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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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&…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
September 11, 2013 Upper Tiberias, Israel
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $127 million
Rob Stollar, global vice president, sales and marketing; Ron Broshi, vice president, new product development; John Rank, director, sales and marketi…
September 11, 2013 Manchester, UK
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $127 million
John Lewis, president, Southern Felt; Mike Konesky, vice president, sales and marketing, Southern Felt
South Carolina, U…
September 11, 2013 Chattanooga, GA
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million
Michael Gorey, president and CEO; Mark Thomas, CFO; Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, sales and marketing; Martin de Vries, executive vice presi…
September 11, 2013 Totowa, NJ, U.S.
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million
Peter Longo, chairman and COO; Scott Tesser, president and CEO; Rich Noble, CFO and treasurer; Dan Kamat, vice president, industrial textile division;…
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…
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…
September 10, 2013 Kaoshiung City, Taiwan
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million
C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M. Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang, vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial dir…
September 10, 2013 Guangzhou, China
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $162 million
Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China
Spunbond, meltblown, SMS
Hygiene, medical, industrial
In fiscal 2013, Jofo Nonwovens sold more tha…
September 10, 2013 Basel, Switzerland
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $171 million
Poul Mikkelsen, chairman; Martin Mikkelsen, CEO; Stephen Landon, president and COO; Finn Schoning, group controller; Alexis Porcher, global commercial…
September 10, 2013 Dalian, China
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $176 million
Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO
Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid
September 10, 2013 Gaziantep, Turkey
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million
Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films
Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt
September 10, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
2013 Nonwoven Sales: $186 million
Kensaku Takahashi, general manager, spunbond fabircs division
Japan, China, Thailand