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  • Meltblown PLA Nonwoven Materials Push the Innovation Index Forward

    Meltblown PLA Nonwoven Materials Push the Innovation Index Forward

    Kerem Durdag, Biovation || May 5, 2015
    The diverse world of nonwoven product manufacturing has become even more varied, with a new focus on using sustainable biopolymers such as polylactic acid (PLA) to address specific market demands at an affordable price. Concurrently, processes such a…

  • Bostik Earns Boeing Award

    March 11, 2015
    Adhesive maker recognized by Boeing for the third year running

  • Innovation Shines in Adult Incontinence

    Innovation Shines in Adult Incontinence

    Karen McIntyre & Tara Olivo || March 9, 2015
    Everyone from small start-ups to consumer giants are trying to solve the needs of incontinence sufferers.

  • Staying Clean Was Never So Easy

    Staying Clean Was Never So Easy

    Tim Wright, editor || June 9, 2014
    Product innovation in the household wipes category continues to draw in consumers on the hunt for convenience.

  • Huggies receives Edison Award

    May 2, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark's Huggies Gender Specific Diapers and Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray and have been named among the most innovative new products of the year at the 27th annual Edison Awards gala held in San Francisco, CA, on April 30. The awards a…

  • PurThread, Kodak sign JDA

    March 26, 2014
    PurThread Technologies Inc., Durham, NC, and Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) under which they will use Kodak’s silver-based antimicrobial technology to develop hard- and soft-surface antimicrobi…

  • RKW establishes RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

    March 4, 2014
    RKW concentrates expertise in a new company and intends to acquire the Belgian company Hyplast

  • P&G opens Indonesia plant

    P&G opens Indonesia plant

    December 12, 2013
    Plant to meet growing demand in Indonesia and Asia for Pampers and other P&G brands

  • Medline debuts moist healing wound dressings

    October 10, 2013
    Research shows that maintaining a moist wound environment is optimal to the healing process. To help manage moisture and promote autolytic debridement—the body’s way of getting rid of dead tissue and keeping healthy tissue—Medline I…

  • Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Industrial Nonwovens Report

    Tim Wright, editor || October 9, 2013
    EPA’s “wiper rule” offers opportunity for nonwoven industrial wipes.

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    September 10, 2013
    Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.de 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $367 million   Key Personnel Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO; Wolfgang Höflich and Ulrich Hornfeck, members of the management board   Plants Schwarze…

  • 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…

  • Dreamweaver and Glatfelter to make battery separator materials

    March 12, 2013
    Patnership will yield high performance, affordable separators.

  • Huntsman Textile Effects launches PURE by HeiQ

    November 16, 2012
    A high performance textile treatment providing odor and freshness control.

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    September 11, 2012
    Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.de 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $326 million   Key Personnel: Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO; Dipl. Ingenieur (FH) Wolfgang Höflich and Ulrich Hornfeck, members of the management board   Plants: Schwa…

  • Silver-based antimicrobial protective additives

    May 15, 2012
    Sanitized AG launches new generation of additives for hygene products

  • Flexible composite multiple layer fire resistant insulation structure

    February 28, 2012
    A look at recently issued patents

  • Transparent Substrate Comprising A Stack of Thin Layers for Electromagnetic Armour

    February 22, 2012
    An article comprising a transparent substrate has been issued a patent. It has a thin-film multilayer comprising three silver layers (Ag1, Ag2, Ag3) and alternately on the substrate, a titanium dioxide layer, a metal oxide layer, one of the silver la…

  • Quality Control & Inspection Systems Update

    Quality Control & Inspection Systems Update

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || February 15, 2012
    A look at how quality control and inspection systems are helping move nonwovens and disposable products forward

  • PGI Suzhou plant receives green recognition

    January 11, 2012
    Investment is LEED certified.

  • Absorbent sanitary article for absorbing body fluid

    November 29, 2011
    An absorbent sanitary article for absorbing body fluids which comprises a fibrous matrix has been patented. The matrix includes at least one fiber having an outer surface and metallic silver attached to the outer surface, the silver having a metallic…

  • Radici gets on board of antimicrobial project

    November 7, 2011
    Starlight feel expected to advance EU-sponsored project.

  • Industrial Nonwovens

    Industrial Nonwovens

    Steve Katz, Managing Editor || October 5, 2011
    While wipers are still a market mainstay, new products and technologies continue to emerge.

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    September 1, 2011
    Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany www.sandler.de 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $311 million Key Personnel: Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO; Dipl. Ingenieur (FH) Wolfgang Höflich and Ulrich Hornfeck, members of the management board Plants: Schware…

  • Nice To Be NikooGroup

    July 5, 2011
    Nikoogroup, reportedly the largest maker of nonwovens in Iran, makes spunlaced and thermal bonded nonwovens through two of its subsidiaries, Abharris and MBNT. Beyond nonwovens, the group has interests in fibers, yarn, spinning and petrochemicals as well as the development of acquisition/distribution layer material through its newest subsidiary, Aknan, which is based in Turkey.

  • Highlights from Techtextil

    Highlights from Techtextil

    Helena Enqvist, Contributor || July 5, 2011
    Nonwovens innovation shines in Frankfurt

  • Fibers All Star Team

    Fibers All Star Team

    June 7, 2011
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are stepping up to the plate with a slew of innovative and sustainable fibers for nonwovens.

  • Techtextil Preview

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || May 4, 2011
    Techtextil 2011 will be held May 24-26 in Frankfurt, Germany. About 200 exhibitors from 45 countries will showcase their company’s capabilities to more than 24,000 trade visitors from 85 countries. Industry, research, retail and wholesale will…

  • Absorbent Sanitary Article For Absorbing Body Fluid

    March 22, 2011
    Patented recently is an absorbent sanitary article for absorbing body fluids which comprises a matrix containing metallic silver, wherein the silver is present bound to a fiber 24 exclusively on the surface thereof.…

  • Fiberio To Present at TTNA

    March 14, 2011
    Forcespinning technology uses centrifugal force.

  • Fosshield Technology Used In Respirator Mask

    March 10, 2011
    SpectraShield 9500 has FDA and NIOSH clearance.

  • Spunmelt Explosion

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || February 16, 2011
    With an estimated 400,000 tons of capacity coming onstream, the industry waits to see if good times are ahead for spunmelt manufacturers.

  • If You Build It, They Will Come

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || January 24, 2011
    hygiene machinery specialists are building faster, more efficient systems to meet manufacturers� pressing demands for product enhancements and cost efficiencies

  • FibeRio Launches Forcespinning Technology

    November 30, 2010
    Cyclone L 1000 series produces nanofibers with diameters of 500m and below.

  • Get Ready For Light Activated Antimicrobials

    Sandra Levy, associate editor || October 8, 2010
    LAAMScience Inc, a four-year-old company based in Morrisville, NC, is unveiling Serqet, a light activated antibacterial and antiviral coating technology that can be applied to wovens, nonwovens, natural and synthetic fabrics and a variety of polymers…

  • Antimicrobials Save The Day

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 2, 2010
    Fighting germs, bacteria and odors is a no-brainer for nonwovens producers thanks to a barrage of antimicrobial treatments.

  • Meet Fibers' Green Dream Team

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 2, 2010
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are on the same team when it comes to offering ecofriendly fibers for nonwovens

  • Nonwovens Are Taking Center Stage

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || April 12, 2010
    Nonwovens applications are taking the industry in some tantalizing new directions.

  • Techtextil 2010 Preview

    March 18, 2010
    A look at technical textiles show set for Atlanta, GA in May

  • Spunmelt Makers' Fresh Bag Of Tricks

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || February 24, 2010
    spunmelt makers have some aces up their sleeves to hit the jackpot

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2010
    Location: Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany Sales: $218 million Description: Key Personnel Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO, Dieter Magiera, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Wolfgang Höflich, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany P…

  • Velcro Evaptex Debuts

    November 1, 2009
    Velcro USA is unveiling a new fabric called Velcro Evaptex, a woven high-performance breathable textile that wicks water away from the skin and allows for air to circulate through while keeping the fabric temperature-neutral for the wearer.Features o…

  • Antimicrobials To The Rescue

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || June 10, 2009
    additives boost the power of nonwovens to fight off germs, bacteria and odors

  • Pliant Wins FPA Awards

    March 10, 2009
    New package for Pampers features innovative printing technology.

  • Textilgruppe Hof

    Textilgruppe Hof

    January 1, 2009
    Location: HOF/SAALE, GERMANY Sales: $98 Million Description: Key Personnel Harald Stini, managing director; Detlev Käppel, managing director—Techtex and Global sales director eswegee, technical nonwovens; Lothar Hackler, president&mdas…

  • Sandler

    Sandler

    January 1, 2009
    Location: SCHWARTZENBACH/SAALE, GERMANY Sales: $232 Million Description: Key Personnel Christian Heinrich Sandler, chief executive officer; Dipl. Kfm. Christian Heinrich Sandler, Dieter Magiera, members of the management board Plant Schwarzenbac…

  • Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape

    July 22, 2008
    Patented is a double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesive tape used for fixing a liquid crystal display module unit and a backlight unit. The item comprises a substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is positioned as an oute…

  • PURE, Rockline Announce Partnership

    April 7, 2008
    Wipes maker to aid in distribution, development.

  • The Evolving Roles Of Nonwovens In Technical Textiles

    Dr. Dong Zhang, Textile Research Associate || March 20, 2008
    The textile industry is one of the largest consumer-supported industries with significant impact on the worldwide economy. Advancements in applications of nonwovens technology to improve textile properties offer a great economic potential for the in…

  • Seamless Absorbent Incontinence Garment

    January 29, 2008
    Patented is a seamless absorbent garment, washable and reusable for retention of body fluids when worn on a person’s lower body part. The garment comprises a crotch portion with a pocket, which has a closed end and an open end that is adapted for r…