Nonwovens News


  • Needlepunch | Spunbond | Wipes

    Rieter, NSC Show Fruits Of Collaboration

    French machinery manufacturers NSC Nonwoven (Thiebau-Asselin) and Rieter Perfojet recently held a celebration inaugurating a joint pilot line at Rieter Perfojet’s technical center in Monbonnot, France. The two companies announced an alliance to…
    07.05.06

  • Construction | Filtration

    Ahlstrom Invests In Specialty Papers

    Ahlstrom will invest approximately € 5.2 million in a new specialty glassfiber reinforcement plant in the U.S. The investment further strengthens Ahlstrom's position as a leading global developer and manufacturer of specialty reinforcements for…
    06.30.06

  • Ksters Ownership Changes

    Austrian technology group Andritz  has bought its remaining 40% stake in the paper and nonwovens machine business of Eduard Küsters Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. Andritz purchased the 60% stake in Küsters's in November 2006 from J…
    06.28.06

  • Airlaid | Feminine Hygiene | Thermal Bonded

    New Airlaid Company Formed

    Two airlaid veterans have formed a new company, Danish Airlaid Technology A/S, to offer flexible airlaid technology to a number of markets. Lars Laursen and Mogens Olesen have erected a new building in Horsens, Denmark for the commercial production o…
    06.28.06

  • Education | Feminine Hygiene | Filtration | Spunbond

    PGI Celebrates New Line

    Polymer Group, Inc. held a ceremony celebrating the installation of a spunbond line at its Mooresville, NC plant. Elected officials from the state of North Carolina, the town of Mooresville and Iredell County joined company officials and business, co…
    06.28.06

  • Loparex Expands Release Paper Business

    Loparex Group, a maker of release coated papers and films, has acquired the Douglas-Hanson Company of Hammond, WI.  Douglas-Hanson, established in 1973, manufactures silicone-coated release papers and films and extrudes polycoated papers for the…
    06.28.06

  • Trevira Moves Headquarters

    Fiber supplier Trevira has transferred its head office to Bobingen, Germany from Hattersheim. The transfer will allow the company’s head offices to be closer to the production facilities, according to executives. In other news, Trevira has…
    06.28.06

  • Airlaid

    Fehrer, Fincarde and M&J Fibretech Adopt Neumag Name

    Neumag-owned companies Fehrer, Fincarde and M&J Fibretech have changed their names to Neumag. The changes are the result of Neumag’s goal to establish a leading integrated total solution provider in the nonwovens industry. Fincarde, a cardi…
    06.28.06

  • EDANA Names New Board Leader

    At its annual general meeting, held June 7 in Vienna, Austria, EDANA elected Luc Maes, chairman of British Vita Nonwovens Division (Libeltex BVBA) to a one-year term as chairman of EDANA. He will replace Knud Waede Hansen, who will retire from his po…
    06.28.06

  • Airlaid

    Fehrer, Fincarde and M&J Become Neumag

    Fehrer, Fincarde and M&J Fibretech--all part of the Neumag Saurer Nonwoven Business--have changed their company names to Neumag. In an effort to establish an integrated total solution provider in the nonwovens industry, Fehrer, Autefa, Fincarde a…
    06.24.06

  • Filtration

    Lydall Raises Prices

    Lydall Filtration/Separation, Manchester, CT, has initiated a general price increase effective with orders shipped after August 4. According to the company, this increase is necessary as a result of the continuing increases in energy and raw material…
    06.23.06

  • Fibers | Filtration

    EDANA Schedules Second FILTREX Event

    Plans are underway by European nonwovens association EDANA for a second edition of FILTREX. The event has been slated for October 24-25, 2006 at the ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel in Munich, Germany. FILTREX will feature 20 papers from industry speaker…
    06.22.06

  • Education | Filtration | Spunbond

    PGI Adds Spunbond Line

    Polymer Group, North Charleston, SC,  has added a state-of-the-art spunbond line at its  Mooresville, NC plant, which will add approximately 50 jobs to the 150-employee operation. The plant expansion represents approximately a $40 million i…
    06.21.06

  • Herrmann Building New NA Headquarters

    Herrmann Ultrasonics will construct a new  North American headquarters  in Bartlett, IL. The facility will double its existing space  to 20,000 square feet with an additional   15,000 square feet of expansion potential. …
    06.20.06

  • Nordenia Restructures In North America

    Nordenia International will cease operations at its Belleville, Canada facility in September as part of an ongoing restructuring of its North American operations. The Germany-based manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions began making diaper bags…
    06.20.06

  • Filtration

    Price Increases Announced

    Nonwovens-related companies have continued the trend of responding to raw material and energy price increases with price hikes. Nonwovens and filtration media maker Hollingsworth & Vose has announced it will raise general prices throughout its bu…
    06.15.06

  • Wetlaid

    Glatfelter-Crompton Deal Dies

    Glatfelter's bid to buy J.R. Crompton’s Simson Clough, U.K. mill in a $21.7 million transaction has reportedly died; however a deal on a second mill is moving forward. The Simpson Clough Mill was one of two the Glatfelter had been slated to buy…
    06.15.06

  • Adult Incontinence

    Nonwovens Plant Opens In Jordan

    Specialised Industries Company (SPIC), a subsidiary of Nuqul Group has invested $40 million in a nonwovens manufacturing plant in Thuheibeh, Jordan. SPIC established a similar facility in Sahab in 1998. The 22,000 meter plant will increase the compan…
    06.15.06

  • Apparel | Construction | Feminine Hygiene | Fibers | Filtration | Meltblown | Needlepunch | Product Improvement / Innovation | Spunbond | Spunlace | Wetlaid | Wipes
    Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    Fiber Producers Search For New Ideas

    with pricing still high and demands for diversity increasing, fiber manufacturers are focusing on research and development for the nonwovens industry
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 06.14.06

  • Spunbond

    PGI Expands Argentinean Venture

    Polymer Group, Inc. will install a state-of-the-art spunbond line that will more than double the capacity of its joint venture facility near Buenos Aires, Argentina and meet growing demand for its products in South America and to better serve its cus…
    06.13.06