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  • ALYAF

    ALYAF

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 18, 2014
    Leading the Middle East's geosynthetics market.

  • To Flush or Not to Flush

    To Flush or Not to Flush

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || February 18, 2014
    The wipes market continues to develop products that can go down the drain while encouraging consumers to think before they flush.

  • The Spunmelt Market Takes Shape

    The Spunmelt Market Takes Shape

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || February 18, 2014
    The days of rapid investment are drawing to a close as the spunmelt market moves into the installation phase.

  • Spunmelt Polypropylene

    Spunmelt Polypropylene

    David J. Price, Partner, Price Hanna Consultants LLC || February 18, 2014
    The leading global technology for nonwoven supply and demand.

  • Medical Packaging

    Medical Packaging

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 18, 2014
    The medical package, also known as the sterile barrier system, plays an important role in preventing healthcare associated infections.

  • Nonwovens in Insulation

    Nonwovens in Insulation

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 18, 2014
    During the last decades, nonwovens have been developed for many different applications. Due to technical advantages they replaced traditional materials such as foam, webbings and knitted fabrics. There are a growing number of products made out of non…

  • Suominen enters the tabletop business

    February 17, 2014
    Novolino nonwovens target the hotel, restaurant and catering markets.

  • Investkonsult sets up Indian JV

    February 13, 2014
    Investkonsult Sweden AB has set up a joint venture with Jajoo Hygiene Pvt Ltd in Indore, India together with their Indian partner Jajoo Surgicals. A new plant will be officially inaugurated during a factory opening ceremony on February 26, 2014. It w…

  • Joan Izzo Named Director of Marketing at INDA

    Joan Izzo Named Director of Marketing at INDA

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || February 13, 2014
    Marketing expert brings broad experience to role.

  • Nurse Invents Better Design for Isolation Gowns

    Nurse Invents Better Design for Isolation Gowns

    Ranica Arrowsmith, contributing editor || February 12, 2014
    The GoGown wraps into a self-contained bundle to decrease risk of contamination spread.

  • Arkema sets up acrylic acid JV in China

    February 12, 2014
    Will assist in SAP development.

  • INDA reports strong growth at Vision

    February 12, 2014
    INDA president says North America nonwovens industry is “strong, dynamic and evolving.”

  • Maxcess and Webex to merge following acquisition

    February 12, 2014
    Bertram Capital Acquires Maxcess and will Merge with Webex.

  • Ahlstrom to establish new service center in Lithuania

    February 11, 2014
    Ahlstrom says it plans to establish a new service center in Vilnius, Lithuania, to support its businesses in Europe. The new service center is planned to manage most of the finance, accounting and customer service operations in EMEA (Europe, Middle…

  • Glatfelter raises prices for food and beverage filtration papers

    February 11, 2014
    Glatfelter is raising prices by 5% for all beverage filtration papers, effective immediately. The announcement comes as a result of high raw material costs. “The cost for most raw materials, especially for long natural and specialty synthetic f…

  • Hollingsworth & Vose increases media prices

    February 11, 2014
    Hollingsworth & Vose is increasing prices by 3–5% on its battery, engine and high efficiency filtration glass and cellulose products due to rising fiber, resin and energy costs. The new media prices will affect shipments from March 17, 2014…

  • Rodman J. Zilenziger, Founder, Rodman Media, Dies

    February 7, 2014
    Rodman J. Zilenziger, the founder of Rodman Publishing Corporation (now, Rodman Media Corporation), died on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 85. In 1964, while serving as vice president of sales for Dorland Publishing, Mr. Zilenziger co-launched Detergent Age, w…

  • Freudenberg strengthens sites in Brazil

    February 7, 2014
    The company expands plants in Jacareí and Diadema.

  • Eastman expands Cyphrex range

    February 6, 2014
    Blending microfibers helps achieve precision, consistency.

  • BASF opens battery materials center in Japan

    February 6, 2014
    BASF has inaugurated its Research and Development Laboratory and Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan. The facility, located in the Amagasaki Research Incubation Center, is BASF's first combined battery material…

  • Jean-Marie Becker has left Suominen

    February 4, 2014
    As a consequence of the structural and management changes announced by Suominen Corporation September 30, 2013 and effective as of January 1, 2014, Jean-Marie Becker, former executive vice president, nonwovens, has left Suominen in January 2014 to pu…

  • Denise Davis promoted to VP of Coley Company

    Denise Davis promoted to VP of Coley Company

    February 4, 2014
    Denise Davis has been promoted to vice president of Coley Company, a Greensboro, NC-based firm providing executive search services for apparel, textiles and nonwovens. Davis has worked in the search industry since 1997, holding numerous positions ran…

  • Kelheim Fibres and Krones develop alternative medium for beer filtration

    February 4, 2014
    The development of a substitute for diatomite in precoat filtration in the brewing industry is the subject of a joint research project between Kelheim Fibres, manufacturer of viscose speciality fibers, and Krones AG, a producer of beverage and food t…

  • Butterfly Body Liners wins Visionary Award

    February 4, 2014
    Nonwoven feminine hygiene product helps provide solution to ABL.

  • Rockline presents awards at Vision

    February 4, 2014
    Last week at Vision 2014, Rockline Industries announced that Fiber Dynamics' High Point, NC facility and Teknoweb, Cremona, Italy, are the recipients of its Nonwovens Supplier Excellence Award and Supplier Innovation Award, respectively, for 2013…

  • PGI continues investment streak, buys Providencia

    PGI continues investment streak, buys Providencia

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || January 30, 2014
    PGI gains access to new lines in North and South America.

  • Celanese announces acrylic emulsions price increase in Americas

    January 30, 2014
    Celanese Corporation is increasing the price of acrylic-based emulsions sold in the Americas. Pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.08 / wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.02 / wet pound eff…

  • Omnova Solutions increases prices for emulsion polymers

    January 30, 2014
    Omnova Solutions Inc. has increased its prices to 8 cents per wet pound for all acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers. The firm also said vinyl acetate emulsion polymers will increase up to 4 cents per wet pound and its Pliowa…

  • Henkel opens new technical center in Korea

    January 30, 2014
    Henkel Korea, a subsidiary of the Henkel Group, has inaugurated the Henkel Korea Technical Center. The state-of-the-art 8 billion KRW (USD $7.5 million) center will develop the latest technologies to provide engineering solutions for customers based…

  • Medline undertakes direct distribution in Ireland

    January 30, 2014
    Medline Industries, Inc. announced direct distribution availability for its entire range of European medical and surgical products in Ireland as of January 1, 2014. A U.S. based company, Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distrib…

  • H&V unveils Chinese version website

    January 30, 2014
    Hollingsworth & Vose has launched a website in Mandarin Chinese. The new website was built as part of H&V’s continued expansion in China. “China is a valued market for H&V as evidenced by our recent investment in our engine f…

  • Ahlstrom to cut more jobs

    January 30, 2014
    Ahlstrom says to expand its rightsizing program from the previously announced €35 million to €50 million it needs to cut more jobs. Most will occur by the end of 2014, and the full impact of the program is expected to be visible in 2015. A…

  • The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    January 30, 2014
    On July 1, 2013 Fameccanica was granted financial support for the project proposal N° LIFE12 ENV/IT/000423, concerning the development of means for cost savings in diaper production processes. Financial support was acknowledged by Regulation (EC)…

  • Kimberly-Clark wins Catalyst Award

    January 29, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark is one of two companies that will receive the prestigious 2014 Catalyst Award, which annually honors innovative initiatives that expand leadership and opportunities for women and business. Kimberly-Clark shares this year's Catalyst…

  • Nonwoven materials and products market to reach $45 billion

    January 28, 2014
    Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled, "Nonwoven Materials & Products (Polypropylene, Polyester, Nylon and Others) Market For Disposable and Durable Applications—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Gro…

  • EDANA and INDA launch new shared mission and vision

    January 27, 2014
    Initiative further strengthens nonwovens association relationship between Europe and North America.

  • PGI acquires Providencia

    January 27, 2014
    Nonwovens leader to acquire Latin American manufacturer of nonwovens for hygiene, healthcare and industrial applications.

  • PHC unveils Momentum wipes canister loader

    January 24, 2014
    Product Handling Concepts (PHC), a manufacturer of custom designed and manufactured product handling equipment based in Appleton, WI, has unveiled its Momentum wipes canister loader with an operating rate of up to 180 canisters per minute, which the…

  • Cotton topsheet developed for diapers

    Cotton topsheet developed for diapers

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || January 23, 2014
    The world is one step closer to seeing a diaper with a cotton component. Cotton maker TJ Beall and Huntsman Textile Effects have developed a diaper topsheet made from hydroentangled apertured spunlaced nonwoven material. The substrate, featuring…

  • FILTREX Europe set for October in Berlin

    January 23, 2014
    Will be held in Berlin Oct. 1-2, 2014.

  • Berry Plastics acquires Qingdao P&B

    January 23, 2014
    Berry Plastics Group, Inc. has acquired controlling interest of Qingdao P&B Co., Ltd. Berry Plastics will own 75% of P&B, with a minority ownership position retained by Peter Song, who is the original founder of P&B and the current genera…

  • RKW names Manfred Bracher as COO

    January 23, 2014
    Manfred Bracher has been appointed to the RKW Group’s executive management board as the COO. He will be responsible for the supervision and organization of all operational and technical processes. He will also remain the vice president of the G…

  • Brand & Oppenheimer acquires Performance Textiles

    January 23, 2014
    Praesidian Capital increases investment in B&O to support acquisition.

  • TJ Beall launches new website

    January 23, 2014
    The TJ Beall Company has launched a new website at www.tjbeall.com. The new site offers an enhanced visual layout and easy navigation for users. The site is broken into two distinct segments. The first is dedicated to natural fibers for nonwovens cov…

  • HyDri Cotton certified by USDA

    January 23, 2014
    Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HyDri Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels se…

  • INDA teams up with Maine Wastewater Control Association

    January 22, 2014
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has teamed up with the Maine Wastewater Control Association (MWWCA) in an effort to combat a significant contributor to clogs in wastewater system equipment, flushing baby wipes. Baby wipes are…

  • Freudenberg to upgrade spunlaid operations

    January 17, 2014
    Freudenberg Nonwovens is upgrading its spunlaid production with investments in North Carolina and Germany. The company is investing several million euros in upgrades at its Durharm, NC and Kaiserlautern sites. Both investments will improve the perfor…

  • Strong investment continues in Southeast Asia

    Strong investment continues in Southeast Asia

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || January 16, 2014
      In recent years, Asia has become a focal point for foreign nonwovens investment.  While China has certainly led the way, with a nonwovens output that rivals both Europe and the NAFTA region in size, Southeast Asia has also benefitted…

  • Depend now offers Fit-Flex protection

    January 16, 2014
    Adult diapers now offer closer-to-the-body fit

  • Pegas' Egyptian line complete

    January 16, 2014
    New line adds 20,000 tons of capacity to the region.