Nonwovens News


  • K-C Second Quarter Sales Improve

    Net sales in the second quarter of 2006 at consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, TX, rose 4.4% to $4.2 billion. Meanwhile, net income decreased approximately 7%. For the first six months of 2006, sales of $8.2 billion were u…
    08.14.06

  • Airlaid

    EDANA Releases European Statistics

    According to figures released by EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related products industries, production of nonwovens in Europe grew by just over 5% in 2005 to reach 1.4 million tons. This compares with 1.33 million ton…
    08.10.06

  • BBA Fiberweb's Green Bay Site Honored

    BBA Fiberweb’s Green Bay WI facility has been recognized for its exemplary safety record by being designated a Star Site for the twelfth consecutive year in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. “The Green Bay site has gone nine full…
    08.08.06

  • Fibers | Needlepunch

    Foss Turns Around

    Foss Manufacturing has gone from bankruptcy to profitability three months after being acquired by Alinian Capital Group, a Florida investment partnership fund. The Hampton, NH-based maker of needlepunched nonwovens and specialty fibers entered bankru…
    08.07.06

  • Study Tracks Acoustic Nonwovens Market

    As noise control assumes greater priority, acoustical nonwovens materials are finding application in an increasing number of end-user markets across North America, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Revents in this market reached…
    08.03.06

  • Freudenberg Acquires SciMAT

    Freudenberg Nonwovens has acquired SciMAT, a leading finisher of battery separators based in Swindon, U.K. This acquisition reinforces Freudenberg's  strategic position as one of the leading manufacturers of high-grade battery separators for nic…
    08.03.06

  • Filtration

    AFS To Hold Conference for Power Generation Industry

    The American Filtration and Separations Society will hold a conference on separation and filtration processes for the power generation industry  October 16-18, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree in Pittsburgh, PA.  Topics of s…
    08.01.06

  • Basell Expands Wesseling Site

    Basell will build a new Spherilene S polyethylene plant at its Wesseling industrial site near Cologne, Germany. The plant will be based on Basell’s new Spherilene S single reactor gas phase design. Start-up is planned for 2008. Basell currently…
    08.01.06

  • K-C Delays Close of Nonwovens Plant

    Kimberly-Clark Corp. will keep its Neenah, WI nonwovens plant open until the end of 2008, two years longer than previously planned due to greater-than-expected demand for its baby and child care products, which is expected to continue. In March, the…
    08.01.06

  • Airlaid | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace

    Neumag Opens Carding Center In Austria

    At the end of July, the new Neumag Carding Center was officially opened at Neumag Austria (formerly Fehrer) in Linz, Austria. The center contains a carded nonwovens production line extending from bale opening to end product winding and offers a compl…
    07.31.06

  • Wipes

    PGI Files Suit to Protect Apex Technology

    Polymer Group, Inc., through certain of its subsidiaries, has filed a suit against The Kroger Co. (Kroger), Inter-American Products, Inc. (Inter-American) and U.S. Nonwovens Corp. for patent infringement related to private-label imaged wipes sold thr…
    07.28.06

  • Composite | Filtration | Meltblown | Turkey | Wipes

    Mogul Invests In Several Technologies

    Mogul Nonwovens, a Turkish roll goods producer, is  building a new facility on a 23,000 square meter land parcel located three kilometers away from its existing plant in Gaziantep, Turkey. The facility will house a number of new machines includi…
    07.27.06

  • Avgol Sells 20% Stake, Invests In Eastern Europe

    In June, Avgol Nonwovens Industries  sold  20% of its outstanding shares to Israel Petrochemical Enterprises (IPE), which also owns a 50% stake in Carmel Olefins, a polypropylene and polyethylene resin producer in Israel. Nir Peleg, Avgol C…
    07.25.06

  • PaperPak Expands In NC

    PaperPak products, a manufacturer of adult disposable incontinence products, will expand its workforce by nearly a third and invest $9.7 million in its facility in Pitt County, North Carolina. As part of the expansion, PaperPak will also move its cor…
    07.18.06

  • Kimberly-Clark To Restart Diaper Line

    Consumer product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, plans to restart one idle diaper production machine at its Lakeview production facility in Menasha, WI next month. The company will bring back 20 to 25 of the workers it laid off in June as part of a…
    07.17.06

  • Composite | Construction

    Colbond To Be Sold

    London, U.K.-based specialty materials group Low & Bonar plans to purchase nonwoven roll goods producer Colbond, Arnhem, The Netherlands, for $137 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis, subject to certain post-completion adjustments. &quo…
    07.17.06

  • Apparel | Filtration | Spunbond

    Cerex Adds Line, Unveils New Product

    Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc, a division of Western Nonwovens, Inc, is producing high quality, nylon-based spunbond nonwovens on a new line at its Cantonment, FL facility. The new fabrics will be sold under the SpectraMax brand name to the automotive…
    07.11.06

  • Spunbond

    Bayteks Adds Second Line

    Turkish nonwovens producer Bayteks, based in Gaziantep, started up a second spunbond line, based on proprietary technology, in May 2006. According to general manager Aykut Peltek, the new line is 2.5 meters wide and features unique technology which a…
    07.11.06

  • Spunlace

    Jacob Holm To Separate STA Division

    Jacob Holm & Sons has broadened its industrial textile products business through the acquisition ot Tytex and will form a new company combining the activities of Tytex with its STA (Specialty Technical Applications) division with the name Jacob H…
    07.07.06

  • Celanese Revs Up CEE Business

    The Emulsions & PVOH business of Celanese has expanded its distribution agreement with Poland’s HSH Group for the sale of Mowilith and Vinamul emulsions into Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Roman…
    07.07.06