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  • Freudenberg at the Specialties Fabrics Expo

    October 16, 2013
    Eco-friendly nonwoven products on display confirm Freudenberg's commitment to environmental sustainability.

  • Fameccanica, Optima celebrate 50th Paksis machine milestone

    Fameccanica, Optima celebrate 50th Paksis machine milestone

    October 16, 2013
    Back in 2003 Optima and Fameccanica formed an alliance for Paksis machines. Since that time 50 Paksis machines have been delivered worldwide and on July 25, 2013 the two companies celebrated this important milestone. All members from the two delegat…

  • Henkel showing new products at SINCE 2013

    October 16, 2013
    Henkel will be exhibiting its new product range at one of the most important nonwovens exhibition in the world—the 15th Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition (SINCE) taking place in Shanghai from Oct. 23-24, 2013. This will be an opportun…

  • Universal Fibers purchases assets of Fiber Innovation Technology

    October 15, 2013
    In support of its newly created Business Development Group and market diversification strategy, Universal Fibers, Inc. has purchased the continuous filament bi-component production assets of Fiber Innovation Technology, Inc. Fiber Innovation Technol…

  • Kimberly-Clark named to sustainability indexes

    October 15, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the newly launched UN Global Compact 100, two indexes that track the financial performance of firms committed to practice sustainability and good citizenship in the…

  • FibeRio named in the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list

    October 15, 2013
    Recognizes the top private companies in clean technology.

  • New Full-Care additions at H.B. Fuller

    October 15, 2013
    New Full-Care products to be introduced at SINCE 2013.

  • Poligof acquires Pansac International

    October 14, 2013
    The Italian company Poligof Spa, founded in 1979 and known for producing films and laminates used in personal care products, has acquired Pansac International based in Mira, Italy. The acquisition will add 70,000 tons/year to Poligof’s producti…

  • Freudenberg celebrates 25th anniversary in Taiwan

    October 14, 2013
    The Freudenberg Group celebrates the 25-year anniversary of its site in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The company, Far Eastern Spunweb, is a market leader in the field of spunlaid nonwovens on the Asian market and serves large customers in the markets for carpet…

  • JM completes expansion in Wertheim

    October 14, 2013
    Microglass fiber nonwovens capacity will target filtration applications.

  • OUTLOOK 13 addresses challenges

    October 14, 2013
    Speakers highlight the changing demands of society and consumers.

  • Saint-Gobain Abrasives announce second phase of its nonwoven products

    October 11, 2013
    Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, announced the second phase of an ongoing investment in its Norton Bear-Tex portfolio of nonwoven products. The global investment strategy includes increased rese…

  • Kimberly-Clark sustainability program bags A+ GRI rating

    October 11, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation's current sustainability report has fulfilled the requirement of application level A+ from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability reporting and other initiatives. This…

  • Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    October 10, 2013
    On August 1, 1888, Paul Heinrich Trützschler registered a forge and metal working shop in Crimmitschau, Germany. From the start the business focused on service for textile companies. Though initially the emphasis was on repairs, in a few years t…

  • Americhem introduces mBrace softening technology

    October 10, 2013
    Americhem Inc., a color and additive masterbatch supplier to the nonwoven industry, unveiled its mBrace softening additive at the RISE Conference in Colorado. The company says mBrace is a first-of-its-kind softening technology that can be combined wi…

  • Concept Industries

    Concept Industries

    October 9, 2013
    Providing innovation and effective solutions

  • Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Chinese Nonwovens Investment Continues

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    Companies continue to announce new lines to follow growth in the hygiene market.

  • Converting Round Up

    Converting Round Up

    Nonwovens Industry staff || October 9, 2013
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • Tabletop Nonwovens

    Tabletop Nonwovens

    Susan Stansbury, Contributing Writer || October 9, 2013
    Delivering steady growth.

  • Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Airlaid Nonwovens Report

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 9, 2013
    As the world waits to see how the Buckeye/G-P merger plays out, many factors influence growth in the airlaid arena.

  • Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    EPA’s “wiper rule” offers opportunity for nonwoven industrial wipes.

  • Chinese growth continues

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    In this issue we include a special focus on China, which has become of the largest and fastest growing producers of nonwovens. With rising wages, a rapidly expanding middle class, and a new focus on domestic consumption driving increased sales of non…

  • Medline launches incontinence care products

    October 9, 2013
    According to Medline Industries, Inc., for the first time the senior group 65 years of age and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the U.S. population. Given recent reimbursement changes impacting the home medical equipment (HME)…

  • K-C signs contract with Premier healthcare alliance

    October 9, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark has signed a three-year agreement with Premier, a nationwide healthcare alliance, to supply surgical gowns and packs, both sterile and non-sterile. With this agreement, nearly 2,900 hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites affiliated with…

  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

    October 9, 2013
    Company will add 50,000 tons of spunmelt capacity globally.

  • Lenzing Nonwoven Fibers at SINCE in Shanghai

    October 9, 2013
    Lenzing will be on hand at SINCE in Shanghai from Oct. 23-25 to present innovative botanic fiber solutions. Tencel and Lenzing Viscose combine ecological responsibility with functionality. The increasing interest in sustainable fibers for nonwoven ap…

  • Universal Fiber Systems forms business development group

    October 8, 2013
    Universal Fiber Systems, LLC has created a Business Development Group in support of its market diversification strategy for Universal Fibers, Inc. Based in its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bristol, VA, this group will be led by Do…

  • World of Wipes 2014 call for papers

    October 8, 2013
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has issued its first call for presentations for the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) conference set to take place June 2-5, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Presentations at WOW will focus on a series of market a…

  • Ontex opens factory in Turkey

    October 8, 2013
    Hygiene products manufacturer Ontex has opened its $30 million factory in Turkey’s Istanbul. Located in the Silivri district, the plant will manufacture Canbebe branded hygiene products, the business which the Belgian company acquired from Turk…

  • Lidl launches eco-friendly diaper range

    October 7, 2013
    Lidl has launched a new diaper range using the latest DryLock technology to the UK market. The patented-design diapers are just 3mm thick, compared with an average of 8mm, and contain no glue or fluff at the core. The benefits of this slim, fluffless…

  • Freudenberg at Intertextile in Shanghai

    October 7, 2013
    With an extended color range for transparent fabrics for womenswear, Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. gives more options to designers. Bi-elastic and lightweight interlinings for womenswear as well as ultralight canvases for menswear respo…

  • Jacob Holm Industries to expand in North Carolina

    October 7, 2013
    Global nonwoven manufacturer Jacob Holm Industries is set to expand its operations in Candler, NC. The company plans to create 66 new jobs with a minimum qualifying investment of more than $45.9 million. The total capital investment is likely to exce…

  • Custom Nonwoven to invest $12.8 million in North Carolina facility

    October 7, 2013
    Custom Nonwoven, Inc., has unveiled plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in Thomasville, NC. The company will create 72 jobs and invest more than $12.8 million over the next three years in the project. The announcement was made by North Caro…

  • INDA Shares Data on Durables at RISE

    INDA Shares Data on Durables at RISE

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || October 3, 2013
    Kalil predicts growth in all major categories.

  • Korean nonwovens manufacturer looks to expand in U.S.

    October 3, 2013
    A Korean-based nonwovens manufacturer that is seeking to open a facility at an undisclosed site in Davidson County, NC, has received approval from county officials for $172,800 in incentives, according to the Lexington Dispatch. The manufacturer, ref…

  • Messe Frankfurt and JEC Group announce co-location

    October 3, 2013
    The organizers of the Techtextil North America and JEC America plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA on May 13-15, 2014. The co-location of Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC America…

  • Conwed shares its latest innovations at Insight 2013

    October 2, 2013
    Conwed, a plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at Insight 2013 Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, scheduled to take place Oct. 13-17. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Insight gathers business and technical leaders in the no…

  • Bostik to spotlight latest innovations at SINCE

    October 2, 2013
    Will also present adhesive perspective at SINCE conference.

  • RKW starts up production of hygiene films in North America

    October 2, 2013
    RKW opened its latest hygiene film plant on Sept. 26 in Franklin, KY. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Hansjakob Mueller, chairman of the RKW supervisory board. Opening the day’s proceedings, Roland Roth, the company’s CEO said, &l…

  • Pampers ranked 29th most valuable brand

    October 1, 2013
    Interbrand releases 14th annual Best Global Brands report.

  • Archroma is open for business

    October 1, 2013
    New company composed of three former Clariant businesses.

  • DuPont launches latest innovation in FR fabric

    October 1, 2013
    DuPont has introduced Nomex MHP fabrics, the latest breakthrough in flame resistant innovations. Nomex MHP offers inherent, multi-hazard protection that can help keep wearers safe from a variety of thermal hazards, including heat and flame, arc flas…

  • Sumitomo Seika expands SAP production capacity

    October 1, 2013
    Japanese firm Sumitomo Seika says its super absorbent polymer (SAP), Aqua Keep, has been well received by the market and to meet the increased demand for Aqua Keep, it has steadily increased its production capacity. Anticipating a continued robust gr…

  • Auto parts supplier UGN to open $25 million Midwest plant

    October 1, 2013
    Automotive parts manufacturer, UGN Inc., has narrowed down its next facility to Indiana or Ohio and will break ground no later than the first of the year. The plant is part of a $25 million expansion that will bring 150 new jobs to one of the states.…

  • Invista and Ingenza collaborate for the development of bio-derived industrial chemicals

    October 1, 2013
    Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, and Ingenza, an industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, have formed a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived p…

  • Nonwovens Help in Cultivation of Seaweed for Biomaterials

    Nonwovens Help in Cultivation of Seaweed for Biomaterials

    Tim Wright, editor || September 30, 2013
    Goal of AT-SEA project is to reduce crude oil dependency.

  • Celanese ups acrylic emulsions prices

    September 30, 2013
    Chemical company Celanese Corporation will raise the price of acrylic-based emulsions, pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions by up to 4 cents per wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions by up to 2 cents per wet pound in the Americas. The price hik…

  • Mount Vernon debuts new cotton-tencel blend FR fabrics

    September 30, 2013
    Mount Vernon FR has introduced its newest innovation in the flame resistant fabric industry, Amtex TC,  a collection of cotton and Tencel blends created to address the challenge of maximizing both comfort and durability in protective workwear fa…

  • Teijin strengthens operations in Russia & CIS

    September 30, 2013
    Teijin Limited will establish Teijin Rus, LLC in Moscow, Russia, on October 1 to strengthen the Teijin Group’s business operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as part of the group’s strategy to expand busin…

  • Suominen splits nonwovens business

    September 30, 2013
    Suominen Corporation has reshaped its corporate and management structure and reorganized its operations. Through the changes, Suominen says it aims to achieve a more focused, transparent and agile operating model, which enables the company to further…