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  • SCA Adds Underwear Line

    October 19, 2005
    Activewear, a revolutionary new line of protective underwear. This launch reinforces SCA's position as an innovative industry player reaching consumers with bladder weakness. The innovative product, according to Charles St-Maurice, president of SCA P…

  • Conwed To Acquire Netlon

    October 13, 2005
    Conwed, a Minneapolis, MN-based supplier of high-performance netting, will acquire Netlon from Tensar International. Headquartered in Blackburn, U.K., Netlon manufactures products for filtration, industrial parts protection, agricultural and ground s…

  • Polyfelt Sold In 70 Million Deal

    October 12, 2005
    Austrian geotextiles specialist Polyfelt GmbH has been sold for €70 million to technical textiles powerhouse Royal Ten Cate (RTC), headquartered in The Netherlands. The acquisition represents a strategic step in RTC's "buy-and-build" p…

  • Asahi To Expand In Medical Market

    October 5, 2005
    Plans are underway at leading Japanese producer Asahi Kasei Medical to expand its sale of PET-based meltblown blood purification filters into the global market. The company reports steady growth in Japan stemming from the products’ success in t…

  • Rieter Makes Acquisition

    October 5, 2005
    Swiss-based Rieter recently acquired Hogra Holding AG, parent company of Graf Group. The move is expected to further augment Rieter Textile Systems' role as a leading supplier of technology components in the staple fiber machinery sector. Graf Group…

  • Japan Vilene Launches Mask

    October 5, 2005
    Japan Vilene, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a new industrial mask featuring an exhaust valve. Designed to make breathing easier for users, the triple layer mask includes electret nonwovens and conforms to DS2 Japanese standards. The company expects to…

  • Pulling Machine

    October 3, 2005
    Laroche has expanded its range of products by offering the Exel pulling machine, which is dedicated to the recycling of textile wastes into fibers for spinning or nonwovens industries. The Exel is a medium-sized machine de­signed for high quality…

  • Elastic Nonwoven

    October 3, 2005
    BASF's new technology—Ellastollan thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU)—is designed to benefit today's elastic nonwovens market where achieving the right elasticity often involves mechanical manipulation (i.e. the insertion of elastic bands o…

  • Airlaid: State Of The Industry

    October 3, 2005
    better...but not good

  • Industrial Wipes - Undergoing Change

    October 3, 2005
    the advantages of targeted features are projecting a substantial future for nonwoven wipes

  • Liberty Fibers Files For Bankruptcy

    October 3, 2005
    Rayon staple fiber producer Liberty Fibers Corporation, Lowland, TN, has closed its Lowland plant and filed for Chapter 11 protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The operation was previously known as the Lenzing Fibers plant of former parent comp…

  • Ahlstrom To Add Spunlace Line In U.S.

    September 29, 2005
    Ahlstrom Corporation will invest in a new spunlace machine at its Green Bay, WI plant. The additional capacity will primarily serve the growing North American wipes market with spunlace composites technology. According to Ahlstrom, the new line will…

  • K-C Expands Presence in China

    September 29, 2005
    Kimberly-Clark has completed construction of its production facility in Beijing, China. The company expects the operation to not only satisfy increasing domestic demands but also be responsible for supplying personal care products for its global mark…

  • NSC, Rieter Join Forces

    September 29, 2005
    NSC Groupe, Guebwiller, France, and Rieter Textile Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland, have signed an agreement between their nonwovens businesses—NSC Nonwoven  (Asselin-Thibeau) and Rieter Perfojet. The collaboration is expected to benefit…

  • INDA Relocates Conference

    September 29, 2005
    Due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in September, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will relocate the Vision 2006 Consumer Products Conference. Formerly slated to take place at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, the…

  • Foss Files For Bankruptcy; CEO Resigns

    September 21, 2005
    The world’s 18th largest roll goods producer Foss Manufacturing Company, Hampton, NH, has filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In conjunction with the bankruptcy petition, Foss has filed a request that the c…

  • Ahlstrom To Add Nanofiber Line

    September 21, 2005
    Plans are underway at Ahlstrom Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, to add proprietary nanofiber production capabilities in North America, particularly for its filtration business. The new line will allow Ahlstrom to apply nanofibers to a variety of filtr…

  • PGI Donates Blankets For Katrina Victims

    September 21, 2005
    Polymer Group Inc.’s Chicopee division has donated a truckload of blankets for victims of Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies. Designed to protect victims from sun, water and wind, the two-sided blankets are made of a new type of lighter we…

  • K-C Launches Kleenguard Garments In India

    September 21, 2005
    Kleenguard protective garments are being introduced in India by disposable product giant Kimberly-Clark. The products target the pharmaceutical, automotive and food processing industries. According to Graham Bennett, group general manager, South Asia…

  • Michelman Makes Acquisition

    September 13, 2005
    Cincinnati, OH-based raw material supplier Michelman has acquired the 50% interest in Michelman Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. previously held by Drex-Chem Industries Pte. Ltd. Michelman Asia-Pacific—a 50/50 joint venture between Michelman and Drez Che…

  • Vision Conference To Relocate

    September 13, 2005
    Due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will relocate the Vision 2006 Consumer Products Conference. Formerly slated to take place at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, the event will be…

  • Dow Declares Force Majeure

    September 13, 2005
    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, has declared force majeure for all ethyleneamine products produced at the Union Carbide facilities at its St. Charles Operations (SCO) in Hahnville, LA. “We are assessing the full impact of Hurricane Katri…

  • Dan-Web Restructures

    September 13, 2005
    Dan-Web A/S has completed a corporate restructuring following a period of low order intake that the company attributes to excess capacity in the global airlaid industry. The three former companies Den-Webforming International A/S, Dan-Web Research &a…

  • DuPont To Launch Facility In Korea

    September 13, 2005
    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, has finalized an agreement with the Republic of Korea to build a $12 million nonwovens market development manufacturing facility in the province of Gyeong-gi, near Seoul. "This agreement is an example of DuPont executing…

  • PGI Updates Strategic Plans

    September 7, 2005
    Polymer Group, Inc. has updated its plans regarding the company's previously announced review of strategic alternatives. In May the company announced that it would begin reviewing strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value that could incl…

  • Fiber Prices To Increase

    September 7, 2005
    Austrian cellulose fiber producer The Lenzing Group has announced plans to increase fiber prices beginning in the fourth quarter. Increases of at least 5%, depending on fiber type, are expected, taking effect October 1. The increases will apply to fi…

  • SCA India To Market AI Products

    September 7, 2005
    SCA Hygiene Products, a subsidiary of Sweden-based SCA group, has launched its incontinence products in the Indian market with a target of $70 million in turnover in the first year of operation. “The company has targeted 10 major cities in Indi…

  • DAK Americas Announces Force Majeure

    September 7, 2005
    In response to the recent hurricane on the U.S. Gulf Coast, DAK Americas has added a $.15/lb. price surcharge, effective September 5, 2005, to all of its staple fiber products sold to carpet, home furnishings, apparel, industrial and fiberfill market…

  • Specialty Fibers For Nonwovens Applications

    August 31, 2005
    The Germany-based manufacturer of viscose fibers Kelheim Fibres GmbH has released the trilobal fiber Galaxy within the nonwovens industry. Galaxy has previously been known for its role in the production of raw materials for the feminine hygiene indus…

  • Hughes Joins Sunoco

    August 31, 2005
    Henry Hughes has joined the chemicals business unit of Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) as senior account manager for polypropylene sales into the nonwovens industry. Mr. Hughes will be based in Charlotte and will be responsible for managing sales of polypropylene…

  • New Melt Additives JV Formed

    August 31, 2005
    Goulston Technologies, Inc., Monroe, NC, and Hammonton, NJ-based Polyvel, Inc. have formed a joint venture to manufacture and market melt additives for the global synthetic fiber and nonwovens industries. The venture will bring together the combined…

  • Avgol Expands in North Carolina

    August 31, 2005
    Avgol, a manufacturer of spunbond and spunbond-meltblown-spunbond (SMS) nonwoven materials for use in hygiene, healthcare, construction, agriculture and furniture, is expanding its U.S. operations with a further investment of NIS 135 million. This is…

  • International Top 40

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the leading nonwovens producers in the world

  • Product Development Trends In The Nonwovens Industry

    August 30, 2005
    various techniques for developing products are emerging

  • International Trade Developments

    Peter Mayberry - INDA Director of Government Affairs || August 30, 2005
    President Bush Signs DR-CAFTA; WTO Issues Preliminary Ruling Against U.S. In Export Tax Dispute

  • Nonwovens Industry Wants You

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || August 30, 2005
    It is interesting to note that—despite widespread reports of troubles, including unprecedented raw material price hikes, increased competition and difficulty in passing price increases on to customers—the nonwovens industry appears to be…

  • Specialty Fibers For Nonwovens Applications

    August 30, 2005
    The Germany-based manufacturer of viscose fibers, Kelheim Fibres GmbH, has released the trilobal fiber Galaxy within the nonwovens industry. Galaxy has previously been known for its role in the production of raw materials for the feminine hygiene ind…

  • EDANA Has Elected Chairman

    August 30, 2005
    EDANA has elected Knud Waede Hansen, managing director of Fibertex A/S, its chairman for a one-year term. He will be replacing Rolf Altdorf, who is group vice president of EMEA, PGI Nonwovens. Mr. Altdolf has notably diversified the company's members…

  • Regional Spotlight: China

    August 30, 2005
    INDA reports growth will slow but still remain high by Western standards

  • The Call for Composites

    August 30, 2005
    Creative fabric and fiber combinations help boost versatility in this busy segment

  • Machinery & Equipment Focus

    August 30, 2005
    a look at the latest innovations and company highlights from suppliers of machinery and equipment

  • APM To Boost Filtration Capacity

    August 29, 2005
    Awa Paper Manufacturing (APM), a leading Japanese producer of automotive air, oil and fuel filter systems, plans to increase its capacity to 6000 tons by the end of 2006 through the launch of a new production line at its Anan facility. Thai United Aw…

  • Filtration 2005 Conference Program Unveiled

    August 29, 2005
    Scheduled for November 15-17 at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, Filtration 2005 International Conference and Exposition will feature a three-day conference program and is expected to attract thousands of filtration industry professionals, according to even…

  • Nihon Tokushu Toryo To Up Capacity

    August 29, 2005
    Plans for a capacity increase are underway at Nihon Tokushu Toryo, a Japanese producer of nonwoven automotive soundproofing materials. The company now produces enough materials for 240,000 cars on a monthly basis and plans to increase its capacity to…

  • Performance Fibers Finalizes Diolen Acquisition

    August 25, 2005
    Performance Fibers, Colonial Heights, VA, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., has acquired the North American business of Diolen Industrial Fibers, Inc. The acquisition is a key element of Performance Fibers' global growth strategy and will s…

  • Chinese Joint Venture Formed

    August 25, 2005
    In response to rapidly growing demand for feminine hygiene products in China, Daio Paper has established a joint venture with Sinar Mas Paper in the area of feminine hygiene products. The China-based venture is expected to produce 432 million pieces…

  • Foss Opens Regional Office

    August 24, 2005
    Foss Manufacturing Company, Hampton, NH, a specialist in both synthetic fibers and nonwoven roll goods, has opened a southeast regional office in Charlotte, NC to better serve the company’s growing clientele in the specialty fabric, upholstery…

  • Cotton Incorporated Introduces Nonwoven Seal

    August 23, 2005
    Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC, has introduced a new seal specific to nonwoven products with the release of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Cotton Enhanced baby wipes. Available on shelves beginning in August, the wipes are the first nonwoven produc…

  • Frontal Tape Bonder

    August 17, 2005
    ATS Engineering S.r.l. and Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & CO. KG has developed a module using Hermann's patented non-contact/non-wear technology with Microgap control to ultrasonically bond frontal tapes to the back sheet material of diapers…

  • Electrostatic Conductor

    August 17, 2005
    The latest innovation from Gebr. Kefferath AG is Conducto, a new forming belt that contains electrostatic charges during the production of nonwovens. According to the ATEX Norm Class 3, Conducto's bronze wires drastically reduce the amount of voltage…