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  • Production lines for spunlaced nonwoven composites

    November 30, -0001
    Production lines for spunlaced nonwoven composites with pulp for use in the wipes and medical sectors with special attention to raw material costs saving, energy saving and environmental protection         Alfred Watz…

  • Surface Treater

    November 30, -0001
    The Plasma3 surface treater from Enercon Industries Corporation, Menomonee Falls, WI, has the ability to modify surfaces unresponsive to traditional treatment methods while completely eliminating backside treatment. The system produces uniform plasma…

  • Top Twenty Under 40 Award

    November 30, -0001
    Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University was recently honored with the “Top Twenty Under 40 Award.” Dr. Ramkumar, who serves as the co-chairman of the India committee for INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry), has been rec…

  • New U.S. Spunbond Line Onstream

    November 30, -0001
    United Nonwovens, LLC has started full-scale production operations at its Mobile, AL production facility. The product mix is focused on high quality, isotropic polyester spunbond substrates for durables markets and also targets a variety of niche mar…

  • High-Tenacity Multifilament Yarn

    November 30, -0001
    Diolen Industrial Fibers is offering a high-tenacity multifilament made with Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), which is produced by Fortron Industries LLC, a joint venture of Ticona Engineering Polymers and Kureha Corporation. This high-performanc…

  • Winding Seminar

    November 30, -0001
    Seminars For Engineers (www.Seminars­ForEngineers.com), a division of Sensor Products Inc., in association with Finishing Technologies Inc., has rescheduled its Mechanics of Winding seminar to be held in Chicago, Illinois on October 30-31. Focusi…

  • Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Effective September 1, Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens has moved Henri Laitervo—formerly the company’s sales director—to the position of director of new business development and marketing. He will be steering the development of new bus…

  • Moisture Meter

    November 30, -0001
    Standberg Engineering Laboratories has developed a new portable moisture meter that works on textile fabric, nonwovens, carpet, yarn and raw stock including seed cotton and ginned lint, over the full spectrum, from bone dry to soaking wet. The ranges…

  • Airlay Technology

    November 30, -0001
    Cormatex’s latest development in nonwovens technology is a new Airlay System where the aerodynamic formation of the web allows replacing the traditional mechanical processes that use card and crosslapper, in most existing nonwovens applications…

  • Impregnating Padder

    November 30, -0001
    In addition to high performance calenders with Hot S-Roll technology, Andritz Küsters now also provides innovative technologies for the wet finishing of nonwovens. A highlight in this field is the impregnating padder neXchem with S-Roll technolo…

  • Calendering-Grade TPU

    November 30, -0001
    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new calendering-grade of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) elastomers to be commercialized under the Pellethane brand. The new elastomer can offer performance and processing advantages for an array of demandin…

  • Roller System

    November 30, -0001
    Martin Automatic has launched the MDR (magnetic driven roller) system, an advanced solution for handling light webs at lower tension levels and higher operating speeds. The new MDR technology can be applied to web transport systems and to Martin&rsqu…

  • Gerd Ries Chairman of EDANA

    November 30, -0001
    At the Annual General Meeting of EDANA, the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, held in Berlin, Germany in May, Gerd Ries was elected chairman of EDANA by members for a one-year term of office. Mr. Ries, who is vice president EAME, Regula…

  • Freudenberg Names New Chair Of Management Board

    November 30, -0001
    Bruce Olson has been appointed chair of the board of management of Freudenberg Nonwovens, effective June 1, 2007. Mr. Olson moved to Freudenberg from Rockwood Special­ties Group, where he held the position of senior vice president. Prior to joini…

  • Polypropylene

    November 30, -0001
    Basell has developed a new high fluidity polypropylene grade that can  address customer requests for more demanding resin performance in melt blown textile  applications. The resin, Moplen HF1005, is a very narrow molecular weight homopolym…

  • Calenders

    November 30, -0001
    Precision Laboratory Calenders, from Engineering and Design Solutions, are used for product and process development work without jeopardizing the output of production equipment. These calendars are are used to optimize the following processes: Soft C…

  • Measurement Capabilities

    November 30, -0001
    Integrated Paper Services has an­nounced new capabilities for measuring the microscopic structure of nonwovens materials: coverage, porosity, basis weight and fiber diameter distributions. Through a new method of image analysis, Integrated Paper…

  • INDA's New Leadership

    November 30, -0001
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced new leadership of its International Trade Advisory Board (ITAB).  Serving as co-Chairs for the ITAB will be Gonzalo Castro of Cardinal Health and David Ford of BBA Fiberweb.  …

  • New Brochure

    November 30, -0001
    Michelman has introduced a new brochure showcasing Michem Prime EAA copolymer dispersions. Michem Prime dispersions provide the functional advantages of solvent coating systems without the health, safety and environmental issues associated with solve…

  • Modern Web Forming

    November 30, -0001
    In order to respond to demands for high-speed production at high quality levels and product evenness, particularly in the area of medical and hygienic light-weight nonwovens from fine fibers, the Dilo System Group provides the latest in crosslapper d…

  • Technical Polymers

    November 30, -0001
    Ticona, the technical polymers business of the Celanese Group, offers more than 30 commercial grades in fiber polymer families used in fiber and nonwovens for technical fabrics. These grades give the fibers and nonwovens the ability to meet de­ma…

  • Spunbond Nonwovens

    November 30, -0001
    Spirit nylon 6,6 spunbond nonwovens offer strength and uniformity as well as nylons' resistance to many chemicals solvents. Developed by BBA Fiberweb, Spirit will be available in developmental quantities in 2005. It can be used as a support scrim or…

  • Roll Treater

    November 30, -0001
    Europlasma has built a large roll treater for the treatment of nonwovens, wovens and film products up to 1800 m in width. Activation, hydrophilic, hydrophobic or other surface modifications are part of the possibilities and can be performed on real p…

  • Dust Removal Concepts

    November 30, -0001
    Viledon, from Freudenberg Nonwovens, is a full range of filters for customized dust removal concepts. Featuring high performance, durability and space savings attributes, products include twist and fix filter cartridges, snap and fix filter cartridge…

  • Thermoplastic Polymer

    November 30, -0001
    Ticona’s Celanex PBT 2008 provides fine fiber sizes for meltblown nonwovens used in blood filtration applications. Among the other benefits of Celenaex PBT 2008 thermoplastic polymer are excellent mechanical and adhesive filter effects, easy mo…

  • Specialty Elastomers

    November 30, -0001
    ExxonMobil Chemical’s high melt-flow-rate (MFR) grades of Vistamaxx specialty elastomers are designed to meet the needs of nonwovens converters using meltblown technology. Vistamaxx is a revolutionary product platform derived from the company's…

  • Film-Coated Fabrics

    November 30, -0001
    Thin film-coated fabrics and flexible materials are produced for a broad range of industrial and consumer  applications by Techni-Met. Coated and metallized wovens, nonwovens, polymeric films and other  flexible substrate materials offer pr…

  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

    November 30, -0001
    Parkinson Technologies Inc. has named Carol Royal  nonwovens and paper sales manager. With more than 20 years of experience as a technical service professional, Ms. Royal has a proven track record in market development for customer-focused, serv…

  • Fleissner GmbH

    November 30, -0001
    Dr. Jürgen Heller has taken over as technical managing director of Fleissner GmbH. Previously Dr. Heller was a member of the top management of Hauni Maschinenbau AG, a company of Körber AG in Hamburg. He was responsible for technical engine…

  • Director Of Nonwovens Sales

    November 30, -0001
    Paper Converting Machine Company, Green Bay, WI, has appointed David Kessenich director of nonwovens sales.  Mr. Kessenich's responsibilities involve directing the global sales staff, providing input into research and development efforts and exe…

  • PPS Multifilament

    November 30, -0001
    Ticona has developed Fortron, a PPS multifilament that is 40% stronger than previously available products. Since its strength is above 60 cN/tex, it is classified as a high-tenacity PPS multifilament, which opens up new application opportunities. Pot…

  • Flexographic Printing System

    November 30, -0001
    Tufco Technologies has introduced a new method of flexographic printing on nonwovens. Under the acronym Power (Printing On nonWovens Equals Recognition), the system is designed to allow companies to achieve brand awareness by printing logos, images,…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…