Nonwovens News

  • Texsus unveils new strategic plan

    March 4, 2013
    Texsus Spa has implemented a new strategic plan focused on European production expansion and on penetration in South America and Southeast Asia markets. A €25 million investment in its Pistoia plant in Italy includes the construction of a new b…

  • Freudenberg Politex increases prices

    March 1, 2013
    Due to increasing pressure from raw material price increases, Freudenberg Politex has implemented a 5-7% price hike for different products in its portfolio, effective March 15. The company says PET chips prices have been on the move since the summer…

  • Autoneum expands with production foothold in Russia

    February 28, 2013
    Autoneum, a Swiss thermal and acoustic nonwovens insulation company, is boosting its local presence with a production plant in Russia. Starting in the fall of 2013, Autoneum will be producing acoustic and thermal components in Ryazan for the growing…

  • Nippon Paper expands cellulose nanofibers business

    February 27, 2013
    Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has decided to build new verification and production facilities for cellulose nanofibers at Iwakuni Mill, part of its of chemical division, to develop the cellulose nanofiber business using pulp as materials. Cellul…

  • FibeRio completes financing deal

    February 26, 2013
    $13 million raise led by SABIC Ventures, Saudi Basic Industries.

  • Clopay Plastics announces restructuring of its European Division

    February 25, 2013
    Clopay Plastic Products Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced that Clopay Europe will exit certain less profitable product categories in 2013 in order to focus on operating and growing its more profitable business lines…

  • IVL revenues rise 11% to $6.8 billion in 2012

    February 25, 2013
    Projected to grow by 19% in 2013.

  • RoboVent acquires Indiana ventilation company

    February 21, 2013
    RoboVent, a U.S. supplier of ventilation and filtration equipment, has acquired Bisco Systems, a 19-year-old Indianapolis area business. The acquisition marks the latest move from this Michigan-based corporation to extend its reach to key manufacturi…

  • BWF Envirotec introduces PM-Tec membrane product line

    BWF Envirotec introduces PM-Tec membrane product line

    February 20, 2013
    BWF Envirotec, a manufacturer of filter media for industrial filtration, has extended product portfolio with the new PM-Tec product line and is offering new filter media specifically used in filtration of minute dust particles. The name for the new p…

  • Elsner adds salesman

    February 19, 2013
    Elsner Engineering Works has named Jim Brown its newest sales team member. Brown will have direct sales account responsibility in both the domestic and international arena. Prior to working at Elsner, Brown managed accounts relating to similar automa…

  • Ahlstrom head office will move to Töölönlahti in Helsinki

    February 15, 2013
    Ahlstrom's head office will move to the Töölönlahti area in the center of Helsinki at the end of February, 2013. The company's current head office has been located in Salmisaari in the western part of Helsinki since the end of…

  • Suominen moves head office to Helsinki

    February 15, 2013
    Suominen’s board of directors has decided to move the company's head office to Helsinki. The head office address is Porkkalankatu 20 A, FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland. Previously the company’s head office was located in Tampere. All telep…

  • Asahi Kasei hosts grand opening for spunbond plant in Thailand

    Asahi Kasei hosts grand opening for spunbond plant in Thailand

    February 15, 2013
    Asahi Kasei Fibers held a grand opening ceremony for a new spunbond plant in Thailand on February 12, 2013. Since beginning its spunbond business in 1973, Asahi Kasei Fibers has supplied Eltas spunbond for use in a wide variety of applications. The…

  • Teijin receives Grand Award at nano tech 2013

    February 14, 2013
    Teijin Limited has received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Teijin presented advanced nano materials, including p…

  • Lenzing announces large-scale investment

    February 14, 2013
    New line will add specialty fiber production to Lenzing HQ