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  • PGI Adds to Capabilities in Mexico

    March 31, 2015
    Adds printing, slitting and packaging to San Luis Potosi site.

  • Absorbent Belted-Article with Improved Friction Between the Absorbent Pad and the Belt

    March 9, 2015
    An absorbent belted-article comprising an absorbent pad and a separate belt to which the absorbent pad is detachably attached and which is to be placed around the waist of a wearer to hold the absorbent pad when the belted-article is being worn, wher…

  • 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.

  • Nonwovens for Fido

    Nonwovens for Fido

    Tara Olivo, associate editor || January 13, 2015
    Man’s best friend gets groomed with wipes

  • PGI adds to European capacity; launches soft products

    PGI adds to European capacity; launches soft products

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || September 25, 2014
    Company makes big announcements at Outlook

  • Brazilian Diaper Maker Revamps Line

    Brazilian Diaper Maker Revamps Line

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || June 5, 2014
    Capricho offers improved features at attractive price points.

  • Devices and methods for treating accidental bowel leakage

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,591,488 B2 Inventor(s): Thomas Blasius Brezoczky, Los Gatos, CA, US; Karl Patrick Ronn, Palo Alto, CA, US; Kelly Lewis Brezoczky, Los Gatos, CA, US; Elizabeth Hodge Ronn, Palo Alto, CA, US; and Steven B. Gold, Longboat Key, FL,US Com…

  • Absorbent article

    March 20, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,585,673 B2 Inventor(s): Yuki Noda, Kagawa, Japan; and Kenichiro Kuroda, Kagawa, Japan Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 6/1/07 Issued: 11/19/13 An absorbent article having a substantially elongated shape, comprisi…

  • Cotton topsheet developed for diapers

    Cotton topsheet developed for diapers

    Karen McIntyre, senior editor || January 23, 2014
    The world is one step closer to seeing a diaper with a cotton component. Cotton maker TJ Beall and Huntsman Textile Effects have developed a diaper topsheet made from hydroentangled apertured spunlaced nonwoven material. The substrate, featuring…

  • Absorptive article including waistline stretching regions

    January 6, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,574,212 B2 Inventor(s): Tomomi Oku, Kagawa, Japan; and Satoru Sakaguchi, Kagawa, Japan. Company: Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime-Ken, Japan. Filed: 2/17/09 Issued: 11/5/13 An absorptive article having a dorsal side and a ventral side,…

  • Absorbent article having a top sheet with a lower apparent density region

    January 6, 2014
    US Patent No.: 8,574,209 B2 Inventor(s): Kazuya Nishitani, Kanonji, Taiwan; and Minako Sagisaka, Kanonji, Taiwan. Company: Unicharm Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 4/8/09 Issued: 11/5/13 An absorbent article comprising a liquid-permeable top sheet…

  • DISPOSABLE DIAPER

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,282,617 B2 Inventor(s): Masahiro Kaneda, Shikokuchuo, Japan. Company: Daio Paper Corporation, Ehime, Japan. Filed: 12/28/07 Issued: 10/9/12 An underpants type disposable diaper, comprising: a barrel-shaped waist portion that include…

  • ABSORBENT PRODUCT WITH LOW DRYNESS INDEX

    October 9, 2013
    US Patent No.: 8,283,516 B2 Inventor(s): John D. Litvay, Al Hamra Free Zone, United Arab Emirates. Filed: 4/1/09 Issued: 10/9/12 An absorbent product comprising: a. a liquid permeable top sheet; b. an absorbent core comprising: i. synthetic fibers;…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2013
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2013 Nonwovens Sales: $150 million Plants Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, air-through bon…

  • 2013 IDEA Show Review

    2013 IDEA Show Review

    June 12, 2013
    IDEA13 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition featured a record number of exhibitors and attendees.

  • Bostik Unveils New Adhesive Innovations

    April 23, 2013
    Securance Low Tack and Zero Creep Avance highlighted at Bostik's booth.

  • Breast Pad And Method For Producing The Same: Katsushi Tsutsui

    February 7, 2013
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,221,373 B2  Inventor(s): Masahiko Fujishiro, Tokyo, Japan; and Hidekazu Okuno, Tokyo, Japan. Company: Pigeon Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Filed: 10/24/06 Issued: 7/17/12 Description A breast pad, comprising: a back sheet co…

  • Disposable Diaper Having Folded Front-Sided End Flap Portion

    January 7, 2013
    U.S. Patent No: 8,221,372 B2  Inventor(s): Shinichi Kouno, Shikokuchuo, Japan; Tsuyoshi Utsunomiya, Shikokuchuo, Japan; Sadanao Manabe, Shikokuchuo, Japan; Toshikazu Maeda, Shikokuchuo, Japan; Yumiko Seike, Shikokuchuo, Japan; and Miyuke Ochi,…

  • Disposable Absorbent Article

    December 4, 2012
    U.S. Patent No.: 8,216,206 B2  Inventor(s): Masaru Fujioka, Tsurugi-cho, Japan; and Keiichi Ishikawa, Tsurugi-cho, Japan. Company: Livedo Corporation, Shikokuchuo-shi, Japan. Issued: 7/10/12 Description: A disposable absorbent article compri…

  • Interlabial Pad

    November 16, 2012
    A patent was issued for an interlabial pad having a substantially vertically elongated shape and comprising a top sheet, a back surface sheet and an absorbent body disposed between the top sheet and the back surface sheet, the interlabial pad being f…

  • Disposable Diaper

    November 16, 2012
    A patent was granted for a disposable diaper comprising: an absorbent member comprising an absorber, a top sheet covering an upper surface of the absorber and at least partially formed of a liquid permeable material, and a back sheet covering a lower…

  • Disposable Diaper

    November 16, 2012
    A disposable diaper has been patented comprising: a topsheet; a backsheet; a front waist region extending between and to transversely opposite side edges of the disposable diaper; a rear waist region extending between and to the transversely opposite…

  • Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Turkish Manufacturers Double Output in Five Years

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || September 12, 2012
    Profiles on top roll goods producers in Turkey, along with a few up-and-coming players.

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 11, 2012
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $147 million   Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey   Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needlepunched, thermal bonded, a…

  • Absorbent article containing a scrotal catch and a moisture sensor

    July 9, 2012
    An absorbent article adapted to protect the male genitalia, inferior abdomen, or pelvis after surgery has been patented. The absorbent article is placed against or in proximity to a male body to absorb and contain urine and fecal matter, the absorben…

  • Dow unveils new equipment at innovation center

    April 10, 2012
    Lab-scale equipment will help accelerate technical developments in key market segments.

  • 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…

  • Absorbent article

    March 6, 2012
    An absorbent article comprising, in integral formation, at least, a rectangular liquid permeable top sheet, an absorbent element including an absorbent covered with a crepe paper, a rectangular water vapor permeable waterproof sheet, and a rectangula…

  • Flexible composite multiple layer fire resistant insulation structure

    February 28, 2012
    A look at recently issued patents

  • Disposable Diaper

    November 29, 2011
    Japanese researchers have patented a disposable diaper formed by a front body part, a crotch part, and a back body part. The disposable diaper comprises an exterior covering member; an absorber provided on an inner surface of the exterior covering me…

  • Disposable undergarments with a stretchable absorber insert and method for use thereofr

    November 1, 2011
    Patented is a disposable undergarment comprising a body panel comprising a body side surface and a garment side surface; and an absorbent insert comprising a back sheet connected to a top sheet and a retention portion disposed between said back sheet…

  • Incontinence Article in the Form of Pants

    September 13, 2011
    Paul Hartmann researchers have received a U.S. patent for an incontinence product in the form of pants designed to receive excrements. The article comprises a front belly section, a rear back section connected to the front section at a side seam and…

  • Hassan Group

    Hassan Group

    September 1, 2011
    Istanbul, Turkey www.hassangroup.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $128 million Plants: Istanbul and Tekirdag, Turkey Processes: Web Forming Technologies: airlaid, carded, spunlaid; Bonding Technologies: needle punched, air-through bonded, calender bonded,…

  • Case Study:Vistamaxx Propylene-Based Elastomers for New Soft Nonwovens Fabric

    April 28, 2011
    Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers lead to new soft nonwoven fabric for high quality hygiene absorbent products

  • Disposable Diaper

    February 15, 2011
    A patent has been granted to a disposable diaper enabling the male sex organ to be drawn out easily at the time of urination, which includes: a chassis having at least a front body and a rear body when wearing; a liquid permeable top sheet arranged i…

  • Absorbent Article

    January 11, 2011
    Patented recently is a disposable absorbent article structured such that an article body is composed of at least a top sheet arrange in a front face side, a back sheet arranged in a back face side and an absorber interposed between both of top sheet…

  • Absorbent Article

    June 15, 2010
    Patented recently is an absorbent article. The article has such a structure that a bled portion of the colored indicator is unnoticeable. The absorbent article includes a liquid permeable top sheet, a liquid impermeable back sheet, an absorbing core…

  • Absorbent Article

    June 15, 2010
    Patented recently is an absorbent article. The article has such a structure that a bled portion of the colored indicator is unnoticeable. The absorbent article includes a liquid permeable top sheet, a liquid impermeable back sheet, an absorbing core…

  • Disposable Diaper With Spaced Elastic Leg Openings For Improved Appearance

    June 1, 2010
    Patented is a disposable diaper having a neat appearance. The diaper includes: a liquid-permeable top sheet which covers a use surface side; a leakage preventing sheet which covers a non-use surface side; an absorbent body interposed between the to…

  • Disposable Diaper

    March 2, 2010
    Patented recently is a disposable diaper, including an absorber, a top sheet disposed to cover an upper surface of the absorber and at least partially formed of a liquid permeable material, and a back sheet disposed to cover a lower surface of the ab…

  • Absorbent Sanitary Product

    October 27, 2009
    An absorbent sanitary product has been issued a patent. The invention relates to a disposable absorbent sanitary product for absorbing bodily fluids, such as diapers, incontinence pads, sanitary towels or panty liners. The product comprises a top she…

  • Absorbent Article

    August 11, 2009
    An absorbent product has been issued a patent. The product has a longitudinal direction extending from a front portion to a rear portion and a lateral direction that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The absorbent product…

  • Disposable diaper

    July 28, 2009
    A disposable diaper has been issued a patent. It comprises an absorber and a top sheet which is disposed to cover an upper surface of the absorber. The top sheet is at least partially formed of a liquid permeable material. A back sheet is formed of a…

  • Disposable Paper Diaper And Method Of Attaching Expansible Members Of The Disposable Paper Diaper

    February 12, 2008
    A disposable diaper was recently issued a patent. The diaper features an absorbent, a waist opening and right and left leg openings that are formed when the diaper is in use. A plurality of stretchable rubber threads are provided along the peripheral…

  • PGI Adds New Line In North America

    August 13, 2007
    LIne will serve diaper, hygiene markets.

  • PGI Expands Argentinean Venture

    June 13, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. will install a state-of-the-art spunbond line that will more than double the capacity of its joint venture facility near Buenos Aires, Argentina and meet growing demand for its products in South America and to better serve its cus…

  • Disposable Diaper

    January 31, 2006
    A disposable diaper has been patented. The diaper includes a cover member with a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region. A liquid-absorbent panel includes a top sheet defining a body-facing surface, a back sheet defining an oppos…

  • Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    Hygiene Component Suppliers Provide Form, Fit and Function

    December 8, 2005
    pricing pressures, demands for innovation continue to define industry

  • P&G Revamps Diaper Pricing

    November 23, 2005
    Procter & Gamble will roll back part of this summer's U.S. price increase on diapers next month but raise prices on its premium diapers in April. Effective Dec. 5, the Cincinnati, OH-based company will lower Pampers prices 2.8% and Luvs prices 3.…

  • Spunbonded & Melt Blown Nonwovens

    August 17, 2005
    despite overcapacity issues and price pressures, these two technologies remain tops with producers