Nonwovens News

  • SCA gains sales, profits

    March 20, 2014
    SCA’s net sales increased 4% to reach $13.6 billion while operating profit increased 15% to $1.5 billion. Among the highlights of the year was a strengthening in emerging markets including the acquisition of Chinese tissue company Vinda and inv…


  • K-C sales flat for 2013

    March 20, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark has released its year-end 2013 results and 2014 outlook. For the full year, Kimberly-Clark sales were $21.2 billion, essentially even with the prior year. Operating profit, meanwhile incrased 19% to $2.6 billion in 2013 and adjusted op…


  • P&G posts gains in baby, feminine and family care

    March 20, 2014
    Procter & Gamble reported flat sales for the second quarter of 2014. Sales remained steady at $22.3 billion including a negative three percentage point impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales grew 3% while diluted net earnings decreased 15% v…


  • Nordson opens technical center in China

    March 20, 2014
    Nordson Corp. has opened a 21,500-square-foot technical center in Shanghai that will help the maker of automated spraying and dispensing equipment serve what it called “the company's large and growing customer base throughout China and the…


  • 3M introduces the Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier

    March 20, 2014
    Laboratory and scale-up single use capsules available mid-2014; production capsules available late 2014.


  • World of Wipes conference to begin in June

    March 20, 2014
    Hundreds of key executives from the entire global wipes supply chain will gather in Minneapolis, MN, for three days of market-leading information and networking when the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference convenes June 2-5 at the Depo…


  • H.B. Fuller raises polymer emulsion prices in North America

    March 20, 2014
    H.B. Fuller Company announced that, effective April 14, 2014, or as contracts allow, the North America Polymer group of H.B Fuller will increase the price for all vinyl acetate-based emulsion polymer products. Vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymers,…


  • Green Hygenics' wipes to hit Save Mart shelves

    March 20, 2014
    Save Mart has placed their first order for Green Hygenics' Premium Formulations Cosmetic Wipes for distribution in their 96 stores located throughout Central California and Northern Nevada.  The wipes are soft, skin-conditioning cloths with…


  • Henkel opens adhesives factory in China

    March 18, 2014
    Henkel inaugurated what it says is the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai in September 2013 and four months later the new plant is running on planned output schedule. The new factory, known as the Dragon Plant, comprises 150,000 squ…


  • Huntsman partners with TJ Beall

    March 18, 2014
    Huntsman Textile Effects and TJ Beall Company have formed a joint effort to create a new generation of sustainable diaper composite layers produced from un-bleached (greige) cotton. Ultraphil CO is a novel development that combines Huntsman’s U…


  • Suominen's Hydraspun passes third edition flushability standard

    March 18, 2014
    Company will add to capacity in Sweden.


  • Griffin Holdings completes acquisition of Tufco Technologies

    March 13, 2014
    Griffin Holdings, LLC, a privately held investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Tufco Technologies Inc. Effective immediately, Tufco shares will be delisted and will cease to trade on the NASDAQ Capital Markets. Tufco, based in Green Bay, W…


  • Autoneum unveils Ultra-Silent in North America

    March 13, 2014
    To meet the high demand from international automobile manufacturers, Autoneum is launching underfloor and under engine shields made from the lightweight and multifunctional material Ultra-Silent onto the North American market. Starting in 2015, these…


  • Medline to expand medical supply distribution operations

    March 13, 2014
    New energy efficient facility supports Medline’s fast-growing business.


  • ExxonMobil to build hydrogenated hydrocarbon plant

    March 13, 2014
    New capacity will serve hot melt adhesive makers