Nonwovens News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Ahlstrom continues to work on financial performance

    March 20, 2014
    Ahlstrom reports that its net sales were $334 million for the fourth quater ended December 31, 2013, up from $329 million. During the quarter, the company continued to launch new product to improve its sales mix and profit margin. One key launch was…


  • Suominen sales up 7%

    March 20, 2014
    Suominen reports its sales from continuing operations increased 7% to $144 million during the fourth quarter and the company expects sales to remain at the same level in 2014. Operating profit is expected to improve. Full year sales at Suominen were…


  • Glatfelter reports record sales year

    March 20, 2014
    Glatfelter reported consolidated net sales of $434 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $391 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings increased from $11.2 million to $15 million. “Our growth businesses of Composite Fibers…


  • Duni profit up on hygiene exit

    March 20, 2014
    Swedish tabletop and airlaid maker has reported its results for 2013. Sales increased 4.7%, when adjusted for exchange rates, to $581 million. Earnings per share ammountd to 86 cents. Improvements were mainly attributable to strong Christmas sales a…


  • Suominen's Hydraspun passes third edition flushability standard

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


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • ExxonMobil to build hydrogenated hydrocarbon plant

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


  • Medline to expand medical supply distribution operations

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


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Union Industries Announces Investments

    March 12, 2014
    Plan calls for lines in Poland, North Africa