Nonwovens News

  • Playtex Considers Acquisitions

    February 15, 2007
    Playtex Products, Westport, CT, posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit but its shares fell 3% after the consumer products company said that it might have to look at acquisitions to meet its 2008 goals. Playtex, whose products include tampo…


  • Americo To Expand

    February 15, 2007
    Americo Manufacturing, a leading maker of floor pads, hand pads, filter media, geotextiles and other nonwoven materials, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with a new state-of-the-art production line. According to company executives, the new…


  • P&G Exits Japan's AI Market

    February 15, 2007
    Procter & Gamble is seeking a buyer for its Japanese adult diaper business even as the market posts steady growth due to the country's aging population. P&G said it was looking to unload its Attento diaper brand because it did not fit into it…


  • TenCate Will Sell O-C Product

    February 14, 2007
    TenCate Geosynthetics North America, Pendergrass, GA, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Toledo, OH-based Owens Corning whereby TenCate will sell, market and distribute Owens Corning’s TruPave Engineered Paving Mat in North America.…


  • DuPont Earnings Soar on Strong Sales

    February 13, 2007
    Both sales and earnings for the last quarter of 2006 were up, according to DuPont, Wilmington, DE. The company’s fourth quarter profits soared to $871 million compared to $154 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. Sales revenues were up 8% to…


  • Freudenberg Announces Key Personnel Changes

    February 13, 2007
    Effective March 1, 2007, Stephan Tanda will leave Freudenberg Nonwovens to join Royal DSM N.V., where he will be elected to the management board. Effective the same date, George Cartwright, former executive director of BBA Group, will assume the role…


  • PGI To Unveil New Wipes Technology

    February 12, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. will invest in technology for an entirely new category of high performance, cost-effective engineered materials for wipes and other uses. The company will debut its new family of Spinlace fabrics at IDEA07 in Miami in April. Initi…


  • Lenzing Chair Denies Sale Rumors

    February 9, 2007
    The chairman of the Lenzing AG supervisory board, Karl Schmutzer, has denied recurrent rumors stating that Lenzing will be sold to a strategic investor, in particular the Indian Birla Group.     "As a member of the management o…


  • Voting Underway For IDEA Achievement Awards

    February 8, 2007
    Fifteen  innovative, successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries of the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA07 Achievement Awards. The finalists were selected from hundreds of…


  • JM Launches Seal-It

    February 8, 2007
    Johns Manville has launched a new line of housewrap tape and flashings called Seal-It, which is specifically formulated to adhere to Gorilla Wrap, JM’s housewrap. Seal-It enhances the building envelope by tightly sealing housewrap seams and win…


  • Mada Adds Spunmelt Line

    February 5, 2007
    Mada Nonwovens, Jubail, Saudi Arabia, is investing in a state-of-the-art polyester spunbond line with an annual capacity of more than 8000 tons. “The new investment is in accordance with the vision of Mada Nonwovens to become a key player in in…


  • Ahlstrom Enhances Filtration Business

    February 2, 2007
    Ahlstrom Corporation will invest €5 million in a new drylaid nonwovens line to serve the North American air filtration market. The new line, located at Ahlstrom's Groesbeck, TX, facility, is expected to start at the beginning of 2008. The Groesb…


  • NCSU Donation Could Shape Future of Nonwovens

    February 1, 2007
    Researchers at North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles have received a software donation valued at more than $1 million from Alignent Software that could help shape the future of the nonwoven textiles industry and enhance the comm…


  • Ahlstrom Acquires Orlandi's Spunlace Biz

    February 1, 2007
    Ahlstrom, has signed an agreement to acquire Orlandi's spunlace operation, further broadening its role in the wipes area. The acquisition price is approximately €60 million and the transaction is expected to be EPS enhancing from 2007. Ahlstrom…


  • K-C Sales Hit New Quarterly High

    January 30, 2007
    At Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, TX, net sales in the fourth quarter of 2006 rose 7.4% to $4.3 billion, a new quarterly high. Operating profit was $611 million in the fourth quarter of 2006, compared with $572 million in 2005. For the full year…