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  • EDANA:Patricia Featherstone

    November 30, -0001
    At its Annual General Meeting, EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has appointed Patricia Featherstone to the board of governors. As head of RKW’s Strategic Hygiene and Medical business unit and th…

  • Suominen Nonwovens: Jarmo Karjalainen

    November 30, -0001
    Suominen Nonwovens has named a new sales manager, Jarmo Karjalainen. Mr. Karjalainen joins Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where he worked as sales and product development manager. He has ex­tensive experience with nonwovens due to his working hi…

  • Surface Winding Systems

    November 30, -0001
    Parkinson Technologies has made numerous technology improvements to its line of Surface Winding Systems that will provide users with improved performance and reliability. Parkinson Surface Winding Systems include the Mark II, Mark III and Mark IV win…

  • NSCs Developments

    November 30, -0001
    If one were to look back over the past 20 years one would see that there have been many leaps of technological development bringing higher production rates and better weight uniformities in needled fabrics, all contributing to reduced incremental man…

  • Melt Additives

    November 30, -0001
    Goulston Technologies has introduced two melt additives for the plastics, nonwovens and fibers industries. Long known for topical treatments, Goulston has invested con­siderable time and resources to bring these extrusion additives to market.…

  • DelStar Technologies: Hassan Bodaghi

    November 30, -0001
    Hassan Bodaghi has joined the executive team of DelStar Technologies as vice president of new business development, reporting directly to Mark Abrahams, CEO. Dr. Bodaghi has more than 25 years of experience in corporate research and technology, as we…

  • Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic

    November 30, -0001
    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic to the position of director-European sales. Mr. Crainic brings almost 20 years of nonwoven and hygiene business experience to Dan-Web, including direct experience in airlaid, carded and spunlace technologies and th…

  • New CEO For NSC Nonwoven

    November 30, -0001
    Asselin-Thibeau, part of NSC nonwoven, has named Johannes Haep its new CEO following the retirement in March of Marc Brabant. Before working in the nonwovens sector, Mr. Haep worked in the energy equipment industry. “I am proud to be offered th…

  • Suominen Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Suominen Nonwovens has appointed two new account managers, Marika Aarnio-Mäkilä and Alexander Maximov. Ms. Aarnio-Mäkilä joined Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where she worked as a sales manager. She has extensive experience with…

  • Release Liners

    November 30, -0001
    Mondi’s 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 fr…

  • Dan-Web has appointed Director-European Sales

    November 30, -0001
    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic to the position of director-European sales. Mr. Crainic brings almost 20 years of nonwoven and hygiene business experience to Dan-Web, including direct experience in airlaid, carded and spunlace technologies and th…

  • Asselin-Thibeau has named Johannes Haep its new CEO

    November 30, -0001
    Asselin-Thibeau, part of NSC nonwoven, has named Johannes Haep its new CEO following the retirement last month of Marc Brabant. Before working in the nonwovens sector, Mr. Haep worked in the energy equipment industry. “I am proud to be offered…

  • New Account Managers For Suominen

    November 30, -0001
    Suominen Nonwovens has appointed two new account managers, Marika Aarnio-Mäkilä and Alexander Maximov. Ms. Aarnio-Mäkilä joined Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where she worked as a sales manager. She has extensive experience with…

  • Surface Winding Systems

    November 30, -0001
    Parkinson Technologies has made numerous technology improvements to its line of Surface Winding Systems that will provide users with improved performance and reliability. Parkinson Surface Winding Systems include the Mark II, Mark III and Mark IV win…

  • Elastic Laminate

    November 30, -0001
    Tredegar Film Products, a global leader in elastics innovation is introducing Flex­Feel elastic laminate—a super-soft, stretchable elastic laminate for diaper ears and large area applications. FlexFeel is a breakthrough elastic laminate…

  • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)

    November 30, -0001
    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has announced the addition of a new member to the company’s commercial team. Jason Manders has been promoted to product and applications leader for the printing and nonwovens converting machinery segment.…

  • Several personnel changes at Nordson Corporation

    November 30, -0001
    Several personnel changes have taken place at Nordson Corporation recently. Topping the list, Andy Dunn, corporate senior vice president of Nordson Corporation’s Advanced Technology Syst­ems segment, has retired. Chairman, CEO and president…

  • Strengthen its corporate sustainability program

    November 30, -0001
    PGI is underway with an initiative to strengthen its corporate sustainability program with focused and expanded ef­forts in this area led by the company’s first chief sustainability officer (CSO). John Heironimus, chief marketing officer fo…

  • Maitre Retires From Dilo

    November 30, -0001
    Klaus Maitre has retired as vice president of Dilo, Inc. For more than 25 years he provided excellent work and service to the company’s North American customers.  Mr. Maitre was deeply involved in administration and management from the beg…

  • Capabilities Serving The Future Demands in Spunmelt Hygiene Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Hygiene applications are nowadays the largest segment in spunmelt production. These commodity nonwovens are distinguished by high production volumes, standardized product specifications and high cost pressures thanks to a lack of differentiation. The…

  • James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA

    November 30, -0001
    James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA as senior vice president for sales and new business development. Mr. Schaeffer has more than 35 years of extensive experience in the areas of fiber processing, nonwovens operations and consumer product manufacturi…

  • Suominen Nonwovens appointed its new sales director

    November 30, -0001
    Suominen Nonwovens appointed Tommi Saarela its new sales director effective December 2008. Mr. Saarela previously worked at Nokia Corporation as head of go-to-market business development. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at…

  • New Senior VP For Ahlstrom

    November 30, -0001
    Rami Raulas has been tapped by Ahlstrom to be senior vice president, sales and marketing and member of the corporate executive team as of February 1, 2009. He has an extensive international business management experience and has been based during his…

  • Expanded Repair Services

    November 30, -0001
    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…

  • Meltblown Nanofiber Technology

    November 30, -0001
    A licensing agreement was recently signed between NonWoven Technologies, Inc. (NTI), Oyster Bay, NY, and Arthur G. Russell (AGR), Bristol, CT. AGR was given sole exclusivity for the right of use to NTI's breakthrough, patented high speed meltblown na…

  • EDANA has a new marketing and communications director

    November 30, -0001
    EDANA has named Abby Bailey its new marketing and communications director, effective November 2008. In this newly expanded role combining both the marketing and communications needs of the association and its member companies, Ms. Bailey is responsib…

  • Daikin's Unidyne sales team as a technical sales representative

    November 30, -0001
    Shawn Hickey has joined Daikin's Uni­dyne sales team as a technical sales representative responsible for the day-to-day sales activities of Unidyne products. The Unidyne products are a family of fluorochemicals designed to impart superior water,…

  • Fibertex Realigns Management

    November 30, -0001
    Since January 2008, Fibertex has been operating under new management with two top executives being responsible for their business areas. More recently, the Aalborg, Denmark-based nonwovens producer has named these two executives—Mikael Axelsen…

  • DAK Americas LLC is expanding its fibers business team

    November 30, -0001
    DAK Americas LLC is expanding its fibers business team supporting the North Am­erican nonwovens market. In step with its recent increases in supply of polyester staple fiber (PSF) for nonwovens in North Am­erica, DAK Americas has enhance…

  • Brand Name

    November 30, -0001
    RadiciSpandex Corp. has introduced a new brand identity program for its well known family of performance spandex products. Effective November 2008, all RadiciSpandex stretch fibers will carry the brand name RadElast. The creation of the registered…

  • Recycling Machine

    November 30, -0001
    Recycling technology, a division of Star­linger & Co GmbH, Vienna, offers a spectrum of innovative machinery solutions for the efficient recycling of a variety of plastics, such as PE, PP, PA, PS, PET and many more. Founded in 2000, recycling…

  • Stretchable Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Kraton Polymers, a global producer of engineered polymers, has developed new innovation in elastic nonwoven technology. Kraton believes its new product, MD6705, breaks the processing barrier of conventional styrenic block copolymers, now allowing fab…

  • Web Guiding Systems

    November 30, -0001
    Erhardt+Leimer's latest developments include: Elguider web guiding systems for various materials and applications common the industrial fabric industry, including sensing options for various substrates and applications; Elmeta metal detection solutio…

  • NSC Launches Mid-Size Nonwovens Line

    November 30, -0001
    NSC nonwoven has introduced Axcess, a new range of nonwovens machinery engineered for medium capacity (tonnage) markets while maintaining the quality standards of its high capacity Excelle nonwoven lines. Axcess offers customers an alternative to dry…

  • Coating Technology

    November 30, -0001
    Brückner Plant Technologies, Leonberg, Germany, is a supplier of systems for the finishing of technical textiles. The company is pioneering new technologies in both coating and nonwovens. In the textiles sector, Brückner cooperates closely…

  • Axcess Line

    November 30, -0001
    NSC Nonwoven has unveiled the Axcess line, a new range of needlepunch nonwovens machinery engineered for medium capacity (tonnage) markets while maintaining the engineering quality standards of the company's high capacity Excelle nonwovens lines. An…

  • Superabsorbent Fiber

    November 30, -0001
    Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile industry and its growth is being fuelled by new fiber and fabric developments, enhanced process technologies and changing consumer lifestyles. As a result,…

  • Zero Waste System

    November 30, -0001
    The Ibis Zero Waste System continues to evolve as a viable means of reducing cost and minimizing solid waste disposal for producers of hygienic products such as baby/adult diapers, feminine hygiene products and bed pads. Reject hygienic products are…

  • EBM Techniek

    November 30, -0001
    EBM Techniek has recently appointed Eric van den Dijssel manager sales. He will be responsible for the global sales and marketing business of all of EBM Techniek products. With years of experience in the automatic handling and packaging industry, Mr.…

  • Paul Viveiros to Vice President

    November 30, -0001
    National Nonwovens has promoted Paul Viveiros to vice president—customer relations. Mr. Viveiros was previously appointed customer service manager in 2001. He immediately focused on teamwork with the ability to work together toward a common vis…

  • Pantex MENA Hires GM

    November 30, -0001
    In another step to reorganize its business, Fiberweb, has created global business units for  its Consumer Fabrics and Airlaid divisions. The global Consumer Fabrics business unit will be led by Fiberweb CEO Daniel Dayan and will incorporate the…

  • Michael Thomason Passed Away

    November 30, -0001
    Michael Thomason, a long-time executive in the nonwovens industry, passed away June 7. He was 53 years old. Mr. Thomason, who was very active in committees for INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, as well as with the Nonwovens Cooperat…

  • Consultant to Fiberweb Resigned

    November 30, -0001
    Effective at the end of June, Aldo Ghira resigned from his position as consultant to Fiberweb. According to a company release, he has been planning his retirement for some time and feels that this is the right time to end his connection with Fiberweb…

  • New CTO For Freudenberg

    November 30, -0001
    Thomas Reibelt joined the management board of Freudenberg Nonwovens in June as new chief technical officer (CTO). Mr. Reibelt has assumed responsibility for research and development, technology and production. Effective last month, the management boa…

  • Measurement Head

    November 30, -0001
    A new wide gap measurement head design has enabled SolveTech to offer a version of its Precision Profiler for off-line thickness measurement that can measure materials up to 1/8 of an inch thick. The new Model PR2000B-T provides non-contact performan…

  • Co-Chairman of INDAs India committee

    November 30, -0001
    Seshadri Ramkumar, co-chairman of INDAs India committee, has recently received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor at Texas Tech University (TTU). He supervises the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at TTU. He serves as the…

  • Freudenberg Board Loses Member

    November 30, -0001
    Effective June 30, 2008, Albert Pürzer will leave the management board of the Freudenberg Group and will cease to be general partner of Freudenberg & Co. KG. The board of partners has agreed with Dr. Pürzer's wishes to be released from…

  • Roll Mover

    November 30, -0001
    The new Big Wheel roll mover from Appleton Manufacturing is specifically designed to safely and conveniently move large rolls of tissue, toweling or other soft nonwoven materials without damaging outer layers. The battery-powered Big Wheel roll mover…

  • Rotary System

    November 30, -0001
    One of the new developments in the nonwovens division of Herrmann is the Ultrasonic-Rotary-System with a 30 kHz rotating sonotrode. The sonotrode counter rotates to the anvil drum and continuously draws the web materials through a defined, closed-loo…

  • Vice president and general manager of Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Suominen Corporation has named Paul-Erik Toivo vice president and general manager of the Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens business area and member of the Corporate Executive Team. He joined the company in March. Mr. Toivo has been working for Metso Corpo…