Nonwovens News


  • Spunlace | Wipes

    Sandler To Expand Role In Wipes

    Sandler will add a second higher performance nonwovens line to make materials mainly targeted at the wipes market. According to the company, Sandler will invest €20 million in the new line, its second for the wipes market. The new line will be 1…
    03.28.07

  • Jacob Holm Sells Technical Division

    Jacob Holm & Sønner A/S has sold its shareholding in Jacob Holm & Sons STA A/S to LD Equity. Jacob Holm & Sønner A/S continues its 100% ownership of the Jacob Holm Industries operations in France (Soultz) and USA (Asheville)…
    03.27.07

  • Avgol Doubles Profit

    Israeli roll goods producer Avgol released financial figures for 2006, its first such posting as a public company. Boasting $60 million in revenue for the fourth quarter, the company’s gross profit margin rose to 24% of turnover, from 22% in th…
    03.26.07

  • INDA Appoints New Technical Director

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, has named Steve Ogle its new technical director. A long-time veteran of the nonwovens and technical textiles industry, Mr. Ogle replaces Cos Camelio, who is retiring in June after six year…
    03.21.07

  • Filtration | Spunlace

    Lentex To Launch Second Spunlace Line

    Plans are underway at Polish nonwovens producer Lentex to build a second spunlace line. With production start-up slated for the end of 2007, the turnkey line will be manufactured by Asselin-Thibeau and will include spunlace equipment from Rieter Perf…
    03.21.07

  • Airlaid | Filtration | Meltblown | Spunbond | Wetlaid

    Nonwoven Media Report Available

    According to a new and updated technical market research report, The Market for Nonwoven Filter Materials, from BCC RESEARCH (www.bccresearch.com), the North American market for nonwoven filter media was worth $588 million in 2005 and will be $617 mi…
    03.14.07

  • PGI Sales Top $1 Billion

    Net sales topped $1 billion for the first time last year at nonwovens producer Polymer Group Inc. The company’s sales increased 7.7% to $1.02 billion. Meanwhile, fourth quarter sales also increased, 9.8%, to $263.9 million, and gross profit inc…
    03.12.07

  • Associations

    Awards Honor Two Industry Veterans

    Two men who helped guide the nonwovens industry through its formative years and into today’s vital global business will be recognized for their outstanding contributions during the IDEA07 Achievement Awards ceremony to be held at the IDEA07 Int…
    03.12.07

  • Colbond Expansion Follows Geosynthetic Growth

    Influenced by tax credits and incentives, Colbond has decided to expand its Asheville, NC nonwovens production facility by adding 20 jobs and $7million in equipment. The Netherlands-based company chose to expand in Asheville, over its Obernberg, Germ…
    03.09.07

  • Wipes

    Wipes Study Released

    Demand for wipes in the U.S. is forecast to increase 6.1% per annum to $2.2 billion in 2011, propelled by a continual spate of new product introductions and further segmentation of the market. The number and variety of wipes on the market will contin…
    03.07.07

  • Turkey

    Unilever to Sell AIP Goods In Turkey

     American Israeli Paper Mills Ltd.'s Turkish subsidiary had struck and agreement to have its goods sold by consumer goods giant Unilever in Turkey. Unilever has a large sales and distribution network in Turkey, and its agreement with Kimberly Cl…
    03.05.07

  • Fibers

    Superabsorbent Fiber Specialist To Be Sold

    Acordis Beheer bv (Acordis) and Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Ciba) have signed an agreement to sell their polyacrylate super absorbent fiber business, Technical Absorbents Limited, located in Grimsby, U.K., to Bluestar Fibres Company Ltd.  Financia…
    03.02.07

  • K-C Launches Korean R&D Center

    Consumer product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, today opened a research and development center in Korea’s Yongin, Kyonggi Province. The company’s innovation center marks its first R&D facility to be launched outside of the U.S.…
    03.02.07

  • Filtration | Meltblown

    Borealis To Bring Meltblown Line Onstream

    Plastics solutions provider Borealis is investing in a polyolefin meltblown line to increase nonwoven innovation. The investment includes the installation of an in-house pilot line alongside other laboratory equipment. According to Borealis, this is…
    03.01.07

  • Filtration

    Donaldson Acquires Aerospace Filtration Systems

    Air and liquid filtration systems specialist Donaldson Company has acquired St. Charles, MO-based Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS). A manufacturer of high-performance air filters for commercial and military aircraft, AFS had annual sales of approxi…
    03.01.07

  • Japan Vilene To Market Fuel Cell Components

    Japan Vilene is promoting a new gas-diffusion porous substrate in the Japanese market for polymer electrolyte fuel cells, as well as a stationary fuel-cell filter for removing exhaust and dust from fuel cells. The gas-diffusion product is made up of…
    03.01.07

  • Composite | Wipes

    Texsus To Add Highloft Line

    Plans are underway at Italian roll goods producer Texsus SpA to start up a new line during the second quarter of 2007 to produce biodegradable highloft acquisition/distribution layers. The three-meter-wide line will have an annual capacity of 4000 to…
    03.01.07

  • Fibers | India

    World Fiber Output Up In 2006

    World fiber output increased by 5.1% to 74.7 million tons in 2006, according to preliminary data in an annual report on world fiber production from textile machinery maker Oerlikon Saurer Textile. The full report “The Fiber Year 2006/07”…
    02.28.07

  • Wipes

    K-C Unveils Cleanroom Wiper Dispenser

    Kimberly-Clark Professional has introduced a dispenser for pre-saturated alcohol wipes that provides convenient one-handed dispensing with no need to hold a package or re-seal a closing flap. "Until now, pre-saturated wiper packages were anythin…
    02.28.07

  • Americo Names Canadian Rep

    Acworth, GA-based Americo Manufacturing Company has named Riches Associates its sales representative covering Canada. John Riches, Bob Domenichelli, Michel Leger, Ryan McDougall and Greg Murphy from Riches Associates will represent Americo products f…
    02.28.07