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Published December 17, 2013
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced five new consumer products that have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Visionary Award. This prestigious award will be presented during the annual VISION Consumer Products Confer… Read More »
Published December 16, 2013
The entry ‘Vertical sand-tight geotextile' submitted by the Rivierenland Water Board in the Netherlands, has won the Water Innovation Award for 2013 in the category Dry Feet. In the words of the chair of the jury, Annemieke Nijhof of Tauw G… Read More »
Published December 16, 2013
Expands the company's nonwovens options in automotive and furniture markets. Read More »
Published December 13, 2013
2013 Environmental Sustainability Report highlights reduction in energy use and waste. Read More »
Published December 13, 2013
Autoneum has acquired a 25% stake in a joint venture with its long-time partner and Japanese supplier Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) and Chinese supplier TGPM Automotive Industry Group (TGPM) in the emerging market of China. In the future, innovative… Read More »
P&G opens Indonesia plant
Published December 12, 2013
Plant to meet growing demand in Indonesia and Asia for Pampers and other P&G brands Read More »
Published December 12, 2013
Retailer donation will benefit three diaper banks in the Midwest. Read More »
Published December 11, 2013
Ahlstrom has launched a renewed website to improve service to Ahlstrom's stakeholders and to promote the the company's strategy to provide a high performance product offering for a clean and healthy environment. The biggest changes have been… Read More »
Published December 9, 2013
15th Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition achieves success and growth with 14,448 visitors. Read More »
Published December 5, 2013
Splits food and medical into separate business units Read More »
Published December 4, 2013
Kathryn Fitts and Dennis Smith are the new management team at Messe Frankfurt Inc. in Atlanta, GA, U.S., taking over from John Gallagher, who has decided to move into a different direction. With immediate effect, Fitts and Smith have been appointed… Read More »
Russian Nonwovens Industry Ready for Breakthrough
By Eugene Gerden, Contributing Writer
Published December 4, 2013
The Russian nonwovens industry is growing, reflected by the increasing volume of domestic production as well as the launch of new investment projects. Read More »
Year in Review
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published December 4, 2013
Mergers and acquisitions, global expansion counted among year’s highlights. Read More »
Hygiene Components: Balancing Performance with Cost
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published December 4, 2013
Suppliers to the hygiene market respond to lower fluff levels and thinner cores. Read More »
Driving Innovation
By Tim Wright, editor
Published December 4, 2013
The market for nonwovens in automobiles is growing, presenting challenges and opportunities. Read More »
High-Tech Conversions
Published December 4, 2013
Providing innovative converting capabilities. Read More »
By Tim Wright, editor
Published December 4, 2013
Sustainability is a global megatrend, which has taken hold in the automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using a mixture of man-made and natural materials in cars, as well as recycled materials. Car manufacturers are primarily l… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 4, 2013
Clarcor Inc. has acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA for roughly €6 million ($8 million). The advanced filtration business is engaged in the same line of business as Clarcor’s subsidiary, Purolator EFP, whi… Read More »
Voith, Trützschler process certified flushable
Published December 4, 2013
Nonwoven material passes rigorous INDA/EDANA test requirements. Read More »
Published December 3, 2013
Conference session to be held at Intersec in Dubai in January Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 3, 2013
A new report on the geotextiles market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries says the geotextile market in these areas will experience positive growth as major construction activity in the region ramps up. Th… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 2, 2013
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, had a busy Fall in China advancing its global partnerships to enhance member access to new markets. INDA was a sponsor of the Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium held October 22 in Shanghai. INDA p… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 2, 2013
Jeff Willis has formed a new venture called Nonwovens By Design. The new company will specialize in product design for consumer, medical, wipes and hygiene markets as well as provide sales supports for select clients. Willis was previously with Texel… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 2, 2013
Filtration Group has added surgical smoke evacuation specialist Buffalo Filter to its growing portfolio of companies. Founded in 1991 and based in Lancaster, NY, Buffalo Filter is a medical device manufacturer and supplier of surgical smoke evacuati… Read More »
Published November 26, 2013
Aceblade is a unidirectional glass fiber reinforcement. Read More »
Published November 26, 2013
Goal to move manufacturing closer to ad inc customers. Read More »
Published November 26, 2013
A lower cost solution for treating difficult water is now available in Europe and China. Read More »
Published November 26, 2013
Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, will open its new seating plant in Iasi, Romania, in January 2014. Serving all major European automotive manufacturers, Lear’s new facility will empl… Read More »
Published November 26, 2013
Symbion Healthcare, based in Nashville, TN, and a leading operator of ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the U.S., has selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its exclusive distribution partner for medical and surgical supplies. Th… Read More »
Published November 25, 2013
World demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2017. Read More »
Published November 25, 2013
U.S. private equity firm Aurora Capital Group has completed the sale of Porex Corp. to Filtration Group. Porex is a 750-employee U.S. business that develops and manufactures porous polymer products, including filters. William Midgette, president an… Read More »
Published November 25, 2013
Award as a “sustainability leader” for the first worldwide anti-adhesive hygiene treatment for textiles. Read More »
Published November 20, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Kimberly-Clark Corporation as an industry leader in transportation environmental performance and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award. This award goes to companies that ha… Read More »
Published November 20, 2013
Universal Fibers and DuPont Industrial Biosciences will collaborate to produce and market carpet fiber using DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer. The scope of the collaboration includes sales into the commercial, residential and automotive market… Read More »
Published November 19, 2013
DelStar, Inc. and SWM have formed an agreement, whereby SWM will acquire DelStar from Bethesda, MD-based investment firm American Capital Strategies. Under the terms of the agreement, DelStar will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SWM. The acquisit… Read More »
Published November 19, 2013
Postpones shutdown to March 2015 Read More »
Published November 19, 2013
Spanish hygiene maker will improve foothold in Europe Read More »
Published November 19, 2013
Adhesive specialist Bostik has unveiled a new visual identity today as part of an extensive makeover of its brand positioning. The campaign, designed to streamline the company’s brand portfolio and strengthen its global visibility, is part of B… Read More »
Published November 18, 2013
Sweden-based Investkonsult and India located Jajoo Surgicals Pvt. Ltd. have set up a joint venture to manufacture hygiene products at Dewas near Indore in India. The JV will produce underpads, booster pads and maternity pads and is slated to begin co… Read More »
IPS Testing Opens Flushability Testing Lab
Published November 18, 2013
Becomes second independent lab in North America to offer full flushability testing services. Read More »
Published November 18, 2013
Nederman has won a SEK25 million ($3.8mn) order from Kremenchuk Steel Works Stockholding Co. in the Ukraine to supply solutions for the filtration of gas dust from their steel making furnaces. The order includes filters, cabinets, installation and t… Read More »
Published November 15, 2013
Integration of industry leaders creates world's largest nonwovens company. Read More »
Published November 15, 2013
Move would sharpen K-C's focus on its consumer and K-C Professional brands. Read More »
Published November 14, 2013
Hollingsworth & Vose will add Technostat filtration media production capability at its plant in Floyd, VA. Technostat is H&V's electrostatically charged air filtration medium that finds use in a number of areas including respirators, vacu… Read More »
Published November 14, 2013
FibeRio Technology Corporation has introduced MERV 15 and HEPA grade nanofiber filtration media from Forcespinning technology that it is displaying in its booth at the INDA Filtration 2013 tradeshow. Rolls of nanofiber media produced from FibeRio&rsq… Read More »
Published November 14, 2013
With now less than 6 months until the INDEX14 global nonwovens exhibition, EDANA, the international association representing the nonwovens and related industries has announced the categories for the INDEX14 awards for innovative achievements in nonwo… Read More »
Published November 14, 2013
Antimicrobial agent in PurThread high performance fabrics keeps products free from bioburden and odor. Read More »
Published November 13, 2013
At this year’s Filtech filtration show held in October in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sandler AG, makers of nonwovens, presented their wide range of synthetic filter nonwovens to the professional audience. Filter, media classed G3 to E11 for applicatio… Read More »
Published November 13, 2013
Martex Fiber Southern Corp. has acquired the Charlotte, NC-based waste services division of Bollag International. Bollag collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of… Read More »
Published November 12, 2013
More than $600,000 provided to parent entrepreneurs since 2010. Read More »