Nonwovens News

  • Hirose Ups Separator Output

    January 18, 2007
    Hirose Ups Separator Output Hirose Paper, a producer of special separators for alkali dry cell batteris, is going to increase its proudciton capacity by 50% through a new plant scheduled to start regular production in June 2007. The separators are m…


  • Colbond Introduces Green Products

    January 12, 2007
    Colbond, a producer of high-quality synthetic nonwovens, is launching two innovative and environmentally sound primary backings for the carpet manufacturing industry. These two nonwovens, Colback SMR and Colback UMX, will help the industry make signi…


  • Fibertex Buys Out Malaysian Partner

    January 10, 2007
    In early 2007, Fibertex acquired a remaining 40% share in its Malaysian operations Fibertex Nonwovens Sdn Bhd from partner Industrialiseringsfonden for Udviklingslandene (IFU) for a reported DKK 135 million. Fibertex and IFU established the subsidiar…


  • New Polyproplyene Plant To Use Basell Technology

    January 10, 2007
    Liaoning Huajin Chemical Corporation has selected Basell’s Spheripol technology for a new 250 kiloton per year polypropylene plant it plans to build in Panjin, Liaoning Province China. Start-up is expected in 2009.     “…


  • INDA Seeks Web Updates

    January 10, 2007
    Any INDA member who visits www.inda.org between now and the opening of the IDEA07 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, April 24, 2007, will be eligible to win an iPod.     “It is important for us to keep…


  • NC Attracts New Nonwovens Maker

    January 9, 2007
    Carolina Nonwovens Corporation has confirmed it will build a new nonwovens facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park in Lincolnton, NC. The initial investment to build the 33,000-square-foot facility will be $4.2 million, and the company expects t…


  • PGI To Shutter Two U.S. Plants

    January 4, 2007
    In an effort to lower operating costs and improve its performance, Polymer Group Inc. will close plants in Rogers, AK and Gainseville, GA and transfers portions of its business to other locations in North America and Asia. Operations at the two plant…


  • Pegas Focuses On Growth

    January 2, 2007
    Following its debut on the Prague stock exchange in December, Pegas Nonwovens will focus on investment risks including an adjustment to its customer portfolio. According to managing director Milos Bogdan, sales to its largest customer will comprise 4…


  • Ahlstrom's Green Bay Line Is Up

    December 22, 2006
    Ahlstrom has brought its new spunlace line, located in Green Bay, WI, online two weeks ahead of schedule. This additional capacity primarily serves the North American wipes market but  will also have the technological flexibility to meet the dem…


  • Ginni Filaments Spunlace Line Near Complete

    December 21, 2006
    Ginni Filaments is in the process of commissioning its first spunlace line from Rieter Perfojet in India with 3200 mm working width and production capacity of 12,000 tons a year. Commercial production is expected to start by February 2007.  The…


  • Lydall Filtration Meets EU Criteria

    December 19, 2006
    Lydall Filtration/Separation Inc., a supplier of media for high-efficiency filtration applications, has introduced a significant addition to its LydAir MG product line.  LydAir ElementsMG is comprised of a new category of biosoluble glass microf…


  • PGI Amends Credit Facility

    December 14, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. has successfully amended its senior credit facility. "We appreciate the continued support from our lending group and are pleased our amendment requests were approved as submitted. This amendment provides greater financial fle…


  • Ahlstrom To Bolster Role In Infusion

    December 12, 2006
    Ahlstrom will invest approximately €27 million in a new food nonwovens production line at its plant in Chirnside, Scotland. The new line will primarily serve the growing infusion products market with next generation spunmelt products.  &n…


  • Loparex Starts Up Chinese Extrusion Line

    December 11, 2006
    Film supplier Loparex has invested in a new extrusion line at its Guangzhou, China plant. The investment is part of a strategy to strengthen the company's operations in Asia and expand its Guangzhou facility's product range to polycoated release line…


  • Mogul Expansion Imminent

    December 7, 2006
    Several expansion projects are coming to fruition at Turkish roll goods producer Mogul. The company will soon add two 1600 mm-wide meltblown lines, each of which boast a 1000 metric ton capacity. With the first line scheduled to come onstream in Dece…