Nonwovens News


  • Construction

    DuPont Earnings Soar on Strong Sales

    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…
    02.13.07

  • Freudenberg Announces Key Personnel Changes

    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…
    02.13.07

  • Wipes

    PGI To Unveil New Wipes Technology

    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…
    02.12.07

  • India

    Lenzing Chair Denies Sale Rumors

    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…
    02.09.07

  • Voting Underway For IDEA Achievement Awards

    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…
    02.08.07

  • Filtration

    JM Launches Seal-It

    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…
    02.08.07

  • Spunbond

    Mada Adds Spunmelt Line

    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…
    02.05.07

  • Filtration | Needlepunch

    Ahlstrom Enhances Filtration Business

    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…
    02.02.07

  • NCSU Donation Could Shape Future of Nonwovens

    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…
    02.01.07

  • Spunbond | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ahlstrom Acquires Orlandi's Spunlace Biz

    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…
    02.01.07

  • Apparel | Wipes

    K-C Sales Hit New Quarterly High

    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…
    01.30.07

  • Western Europe

    P&G Raises Fiscal Year Outlook

    Absorbent product giant Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, raised its outlook for the year after a jump in second-quarter profit of 12%. The company posted net income of $2.8 billion in the three months ended Dec. 31 versus $2.5 billion in the pri…
    01.30.07

  • Feminine Hygiene | Wipes

    Tyco Swim Pants Wins Visionary Award

    A highly competitive Visionary Awards competition, four days of presentations by well-known business speakers and industry networking opportunities highlighted the Vision 2007 Consumer Products Conference, held January 21-24 in Denver. INDA, Associat…
    01.30.07

  • Fibers | Wetlaid

    Ksters, Pill Form Agreement

    Andritz Küsters has formed an agreement with Pill Nassvliestechnik for the sale, production and installation of wetlaid nonwovens lines. The agreement will combine Andritz Küsters’ competence in pulp, fibers and tissues with Pill&rsqu…
    01.29.07

  • Fibers | Spunlace | Wipes

    Chinese Company Launches Cotton Nonwoven

    Shenzhen, China-based Winner Medical Group Inc. has begun production of PurCotton, its new cotton nonwoven material and expects to ship the first order by the end of January. The first order—jumbo rolls of raw PurCotton material—was recei…
    01.29.07

  • Chicopee Prices To Rise 6%

    Chicopee, Inc., a division of Polymer Group, Inc. will levy a price increase of 6% for all wiper products, effective February 26, 2007.  The price changes are being implemented to mitigate the impact of significant increases in the cost of visco…
    01.26.07

  • Adult Incontinence

    PaperPak Gets New Owner

    KPS Capital Partners has purchased PaperPak Products, the maker of Attends adult incontinence products, through a newly formed affiliate, Attends Healthcare, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PaperPak is a leading manufactur…
    01.25.07

  • Airlaid

    Fiberweb Expands Airlaid Capacity In China

    The world’s fourth largest roll goods producer Fiberweb plc is in the process of building a second airlaid production line at its site at Tianjin, China, adding 10,000 tons of capacity to the 16,000 tons already installed. The investment reinfo…
    01.24.07

  • Adult Incontinence

    Two Key AI Acquisitions Take Place

    In the first of two recent acquisitions in the adult incontinence market, Whitestone Corporation, Bloomington, IN, has purchased East Brunswick-based AI product manufacturer Humanicare International. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Th…
    01.23.07

  • Fibers

    Buckeye To Sell Fiberline Biz

    Plans are underway at specialty fiber and nonwovens producer Buckeye Technologies, Memphis, TN, to sell its Lumberton, NC-based Fiberline operation. Buckeye Lumberton entered the bleached cotton fiber market in September 2001 with state-of-the-art eq…
    01.23.07