Nonwovens News

  • Ahlstrom To Transfer Liquid Filtration

    November 13, 2006
    Ahlstrom will move its Mount Holly Springs, PA liquid filtration converting business to another Ahlstrom facility in Bishopville, SC in February 2007.  Negotiations with the local trade union regarding the transfer have been concluded setting th…


  • Ceccato Improves Production

    November 13, 2006
    Ceccato has completed a new plant and offices in Concorezzo near Milan, Italy. The new  factory is not only larger it also has more modern equipment allowing Ceccato to improve the production and marketing of its spunlace strips and spinnerets.…


  • Third Quarter Sales Up For Polymer Group

    November 13, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has reported third quarter and nine-month results. Sales for the quarter grew 8.9% to $248.6 million over the third quarter of 2005. Gross profit, impacted by continued increases in raw material costs and certain p…


  • DuPont Tackles Automotive Interior Filtration

    November 7, 2006
    DuPont has introduced a line of automotive DuPont Premium Interior Air Filters, featuring exclusive filtering technology that cleans the outside air before it enters the cabin of the automobile. DuPont Premium Interior Air Filters capture up to 96% o…


  • Snider Joins Nonwovens Consulting Firm

    November 7, 2006
    Mark Snider has joined the consulting practice of Smith, Johnson  & Associates as a principal. Mr. Snider was welcomed into the firm in late October and is expected to provide clients with expanded dimensions in equipment and process enginee…


  • K-Tron Makes Acquisition in China

    November 4, 2006
    K-Tron International will acquire certain assets of Wuxi Chenghao Machinery Co., Ltd. in China. Wuxi Chenghao is a privately held company and is one of the leading feeder and ancillary equipment manufacturers for the plastics compounding and injectio…


  • Fameccanica and Teknoweb Team Up In Wipes

    November 3, 2006
    Teknoweb Srl and Fameccanica.Data SpA have entered into a license agreement concerning Fameccanica’s intellectual property related to its Model WEWI manufacturing machines for disposable wet wipes. After a joint, in-depth study and a careful ev…


  • 3M Acoustics Honored

    November 2, 2006
    Frost & Sullivan has selected 3M Acoustic Solutions, makers of Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation, as the recipient of the 2006 North American Acoustic Nonwovens Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year award for its innovative products and business st…


  • Hyosung Adds Chinese Operation

    November 1, 2006
    The world's second largest spandex producer Hyosung will acquire the Tongkook spandex facilities in southeastern China, which will add 6000 tons of capacity to the company's creora brand portfolio. “Our vision is to become the leader in span…


  • P&G Releases First Quarter Results

    November 1, 2006
    Boosted by improved margins, first-quarter profit climbed 33% for consumer product company Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH. The Pampers diapers maker also lifted its full-year earnings outlook on a better commodity and energy cost forecast.…


  • K-C Sees Increased Sales & Profits

    October 31, 2006
    Profits rose 12% in the July-September 2006 period for absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, as sales increased, especially in developing markets. Net sales in the third quarter rose 5.2% to $4.2 billion, a new quarterly record. Sales w…


  • First Converting Group Meeting Exceeds Goals

    October 30, 2006
    The first meeting of the new Converting Influence group was held in mid October at the Bordini Center of St. Norbert College in DePere, WI with more than 70 particpants attending the one-half day kickoff meeting. Representatives from more than 40 con…


  • INDA Expands Scope to India

    October 30, 2006
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is expanding its reach into India, with two major events in India in 2007. INDA will  sponsora Nonwovens Training Course in Mumbai, India on January 4-5, 2007 and is working on developing a maj…


  • Ahlstrom Announces Expansion In France, Brazil and China

    October 30, 2006
    Ahlstrom has announced several capital investments designed to grow its business globally in a number of key segments. In Louveira, Brazil, Ahlstrom will invest €17 million in a new wiping fabrics production line. Products made on the new sp…


  • Nonwovens Industry Names New Publisher

    October 26, 2006
    Rodman (Rod) Zilenziger, Jr., president of Rodman Publishing Corp., is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Carey as publisher of Nonwovens Industry magazine, www.nonwovens-industry.com and the Household & Personal Care Wipes supplement. M…