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Published November 7, 2012
Product uses an FAA-approved flame-retardant resin and it is light weight. Read More »
Published November 7, 2012
Plans to expand its Appleton facilities; company has experienced a 60% increase in business over the last three years among its existing and new customer base and is planning to expand into more testing areas. Read More »
Published November 7, 2012
INDA and EDANA release new research report examining the global nonwovens industry through 2016 Read More »
Published November 6, 2012
China accounted for about two-thirds of total Asian production in 2011. Read More »
Indonesia’s SPV now world’s largest viscose fiber plant
Published November 6, 2012
SPV's capacity now exceeds Lenzing's parent plant in Austria. Read More »
World demand for disposable medical supplies to reach $198 billion in 2016
Published November 6, 2012
BRIC countries will drive growth. Read More »
Published November 1, 2012
Jari Koikkalainen will lead business starting in February. Read More »
Published October 31, 2012
Prices to increase 3-8% in January. Read More »
Published October 26, 2012
Companies second facility will put it close to major customers in the Midwest. Read More »
Published October 16, 2012
Demand has been reduced due to the continued slowdown especially in the economies in Europe. Read More »
Published October 16, 2012
Leads new operating group to drive company’s growth. Read More »
Published October 15, 2012
Exhibition is an important platform for the Asian market. Read More »
Published October 11, 2012
Global Beauty Care introduces Lotion Lab wipes Read More »
Foreign Investment Reshapes Chinese Disposables Market
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
Published October 8, 2012
Baby diapers, adult incontinence see explosive growth as feminine hygiene streamlines and wet wipes face lower pricing levels. Read More »
Flame Retardants Market Heats Up
By Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor
Published October 8, 2012
New regulations will steer the industry forward. Read More »
Airlaid Market Positioned for Progress
By Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor
Published October 8, 2012
Growing demand in the feminine hygiene sector and a strong sustainability story will help move the airlaid market forward. Read More »
Industrial Wipes Hang in the Balance
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
Published October 8, 2012
As manufacturers continue to wait for a ruling from the EPA, nonwovens wipes continue to compete. Read More »
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
Published October 8, 2012
If 2011 was the year of expansion, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of mergers and acquisitions. While this trend officially began in late 2011 with the sale of Ahlstrom’s wipes business to Suominen in October, in 2012 we have seen the sale of… Read More »
By Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs & Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director of Government Affairs, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Published October 8, 2012
New fuel economy standards could create nonwovens opportunities. Read More »
Published October 4, 2012
Company forgoes joint venture and opts for solo HSBC manufacturing. Read More »
Published October 3, 2012
Plans to increase dissolving pulp capacity at Biocel Paskov. Read More »
Published October 1, 2012
Explosion hits Japanese SAP maker. Read More »
Published October 1, 2012
Deal creates global packaging group. Read More »
Covercraft Keeps Cars Shiny and Safe
By Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
Published September 27, 2012
Nearly 65% of car covers use nonwovens. Read More »
Published September 27, 2012
Will open Georgia facility, add two lines in NH. Read More »
Published September 27, 2012
Companies hope to finalize deal as soon as possible. Read More »
Published September 27, 2012
Facility will serve customers throughout state. Read More »
Published September 27, 2012
Will help launch College Fashion Week at more than 200 campuses. Read More »
Published September 19, 2012
Price Hanna Consultants LLC offers assessment of supply/demand and manufacturing economics for spunbonded and spunmelt nonwoven polypropylene. Read More »
Published September 18, 2012
Increase of 6 cents per pound effective October 1. Read More »
Published September 18, 2012
Company uses airlaid in food pad applications. Read More »
Published September 18, 2012
Text is a scientific introduction to the study, engineering and applications of medical textiles. Read More »
Published September 13, 2012
Expansion comes less than a year after opening. Read More »
Published September 13, 2012
Company expands presence in India in response to growing market potential. Read More »
Published September 12, 2012
Authored by Helena Engqvist in partnership with INDA, the report covers European market opportunity for single-use surgical drapes and gowns. Read More »
Freudenberg Politex Launches Third Line in Russia
By Eugene Gerden, Contributing Writer
Published September 12, 2012
Meeting local demand for roofing materials, the company’s production in the region is expected to reach 18,000 metric tons per year. Read More »
Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years
By Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor
Published September 12, 2012
Profiles on top roll goods producers in Turkey, along with a few up-and-coming players. Read More »
International Top Companies Report 2012
By Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor
Published September 12, 2012
An annual review of the leading nonwovens producers. Read More »
Welspun: An Ongoing Story of Growth
Published September 12, 2012
Welspun India Limited Advanced Textiles Division Welspun House, Kamala City Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400013, India +91-22-66136935 milind_hardikar@welspun.com www.welspun.com             … Read More »
By Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor
Published September 12, 2012
Ahlstrom recently announced its intent to exit its Label & Processing business, reaffirming its commitment to the specialty materials business and making it a company 100% invested in nonwovens technology. Even though Label & Processing compr… Read More »
Lydall Inc
Published September 11, 2012
Manchester, CT www.lydall.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $118 million   Key Personnel: W. Leslie Duffy, chairman of the board; Dale Barnhart, president and CEO; David Williams, president, performance materials   Plants: Rochester, NH; Saint Riva… Read More »
Jofo Group
Published September 11, 2012
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China www.jofo.com.cn 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $125 million   Plants: Guangzhou, Weifang, Shandong, China   Processes: Spunbond, meltblown, SMS   Major Markets: Hygiene, medical, industrial   Sales will receive… Read More »
Spuntech
Published September 11, 2012
Upper Tiberias, Israel www.spuntech.com 2012 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 marketing &n… Read More »
Nan Liu Enterprise
Published September 11, 2012
Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $128 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, commercia… Read More »
Toyobo
Published September 11, 2012
Osaka, Japan www.toyobo.co.jp 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $129 million   Key Personnel: Shigeki Tanak, general manager, spunbond division; Akio Oda, president of Kureha   Plants: Tsuruga, Iwakini, Shiga   Processes: Spunbond, needlepunch, re… Read More »
Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group
Published September 11, 2012
Dalian, China www.ruiguangnonwoven.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel: Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO   Plants: Dalian, China   Processes: Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid ISO Status ISO… Read More »
Propex Fabrics
Published September 11, 2012
Chattanooga, GA www.propexinc.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel: Michael Gorey, president and CEO, Ralph Bruno, executive vice president, sales and marketing; Martin deVries, executive vice president and CFO   Plants: R… Read More »
Precision Custom Coatings
Published September 11, 2012
Totowa, NJ, U.S. www.pcc-usa.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $145 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; Shaile Du… Read More »
Hassan Group
Published September 11, 2012
Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $147 million   Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey   Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, a… Read More »
Andrew Industries
Published September 11, 2012
Manchester, U.K. www.andrewindustries.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million   Key Personnel: John Lewis, president, Southern Felt; Mike Konesky, vice president, sales and marketing, Southern Felt   Plants: South Carolina, U.K., China, Indi… Read More »