Moorestown, NJ, US; and Shih-Kuang Lien, Hasselt, Belgium Company: Harbor Linen LLC, Gibbsboro, NJ, US. Filed: 8/3/10 Issued: 1/14/14 A reusable absorbent article comprising: an outer surface…

  • Huntsman partners with TJ Beall

    March 18, 2014
    Huntsman Textile Effects and TJ Beall Company have formed a joint effort to create a new generation of sustainable diaper composite layers produced from un-bleached (greige) cotton. Ultraphil CO is a novel development that combines Huntsman’s U…

  • Cotton topsheet developed for diapers

    Cotton topsheet developed for diapers

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || January 23, 2014
    The world is one step closer to seeing a diaper with a cotton component. Cotton maker TJ Beall and Huntsman Textile Effects have developed a diaper topsheet made from hydroentangled apertured spunlaced nonwoven material. The substrate, featuring…

  • MALE URINARY DEVICE

    November 6, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,298,202 B2 Inventor(s): Risa Culp McCray, Clarksville, Pa. US. Filed: 9/3/08 Issued: 10/30/12 A urinary device for use on a penis of a male suffering from urinary incontinence, the device comprising: a body having a closed distal en…

  • Universal Fibers purchases assets of Fiber Innovation Technology

    October 15, 2013
    In support of its newly created Business Development Group and market diversification strategy, Universal Fibers, Inc. has purchased the continuous filament bi-component production assets of Fiber Innovation Technology, Inc. Fiber Innovation Technol…

  • Nonwoven Base Sheets Deliver Engineered Performance

    Nonwoven Base Sheets Deliver Engineered Performance

    Michele Neher, Business Development Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional Partnership Products || September 26, 2013
    Innovation in the wipes category continues to grow.

  • Machinery & Equipment Review

    Machinery & Equipment Review

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

  • Absorbent Article Having Barrier Sheet Against The Migration Of The Skin Care Composition

    August 7, 2013
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,262,634 B1 Inventor(s): Brian Francis Gray, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; Kiyoe Ohba, Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan; Ryo Minoguchi, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.; and Kaoru Niihara, Kobe Hyogo, Japan. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati,…

  • Fiber Makers Offer Sustainable Solutions

    Fiber Makers Offer Sustainable Solutions

    Tim Wright, Editor || June 12, 2013
    Fiber innovation is tied closely with consumer trends and new product developments.

  • Absorbent Article

    May 8, 2013
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,247,639 B2  Inventor(s): Namie Itoi, Tochigi, Japan; Masahito Tanaka, Tochigi, Japan; Shinsuke Nagahara, Tochigi, Japan; and Tetsuyuki Kigata, Tochigi, Japan. Company: KAO Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Filed: 1/24/05 Issued:…

  • IDEA 2013 Show Preview

    IDEA 2013 Show Preview

    April 17, 2013
    A look at what some exhibitors will highlight at IDEA.

  • IDEA 2013 Preview

    IDEA 2013 Preview

    March 11, 2013
    A look at what some exhibitors will bring to Miami Beach next month.

  • Liquid Absorbing Material And Method For Making The Same

    February 7, 2013
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,227,659 B2 Inventor(s): Carlo Toro, Cepagatti, Italy; Enzo Pompei, Pescara, Italy; Giovanni Carlucci, Chieti, Italy; and Maurizio Tamburro, Sambuceto, Italy. Company: The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Filed:…

  • Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || September 12, 2012
    Profiles on top roll goods producers in Turkey, along with a few up-and-coming players.

  • 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.

  • Absorbent article

    March 6, 2012
    An absorbent article comprising, in integral formation, at least, a rectangular liquid permeable top sheet, an absorbent element including an absorbent covered with a crepe paper, a rectangular water vapor permeable waterproof sheet, and a rectangula…

  • Flame Retardants: Bedding and Beyond

    Flame Retardants: Bedding and Beyond

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2012
    as the industry waits for extensions on antiflammability regulations in the bedding and furniture industries, new products roll out to make nonwovens

  • Absorbent article containing a wetlaid unitary stratified composite

    February 22, 2012
    An absorbent article, comprising a liquid-pervious topsheet, a wetlaid absorbent composite, with a first and second stratum and a transition zone intermediate and coextensive with the first and second stratum has been patented. The first stratum comp…

  • Absorbent Article Comprising Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Regions

    October 18, 2011
    An absorbent article where at least one part is hydrophilic and on is hydrophobic has been patented. At least one hydrophilic region and one hydrophobic region are present as a coating on the said part of the absorbent article and wherein at least on…

  • Offering Comfort And Flexibility

    August 21, 2011
    Founded in Italy in 1995 by Gianni Boscolo, roll goods producer Albis SpA is comprised of two German companies—Ascania and Arborea—which are part of a group that draws on previous decades of experience in the field of nonwovens.

  • Spunbond Growth in Belarus

    August 9, 2011
    Manufacturing plays a pivotal role in the economy of the Republic of Belarus, the landlocked country in Eastern Europe.

  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service Makes Initiatives in Nonwovens

    USDA-Agricultural Research Service Makes Initiatives in Nonwovens

    July 14, 2011
    New Orleans testing lab studies, advances cotton's role

  • Highlights from Techtextil

    Highlights from Techtextil

    Helena Enqvist, Contributor || July 5, 2011
    Nonwovens innovation shines in Frankfurt

  • INTC Preview

    June 21, 2011
    a detailed look at events planned for this annual gathering

  • INDEX 2011

    June 8, 2011
    A look at what exhibitors showcased at INDEX 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Fibers All Star Team

    Fibers All Star Team

    June 7, 2011
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are stepping up to the plate with a slew of innovative and sustainable fibers for nonwovens.

  • Cotton Incorporated Shows Advantages of Cotton

    April 18, 2011
    Touts fiber for biodegradability reasons.

  • Index Preview

    April 9, 2011
    Index Preview Ahlstrom Booth 1530   Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as fi…

  • Hydrophilic Polypropylene Fibers Having Antimicrobial Activity

    February 1, 2011
    Polypropylene fibers and devices that include a fatty acid monoglyceride added to the polypropylene as a melt additive are described in this recently issued patent. A hydrophilic enhancer material can be advantageously added to the polypropylene as a…

  • Hofer Vliesstofftage Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || January 24, 2011
    conference in Hof attracts more than 320 professionals from 11 countries.

  • New Modular Air Dryer For Breathable Membranes

    January 1, 2011
    Mondi Belcoat is answering the market demand for customized breathable membranes with the installation of a new modular air dryer, enabling the plant to include the extrusion coating of hydrophilic polymers on nonwovens in their portfolio. �The ne…

  • Zschimmer & Schwarz Introduces Lertisan HD 50

    January 1, 2011
    Zschimmer & Schwarz, the German-based manufacturer of spin finishes and additives for the global fiber and nonwovens industry is introducing Lertisan HD 50, the newest addition to its product range for nonwoven applications. Lertisan HD 50 repres…

  • Modular Air Dryer for Breathable Membranes

    December 1, 2010
    Mondi Belcoat met market demand for customized breathable membranes with the installation of a new modular air dryer, which enables the plant to include the extrusion coating of hydrophilic polymers on nonwovens in its portfolio.The new polydryer su…

  • Sweat-Absorbent Sheet And Process For Making The Same

    September 28, 2010
    A sweat-absorbent sheet recently received a patent. The sheet includes a first surface layer, a second surface layer lying on the opposite side of the first surface layer and an intermediate layer sandwiched between these two layers. Each of the firs…

  • Sweat-Absorbent Sheet And Process For Making The Same

    September 28, 2010
    A sweat-absorbent sheet recently received a patent. The sheet includes a first surface layer, a second surface layer lying on the opposite side of the first surface layer and an intermediate layer sandwiched between these two layers. Each of the firs…

  • Case-Ready Package Having Absorbent Pad

    August 17, 2010
    Patented recently is a case-ready package that has a support member, a lid, and an absorbent pad capable of withstanding sudden evacuation without rupture. The absorbent pad has upper and lower webs enveloping an absorbent layer, with the upper and l…

  • Techmer Buys BASF Unit

    June 10, 2010
    Deal Includes Hydrophilic Melt Additives

  • Meet Fibers' Green Dream Team

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 2, 2010
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are on the same team when it comes to offering ecofriendly fibers for nonwovens

  • Wet Dryer Sheets

    Wet Dryer Sheets

    Dr. Markus Doerr, Cognis Corporation || April 15, 2010
    For textiles that look and feel good

  • Hydrophilic Fiber Finish

    March 1, 2010
    Croda Europe is offering Cirrasol PP842A, a highly durable hydrophilic fiber finish, particularly well suited for polyolefin nonwovens. In applications where rapid and repeated transfer of water or other aqueous liquids through the fabric is needed,…

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

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

  • Occupational Safety Protecting Filter Medium

    February 1, 2010
    Mytrex Industries, of Taiwan, is offering electret meltblown materials in medical masks with a bacterial filtration efficiency of 99% in N95, N100, P1, P2 and P3 specified respirators. Mytrex also provides meltblown for the application of thermal ins…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Nakkila, Finland Sales: $72 million Description: Key Personnel Petri Rolig, president and CEO of Suominen Corporation; Paul-Erik Toivo, vice president and general manager of Suominen Wiping; Juha Jokinen, director sales of Suominen Nonwov…

  • Absorbent Article Having Passage Holes In A Central Region

    December 8, 2009
    Patented is an absorbent article that is elongated to have longitudinally opposed front and rear edges and transversely opposed left and right edges. The absorbent article includes a stack of: a backsheet having a liquid barrier effect; a liquid abso…