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  • Sheeting Equipment

    April 5, 2012
    Azco Corp. has introduced a new generation of simple to operate sheeting equipment. The units can fit in any type of converting or material handling environments. The FGW-1000 Sheeter is easy to use and reliable and ideal for film, foil, paper, nonwo…

  • TSG Finishing

    TSG Finishing

    April 5, 2012
    1400 Welsh Road North Wales, PA 19454 Phone: 215-628-2000 Fax: 215-641-1325 www.tsgfinishing.com

  • Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Changes in medical barrier nonwovens

    Warren Collier, John R. Starr Inc. || April 5, 2012
    Demands in this market are driven by shifts in performance, location and cost requirements.

  • ANEX heads to Korea for 2012

    ANEX heads to Korea for 2012

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    The Asian Nonwovens Exhibition will be held in Seoul, South Korea, for the first time ever, showcasing the robust growth for nonwovens.

  • Latin America leads the way

    Latin America leads the way

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    Broad-based investment chases growth in diapers and other disposable goods as local manufacturers look to go global.

  • Converters calling

    Converters calling

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || April 5, 2012
    Providers of finishing, packaging, slitting, winding and other services to the nonwovens industry develop new technologies that add up to new products.

  • Roofing & construction rebound

    Roofing & construction rebound

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    An improving global economy and a drive for greener building practices add up to a win for nonwovens in roofing and construction applications.

  • Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Emerging markets for nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    Hundreds of applications open up new doors for nonwovens in never-before-penetrated markets.

  • Elmarco sells Nanospider line in Mid East

    April 5, 2012
    Elmarco has sold a third 1.6-meter Nanospider production line to a Mid East-based customer. This not only proves the success of nanofiber technology but also the effectiveness and functionality of Elmarco’s equipment, according to the company.…

  • GIA launches medical study

    April 5, 2012
    Nonwoven disposables are rapidly making inroads into the medical sector, principally driven by growing consumer awareness against the spread of infectious diseases, according to a new study published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Diseases such as…

  • INDA seeking nominations for several award contests

    April 5, 2012
    INDA is now accepting nominations for several industry awards—the W.O.W. World of Wipes award, the RISE durable product award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Visionary Award. The fifth annual World of Wipes Innovation Award will honor…

  • NAT, Barnhardt partner in flax manufacturing

    April 5, 2012
    Naturally Advanced Technology, maker of CRAiLER, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, has partnered with Barnhardt Manufacturing to further expand its manufacturing capacity. Under the agreement, Barnhardt will execute the CRAiLAR en…

  • Tufco announces investment

    April 5, 2012
    Tufco Technologies, a contract manufacturer of wet and dry wipes, has added a new canister line to its operation. The new Elsner ENR-1000 rewinder is reportedly very flexible and will give Tufco the increased capacity needed to support growth while d…

  • Huggies teams up to aid in disaster relief

    April 5, 2012
    In an effort to provide North American families access to diapers during times of catastrophic disasters, such as the recent tornadoes impacting the Midwest and Southeast regions of the US, the National Diaper Bank Network and the Huggies brand have…

  • Korean fem hy maker opts for Lenzing

    Korean fem hy maker opts for Lenzing

    April 5, 2012
    Yejimiin, in Korea, has introduced a new generation of panty liners featuring a top sheet that is made from 100% Tencel.  Yejimiin aims to satisfy women’s needs with high-quality products. The company is aware of the significant impact…

  • Pegas: Egyptian expansion has begun

    April 5, 2012
    Czech nonwovens producer Pegas has provided an update on its Egyptian investment. The company announced in mid 2011 it would establish an Egyptian facility near Cairo that would ultimately house two state-of-the-art spunmelt lines. After meeting all…

  • Avgol honored for green efforts

    April 5, 2012
    The Israeli Ministry of Environment has included Avgol at the top of a list of industrial companies and their environmental compliance. This environmental rating provides investors and investment advisors an additional meaningful tool in evaluating c…

  • Ahlstrom upgrades wallcoverings

    April 5, 2012
    Ahlstrom has revised its EasyLife product range  to feature new embossable materials, offering additional 3D capabilities, which will enhance the design possibilities in wall coverings. All new products have been developed sustainably to minimiz…

  • Russian wipes maker chooses Lenzing

    April 5, 2012
    Russian wipes maker Avagard has chosen Lenzing Viscose fibers in its latest baby care product. The Pamperino baby care wet wipes range aims to meet the needs of both babies and their parents. “From our experience, we know that only the best is…

  • Freudenberg makes filtration acquisition in India

    April 5, 2012
    Freudenberg Filtration Technologies India acquired the business of Pyramid Filters, effective earlier this month. Based in Pune, India, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies India provides high-efficient industrial and automotive filter elements and sy…

  • K-C launches GoodNites pads

    K-C launches GoodNites pads

    April 5, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark has a new solution for bedwetters. The company, through its GoodNites brand, is introducing new, innovative bedwetting protection—disposable bed mats. GoodNites Bed Mats are ultra-absorbent, cloth-like, disposable mats that provi…

  • TSG to cease Pennsylvania manufacturing

    April 5, 2012
    TSG Finishing will close its North Wales, PA converting facility and consolidate its operations into its four sites in North Carolina. Executives said the decision to center all of its operations in North Carolina came from a need to improve its turn…

  • Too Big to Fail

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    A few weeks ago, the industry was abuzz with speculation that Avgol could be sold to PGI owner, Blackstone Capital. Avgol quickly quipped back that its recent talks with the private equity firm were simply a matter of course, saying that periodic con…

  • SCA adds sustainability targets

    April 5, 2012
    SCA has introduced a number of new sustainability targets to reaffirm its role as one of the world’s most sustainable companies—environmentally, socially and financially. “Sustainability activites are busi­ness-critical for SCA…

  • TSG to cease Pennsylvania manufacturing

    April 5, 2012
    TSG Finishing will close its North Wales, PA converting facility and consolidate its operations into its four sites in North Carolina. Executives said the decision to center all of its operations in North Carolina came from a need to improve its turn…

  • Medline launches inco product, opens facility

    Medline launches inco product, opens facility

    April 5, 2012
    Medline has opened a 600,000-square-foot site in Douglasville, GA, outside of Atlanta, where it will make its new FitRight adult incontinence products on technologically advanced, high speed lines. The new facility will create 150 new jobs in the are…

  • Avgol confirms talks with PGI owner

    April 5, 2012
    Israeli nonwovens producer Avgol has confirmed that it has made contact with Blackstone Group, the private equity owner of fellow nonwovens producer Polymer Group Inc., but said plans for an acquisition or merger is not near. “The company wish…

  • Colbond merges with Bonar Technical Fabrics

    April 4, 2012
    Parent company Low & Bonar Plc accelerates path to globalization.

  • PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results

    PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || April 4, 2012
    New lines and technology will support future focus in emerging market applications.

  • JM publishes sustainability report

    April 3, 2012
    Publication available to view on website.

  • INDA releases global spunlace report

    April 2, 2012
    New industry report details the rapid global growth of spunlaced/hydroentanglement

  • Ahlstrom to transfer Brazilian wipes business

    March 30, 2012
    Completion to occur in second quarter of 2012.

  • V-Care adding three diaper lines in China

    March 29, 2012
    First line set to come onstream in May.

  • Sandler targets vacuum cleaner bag market

    Sandler targets vacuum cleaner bag market

    March 28, 2012
    Nonwovens offer advantages like higher suction power, better moisture resistance.

  • INDA holds annual meeting in Durham

    March 27, 2012
    Bassett named chairman; six new board members elected.

  • NAT partners with Barnhardt

    March 26, 2012
    Cotton maker will aid in manufacture of flax-based product

  • Kimberly-Clark launches GoodNites pads

    March 22, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark has a new solution for bedwetters. The company, through its GoodNites brand, is introducing new, innovative bedwetting protection – disposable bed mats. GoodNites Bed Mats are ultra-absorbent, cloth-like, disposable mats tha…

  • Elmarco sells Nanospider line

    March 22, 2012
    Third unit sold to same Mid East customer.

  • Hexcel, Web Industries form supply agreement

    March 22, 2012
    Web Industries to convert Hexcel carbon fiber in Germany.

  • GIA launches medical study

    March 21, 2012
    Nonwoven disposables are rapidly making inroads into the medical sector, principally driven by growing consumer awareness against the spread of infectious diseases, according to a new study published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Diseases such as…

  • K-C announces appointments

    March 21, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark has made executive changes to further enhance its focus on delivering its global business plan commitments and drive global expansion. Christian Brickman  currently president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected p…

  • Maxcess receives technology award

    March 15, 2012
    Blade Sharpening System honored.

  • SCA launches sustainability targets

    March 14, 2012
    Efforts encompass fuel usages, products and forests.

  • WOW agenda announced

    Karen Bitz || March 13, 2012
    Wipes conference will be held in Chicago this year.

  • TSG to close Pennsylvania plant

    Karen Bitz || March 13, 2012
    Consolidation to make company quicker, leaner.

  • National Nonwovens introduces nonwoven flame barrier

    National Nonwovens introduces nonwoven flame barrier

    March 12, 2012
    Ultra-Pro Techtor uses Ultem polymer and fibers

  • Staff

    March 12, 2012
    Meet the Nonwovens Industry Team  Editor Karen McIntyre   Managing Editor Tim Wright   Editorial Director Tom Branna   Online Director Paul Simansky Art Department Michael Del Purgatorio Jessica Carlin Sara Downing Laura Ragusa…

  • Huggies, Diaper Bank donate diapers to Red Cross

    Karen Bitz || March 9, 2012
    Aim to help out in times of catastrophe.

  • Fibertex Nonwovens raises prices

    Karen Bitz || March 8, 2012
    Prices to go up 10% in April.

  • Palmer named global brands president at K-C

    Karen Bitz || March 7, 2012
    Will build brands, drive growth.