Nonwovens News

  • Diaper, Baby | Market Data | Western Europe | Wipes

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

    Brands continue to face private label challenges

  • DAK Americas raises PSF prices

    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

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

  • Fibers

    Evanite Fiber Corporation changes its name to Hollingsworth & Vose

    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…

  • Apparel | Fibers

    Verdezyne enters into strategic relationship with Universal Fiber Systems

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

  • Robles named VP operations at Invista

    Has been with company since 2011.

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

    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

    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…

  • Diaper, Baby

    Nippon Shokubai restarts U.S. resin plant

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

  • Apparel | Education

    Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler receives Bavarian Order of Merit

    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

    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…

  • Wipes

    K-C reports 3Q results

    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

    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…

  • Adult Incontinence | Feminine Hygiene

    SCA reports results

    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…

  • Construction

    Schouw & Co. sales and profit increase

    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…

  • Suominen posts best quarter results

    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…

  • Fibers | Filtration

    Buckeye reports decline

    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

    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…

  • Airlaid | Composite | Fibers

    Glatfelter reports strength in specialty papers

    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…

  • Lydall names executive vice president and CFO

    Robert Julian takes over the post vacated by Erika Steiner.