Nonwovens News

  • Aplix acquires share in Parafix

    March 6, 2012
    Aplix S.A. (France) has acquired a majority share in Parafix Ltda. (Brazil). Aplix, a leading global fastening system company with operations in Europe, North America and Asia has partnered with Parafix to expand its sales in Latin America where it h…


  • Ahlstrom adds to PSA graphics line

    March 6, 2012
    Ahlstrom will launch Silco Flat Premium, a new release paper for premium pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) graphics. Large format PSA graphics are used to apply eye-catching decoration or advertisements to large surfaces in architecture, retail, veh…


  • Fiberweb adds to roofing line

    March 6, 2012
    Fiberweb has launched a new line of premium roofing accessories under the brand name Climat. Climat is a comprehensive system of vapor permeable roof and wall membranes as well as vapor control layers that are based on three decades of experience in…


  • Jacob Holm honored by Rockline

    March 6, 2012
    Rockline Industries honored Jacob Holm Industries with its Supplier Innovation Award for 2011, which recognizes exceptional performance in the areas of product and process uniqueness, technological advancement, speed to market, sustainability and val…


  • Elmarco to show new line

    March 6, 2012
    Elmarco is set to demonstrate a new production line at the World Filtration Congress in Graz, Austria next month. The NS 1WS500U is a versatile machine able to make nanofibers efficient enough for numerous applications including air and liquid filtra…


  • Kuraray, University of Fukui develop special nonwoven

    March 6, 2012
    Through a joint project, the University of Fukui, in Japan, and Japanese nonwovens producer Kuraray, have successfully developed a special nonwoven fabric that selectively absorbs and separates metal ions. The joint effort uses advanced fiber process…


  • Havix adds to thermal bond capacity

    March 6, 2012
    Japan’s Havix Corporation is increasing its thermal bond capacity to 4800 tons per year. The new equipment, which will add 1200 tons capacity, should begin operation in October 2012. According to Nonwovens Industry Far East correspondent Kin Oh…


  • Regent completes spunbond line in Russia

    March 6, 2012
    Regent Neotex (Moscow, Russian Federation) has completed work on a new triple spunbond line from Reifenhauser Gmbh (Reicofil technology). The Reicofil R4 special line will produce polypropylene spunbond nonwovens weighing between 8 and 70 gsm for bo…


  • Unicharm adds pulpless diaper

    March 6, 2012
    Unicharm is launching a thin diaper for adults consisting only of nonwovens and a superabsorbent polymer as the absorber. The absence of pulp has allowed the product to be significantly thinner, about 1mm, and lighter, about 29 grams, than convention…


  • Domtar buys Attends EU business

    March 6, 2012
    Domtar has signed an agreement to buy privately-held Attends Healthcare Limited, a European supplier of adult incontinence products in Europe, from Rutland Partners for $235 million. In August, Domtar bought the North American arm of Attends from KPS…


  • Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    March 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex brand crossed the billion-dollar global net sales mark in 2011, following two consecutive years of significant growth in the feminine care category. With this milestone, the Kotex brand enters the top tier of consumer pac…


  • National Nonwovens Adds Airlaid Needlepunch Line

    March 6, 2012
    National Nonwovens has installed a 2.4 meter airlaid needlepunch nonwoven line strategically located in a contained, cleanroom environment. Production on the line is currently focused on, but is not limited to, the manufacturing of medical products.…


  • Eagle to add line no. 3

    March 6, 2012
    Eagle Nonwovens is adding a third six-meter needlepunch line. The St. Louis, MO-based company ordered the line from Dilo Group in November 2011; it should be delivered in July. The newest line is similar to Eagle’s existing lines but has some a…


  • Tapyrus expands into Thailand

    March 6, 2012
    Tapyrus, a Japanese meltblown maker, established a Thailand subsidiary near Bangkok late last year. The new company will start commercial production in spring of next year when it will help meet the needs of a customer who has expanded into Southeast…


  • Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    March 6, 2012
    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb is investing in a new production line for PET spunlaid nonwovens. Construction will start in 2013. The new production line for spunlaid nonwovens in Tayuan will mainly serve the markets for carpet tiles, automotive int…