Nonwovens News

  • Ahlstrom to establish new service center in Lithuania

    February 11, 2014
    Ahlstrom says it plans to establish a new service center in Vilnius, Lithuania, to support its businesses in Europe. The new service center is planned to manage most of the finance, accounting and customer service operations in EMEA (Europe, Middle…


  • Glatfelter raises prices for food and beverage filtration papers

    February 11, 2014
    Glatfelter is raising prices by 5% for all beverage filtration papers, effective immediately. The announcement comes as a result of high raw material costs. “The cost for most raw materials, especially for long natural and specialty synthetic f…


  • Hollingsworth & Vose increases media prices

    February 11, 2014
    Hollingsworth & Vose is increasing prices by 3–5% on its battery, engine and high efficiency filtration glass and cellulose products due to rising fiber, resin and energy costs. The new media prices will affect shipments from March 17, 2014…


  • Freudenberg strengthens sites in Brazil

    February 7, 2014
    The company expands plants in Jacareí and Diadema.


  • BASF opens battery materials center in Japan

    February 6, 2014
    BASF has inaugurated its Research and Development Laboratory and Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan. The facility, located in the Amagasaki Research Incubation Center, is BASF's first combined battery material…


  • Kelheim Fibres and Krones develop alternative medium for beer filtration

    February 4, 2014
    The development of a substitute for diatomite in precoat filtration in the brewing industry is the subject of a joint research project between Kelheim Fibres, manufacturer of viscose speciality fibers, and Krones AG, a producer of beverage and food t…


  • Butterfly Body Liners wins Visionary Award

    February 4, 2014
    Nonwoven feminine hygiene product helps provide solution to ABL.


  • Rockline presents awards at Vision

    February 4, 2014
    Last week at Vision 2014, Rockline Industries announced that Fiber Dynamics' High Point, NC facility and Teknoweb, Cremona, Italy, are the recipients of its Nonwovens Supplier Excellence Award and Supplier Innovation Award, respectively, for 2013…


  • Celanese announces acrylic emulsions price increase in Americas

    January 30, 2014
    Celanese Corporation is increasing the price of acrylic-based emulsions sold in the Americas. Pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.08 / wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.02 / wet pound eff…


  • Omnova Solutions increases prices for emulsion polymers

    January 30, 2014
    Omnova Solutions Inc. has increased its prices to 8 cents per wet pound for all acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers. The firm also said vinyl acetate emulsion polymers will increase up to 4 cents per wet pound and its Pliowa…


  • Henkel opens new technical center in Korea

    January 30, 2014
    Henkel Korea, a subsidiary of the Henkel Group, has inaugurated the Henkel Korea Technical Center. The state-of-the-art 8 billion KRW (USD $7.5 million) center will develop the latest technologies to provide engineering solutions for customers based…


  • Medline undertakes direct distribution in Ireland

    January 30, 2014
    Medline Industries, Inc. announced direct distribution availability for its entire range of European medical and surgical products in Ireland as of January 1, 2014. A U.S. based company, Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distrib…


  • H&V unveils Chinese version website

    January 30, 2014
    Hollingsworth & Vose has launched a website in Mandarin Chinese. The new website was built as part of H&V’s continued expansion in China. “China is a valued market for H&V as evidenced by our recent investment in our engine f…


  • Ahlstrom to cut more jobs

    January 30, 2014
    Ahlstrom says to expand its rightsizing program from the previously announced €35 million to €50 million it needs to cut more jobs. Most will occur by the end of 2014, and the full impact of the program is expected to be visible in 2015. A…


  • The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    January 30, 2014
    On July 1, 2013 Fameccanica was granted financial support for the project proposal N° LIFE12 ENV/IT/000423, concerning the development of means for cost savings in diaper production processes. Financial support was acknowledged by Regulation (EC)…