Nonwovens News

  • TSG to close Pennsylvania plant

    Karen Bitz||March 13, 2012
    Consolidation to make company quicker, leaner.


  • WOW agenda announced

    Karen Bitz||March 13, 2012
    Wipes conference will be held in Chicago this year.


  • Huggies, Diaper Bank donate diapers to Red Cross

    Karen Bitz||March 9, 2012
    Aim to help out in times of catastrophe.


  • Fibertex Nonwovens raises prices

    Karen Bitz||March 8, 2012
    Prices to go up 10% in April.


  • Palmer named global brands president at K-C

    Karen Bitz||March 7, 2012
    Will build brands, drive growth.


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Oerlikon geotex line sold in India

    March 6, 2012
    Oerlikon Neumag has sold an inline plant with 12 spinning positions for the production of staple fibers for geotextiles to an Indian company. The order includes the complete machine equipment from spinning to baling including engineering and services…