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  • Wipes Market Poised for Growth

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || September 26, 2013
    This summer the disposable wipes market received two major coups that will help it grow in two important, and potentially profitable categories. The first, of course, is the long-awaited, final solvent-contaminated wipes rule (better known as the &l…

  • New Ingeo grades for fibers and nonwovens

    September 26, 2013
    NatureWorks announced the commercial availability of two new Ingeo high performance biopolymer grades designed for fibers and nonwovens applications. The two grades deliver lower shrinkage, faster crystallization, and higher melting points across the…

  • Advansa’s specialty polyester apparel assets acquired by Invista

    September 25, 2013
    Invista, one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and fibers, and owner of the Lycra fiber and Coolmax fabric brands, and Advansa, a leading European polyester fiber producer,  have reached an agreement whereby Invista acquired Adv…

  • NatureWorks awards contract for new production facility

    September 24, 2013
    NatureWorks has awarded Jacobs the engineering design contract for the company’s next world-scale Ingeo production plant in Southeast Asia. Jacobs, headquartered in Pasadena, CA, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of…

  • RFID to help know ‘end of life’ for incontinence products

    September 23, 2013
    Val Marinov, Ph.D., associate professor, University of North Dakota-Fargo and his team have created a new form of "smart" materials using RFID technology. Using their patent-pending process called Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging (LEAP), u…

  • Freudenberg shows innovations at International Auto Show

    September 23, 2013
    Air-intake and cabin filters, along with innovative nonwovens from Freudenberg were featured on a variety of vehicles exhibited at the International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt from September 12 to 22. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies help reduc…

  • Nonwovens to help burn sufferers recover

    September 20, 2013
    A Europe-wide project involving major nonwovens companies and research institutes could drastically increase the recovery chances of burns sufferers –especially for children. The €4.6 million EU 7 Bacteriosafe project, initiated in 2010 a…

  • Autoneum expanding market position in Asia

    September 20, 2013
    Autoneum has founded the company Summit & Autoneum Ltd. in Thailand together with automotive supplier Auto Interior Products. Summit & Autoneum combines Autoneum's technologies and global customer relationships with access to the partner&…

  • Alexium advances on Nycolon, proceeds with production trials

    September 20, 2013
    Production trials are commencing on Alexium International’s Nycolon FR treatments for a variety of synthetic-cellulosic blend fabrics. The transition to production trials marks a key development stage for Nycolon FR treatment on a much larger s…

  • Billi partners with Pentair to launch water filters

    September 20, 2013
    Drinking water appliances specialist Billi Pty Ltd has entered into an alliance with Pentair (Everpure) to launch a new range of high performance water filters. Billi’s partnership with Pentair aims to ensure Australian workers have access to…

  • PGI strikes deal to buy Fiberweb

    September 18, 2013
    Parties agree on cash offer to create nonwovens powerhouse.

  • INDA, NACWA, WEF, and APWA working together to reduce costly burden on U.S. wastewater systems

    September 17, 2013
    Improper disposal of non-flushables leads to expensive clogging issues for utilities.

  • Gov. officials tour US BioDesign manufacturing facility

    September 17, 2013
    Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Senator Bob Mensch were on hand.

  • Celanese raises acrylic emulsions prices in Americas

    September 17, 2013
    Celanese Corporation says it will increase the price of acrylic-based emulsions sold in the Americas. Pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.04 / wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.02 / wet p…

  • 3M is first to gain WQA Sustainability Certification

    September 17, 2013
    Products will carry WQA Certification symbol.

  • Pampers launches large product innovation across entire line of diapers and wipes

    September 16, 2013
    Pampers has launched major upgrades across its entire line of diapers, training pants and wipes. By interviewing over 9,000 moms about what was important for their baby, Pampers found the number one unmet need is a diaper that provides superior overn…

  • Domtar expands Attends facility in Greenville, NC

    September 16, 2013
    Absorbent hygiene products manufacturer Domtar plans to invest $100,000 over the next three years at the Attends facility in Greenville, NC. The company has already invested approximately $20 million in eastern North Carolina over the past two years.…

  • Shaw Industries opens manufacturing plant in China

    September 16, 2013
    Berkshire Hathaway company expands to meet growing demand for commercial carpet tile in Asia.

  • GeoMatt nonwoven production started

    September 16, 2013
    Mattex Geosynthetics started its new nonwoven line in Saudi Arabia. The company specializes in manufacturing high tenacity polypropylene needlepunched and thermally bonded geotextiles. The new state-of-the-art nonwoven production facility is located…

  • Collins joins INDA

    September 16, 2013
    Former RKW exec to serve as director of member relations.

  • International Top Companies Report 2013

    International Top Companies Report 2013

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Contributing Editor || September 15, 2013
    Expanding Our Scope

  • 3rd annual RISE Durable Product Award finalists

    September 13, 2013
    The finalists have been selected for the prestigious 3rd annual RISE® Durable Product Award and the Award will be presented at the annual RISE Conference in Denver, Colorado USA. Three unique durable products were chosen for their innovative use…

  • Kimberly-Clark signs new single-source agreement with Novation

    September 13, 2013
    Deal covers Kimguard sterilization wrap for three years

  • Ahlstrom introduces soft SMS fabric for surgical gowns

    September 13, 2013
    TenderGuard nonwovens offer balance between safety, softness and comfort

  • INDA/EDANA announce new third edition of flushability guidelines

    September 12, 2013
    Offers more simple review and testing approach and one consistent global ‘Do Not Flush’ symbol.

  • SCA to introduce Tena, Tork and Libero brands in India

    September 12, 2013
    Hygiene leader will invest $113 million in country

  • Burckhardt expands in North America

    September 12, 2013
    partners with Teknoweb NA, others to enhance support to new and existing customers.

  • Pantex celebrates milestone

    September 12, 2013
    Open day will mark 25 years of production in Abruzzo

  • RadiciGroup receives environmental certifications

    September 12, 2013
    Certifications demonstrate commitment to environment and safety.

  • Mogul

    Mogul

    September 11, 2013
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.mogulsb.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $113 million Key Personnel Ekrem Kayali, chairman; C.Enver Kayali, president; Ayse Kayali, executive board member; Serkan Gogus, CEO; Ersin Kosker, director of projects and operations P…

  • Spuntech

    Spuntech

    September 11, 2013
    Upper Tiberias, Israel www.spuntech.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $127 million   Key Personnel Rob Stollar, global vice president, sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president, new product development; John Rank, director, sales and marketi…

  • Andrew Industries

    Andrew Industries

    September 11, 2013
    Manchester, UK www.andrewindustries.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $127 million   Key Personnel John Lewis, president, Southern Felt; Mike Konesky, vice president, sales and marketing, Southern Felt   Plants South Carolina, U…

  • Toyobo

    Toyobo

    September 11, 2013
    Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $129 million Key personnel Shigeki Tanaka, general manager, spunbond division; Akio Oda, president of Kureha Plants Tsuruga, Iwakuni, Shiga Processes Spunbond, needlepunch, resin bonde…

  • Propex Operating Company

    Propex Operating Company

    September 11, 2013
    Chattanooga, GA www.propexinc.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel Michael Gorey, president and CEO; Mark Thomas, CFO; Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, sales and marketing; Martin de Vries, executive vice presi…

  • Precision Custom Coatings

    Precision Custom Coatings

    September 11, 2013
    Totowa, NJ, U.S. www.pcc-usa.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million   Key Personnel Peter Longo, chairman and COO; Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, industrial textile division;…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2013
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million Plants Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, air-through bon…

  • P&G to raise diaper prices

    September 11, 2013
    Procter & Gamble will raise diaper prices 5-7% to offset prices and better reflect improvements in absorbency and other features. The price increase will become effective later this month as new package counts begin hitting store shelves. In a p…

  • Unicharm completes acquisition of Myanmar Care Products

    September 11, 2013
    Last month, Japanese hygiene manufacturer Unicharm said it completed the scheduled acquisition of CFA International Paper Products in Singapore, who owns 88% of shares in Myanmar Care Products, a leading supplier of feminine napkin and disposable bab…

  • Green Hygienics wins retail contract

    September 11, 2013
    Sensational wipers to be sold in Wisconsin grocery chain.

  • Hoftex Group / Tenowo

    Hoftex Group / Tenowo

    September 10, 2013
    Hof/Saale, Germany www.tenowo.com www.hoftexgroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million   Tenowo Mittweida GmbH Mittweida, Germany   Tenowo Reichenbach GmbH Reichenbach, Germany   Tenowo Inc. Lincolnton,…

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 10, 2013
    Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million Key Personnel C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M. Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang, vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial dir…

  • Jofo Nonwovens

    Jofo Nonwovens

    September 10, 2013
    Guangzhou, China www.jofo.com.cn 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $162 million Plants Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China Processes Spunbond, meltblown, SMS Major Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial In fiscal 2013, Jofo Nonwovens sold more tha…

  • Fibertex Nonwovens

    Fibertex Nonwovens

    September 10, 2013
    Aalborg, Denmark www.fibertex.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $166 million Key Personnel Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO; Henrik Kjeldsen CCO; Lars Bertelsen, COO; Henrik Eigenbrod, CFO; Keld Lauridsen, Group R&D Manager; Bjarne Knudsen, CEO, Czech Repub…

  • Jacob Holm

    Jacob Holm

    September 10, 2013
    Basel, Switzerland www.jacob-holm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million   Key Personnel Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Martin Mikkelsen, CEO; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial…

  • Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    September 10, 2013
    Dalian, China www.ruiguangnonwoven.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $176 million Key Personnel Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO Plants Dalian, China Processes Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid ISO Status ISO9001;…

  • Gulsan

    Gulsan

    September 10, 2013
    Gaziantep, Turkey www.gulsan-group.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million   Key Personnel Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films   Plants Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt   Processes Spunbond  …

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    September 10, 2013
    Masserano, Italy 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $181 million Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director  Plants Masserano, Italy  Processes Spunbond, spunmelt,…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    September 10, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan www.mitsuichem.com 2013 Nonwoven Sales: $186 million Key Personnel Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabircs division Plants Japan, China, Thailand Processes Spunbond Brand names Syntex Major markets Hygiene While nonwov…

  • CECEP Costin New Materials Group

    CECEP Costin New Materials Group

    September 10, 2013
    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong www.costingroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $199 million Key Personnel Yu Heping, co-chairman and executive director; Chim Wai Kong, co-chairman and executive director; Chim Wai Shing Jackson, CEO and executive dir…

  • Asahi Kasei

    Asahi Kasei

    September 10, 2013
    Osaka, Japan www.asahi-kasei.co.jp 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $200 million Key Personnel Hiroshi Takasahi, president Asahi Kasei Fibers; Katsuhiko Hinamoto, general manager, nonwoven fabircs division; Hiroshi Maruo, general manager, spunbond fabric…