Nonwovens News

  • DuPont To Expand Tyvek Plant

    May 18, 2006
    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, plans to invest $25 million to expand its operations in Chesterfield County, VA, creating 50 new jobs. The plant manufactures DuPont Tyvek nonwovens. "Chesterfield County was chosen as the site for this expansion based…


  • Mölnlycke To Close Mexican Plant

    May 18, 2006
    Mölnlycke Health Care, Göteborg, Sweden, a manufacturer of single-use surgical and wound care solutions, is permanently closing its Juarez, Mexico converting facility in June. The plant produces patient and instrument drapes, surgical gowns…


  • McAirlaids To Build U.S. Headquarters

    May 17, 2006
    German airlaid specialist McAirlaid's Vliesstoffe GmbH & Co. KG plans to invest $85 million to open a plant and U.S. headquarters in Franklin County, VA. The project is expected to create 160 jobs. The company plans to build the offices and manuf…


  • Ahlstrom To Run Cotton In Green Bay

    May 10, 2006
    Ahlstrom, has invested in new capabilities for the production of cotton-containing spunlace products at its Green Bay, WI, plant. As a quick reaction to market demand for cotton-containing materials, Ahlstrom upgraded current systems and installed ca…


  • Natureworks Celebrates Earth Month

    May 10, 2006
    In conjunction with Earth month, several new sustainable products using its Natureworks’ Ingeo brand of sustainable fibers. Among these are Earth Friendly Baby’s eco baby wipes, the first U.K. disposable product made with Ingeo fibers. Th…


  • Nordenia Expands Russian Presence

    May 10, 2006
    Nordenia International has opened a sales office in St. Petersburg. The international films manufacturer and converter had already expanded its business relations in Russia, and the new office will be able to provide even better service on a local le…


  • Adhesive Tape Uses Spunlace

    May 10, 2006
    Scapa Medical has introduced BioflexÒ Rx1184P-2.4, a durable, heavyweight fabric adhesive tape for direct skin medical device attachment.  The product is specifically designed for bandages, insulin infusion sets, ECG electrodes, and TENS.…


  • Tufco Gets Funds For Employee Training

    May 8, 2006
    Tufco Technologies has received a $51,772 grant Friday from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. The money, combined with nearly $50,000 remaining from a previous grant, will be used to train employees on new equipment, primarily in the company's no…


  • Propex CFO To Retire

    May 5, 2006
    Lee McCarter has been named as replacement for Philip Barnes as CFO of Propex Fabrics, effective Jan. 1, 2007. For the remainder of the year, Mr. Barnes will work to establish certain global finance functions, including external reporting, SOX compli…


  • Propex To Consolidate Needlepunch Business

    May 2, 2006
    Propex Fabrics will close its Seneca, SC plant as part of a  restructuring and consolidation plan involving its U.S. needlepunch nonwovens manufacturing activities. The plan, expected to save the company between $7-8 million annually, will make…


  • Celanese Expands Chinese Presence

    May 2, 2006
    Celanese has begun construction on an emulsion polymers facility in Nanjing, China, its tenth such facility worldwide. The new plant will allow Celanese to meet demand for emulsion polymers in Asia for nonwovens, adhesive,s coatings and high tech gla…


  • Starr Publishes Spunmelt Study

    May 2, 2006
    John R. Starr, Inc., a management consulting firm specialized in nonwovens and related fields, worldwidehas published a new study titled World Demand and Supply Outlook for Spunbonded Polypropylene and Spunbonded/Melt Blown Composites 2005–2010…


  • Schaetti Divests Coating and Laminating Business

    May 2, 2006
    Wallisellen, Switzerland-based Schaetti has sold its coating and laminating machines business to the M + S Group, Brugg, Switzerland. The purchase took effect retrospectively from January 1, 2006. M + S has been building Schaetti lines for more than…


  • BBA To Spin Nonwovens Off

    April 30, 2006
    BBA Group PLC will demerge its Fiberweb business unit making it a separate public company listed on the London Stock Exchange this fall. The action will be the final result of a process to separate its nonwovens business, which achieved sales of $1 b…


  • Suominen Sees Nonwovens Sales Decline

    April 27, 2006
    Suominen Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, recently reported first quarter financial results. Net sales of Suominen’s continuing operations for the first quarter were EUR€´ 49.2 million. The volume of sales declined slightly from the s…