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  • Product Manager

    November 30, -0001
    National Nonwovens has appointed Lori Wright product manager for its medical and wipes division, specializing in high performance engineered nonwovens. She will lead the effort to increase the use and understanding of nonwoven materials in the medica…

  • Ahlstrom Corporation

    November 30, -0001
    In an effort to streamline the company and make it more cost effective, Ahlstrom Corporation has flattened its operative organization to be more customer-driven. At the same time, three new members will join the corporate executive team from within t…

  • Adhesive Solutions

    November 30, -0001
    Glen Rock, PA-based Adhesive Research, Inc., is offering custom-engineered high-performance  adhesion  solutions. The company offers the development of high performance adhesion solutions for use with specialty fabrics, textiles, nonwovens,…

  • Polyester Bonding Resin

    November 30, -0001
    Gujarat, India-based Zydex Industries has introduced Zypol, a new generation polyester resin for bonding polyester fibers for wadding/backing and back coating nonwoven fabrics. It provides adhesion to polyester and prevents migration. The small nano…

  • Acrylic Copolymers

    November 30, -0001
    Bridgewater, NJ-based Vinamul Poly­mers, a business unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, has been issued a U.S. patent for the use of acrylic copolymers that add abrasiveness to nonwoven wipes. The product, Nacrylic ABX-30 acrylic polyme…

  • Trim Removal System

    November 30, -0001
    The automated TrimPac trim removal system from Precision AirConvey Corp., Newark, DE, cuts and evacuates trim and waste at speeds made possible by the latest slitting technology. Ideal for packaging films, label stock, paper and laminates, nonwov…

  • Johns Manville Appointed Senior Vice President

    November 30, -0001
    Denver-based Johns Manville has appointed Dion Persson as senior vice president of its Engineered Products Group. Mr. Persson will report directly to Steven Hochhauser, the company’s chairman, president and CEO. The Engineered Products Grou…

  • Tredegar names European Managing Director

    November 30, -0001
    Tredegar Film Products Corporation, Richmond, VA, has named Stefano Lupi European managing director. Mr. Lupi who had been working with Tredegar as a consultant in Europe, is the former managing director of the Pantex Group, an Italian nonwovens manu…

  • Ultrasonic Welder

    November 30, -0001
    Westchester, PA-based Sonobond Ultrasonics is the recipient of the 2004 IDEA Equipment Award for its Ring­Master Filter Bag machine. The RingMaster is a specialized assembly system that ultrasonically attaches fleted filter media to rigid plastic…

  • Hydrophobic Concentrates

    November 30, -0001
    Polyvel, Hammonton, NJ, has introduced the VH103-S and VH103-M Hydrophobic Concentrates, which are melt additives for polypropylene nonwoven processes. VH103-S and VH103-M concentrates impart alcohol repellency to nonwoven polypropylene fabrics, maki…

  • Filtration System

    November 30, -0001
    Polymer equipment manufacturer Gnuess, Matthews, NC, has introduced its improved filtration system, RSFgenius. The fully automatic melt filtration system permits finer filtration under constant processing conditions. Depend­ing on the material, f…

  • Duplex Winder

    November 30, -0001
    Parsippany, NJ-based Catbridge Machinery has introduced the highly versatile Duplex Winder. The system is capable of rewinding up to 24-inch diameter rolls, in widths of 30 to 120 inches. The model 729 also offers the widest range of slitting options…

  • Double-Coated Polyester Film

    November 30, -0001
    Stow, OH-based Mactac Technical products has introduced TM9720, a double-coated polyester film designed for possible skin contact in medical device assembly. TM9720 contains a hypoallergenic medical grade adhesive and provides medical device designer…

  • Jim DeVries Names VP of Nordson fiber systems

    November 30, -0001
    Jim DeVries, vice president of nonwovens and web coatings systems for Dawsonville, GA-based Nordson Corporation, has also been named vice president of Nordson fiber systems. In this added role, Mr. DeVries will have worldwide management responsibilit…

  • Advanced Sulfopolyesters

    November 30, -0001
    Kingsport, TN-based Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Eastman AQ Polymers, advanced, high-performance water-dispersible sulfopolyesters for use in nonwoven hygiene app­lications.     Eastman AQ polymers enable the produc…

  • Hydrocarbon Resin

    November 30, -0001
    Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, has announced the launch of Regalite C6100, a partially hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin for nonwoven adhesives. Tackifier resins are added to the base polymers and elastomers in adhesives to improve their abili…

  • Non-Chemical Sterilization

    November 30, -0001
    Cranbury, NJ-based E-Beam Services Inc., offers a non-chemical process for the bio-reduction and sterilization of nonwovens. This process permits manufacturers, packagers and distributors of wet and dry nonwoven sanitary products to assure and preser…

  • Surface Treatment

    November 30, -0001
    Enercon, Milwaukee, WI, has introduced Plasma3, a proprietary atmospheric glow discharge surface treatment system for functionalizing narrow and wide nonwoven webs. The system can reportedly modify the entire fiber network of webs with dual-side trea…

  • Permeability Tester

    November 30, -0001
    PBI-Dansensor, Glen Rock, NJ, offers the LYSSY Water Vapor Permeability Tester for quick and accurate assessment of moisture barrier properties and increased reproducibility. Unlike the traditional cup test method in which ambient moisture and te…

  • Ultrasonic Welder

    November 30, -0001
    Westchester, PA-based Sonobond Ultrasonics is the recipient of the 2004 IDEA Equipment Award for its Ring­Master Filter Bag machine. The RingMaster is a specialized assembly system that ultrasonically attaches fleted filter media to rigid plastic…

  • Filtration System

    November 30, -0001
    Polymer equipment manufacturer Gnuess, Matthews, NC, has introduced its improved filtration system, RSFgenius. The fully automatic melt filtration system permits finer filtration under constant processing conditions. Depend­ing on the material, f…

  • DuPont Announces Changes In Management

    November 30, -0001
    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, has announced changes in management responsibilities for its investor relations and strategic planning functions. Anne Gualtieri, vice president of DuPont Investor Relations and Corporate Plans, is appointed vice president of…