Nonwovens News

  • Zoltek completes merger with Toray Industries

    March 3, 2014
     Zoltek Companies, Inc. announced that it had completed the merger contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Toray Industries, Inc. The company and Toray announced the execution of the merger agreement on September 26, 2013. Under th…


  • Celanese raises vinyl acetate-based emulsions prices

    March 3, 2014
    Celanese Corporation will increase the price of vinyl acetate-based dispersions sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. PVAc homopolymer, vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) and vinyl copolymer dispersions will increase by up to €50/MT effective Ap…


  • Non Woven Solutions launches new website

    March 3, 2014
    Non Woven Solutions, LLC (NWS) has launched of its new website, www.nonwovensolutions.com. The new site features an innovative design, refreshed feel and improved navigation for information on products and services says the company. "The websit…


  • Glatfelter makes executive management promotions

    March 3, 2014
    Glatfelter has made several following executive management promotions, effective March 1, 2014. John Jacunski has been promoted to executive vice president and CFO. Jacunski joined Glatfelter in October 2003 as vice president and corporate controlle…


  • Fitesa to add 50,000 tons of capacity

    February 27, 2014
    Brazilian holding company Évora, owner of Fitesa, is investing in a $300 million capacity expansion involving its assets in nonwovens, aluminum cans and plastic closures, according to Valor Econômico. The investment will include upping F…


  • Spunbonded/spunmelt market to add 385,000 tons of capacity

    February 27, 2014
    Price Hanna Consultants has published a new report on spunbonded and spunmelt nonwoven polypropylene manufacturing costs, demand and capacities through 2018. The report, "Spunbonded and Spunmelt Nonwoven Polypropylene World Capacities, Supply/De…


  • Evolon earns high SPF rating

    February 27, 2014
    Freudenberg’s Evolon has been granted an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 80, the highest rating available under the UV standard 801, the only standard able to verify the durability of UV protection in real-life heavy use conditions. Pro…


  • Jajoo Hygiene begins commercial production

    February 27, 2014
    JV between Jajoo Surgical and Investkonsult will supply India’s hospital and institution segment with underpads and maternity pads.


  • Tufco offers lightweight spunbond for wipes

    February 27, 2014
    Nonwoven wipes and disinfectant wipes manufacturer Tufco Technologies Inc. now offers full-color flexographic printing capabilities on spunbond, super-lightweight nonwoven material. These porous, low basis-weight substrates are common in the personal…


  • PGI invests $8mn in filtration unit

    February 26, 2014
    Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), the world's largest nonwovens manufacturer, will make an investment of approximately $8 million to upgrade machinery and expand its manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, VA. PGI will also hire up to 20 new employees, contin…


  • Lydall acquires Andrew Industries' industrial filtration biz

    February 24, 2014
    Deal includes assets in U.S., Europe and China


  • Techtextil North America/Texprocess Americas chosen for IBP

    February 21, 2014
    Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, held May 13-15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, were chosen as  participants of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program Select (IBP). The IBP is a…


  • Celanese Foundation has direct impact on communities

    February 20, 2014
    Foundation donates $573,000 in grants to Dallas-area community organizations.


  • TFP nonwovens in space

    February 20, 2014
    Technical Fibre Products Ltd today announced that their nonwovens are present on the recently launched European Space Agency (ESA) satellite GAIA. Technical Fibre Products has supplied the material through RUAG Space GmbH, a provider of thermal insu…


  • Ahlstrom launches product for food packaging

    February 20, 2014
    NatureMold provides heat resistance, easy release, high wet strength and superior grease resistance.