Nonwovens News

  • Propex granted U.S. patent for technology used in EX3 carpet backing

    December 6, 2012
    EX3 helps reduce carbon footprint.


  • Lydall names executive vice president and CFO

    December 6, 2012
    Robert Julian takes over the post vacated by Erika Steiner.


  • Glatfelter reports strength in specialty papers

    December 6, 2012
    Glatfelter reported a 2.9% decrease in sales to $404,4 million during the third quarter of 2012. “Our third quarter results reflect solid performance from our Specialty Papers business which delivered top-line growth, again outperforming the br…


  • Buckeye reports decline

    December 6, 2012
    Buckeye Technologies reported sales decreased 15% to $197 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Much of this decrease was attributed to sales lost from the June steam drum failure at its Foley, SC site as well as a sale of the Merfin Syste…


  • Providencia sales up on new lines

    December 6, 2012
    Sales volumes hit 26,100 tons in the third quarter of 2012 at Companhia Providencia, an increase of 14.6% compared to last year. The increase was attributed to the company’s first U.S. production line reaching full capacity as well as beginning…


  • Suominen posts best quarter results

    December 6, 2012
    Suominen Corporation generated net sales of €121.8 million ($154 million) in the third quarter making it the year’s strongest quarter. Operating profit before non-recurring items was €6.7 million ($8.5 million). This quarter was the m…


  • Schouw & Co. sales and profit increase

    December 6, 2012
    Schouw & Co., parent to Fibertex Nonwovens and Fibertex Personal Care, reported sales increased 3% to DKK3.8 billion ($647 million) while profits before tax improved to DKK357 million. “In the third quarter, we succeeded in retaining the v…


  • SCA reports results

    December 6, 2012
    SCA’s sales increased 3% to SEK61.963, or $9.1 billion while operating profit rose 11% to SEK6,224 million ($922 million) during the first nine months of 2012. According to CEO Jan Johannsen, the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s tissue bu…


  • PGI posts volume increase

    December 6, 2012
    Polymer Group Inc. reported a 3.9% increase in sales volumes during the third quarter due largely to new capacity in the Americas and Asia combined with increased demand in healthcare and certain industrial markets. Lower sales prices, however, added…


  • K-C reports 3Q results

    December 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark reported third quarter net sales declined 3% to $5.2 billion while net income per share increased to $1.30 from $1.09. Organic sales increased 3% thanks to a good performance by K-C International as well as success in several new produ…


  • P&G reports sales decrease

    December 6, 2012
    Procter & Gamble reported its first quarter sales were $20.7 billion, a 4% decrease compared to the prior year period. These results include a negative 6% impact from foreign exchange. The company continued to deliver broad-based organized sales…


  • Oerlikon divests natural fibers and textile components business units to the Jinsheng Group

    December 5, 2012
    Significant reduction of Oerlikon’s exposure to the textile industry from 53% to 33% of total sales; remaining textile segment to focus on the manmade fiber business


  • Fibertex Personal Care opens Indian office

    December 4, 2012
    Move will strengthen presence in the country.


  • Xanofi launches first commercial XanoShear nanofiber machine

    December 4, 2012
    Xanofi, a nanotech company specializing in nanofiber applications and based in Raleigh, NC, has introduced a new platform for nanofiber production with their commercial XanoShear machine. The world’s first production unit is now fully operation…


  • DelStar launches new Delnet apertured film product

    December 4, 2012
    DelStar Technologies, Inc. has introduced a new Delnet apertured film product designed to offer improved adhesion characteristics over a variety of substrates. The new Delnet product has a coextruded layer of acrylic acid copolymer that can be incorp…