Nonwovens News


  • Avgol Nonwovens Announces Fourth U.S. Line

    Plans are underway at Israeli roll goods producer Avgol to expand its Mocksville, NC manufacturing facility by adding 15,000 metric tons of Reicofil spunmelt capacity. Scheduled for start-up during the second quarter of 2008, the company’s seco…
    04.23.07

  • Apparel | Composite | Fibers | Filtration | Wetlaid | Wipes

    Glatfelter Composite Fibers Pools Its Expertise in Europe

    As part of the U.S.-based Glatfelter Company, two long-established players in the European paper industry, Schoeller & Hoesch and Lydney (formerly JR Crompton), are operating jointly as Glatfelter Composite Fibers effective of last month. “…
    04.19.07

  • Wipes

    Study Reports Wipes Growth

    Demand for wipes in the U.S. is forecast to increase 6.1% per year to $2.2 billion in 2011, propelled by a continual spate of new product introductions and further segmentation of the market. The number and variety of wipes on the market continue to…
    04.19.07

  • Fibers | India

    Lenzing To Expand Into India

    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…
    04.18.07

  • Spunbond

    WNI Spins Off Cerex

    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…
    04.11.07

  • Webex Buys Vacuum Roll Line

    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…
    04.09.07

  • Wipes

    Fiberweb Americas Names Leader

    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…
    04.04.07

  • India

    Indian Conference Seeks Abstracts

    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…
    04.02.07

  • K-C Names Three New Executives

    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…
    04.02.07

  • Education

    PGI Names New CEO

    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…
    04.02.07

  • Composite | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ahlstrom Buys Fiberweb's Consumer Wipes Business

    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…
    04.01.07

  • K-Tron Finalizes Chinese Acquisition

    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…
    03.28.07

  • Spunlace | Wipes

    Sandler To Expand Role In Wipes

    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…
    03.28.07

  • Jacob Holm Sells Technical Division

    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)…
    03.27.07

  • Avgol Doubles Profit

    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…
    03.26.07

  • INDA Appoints New Technical Director

    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…
    03.21.07

  • Filtration | Spunlace

    Lentex To Launch Second Spunlace Line

    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…
    03.21.07

  • Airlaid | Filtration | Meltblown | Spunbond | Wetlaid

    Nonwoven Media Report Available

    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…
    03.14.07

  • PGI Sales Top $1 Billion

    Net sales topped $1 billion for the first time last year at nonwovens producer Polymer Group Inc. The company’s sales increased 7.7% to $1.02 billion. Meanwhile, fourth quarter sales also increased, 9.8%, to $263.9 million, and gross profit inc…
    03.12.07

  • Associations

    Awards Honor Two Industry Veterans

    Two men who helped guide the nonwovens industry through its formative years and into today’s vital global business will be recognized for their outstanding contributions during the IDEA07 Achievement Awards ceremony to be held at the IDEA07 Int…
    03.12.07