Nonwovens News

  • Lenzing To Expand Into India

    April 18, 2007
    Lenzing will build a new viscose fiber production facility in India in cooperation with the Indian Modi Group. The new plant will initially be able to produce 80,000 tons of viscose fibers for textiles and nonwovens and will employ 700. It will be lo…


  • WNI Spins Off Cerex

    April 11, 2007
    Florida-based Cerex Advanced Fabrics, a supplier of high performance spunbond nylon nonwoven fabrics, has been acquired by management and an investor group led by Jon Vesely, a Chicago-based private equity investor.  Prior to the acquisition, Ce…


  • Webex Buys Vacuum Roll Line

    April 9, 2007
    Webex, Inc., a 35-year veteran manufacturer of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries, has acquired the Isoten vacuum roll product line from Coating and Converting Resources, Inc. (CCR), of Sussex, WI. The Isoten company was f…


  • Fiberweb Americas Names Leader

    April 4, 2007
    Fiberweb will consolidate its two North American units into one unit, Fiberweb Americas, and has tapped Dave Rousse to serve as president of that unit. Mr. Rousse joined Fiberweb in late 2005 as president of Hygiene/Medical Americas.    &n…


  • Indian Conference Seeks Abstracts

    April 2, 2007
    Global players in all fields of textiles from fiber to fabric and defense textiles to nonwoven textiles will gather in textile city, Coimbatore from June 18-20, 2007. This international meeting showcases INDO-US collaboration and is being organized b…


  • K-C Names Three New Executives

    April 2, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation unveiled the structure for its new Global Marketing organization as part of its ongoing effort to extend its brand-building capabilities, accelerate growth and product innovation and improve the effectiveness of its marketi…


  • PGI Names New CEO

    April 2, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. has named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective April 23, 2007. Ms. Hagen brings over 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internat…


  • Ahlstrom Buys Fiberweb's Consumer Wipes Business

    April 1, 2007
    Fiberweb has sold its hygiene wipes business Ahlstrom Corporation in a deal that include facilities in South Carolina, Italy and Spain. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close by the end of June and is valued a…


  • K-Tron Finalizes Chinese Acquisition

    March 28, 2007
    K-Tron International, Inc has finalized a previously announced agreement to acquire certain assets of Wuxi Chenghao Machinery Co., Ltd. a privately-owned company in the People’s Republic of China.  The acquired business will operate under…


  • Sandler To Expand Role In Wipes

    March 28, 2007
    Sandler will add a second higher performance nonwovens line to make materials mainly targeted at the wipes market. According to the company, Sandler will invest €20 million in the new line, its second for the wipes market. The new line will be 1…


  • Jacob Holm Sells Technical Division

    March 27, 2007
    Jacob Holm & Sønner A/S has sold its shareholding in Jacob Holm & Sons STA A/S to LD Equity. Jacob Holm & Sønner A/S continues its 100% ownership of the Jacob Holm Industries operations in France (Soultz) and USA (Asheville)…


  • Avgol Doubles Profit

    March 26, 2007
    Israeli roll goods producer Avgol released financial figures for 2006, its first such posting as a public company. Boasting $60 million in revenue for the fourth quarter, the company’s gross profit margin rose to 24% of turnover, from 22% in th…


  • INDA Appoints New Technical Director

    March 21, 2007
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, has named Steve Ogle its new technical director. A long-time veteran of the nonwovens and technical textiles industry, Mr. Ogle replaces Cos Camelio, who is retiring in June after six year…


  • Lentex To Launch Second Spunlace Line

    March 21, 2007
    Plans are underway at Polish nonwovens producer Lentex to build a second spunlace line. With production start-up slated for the end of 2007, the turnkey line will be manufactured by Asselin-Thibeau and will include spunlace equipment from Rieter Perf…


  • Nonwoven Media Report Available

    March 14, 2007
    According to a new and updated technical market research report, The Market for Nonwoven Filter Materials, from BCC RESEARCH (www.bccresearch.com), the North American market for nonwoven filter media was worth $588 million in 2005 and will be $617 mi…