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  • Sonobond Machines Produce Leak-Tight Seams

    March 12, 2015
    Ultrasonic rotary sewing machines bond nowoven and synthetic materials

  • EDANA highlights the impact of healthcare associated infections

    November 17, 2014
    Insight into the role single-use nonwovens play in preventing infections

  • Aralar Paper

    Karen McIntyre, editor || November 10, 2014
    A family-owned paper company founded in 1937, Aralar makes 100,000 tons of low-grammage paper. Two decades ago, the company diversified into hydroentangled nonwovens, targeting dry wipes and surgical gowns, which it sells globally and, in 2014, the c…

  • Mufeng Technology

    Simona Chen, contributing writer || October 3, 2014
    Founded in 2002, Mufeng (Hongkong) Co., Ltd. has been active in the nonwovens products industry for more than 10 years, and its growth has coincided with the fast growth period of China’s nonwovens industry. The company is headquartered in Hong…

  • KC Healthcare adds to medical gown offerings

    September 9, 2014
    Aero Blue lightweight gowns offer four times more protection than similar products.

  • Technology Advances Open Up New Doors For Nonwovens In Medical Market

    Technology Advances Open Up New Doors For Nonwovens In Medical Market

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || August 14, 2014
    Nonwovens continue to displace other materials globally.

  • AM Nonwovens

    AM Nonwovens

    May 27, 2014
    79/38-B Jeeva street Kattabomman nagar Narimedu Madurai 625002 India Phone: 0452-2525611 Email: info@amnonwovens.com Website: www.amnonwovens.com With the goal of creating eco-friendly alternatives to woven textiles, AM Nonwovens designs and develop…

  • What’s Driving the Medical Nonwovens Market?

    What’s Driving the Medical Nonwovens Market?

    April 3, 2014
    The use of nonwovens in medical applications is growing.

  • Medtecs International Grows in Southeast Asia

    Medtecs International Grows in Southeast Asia

    Nonwovens Industry China, Ringier Trade Media Ltd. || February 18, 2014
    Yang Kexi, general manager of Jin Cheng Medical Textile, a member of Medtecs Group, discusses the company’s past and future.

  • Medical Packaging

    Medical Packaging

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 18, 2014
    The medical package, also known as the sterile barrier system, plays an important role in preventing healthcare associated infections.

  • K-C signs contract with Premier healthcare alliance

    October 9, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark has signed a three-year agreement with Premier, a nationwide healthcare alliance, to supply surgical gowns and packs, both sterile and non-sterile. With this agreement, nearly 2,900 hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites affiliated with…

  • Ahlstrom introduces soft SMS fabric for surgical gowns

    September 13, 2013
    TenderGuard nonwovens offer balance between safety, softness and comfort

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 10, 2013
    Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million Key Personnel C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M. Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang, vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial dir…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 10, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $1.35 billion   Key Personnel Marco Levi, president and CEO; Sakari Ahdekivi, CFO; Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president, advanced filtration; Jari Koikkalainen, executiv…

  • Beautiful Nonwoven

    September 6, 2013
    Focused on growth in medical markets.

  • Ahlstrom Innovates Medical Nonwovens Technology

    Ahlstrom Innovates Medical Nonwovens Technology

    Tim Wright, Editor || August 8, 2013
    Q&A with the nonwovens supplier on trends in the medical nonwovens market.

  • Nonwovens: On the Front Lines in the Fight for Safe Healthcare

    Nonwovens: On the Front Lines in the Fight for Safe Healthcare

    Tim Wright, Editor || August 7, 2013
    Healthcare trends offer opportunities for disposable nonwoven products.

  • Disposables Could Help Defeat HAIs

    August 7, 2013
    Growing concerns about hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are driving the demand for disposables, including nonwovens in health care facilities. Demand for disposable hospital supplies is growing across the world, as they reduce risks of cross-conta…

  • Giving To The Greater Good

    Giving To The Greater Good

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 14, 2013
    The nonwovens industry manufactures many of the products that are in high-need by Good360 charitable groups.

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 11, 2012
    Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $128 million   Key Personnel: C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M.Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercia…

  • Nanliu Enterprise: Preparing to Go Public

    Nanliu Enterprise: Preparing to Go Public

    July 9, 2012
    Company to open 6.2-meter wide spunlace line in China.

  • ANEX 2012 Preview

    ANEX 2012 Preview

    Nonwovens Industry Staff || June 6, 2012
    Exhibitors prepare to showcase capabilities in Seoul, South Korea.

  • 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.

  • INDA releases global spunlace report

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

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 1, 2011
    Kaoshing, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $118 million Key Personnel: C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M.Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang vice-president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial director (…

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    September 1, 2011
    Helsinki, Finland www.ahlstrom.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $1.06 billion Key Personnel: Jan Lång, president and CEO; Seppo Parvi, CFO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building & Energy; William Casey, executive vice president, F…

  • True Safety in the Operating Room

    True Safety in the Operating Room

    Helena Enqvist, Contributor || August 9, 2011
    Security and safety are key features driving the growth of single-use surgical drapes and gowns in Europe and beyond.

  • A bolt from the blue: IoM report rips FDA medical device approval process

    Peter Mayberry, Contributor || August 4, 2011
    Peter Mayberry says the report could have a chilling impact on nonwovens innovation.

  • INDEX 2011

    June 8, 2011
    A look at what exhibitors showcased at INDEX 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Feel The Stretch

    Feel The Stretch

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || June 7, 2011
    The nonwovens industry is developing innovative technologies to help producers incorporate more stretch into the design of hygiene, medical and industrial products, responding to increasing demands for better fit, comfort, elasticity and recovery

  • Nanliu Enterprises Launches Biodegradable Spunlace

    April 18, 2011
    Time lapse photos prove manufacturers' claims.

  • 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.

  • Nonwovens: Breathing New Life Into The Medical Market

    Sandra Levy, Associate Editor || August 12, 2010
    As hospital-acquired infections increase, nonwovens producers are responding STAT with one-time use fabrics imbued with increased barrier protection, comfort and cost efficiencies.

  • PGI Starts Virginia Expansion

    July 13, 2010
    Waynesboro line represents $65 million investment.

  • All is Well on the Spunmelt Front

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 24, 2010
    Spunmelt. The largest market for nonwovens globally continues to evolve. Despite a global economic crisis that has basically defined the past 12-18 months, new investment continues for this technology on a global scale. In December, PGI, the world…

  • 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

  • Ahlstrom

    Ahlstrom

    January 1, 2010
    Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND   Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Jan Lång, president & CEO; Risto Anttonen, deputy of the president & CEO; Laura Raitio, executive vice president, Building and Energy;…

  • PGI to Invest in Nonwovens Technology in U.S. and Asia

    December 22, 2009
    New spunmelt materials with improved properties to be commercially available in mid-2011.

  • Far East Report

    Kin Ohmura, Chemical Marketing Center || October 9, 2009
    Nonwovens In Medical Applications In Japan

  • Medical Market Maturation

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

  • PGI Donates Disposable Gowns To Olympics

    August 10, 2008
    6000 disposable medical supply sets were contributed.

  • 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…

  • Spunlace: Still Wiping Up?

    Spunlace: Still Wiping Up?

    Ellen Wuagneux, Editor || March 12, 2007
    overcapacity and pricing issues worry producers, but there is hope that product differentiation will lead the way

  • DuPont

    September 7, 2006
    DuPont Nonwovens Wilmington, DE www.dupont.com $1.35 billion Key Personnel Matt Trerotola, vice president and general manager DuPont Nonwovens; Mahesh Mansukhani, global business director-Tyvek/Typar and Nigel Budden, global business director-Sont…

  • Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Looking for Safety and Comfort? Medical Workers Give Nonwovens A Try

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 17, 2006
    nonwovens up the ante in innovation to give healthcare personnel what they want

  • Mlnlycke To Close Mexican Plant

    May 18, 2006
    Mölnlycke Health Care, Göteborg, Sweden, a manufacturer of single-use surgical and wound care solutions, is permanently closing its Juarez, Mexico converting facility in June. The plant produces patient and instrument drapes, surgical gowns…

  • Spunlace Market Report

    Spunlace Market Report

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2006
    with a slate of new capacity coming onstream, producers look beyond commodities to add value in wipes and other markets

  • DuPont

    DuPont

    January 1, 2006
    Location: Wilmington, DE Sales: $1.35 billion Description: Key Personnel Matt Trerotola, vice president and general manager DuPont Nonwovens; Mahesh Mansukhani, global business director-Tyvek/Typar and Nigel Budden, global business director-Sont…

  • Making An Incision In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    nonwovens are a preferred material for use in hospitals

  • Disposables On The Rise In The Medical Market

    August 17, 2005
    increased awareness of nonwovens advantages in the medical