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  • Bonar

    Bonar

    September 10, 2013
    Arnhem, The Netherlands www.bonar.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $407 million   Key Personnel Orwig Speltdoorn, managing director EMEA; Bart Austin, managing director NAFTA; Gareth Kaminski-Cook, managing director APAC; Marc Krauth, global…

  • Suominen

    Suominen

    September 10, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland www.suominen.fi 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $515 million Key Personnel Nina Kopola, president and CEO; Tapio Engstrom, senior vice president,CFO; Timo Hiekkaranta, senior vice president, convenience; Lynda Kelly, senior vice preside…

  • Johns Manville

    Johns Manville

    September 10, 2013
    Denver, CO www.jm.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $670 million   Key Personnel Mike Lawrence, senior vice president and general manager, engineered products Americas (EP Americas); Enno Henze, senior vice president and general manager, engi…

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    September 10, 2013
    Simpsonville, SC, U.S. www.fitesa.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $697 million Key Personnel Silverio Baranzano, CEO; Hal Singley, CFO   Plants Gravatai, Brazil; Lima, Peru; San Jose Iterbide, Mexico; Simpsonville, SC, U.S.; Green Bay,…

  • P.H. Glatfelter

    P.H. Glatfelter

    September 10, 2013
    York, PA, U.S. www.glatfelter.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $835 million (AMBU $268 million; CFBU $566 million) Key Personnel Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO; John Jacunski, executive vice president and CFO; Christopher Astley, senior vice preside…

  • PGI

    PGI

    September 10, 2013
    Charlotte, NC www.polymergroupinc.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.2 billion ($2 billion, pro forma) Key Personnel J. Joel Hackney, Jr.; president, CEO and director; Dennis E. Norman, executive vice president and CFO; Robert Dale, president, APAC a…

  • Kimberly-Clark

    Kimberly-Clark

    September 10, 2013
    Dallas, TX www.kimberly-clark.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.3 billion (estimated)   Partnership Products & K-C Professional Roswell, GA www.kcprofessional.com   Key Personnel Thomas Falk, chairman and CEO; Elane Stoc…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 10, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion   Key Personnel Marco Levi, president and CEO; Sakari Ahdekivi, CFO; Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president, advanced filtration; Jari Koikkalainen, executiv…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    September 10, 2013
    Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.4 billion Key Personnel Marc Doyle, president, DuPont Protection Technologies; Kevin Corby, global technology director, DuPont Protection Technologies; Diego Boeri, global Tyvek and Sontara…

  • Freudenberg

    Freudenberg

    September 10, 2013
    Weinheim, Germany www.freudenberg.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.65 billion Freudenberg Nonwovens $880 million Freudenberg Politex $295 million Freudenberg Filtration Technologies $469 million Key Personnel Bruce Olson, CEO; Ren&eacut…

  • SCA seeking controlling interest in Vinda

    September 10, 2013
    SCA is making a public cash offer for Vinda, the Chinese tissue manufacturer in which it currently has a 21.7% holding. The offfer is conditional upon SCA achieving an ownership share of Vinda in excess of 50%. The offer is HKD11 per share, which is…

  • Graniteville Specialty Fabrics receives Manufacturer of the Year Award

    September 9, 2013
    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a maker of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, was selected by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year. “South Carolina manufacturers were particularly hard hit in a diffic…

  • Beautiful Nonwoven

    September 6, 2013
    Focused on growth in medical markets.

  • Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Delighted exhibitors and a good mood at TechTextil 2013

    Helena Engqvist, Engqvist Consulting || September 6, 2013
    Numerous innovations underscored the willingness of exhibitors to invest and act as visitor magnets at TechTextil 2013 in Frankfurt from June 10-13.

  • SKF acquires filtration maker Kaydon for $1.25 billion

    September 6, 2013
    The largest bearing manufacturer in the world, Sweden's SKF, signed an agreement with Ann Arbor, MI-based Kaydon Corporation to acquire the maker of filtration materials for approximately $1.25 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the…

  • Ahlstrom hikes prices for filtration materials

    September 6, 2013
    Ahlstrom announced price increases up to 10% in the fourth quarter of 2013 for its filtration materials globally. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued rise in raw material costs such as specialty pulps, chemicals and energ…

  • Low and Bonar acquires Texiplast

    September 6, 2013
    Low and Bonar has formed an agreement to acquire Slovakian firm Texiplast for €18.9 million. Texiplast makes high strength woven, knitted and nonwoven geosynthetic products serving the civil engineering market. It produces a full range of geosyn…

  • Enhanced filter media technology at FILTECH

    September 6, 2013
    UK-based Technical Absorbents (TAL) will exhibit at FILTECH in October with its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology. The expo is one of the largest and most important filtration events world-wide, and is ideal for all those concerned with designin…

  • Mondon joins EDANA

    Mondon joins EDANA

    September 6, 2013
    Machinery maker Mondon announced it has joined the nonwovens association EDANA. Makers of slitting, rewinding/spooling, coating and/or laminating lines coupled with packaging and palletizing solutions, Mondon supplies a range of products for a full c…

  • K-C receives FDA clearance for all ASP STERRAD system modalities

    September 6, 2013
    Kimguard family of sterilization wrap is the most validated sterilization wrap on the U.S. market.

  • Filtration 2013 Headed to Chicago

    September 5, 2013
    INDA’s Filtration International Conference and Exposition is returning to Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, November 12-14, 2013. Over 130 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest filtration innovations, technologies and end products from aro…

  • Diamond Wipes International receives Women's Business Enterprise National Council Certification

    September 5, 2013
    Diamond Wipes International, a U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes, received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by The Women's Business Enterprise Council West, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterpr…

  • Bostik committed to sustainability

    September 5, 2013
    Shows commitment to community and environment with disposition of surplus furnishing to charities and to recycling.

  • Suominen doubles operating profit

    September 4, 2013
    Suominen Corporation reported net sales grew by 5% in the second quarter and amounted to €107.7 million ($144 million). Operating profit during the quarter increased by 103% to €4.3 million ($5.76 million). During the quarter Suominen agre…

  • Traveling knife assembly

    Traveling knife assembly

    September 4, 2013
    Azco Corp. has introduced a modular traveling knife assembly for cut widths up to 5.5m/18’. It is available in either shear cut or crush cut, and is ideal for wide materials including carbon fiber, film, filter media, foam, foil, gaskets, lamin…

  • Lenzing fights price pressure

    September 3, 2013
    Viscose fiber leader reports first half results.

  • Dow inaugurates Northeast Technology Center innovation hub

    Dow inaugurates Northeast Technology Center innovation hub

    September 3, 2013
    Center to support innovation for advanced materials portfolio of businesses.

  • Shaw expands carpet tile operations in Georgia

    September 3, 2013
    Also plans to open new carpet tile plant in China.

  • SMART applauds industrial wiper ruling

    September 3, 2013
    old ruling created burden for many SMART members

  • K-C says Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants are just as absorbent as diapers

    September 3, 2013
    Using superabsorbent technology, Pull-Ups Brand Night Time training pants retain more than 30 times their weight in fluid, equivalent to a quarter of a liter, according to recently released data from the brand owner Kimberly-Clark. Research shows th…

  • International Top Companies Report 2013

    International Top Companies Report 2013

    September 1, 2013
    Expanding Our Scope

  • Optimized auto acoustics

    August 29, 2013
    Autoneum launches AUTYL damping solution.

  • Johnson Controls forms joint venture

    August 29, 2013
    Sets up plant for automotive fabrics in Haining, China.

  • Sandler Unveils Latest Investment

    Sandler Unveils Latest Investment

    August 29, 2013
    Nonwovens maker celebrates CEO's birthday and installation of the VS-32 line.

  • Toyota Boshoku forms new auto interior components company In Thailand

    August 28, 2013
    Building optimal systems to supply automotive manufacturers in Thailand.

  • Carbon dioxide as feedstock for chemistry and polymers

    August 28, 2013
    The biggest event on CO2 as chemical feedstock will bring new insights into the utilization of carbon dioxide.

  • Lonza launches revamped hygiene and preservation website

    August 28, 2013
    Lonza has launched a revamped website for its hygiene and preservation business with new functionality that makes it easier for chemists and formulators to explore and select the most suitable disinfectants, sanitizers and preservatives for their end…

  • Growing opportunities in the Colombian textiles and apparel industry

    August 28, 2013
    Diversification of products and services fuels steady increase in Colombian textile exports.

  • Arsenal Capital acquires International Fiber

    August 28, 2013
    Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, has acquired International Fiber Corporation (IFC), a supplier of cellulose‐based insoluble fiber products f…

  • Suominen to alter production in Nakkila

    August 27, 2013
    Will begin negotiations for temporary layoffs

  • Whitehouse Scientific sponsors Filter Media 6, the Filtration Society’s 2013 conference

    August 27, 2013
    Whitehouse Scientific is once again a major sponsor of The Filtration Society’s annual international conference and exhibition, returning on 5-6 November 2013 at the Mercure Chester East Hotel, Christleton, Chester, UK. This year the main one-d…

  • Oerlikon Manmade Fibers optimizes customer portal

    August 26, 2013
    Oerlikon Manmade Fibers has now optimized its global myOerlikon.com website for the products and services of its two Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag brands in a user-friendly manner. Customers can now access tailor-made services even more easily…

  • Pampers unveils Love, Sleep & Play campaign

    August 26, 2013
    Pampers, the world-renowned diaper brand, has placed babies across the country center stage to unveil their new Love, Sleep & Play campaign, which celebrates the millions of unique ways babies experience love, sleep and play. Pampers understands…

  • Don't call AG Lafley The Cincinnati Kid

    August 26, 2013
    Most CEOs stick close to the home office when they get "The Call Up." But AG Lafley isn't like most CEOs. He's been there and done that and, now that's he's back in the top spot at Procter & Gamble, he's renting&mdas…

  • ADM joins with CIC Holdings and Chemanex on SAP venture

    August 23, 2013
    At Sri Lanka plant, starches from agricultural feedstocks will be converted to renewable chemicals.

  • GP completes acquisition of Buckeye

    August 23, 2013
    Georgia-Pacific LLC and Buckeye Technologies Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of Buckeye by Georgia -Pacific. Under the merger agreement, all outstanding shares of Buckeye Technologies' common stock were converted into the righ…

  • PGI looks at possible takeover of Fiberweb

    August 22, 2013
    UK-based Fiberweb says it has received a takeover proposal from U.S. rival Polymer Group Inc. (PGI). PGI has been given until Sept. 17 to formalize a bid or step away. Fiberweb says that if PGI makes an offer at its desired price, its board will reco…

  • Intertek opens new apparel and textiles testing lab in Hanoi

    August 21, 2013
    Intertek, a provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has opened a new apparel and textiles testing laboratory in Hanoi to support the growing textile and garment industry in the northern part of Vietnam.…

  • Trioplast completing its first U.S. production line

    August 21, 2013
    Will serve hygiene and medical markets from its base in Virginia.

  • INSIGHT offers first class conference on nonwoven and hygiene markets

    August 19, 2013
    Will take place Oct. 13-17 in St. Petersburg, FL.