Nonwovens News


  • Filtration | Needlepunch | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ahlstrom Announces Expansion In France, Brazil and China

    Ahlstrom has announced several capital investments designed to grow its business globally in a number of key segments. In Louveira, Brazil, Ahlstrom will invest €17 million in a new wiping fabrics production line. Products made on the new sp…
    10.30.06

  • Electronics | Wipes

    Nonwovens Industry Names New Publisher

    Rodman (Rod) Zilenziger, Jr., president of Rodman Publishing Corp., is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Carey as publisher of Nonwovens Industry magazine, www.nonwovens-industry.com and the Household & Personal Care Wipes supplement. M…
    10.26.06

  • San Pro Company Targets Teens

    Hygéia Personal Care Products, Inc., San Francisco, CA, a developer and marketer of feminine care products designed exclusively for young women, has unveiled its new Petite Amie brand. The company is inviting teens to prepurchase the company's…
    10.26.06

  • Colbond Will Raise Prices

    Effective no later than January 1, 2007 Colbond will raise prices worldwide for its entire product range to offset escalating raw material and energy prices experienced in 2006. General inflation is also a contributing factor. Increases will vary b…
    10.24.06

  • Apparel

    Huntsman Restructures Textiles Effects Business

    Huntsman Corporation has completed the strategy review for its global Textile Effects business, which Huntsman acquired from Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc. on June 30, 2006.  CEO Peter Huntsman said the company will spend about $150 million over…
    10.24.06

  • Fiberweb Spin-Off To Be Complete Next Month

    BBA Group, plc, a London-based holding company, has announced details of the proposed demerger/spin-off of its Fiberweb nonwovens business unit and its planned listing as a separate public company, Fiberweb plc, on the London Stock Exchange. The spin…
    10.24.06

  • Education | Wipes

    K-C Extends iVillage Partnership

    Kimberly-Clark has entered an exclusive partnership with NBC Universal's iVillage Properties and GE Healthcare (GEHC) to provide in-hospital educational television programming to parents of newborn children. Under this agreement, K-C's Huggies brand…
    10.19.06

  • Daio Selling Fem Hy In China

    Daio Paper, in partnership with a Chinese company, began producing and selling sanitary napkins in China in July. The effort started with the production of 36 million pieces annually. The consumer population of sanitary napkins in Japan is estimated…
    10.19.06

  • Airlaid | Composite | Fibers | Meltblown | Spunbond

    Neumag Acquires Nordson's Fiber Systems Group

    Nordson Corporation has sold its Fiber Systems Group to Saurer Ltd.’s business unit, Neumag, which offers a wide range of turnkey systems for the production of nonwovens. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.  Based in Dawsonville, GA,…
    10.13.06

  • Filtration

    Ahlstrom To Transfer Equipment

    Ahlstrom will move its Mount Holly Springs, PA, liquid filtration converting business to another facility in Bishopville, SC. This relocation could affect approximately 60 jobs in the current facility. Ahlstrom will begin negotiations with the United…
    10.13.06

  • Polykote Builds Larger Headquarters

    Polykote Corporation, a custom, contract coating, laminating, slitting and converting company located in Warminster PA, is building a new, larger high-tech facility in Forks Township, PA. “The new facility is scheduled to be completed in late D…
    10.13.06

  • Construction | Spunbond

    JM Brings New Spunbond Line Onstream

    Building and specialty products manufacturer Johns Manville (JM) has launched a new polyester spunbond production line at its Johns Manville GmbH operation in Bobingen, Germany. Adoption of the latest technology reportedly allows the production line…
    10.10.06

  • Composite | Electronics | Filtration | Meltblown

    Monadnock Completes Expansion

    Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC (MNW) has completed a million dollar expansion of its Mount Pocono, PA facility. The effort concludes a three-year process development program to install what the company considers the world’s first Halar meltblown line…
    10.10.06

  • Construction | Feminine Hygiene | Wipes

    Finalists Named For 2007 Visionary Award

    Six consumer products from the U.S. and Europe—ranging from advanced hygiene products to pet care to beer can construction—have been nominated as finalists for the 2007 Visionary Award by INDA, the North American nonwovens association. No…
    10.10.06

  • K-Tron Acquires Premier Pneumatics

    K-Tron International has acquired privately-held Premier Pneumatics, a manufacturer of pneumatic conveying and bulk handling equipment.  The purchase price was $27.565 million, all of which was paid in cash, including a $2 million escrow. …
    10.06.06

  • Ciba Sells Masterbatch

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals will sell its Masterbatch business to Clariant for an undisclosed price. The divestment, which will close during the fourth quarter, will affect 300 employees, who will transfer to Clariant, based in Basel, Switzerland. The M…
    10.05.06

  • Chicopee Launches New Line

    Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc., has introduced its Chix Pro-Series line of disposable towels that are engineered to effectively work with common cleaning sanitizers and disinfectants. The company designed the new towels with patent…
    10.05.06

  • Apparel | Construction

    PGI Launches Chinese Spunmelt Plant

    Leading roll goods producer Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has opened the doors of its newest manufacturing facility located in Suzhou, China. According to PGI, the move makes the company China's largest producer of spunmelt fabrics and the coun…
    10.04.06

  • Associations | Fibers

    AATCC Joins INDA, TAPPI and The Fiber Society To Publish Journal

    Three leading trade associations and a professional society have entered into a partnership to publish the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF), an electronic publication of original research and advances in fibers, fibrous materials and t…
    10.04.06

  • Ahlstrom To Shut Numbrecht Site

    Ahlstrom will close down its Nümbrecht, Germany plant by April 2007. The move will affect 37 employees and result in a non-recurring cost of approximately €2.5 million in Ahlstrom's third quarter results. The closure supports Ahlstrom's str…
    09.29.06