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  • IDEA 2013 Preview

    IDEA 2013 Preview

    March 11, 2013
    A look at what some exhibitors will bring to Miami Beach next month.

  • Nonwovens for Home Textiles

    Nonwovens for Home Textiles

    By Dr. R. Shanthi, Asst. Prof. (SRG), Department of Fashion Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology & M. G. Iswariya, M.Tech, Apparel Technology & Management, Kumaraguru College of Technology || March 11, 2013
    Nowadays in home textiles nonwoven fabrics are mostly used as home furnishing fabrics.

  • Report: U.S. Nonwovens Fabric Demand

    Report: U.S. Nonwovens Fabric Demand

    Corinne Gangloff, Freedonia Group || March 11, 2013
    The U.S. will remain a large market for various consumer products due to favorable demographics, and manufacturing of these products will likely remain near the point of demand.

  • Spunlace Directory

    Spunlace Directory

    March 11, 2013
    A listing of spunlace manufacturers and their plant locations.

  • Spunlace: Life Beyond Wipes

    Spunlace: Life Beyond Wipes

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || March 11, 2013
    While the wipes market continues to dominate, more spunlace makers are looking for new application areas to fuel growth.

  • Mattex Geosynthetics Pushes Into Nonwovens

    Mattex Geosynthetics Pushes Into Nonwovens

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 11, 2013
    The company looks to capitalize on a booming Middle East construction market.

  • H.B. Fuller named one of world's most ethical companies

    March 11, 2013
    H.B. Fuller has been named one of the Ethisphere Institute's 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies. The international organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corrupt…

  • Lenzing adds to U.S. capacity

    March 11, 2013
    Bring Tencel capacity to 50,000 tons in Mobile.

  • Newest rewinder developments from Martin Automatic

    March 8, 2013
    Among its roll change automation equipment for the label, flexible packaging and folding carton markets, Martin Automatic Inc. offers several lines of automatic transfer rewinders for continuous production. Martin introduced the newest model in the…

  • Huntsman Textile Effects launches Avitera Light Red SE

    March 8, 2013
    Huntsman Textile Effects continues to make strides in the Avitera SE range with the launch of the Light Red range. The new bluish red polyreactive dyes now feature a broad palette color spectrum in the pale shades with highest light fastness. Contin…

  • PFE introduces Geared Pull Rolls

    March 8, 2013
    Geared Pull Rolls from PFE have been introduced and are designed to pull scrap web material or trim into awaiting scrap bins or recycling containers. These rolls are often used for this application with heavier or more rigid material that cannot be a…

  • CCS offers new generation lines

    CCS offers new generation lines

    March 8, 2013
    Cellulose Converting Solutions (CCS) SpA has recently introduced a new generation diaper line, a new high-speed lady napkin line, a light incontinence napkin line, and a line for pant type adult protective underwear. CCS says it invested its best re…

  • Green Innovations adds former K-C vice president to board

    March 8, 2013
    Green Innovations Ltd. has added Philip Rundle to the company's strategic advisory board. The company says Rundle is a visionary business leader with over 20 years of extensive domestic and international experience in the tissue, diaper, wipes, a…

  • Avilon Fibres and Carbatec file for bankruptcy

    March 7, 2013
    The companies of Neo Industrial's discontinued viscose segment—Avilon Fibres Ltd. and Carbatec Ltd.—have filed for bankcruptcy at the District Court of Pirkanmaa in Finland. Avilon Fibres applied for corporate restructuring on Septemb…

  • SCA among the best in the world in ethics

    March 7, 2013
    For the sixth consecutive year, SCA has been ranked among the world’s most ethical companies. Each year, the U.S. think-tank Ethisphere Institute analyzes several thousands of companies from various sectors. Ethisphere selects companies that sy…

  • Kimberly-Clark ranked among 'World's Most Ethical Companies' in 2013

    March 6, 2013
    Ethisphere Institute recognizes K-C for global commitment to integrity, good governance and ethical business practices.

  • Ahlstrom showcases expanded wallcovering line

    March 5, 2013
    Company presents Easylife range at China Wallpaper Exposition

  • Vita Nonwovens discontinues production of EnGuard GlassFree Insulation

    March 5, 2013
    Vita Nonwovens has made the strategic decision to discontinue the production of its EnGuard GlassFree Insulation as a consumer ready wall and ceiling insulation batt. The company says the decision was reached in an effort to refocus and prioritize op…

  • Fibertect wipes favored by D.O.D.

    March 4, 2013
    Decontamination wipe deemedviable at cleaning up a nerve chemical surrogate.

  • Texsus unveils new strategic plan

    March 4, 2013
    Texsus Spa has implemented a new strategic plan focused on European production expansion and on penetration in South America and Southeast Asia markets. A €25 million investment in its Pistoia plant in Italy includes the construction of a new b…

  • Freudenberg Politex increases prices

    March 1, 2013
    Due to increasing pressure from raw material price increases, Freudenberg Politex has implemented a 5-7% price hike for different products in its portfolio, effective March 15. The company says PET chips prices have been on the move since the summer…

  • Autoneum expands with production foothold in Russia

    February 28, 2013
    Autoneum, a Swiss thermal and acoustic nonwovens insulation company, is boosting its local presence with a production plant in Russia. Starting in the fall of 2013, Autoneum will be producing acoustic and thermal components in Ryazan for the growing…

  • Nippon Paper expands cellulose nanofibers business

    February 27, 2013
    Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has decided to build new verification and production facilities for cellulose nanofibers at Iwakuni Mill, part of its of chemical division, to develop the cellulose nanofiber business using pulp as materials. Cellul…

  • FibeRio completes financing deal

    February 26, 2013
    $13 million raise led by SABIC Ventures, Saudi Basic Industries.

  • Clopay Plastics announces restructuring of its European Division

    February 25, 2013
    Clopay Plastic Products Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced that Clopay Europe will exit certain less profitable product categories in 2013 in order to focus on operating and growing its more profitable business lines…

  • IVL revenues rise 11% to $6.8 billion in 2012

    February 25, 2013
    Projected to grow by 19% in 2013.

  • Mogul’s View From Turkey

    Mogul’s View From Turkey

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || February 21, 2013
    As it stays focused in the niche markets, Turkey’s Mogul Nonwovens remains observant of the gigantic hygiene market

  • RoboVent acquires Indiana ventilation company

    February 21, 2013
    RoboVent, a U.S. supplier of ventilation and filtration equipment, has acquired Bisco Systems, a 19-year-old Indianapolis area business. The acquisition marks the latest move from this Michigan-based corporation to extend its reach to key manufacturi…

  • BWF Envirotec introduces PM-Tec membrane product line

    BWF Envirotec introduces PM-Tec membrane product line

    February 20, 2013
    BWF Envirotec, a manufacturer of filter media for industrial filtration, has extended product portfolio with the new PM-Tec product line and is offering new filter media specifically used in filtration of minute dust particles. The name for the new p…

  • Elsner adds salesman

    February 19, 2013
    Elsner Engineering Works has named Jim Brown its newest sales team member. Brown will have direct sales account responsibility in both the domestic and international arena. Prior to working at Elsner, Brown managed accounts relating to similar automa…

  • Ahlstrom head office will move to Töölönlahti in Helsinki

    February 15, 2013
    Ahlstrom's head office will move to the Töölönlahti area in the center of Helsinki at the end of February, 2013. The company's current head office has been located in Salmisaari in the western part of Helsinki since the end of…

  • Suominen moves head office to Helsinki

    February 15, 2013
    Suominen’s board of directors has decided to move the company's head office to Helsinki. The head office address is Porkkalankatu 20 A, FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland. Previously the company’s head office was located in Tampere. All telep…

  • Asahi Kasei hosts grand opening for spunbond plant in Thailand

    Asahi Kasei hosts grand opening for spunbond plant in Thailand

    February 15, 2013
    Asahi Kasei Fibers held a grand opening ceremony for a new spunbond plant in Thailand on February 12, 2013. Since beginning its spunbond business in 1973, Asahi Kasei Fibers has supplied Eltas spunbond for use in a wide variety of applications. The…

  • Teijin receives Grand Award at nano tech 2013

    February 14, 2013
    Teijin Limited has received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Teijin presented advanced nano materials, including p…

  • Lenzing announces large-scale investment

    February 14, 2013
    New line will add specialty fiber production to Lenzing HQ

  • Free Live Webinar: Satisfying Downunder Desires of Women

    February 13, 2013
    Janet O’Regan, director of strategic initiatives for Cotton Incorporated, and Nancy Muller, PhD, executive director of the National Association For Continence (NAFC), will be presenting the latest consumer research about feminine hygiene and he…

  • Tissuegen and Biomedical Structures develop drug delivery platform for implantable devices

    February 13, 2013
    Enables a wider variety of drugs and biologically-based entities to be effectively used in implantable fiber-based medical devices.

  • New sales agent for CTC

    February 13, 2013
    Seeking to strengthen its presence in Australia and New Zealand, CTC has enlisted Nekkorb Solutions as its new sales agent for its Label Automation line of products in the area. The partnership has been in effect since last fall. Nekkorb will be rep…

  • Duni to close part of the business within its Rexcell subsidiary

    February 13, 2013
    Sweden's Duni will close one of the three production units of its subsidiary Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB, which produces and sells material focused on the hygiene products sector. Approximately 110 employees will lose their jobs at the Rexcel…

  • GoodNites, Poise innovations win 2013 Product of the Year

    February 12, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark's GoodNites and Poise brands have been honored as "2013 Product of the Year" in their respective Children's Care and Feminine Wellness categories. GoodNites Bed Mats was honored for providing children and their moms…

  • Mada Nonwovens names Leif Sundholm general manager of marketing and sales

    February 12, 2013
    Effective February 18, Leif Sundholm will serve as the new general manager, marketing and sales, for Mada Nonwovens. Sundholm brings to the new post a wide range of experience and knowledge of raw materials in nonwovens gained from his previous tenur…

  • Ontex acquires Serenity brand of incontinence products

    February 12, 2013
    Belgium's Ontex, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of private-label hygienic disposable products, has acquired the Serenity brand of incontinence products from Artsana Sud S.p.A., a leading manufacturer and distributor of incontinence p…

  • Södra Cell reaches 100,000 tons of textile pulp

    Södra Cell reaches 100,000 tons of textile pulp

    February 11, 2013
    Södra Cell has sold 100,000 tons of textile pulp since production began at its Morrum mill in December 2011. This milestone has been reached sooner than planned. “We had budgeted to produce 50,000 tons in 2012. That we have now reached 10…

  • Webex acquired by Bertram Capital

    February 11, 2013
    Webex, Inc., a manufacturer of precision engineered rolls and custom converting machinery used in web converting, packaging and printing applications has been acquired by Bertram Capital, a private equity firm based in San Mateo, CA, U.S. The acquisi…

  • Kimberly-Clark increases production of face mask products

    February 11, 2013
    With the 2012-2013 influenza season reaching epidemic levels across the U.S., Kimberly-Clark is continuing to increase production of face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) products in response to increased customer demand from acute…

  • Horst Bastian joins BW Technology

    February 11, 2013
    BW Technology GmbH of Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, has named Horst Bastian as company consultant effective January 2013. Bastian was the co-founder and managing director of Bastian Wickeltechnik GmbH. Under his leadership the company gain…

  • Cabot launches Aeroclad blanket for high temperature applications

    February 8, 2013
    Cabot Corporation has developed the Aeroclad blanket, a flexible high-temperature insulation material formed by integrating Cabot’s silica aerogel within a nonwoven, inorganic fiber batting. The Aeroclad blanket delivers a dust-free, flexible w…

  • Sandpiper launches air filter regulators and lubricators

    February 8, 2013
    Sandpiper, a leading brand in the world of Air Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) pumps, recently launched a new and improved line of Air Filter/Regulators and Lubricators. Features of the improved product line include a liquid filled pressure gauge as…

  • Menges Roller adds services

    February 8, 2013
    Company adds grinding, chrome plating capabilities for converters.

  • Inspection Systems & Quality Control Update

    Inspection Systems & Quality Control Update

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 7, 2013
    A look at how quality control and inspection systems are helping move nonwovens and disposable products forward.