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  • Sitting Pretty

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

  • Kem-Wove Makes Filtration Show Debut

    December 10, 2008
    First-time exhibitor promotes highloft media and laminated products.

  • Five Finalists Named for Visionary Awards

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

  • Ahlstrom Broadens Operations In Russia

    June 3, 2008
    Glassfiber tissue plant in Tver inaugurates today.

  • Apertured Laminate Web

    May 13, 2008
    A laminate web comprising a liquid pervious first material and a liquid pervious second material was issued a patent. The second material is attached to the first material, which has an effective open area of at least about 10% and a plurality of ape…

  • Laminating Adhesive, Laminate Including The Same, And Method Of Making A Laminate

    May 6, 2008
    A method of making a laminate has been granted a patent. The method includes preparing an adhesive composition. This step combines a first part comprising (meth)acrylate functional, polyisocyanate prepolymer and polyisocyanate monomer. The first part…

  • 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

  • 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…

  • Fibertex Brings Compoflex to the U.S.

    February 6, 2008
    Innovative surface fabric ideal for wind turbine, racing and boat building.

  • Performance & Comfort - All In One?

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || January 10, 2008
    new protective garments prove two key features aren't mutually exclusive

  • Stretching Sales

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 10, 2008
    with the focus clearly on fit, the nonwovens industry adds more elastics to give hygiene producers what they want

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2008
    Location: OSAKA, JAPAN Sales: $170 million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Takanashi, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Tetsuya Nakamura, general manger, Bemliese sales Plan…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose

    Hollingsworth & Vose

    January 1, 2008
    Location: Walpole, MA Sales: $225 Million Description: Key Personnel Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO; David von Loesecke, vice president and general manager, engine and industrial filtration; Bob Schiller, vice president and general manager…

  • Apparel Appeal

    Tiffany Overstreet, Smart Choices || December 5, 2007
    how one manufacturer used an apparel mindset to create an innovative nonwoven single-use panty

  • Hybrid Laminated Fiber Sheets

    October 30, 2007
    A ballistic laminate was patented. It comprises a first nonwoven layer with two or more types of unidirectional fibers of different composition in a matrix. The fibers extending in a first fiber direction are arranged in a side-by-side relationship a…

  • Ahlstrom To Keep Thermalbond Business Active

    August 1, 2007
    Lines acquired from Fiberweb in Bethune purchase.

  • Biodegradable Laminated Sheet

    July 3, 2007
    A biodegradable laminated sheet comprising at least two layers was patented. Each of the two layers has a resin composition containing 75 to 25 mass percent of a polylactic acid resin, and 25 to 75 mass percent of a polyester resin with a glass trans…

  • The Great Shake-up

    The Great Shake-up

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 7, 2007
    recent M&A activity has stirred up challenges

  • Antistatic Laminated Polyester Film

    May 1, 2007
    Patented is an antistatic film comprising a polyester film and an antistatic coating film on at least one surface of the polyester film. The antistatic coating film features a polymer with a polymerized unit represented by the following formula (1):…

  • Reinforcement Laminate

    May 1, 2007
    A reinforcement laminate has been patented for reinforcing a substrate comprising a carrier layer. The carrier layer is made of a material selected from the group consisting of fiberglass cloth, metal screen and foil. A first layer of foamable materi…

  • Strong & Steady

    Strong & Steady

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 12, 2007
    roofing and construction markets see solid growth and promise potential for future expansion

  • Making Moves In The AI Market

    Making Moves In The AI Market

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 12, 2007
    strong growth prospects have led to M&A activity in North America

  • Multi-layer Barrier Film Structure

    January 16, 2007
    A laminate film was recently issued a patent. A polyetheramine resin-containing layer on a first polyolefin resin-containing layer has a functional group. The laminate film has substantially zero percent peel-off.…

  • Multi-Layer Barrier Film Structure

    January 16, 2007
    Patented is a laminate film with a polyetheramine resin-containing layer. This layer is on a first polyolefin resin-containing layer with a functional group. The laminate film has substantially 0% peel-off.…

  • Toyobo


    January 1, 2007
    Location: Tokyo, Japan Sales: $141 million Description: Key Personnel Kazumasa Kayama, general manager, spunbond division of Toyobo; Yukio Kawasaki, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni and Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin b…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    January 1, 2007
    Location: Osaka, Japan Sales: $170 million Description: Key Personnel Toshio Takanashi, general manager, nonwoven fabrics division; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, spunbonded fabric sales; Akira Enami, general manager Bemliese sales Plants…

  • Mogul Expansion Imminent

    December 7, 2006
    Several expansion projects are coming to fruition at Turkish roll goods producer Mogul. The company will soon add two 1600 mm-wide meltblown lines, each of which boast a 1000 metric ton capacity. With the first line scheduled to come onstream in Dece…

  • The Hygiene Market: A Tale Of Two Cities

    The Hygiene Market: A Tale Of Two Cities

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 4, 2006
    component suppliers balance innovation and pricing pressures

  • Laminate Tape

    November 7, 2006
    A method of insulating a component of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit was patented. The component comprises a metallic substrate having an outer surface and another surface that is in contact with a hot or cold gas or liquid. The met…

  • Laminate Antioxidant Film

    September 5, 2006
    A packaging laminate comprising an outer layer impermeable to a butylated phenolic antioxidant was recently patented. The laminate features an adhesive layer between the outer layer and an inner layer, which is in contact with both the outer and inne…

  • Process for Producing Laminated Sheet Comprising Alumina Fiber Precursor

    September 5, 2006
    A continuous alumina fiber sheet with a basis weight was patented. The sheet includes a predetermined weight percentage of Al2O3 and a predetermined weight percentage of SiO2. The predetermined weight percentages of the Al2O3 and the SiO2 are selecte…

  • Nonwovens 101

    Nonwovens 101

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || July 18, 2006
    VCU students fuse fashion and function to create innovative disposable clothing designs

  • Low-Cost Elastic Laminate Material

    July 18, 2006
    An elastic laminate material comprising a thermoplastic elastic material and a first non-bonded staple fiber web layer has received a patent. The non-bonded staple fiber web layer is bonded to a thermoplastic elastic material. The thermoplastic elast…

  • New Applications Seen At Techtextil 2006

    New Applications Seen At Techtextil 2006

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || April 17, 2006
    Held March 28-30, 2006 at Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, GA, Techtextil North America 2006 attracted 4000 visitors who viewed 288 exhibitors from a record-breaking 25 countries. Techtextil North America showcased the higher performance areas of…

  • Nonwovens For Civil Engineering and Roofing Felts In China

    Nonwovens For Civil Engineering and Roofing Felts In China

    John Xuan, Nonwovens Staff || April 17, 2006
    products have been used on a wide-scale basis since the early 1990s

  • Laminated Polyester Film and Laminated Film

    April 4, 2006
    Patented is a laminated polyester film comprising a polyester base film stretched to at least one direction and a coating layer provided on at least one surface of the polyester base film. The coating layer contains polymer binder and inert particles…

  • Separable Layer Of Bonding Material, Laminate And Method For Making Same

    January 24, 2006
    Patented is a laminate with a backing layer and a top layer, which are laminated together with a separable layer of permanently thermoplastic bonding material extruded by extrusion lamination. The laminate is made up of a mixture of silicone-modifie…

  • Powdery Single-Layer Film Laminate And Process For Producing The Same

    January 17, 2006
    A powdery single-layer film laminate has been patented. The laminate features a substrate, a binder layer and a powdery single-layer film composed of a large number of powdery particles embedded in a single-layer in a partially protruded state on the…

  • Splicers

    January 9, 2006
    A pharmaceutical packager recently benefited from Martin Automatic’s machinery. The company wanted to increase throughput on an existing filling line by running non-stop. It was not a high speed line—less than 50 fpm—but the manual…

  • Review & Forecast

    December 8, 2005
    As 2005 draws to a close, nonwovens executives describe the year as positive for the industry.

  • Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    December 8, 2005
    pricing pressures, demands for innovation continue to define industry

  • Mechanical Fastening System For An Absorbent Article

    November 29, 2005
    A mechanical fastening system for an article has been patented. The mechanical fastening system comprises a stretchable loop fastener component mountable on the article. Also included is a stretch bonded laminate with an elastomeric substrate and a h…

  • Converting Nonwovens For Improved Product Features

    Converting Nonwovens For Improved Product Features

    November 15, 2005
    converters offer medical and hygiene producers new ways to meet product development challenges

  • Laminated Polyolefin Films And Methods Of Production Thereof By Coextrusion

    October 25, 2005
    Patented is a method of producing a laminated polyolefin film with three or more layers including two outer layers. The method involves several steps, including preparing an outer-layer forming material by causing olefin resin to contain a non-ionic…

  • The Call for Composites

    August 30, 2005
    Creative fabric and fiber combinations help boost versatility in this busy segment

  • Look What Happened At INDEX 02

    August 17, 2005
    a review of the years largest nonwovens exposition

  • The Challenges Of Good Hygiene

    August 17, 2005
    hygiene component suppliers withstand consolidation, globalization, price pressures and a continuous call for innovation

  • Disposables On The Rise In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    increased awareness of nonwovens advantages in the medical

  • In The Line Of Fire

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens in the protective apparel market

  • Are We There Yet?

    August 17, 2005
    air laid manufacturers head toward a market break-through