Nonwovens News

  • Eastman microfiber technology gaining momentum

    December 13, 2012
    At its 2012 Investor Day, Eastman Chemical Company's Dr. Greg Nelson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, reviewed the company's research and development efforts and how they are aligned with the company's growth strategy…


  • P&G continues to lead U.K. diaper market

    December 13, 2012
    Brands continue to face private label challenges


  • DAK Americas raises PSF prices

    December 12, 2012
    DAK Americas’ will increase the price for all polyester staple fiber (PSF) products by $0.04 per pound effective January 1, 2013. The company says this increase is necessary due to the continued upward movement of global raw material costs.&nbs…


  • Domtar receives FSC certification

    December 11, 2012
    Partnership approach will provide market with more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable paper options.


  • Evanite Fiber Corporation changes its name to Hollingsworth & Vose

    December 10, 2012
    Hollingsworth & Vose has changed the name of its Evanite Fiber Corporation to Hollingsworth & Vose, effective immediately. The change is in name only; employees, operations and manufacturing will not be affected. “This adjustment will…


  • Verdezyne enters into strategic relationship with Universal Fiber Systems

    December 10, 2012
    Verdezyne to supply bio-based adipic acid for production of nylon 6,6 fibers.


  • Robles named VP operations at Invista

    December 10, 2012
    Has been with company since 2011.


  • SCA and E.ON sign agreement on wind power joint venture

    December 7, 2012
    SCA signed a joint venture agreement with E.ON, through which E.ON will develop a number of wind power projects together with SCA. The joint venture includes the areas operated by SCA Vind up until the licence application: Hästkullen and Bj&oum…


  • Anthony Anderson elected to Avery Dennison board

    December 7, 2012
    Avery Dennison Corporation announced that its board of directors has elected Anthony Anderson a director, effective December 6, 2012. Anderson, 57, joins the Avery Dennison board after a 35-year career with Ernst & Young LLP, the global assuranc…


  • Nippon Shokubai restarts U.S. resin plant

    December 7, 2012
    Plant can make up to 60,000 tons of SAP per year.


  • Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler receives Bavarian Order of Merit

    December 7, 2012
    Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO of Sandler AG, was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit by Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer. Bestowed as a "token of honouring and appreciative recognition for outstanding services rendered to the State of…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…