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  • FitesaFiberweb: U.S. Investment Has Begun

    November 2, 2009
    Line no. 1 should be up by late next year

  • Nonwovens in China: Capitalizing on Growth

    October 19, 2009
    Nonwovens in China: Capitalizing on Growth rn rn rn by Karen McIntyre rn rn rnLike the Chinese dragon, China’s nonwovens industry should be considered a symbol of auspicious power. The tremendous growth being forecast for Chinese disposable…

  • EDANA Goes To Russia To Spur Nonwovens Growth

    October 1, 2009
    Demand for Roll Goods Has Been Increasing Steadily In Past Decade

  • Fibertex Adds Beam to Malaysian Line

    September 30, 2009
    Investment will add 4000 tons to plant's output.

  • FiberwebFitesaAnnounces Global HQ

    September 3, 2009
    Joint Venture to Open Shop in Simpsonville, SC

  • Mogul Adding Meltblown

    September 1, 2009
    New capacity to go after filtration, face mask applications.

  • A New Way To Do Business

    Karen McIntyre || August 18, 2009
    As this issue went to press, Fiberweb and Fitesa announced they were going forward with a plan to merge their spunmelt businesses in North and South America. Together, the two companies will sell about $200 million worth of spunmelt nonwovens, largel…

  • Fiberweb Board Approves Fitesa Joint Venture

    July 16, 2009
    Transaction will be complete by month's end.

  • Union Industries To Add Spunmelt Technology

    June 29, 2009
    Six-beam Reicofil line to create lightweight nonwovens.

  • Fiberweb, Fitesa Finalize JV

    June 26, 2009
    Combination of spunmelt assets creates Americas' No. 2 player.

  • Profits Up At PGI

    June 1, 2009
    Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) has anĀ­nounced the results of operations for the first quarter ended April 4, 2009. Sales of $227.2 million for the first quarter were 17% lower than the prior year due primarily to a reduction in industrial sales volumes c…

  • Profits, Operating Income Up At PGI

    May 13, 2009
    Sales dropped 17% due to weak industrial markets.

  • Let's Head East. It's China's Turn To Play Hostess

    Karen McIntyre || April 14, 2009
    Like the rest of the world, China's nonwovens industry is facing its share of challenges—rapid changes raw material prices, currency fluctuations and a global economic crisis. The industry was also challenged by declining exports and decreasing…

  • Report On China's Nonwovens Production In 2008

    CNTA and CNIC, Nonwovens Staff || April 14, 2009
    despite global financial crisis, nonwovens continue to grow in China across all technologies, markets

  • ANEX 2009: It's Asia's Turn

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || April 14, 2009
    part three of the triennial rotation of nonwovens trade shows will be held in Shanghai in May. Here's a look at what the industry has to offer.

  • Nice 2 B Niche

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || April 14, 2009
    small pockets like acoustics stay strong even in the face of unprecedented economic challenges

  • Nonwovens Study Published

    April 6, 2009
    Growth forecast to climb 6.9% per year.

  • ANEX09 and SINCE09: It's China's Turn

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || March 17, 2009
    as demand for nonwovens grows in China, the rest of the world heads east

  • Spunmelt Savvy

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || February 11, 2009
    today's economic pressures make the margin for error slimmer than ever for spunmelt makers

  • Fiberweb Closes Older SB Lines in Europe

    January 26, 2009
    Closures to be offset by newer, more efficient technology

  • Five Products To Vie For 2009 Visionary Award

    Nonwovens Staff, Nonwovens Staff || January 19, 2009
    new nonwovens-based goods showcase expansion of technology in consumer markets

  • A Stack Of Issues

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || January 19, 2009
    The disposable diaper market continues to be dominated by two multinational companies-Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble-however, these two giants continue to feel pressure from competing store brands as cash-strapped consumers are favoring private label products.

  • Pantex Delays UAE Investment, Plans To Add Chinese Line

    January 8, 2009
    Line now scheduled to come onstream in Spring 2009.

  • Avgol To Add Chinese Line

    January 5, 2009
    Company also announced NC line upgrades.

  • Fitesa

    Fitesa

    January 1, 2009
    Location: GRAVATAI, BRAZIL Sales: $103 Million Description: Plants Gravatai, Brazil; North America Process Spunmelt, meltblown Major Markets Hygiene, medical, industrial, filtration, sorbents This is the last year Brazilian nonwovens producer…

  • Union Industries

    Union Industries

    January 1, 2009
    Location: MASSERANO, ITALY Sales: $143 Million Description: Key Personnel Matteo Moltrasio, vice president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director Plant Masserano, Biella, Italy ISO Status since 1997 ISO 900…

  • Mitsui Chemical

    Mitsui Chemical

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TOKYO, JAPAN Sales: $155 Million Description: Key Personnel Haruhiro Uesugi, general manager, life and energy materials division Plants Japan, Thailand Processes Spunbonded, needlepunched, meltblown, thermal bonded Brand Names Tafnel…

  • Pegas A/S

    Pegas A/S

    January 1, 2009
    Location: ZNOJMO, CZECH REPUBLIC Sales: $209 Million Description: Key Personnel Frantisek Rezac, Chief executive officer; Frantisek Klaska, Technical director; Ales Gerza, Chief financial officer; Rostislav Vrbacky, Production director Plan…

  • Companhia Providencia

    Companhia Providencia

    January 1, 2009
    Location: PARANA, BRAZIL Sales: $225 Million Description: Key Personnel Herminio Freitas, President and CEO; Eduardo Feldmann, CFO; Alexandre Domeque, commercial director; Romeo Bregant, industrial director Plant Locations São Jose Pinhai…

  • Fibertex

    Fibertex

    January 1, 2009
    Location: AALBORG, DENMARK Sales: $295 Million Description: Key Personnel Mikael Staal Axelsen, CEO, Fibertex Personal Care; Jorgen Bech Madsen, CEO, Fibertex Industrial Nonwovens; Ole Houmann, CFO; Kenneth Mynster Dolmer, purchasing director Pl…

  • Avgol

    Avgol

    January 1, 2009
    Location: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Sales: $254 Million Description: Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Achai Bonneh, director of technology Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC; Jingmen City, Hubei Pro…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    January 1, 2009
    Location: GREAT NECK, NY Sales: $250 Million Description: Plants Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA Processes Spunmelt Applications Hygiene, medical First Quality Nonwovens continues to invest in both its nonwovens and its packaged goods busine…

  • Fiberweb

    Fiberweb

    January 1, 2009
    Location: LONDON, U.K. Sales: $947 Million Description: Key Personnel Daniel Dayan, CEO; Dan Abrams, CFO; Ian Barnes, president, Consumer Fabrics; Derek Chan, president Asia/Pacific: John Juric, president, Americas Industrial division; Paul Glove…

  • PGI

    PGI

    January 1, 2009
    Location: CHARLOTTE, NC Sales: $1.15 billion Description: Key Personnel Veronica Hagen, chief executive officer; Robert Kocourek, chief financial officer; Mike Hale, chief operating officer; Bob Dale, vice president of research and development; J…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2009
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND Sales: $1.3 billion Description: ∫Key Personnel Jan Lang, president and CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president and CEO, senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens (interim); Jean-Marie Becker, senior vice presi…

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2009
    Location: WILMINGTON, DE Sales: $1.4 Billion Description: Key Personnel Thomas Powell, vice president and general manager of DuPont Protection Technologies; Nigel Budden, global market leader, DuPont Protection Technologies; Roger K. Siemionko, g…

  • Avgol Strikes Partnership in Nanofibers

    December 16, 2008
    Spunmelt maker to create pilot line using Elmarco technology.

  • The Year That Was

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    despite economic crises, raw material pricing and consolidation, the nonwovens industry continue to invest in the future.

  • Many Shapes And Forms

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 11, 2008
    no matter how you define it, composite technology is allowing nonwovens to penetrate new markets.

  • Sitting Pretty

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || December 11, 2008
    hygiene component suppliers prepare for pricing let-up

  • Airlaid: All The Way Back

    Philip Mango, Nonwovens Staff || October 15, 2008
    Recovery Complete... What's Next?

  • Fitesa Announces U.S. Location

    October 15, 2008
    Brazilian firm to build nonwovens site in Laurens County, SC

  • PGI Targets Acoustic Market

    September 16, 2008
    Spunmelt fabric designed to improve sound absorption.

  • International Top 40

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || September 10, 2008
    Raw Material Prices, Raw Material Prices, Raw Material Prices

  • Medical Market Maturation

    Ellen Wuagneux, Associate Editor || August 13, 2008
    flat volumes in North America have producers turning to Europe and Asia for growth

  • Companhia Providencia to Enter U.S.

    August 3, 2008
    Brazilian firm announces plans for two-line operation.

  • Fiberweb Continues Reorganization

    July 14, 2008
    Units created for consumer fabrics, airlaid.

  • PGI Begins Mexico Plant Expansion

    May 28, 2008
    New Reicofil 4 line to be up and running next year.

  • First Quality, Covidien Deal Finalized

    April 21, 2008
    Deal propels First Quality into diaper market.

  • Fitesa Expands Into North America

    April 7, 2008
    Brazilian company will add two lines in U.S.