Nonwovens News

  • Sumitomo Seika expands SAP production capacity

    October 1, 2013
    Japanese firm Sumitomo Seika says its super absorbent polymer (SAP), Aqua Keep, has been well received by the market and to meet the increased demand for Aqua Keep, it has steadily increased its production capacity. Anticipating a continued robust gr…


  • Auto parts supplier UGN to open $25 million Midwest plant

    October 1, 2013
    Automotive parts manufacturer, UGN Inc., has narrowed down its next facility to Indiana or Ohio and will break ground no later than the first of the year. The plant is part of a $25 million expansion that will bring 150 new jobs to one of the states.…


  • Invista and Ingenza collaborate for the development of bio-derived industrial chemicals

    October 1, 2013
    Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, and Ingenza, an industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, have formed a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived p…


  • Celanese ups acrylic emulsions prices

    September 30, 2013
    Chemical company Celanese Corporation will raise the price of acrylic-based emulsions, pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions by up to 4 cents per wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions by up to 2 cents per wet pound in the Americas. The price hik…


  • Mount Vernon debuts new cotton-tencel blend FR fabrics

    September 30, 2013
    Mount Vernon FR has introduced its newest innovation in the flame resistant fabric industry, Amtex TC,  a collection of cotton and Tencel blends created to address the challenge of maximizing both comfort and durability in protective workwear fa…


  • Teijin strengthens operations in Russia & CIS

    September 30, 2013
    Teijin Limited will establish Teijin Rus, LLC in Moscow, Russia, on October 1 to strengthen the Teijin Group’s business operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), as part of the group’s strategy to expand busin…


  • Suominen splits nonwovens business

    September 30, 2013
    Suominen Corporation has reshaped its corporate and management structure and reorganized its operations. Through the changes, Suominen says it aims to achieve a more focused, transparent and agile operating model, which enables the company to further…


  • Autoneum Germany subject to investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office

    September 30, 2013
    Along with other automobile suppliers, Autoneum Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of Autoneum Holding AG, is subject to investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office. The investigations affect, among others, the market for floor systems and trunk trim…


  • Fitesa offers biobased spunbond for personal care markets

    September 27, 2013
    Sheath core design features to different polymers


  • Advansa’s specialty polyester apparel assets acquired by Invista

    September 25, 2013
    Invista, one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and fibers, and owner of the Lycra fiber and Coolmax fabric brands, and Advansa, a leading European polyester fiber producer,  have reached an agreement whereby Invista acquired Adv…


  • NatureWorks awards contract for new production facility

    September 24, 2013
    NatureWorks has awarded Jacobs the engineering design contract for the company’s next world-scale Ingeo production plant in Southeast Asia. Jacobs, headquartered in Pasadena, CA, is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of…


  • RFID to help know ‘end of life’ for incontinence products

    September 23, 2013
    Val Marinov, Ph.D., associate professor, University of North Dakota-Fargo and his team have created a new form of "smart" materials using RFID technology. Using their patent-pending process called Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging (LEAP), u…


  • Freudenberg shows innovations at International Auto Show

    September 23, 2013
    Air-intake and cabin filters, along with innovative nonwovens from Freudenberg were featured on a variety of vehicles exhibited at the International Auto Show (IAA) in Frankfurt from September 12 to 22. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies help reduc…


  • Nonwovens to help burn sufferers recover

    September 20, 2013
    A Europe-wide project involving major nonwovens companies and research institutes could drastically increase the recovery chances of burns sufferers –especially for children. The €4.6 million EU 7 Bacteriosafe project, initiated in 2010 a…


  • Autoneum expanding market position in Asia

    September 20, 2013
    Autoneum has founded the company Summit & Autoneum Ltd. in Thailand together with automotive supplier Auto Interior Products. Summit & Autoneum combines Autoneum's technologies and global customer relationships with access to the partner&…