Nonwovens News

  • Wipes Study Released

    March 7, 2007
    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…


  • Unilever to Sell AIP Goods In Turkey

    March 5, 2007
     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…


  • Superabsorbent Fiber Specialist To Be Sold

    March 2, 2007
    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…


  • K-C Launches Korean R&D Center

    March 2, 2007
    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.…


  • Borealis To Bring Meltblown Line Onstream

    March 1, 2007
    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…


  • Donaldson Acquires Aerospace Filtration Systems

    March 1, 2007
    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…


  • Japan Vilene To Market Fuel Cell Components

    March 1, 2007
    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…


  • Texsus To Add Highloft Line

    March 1, 2007
    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…


  • World Fiber Output Up In 2006

    February 28, 2007
    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”…


  • K-C Unveils Cleanroom Wiper Dispenser

    February 28, 2007
    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…


  • Americo Names Canadian Rep

    February 28, 2007
    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…


  • K-C Launches Thicker Baby Wipe

    February 21, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has added several new and improved baby and toddler hygiene products to its well-known Huggies brand including an improved Huggies Supreme baby wipe, a new naturally refreshing line of Huggies baby wipes and toiletries and…


  • Two A.Celli Airlaid Systems To Be Installed

    February 20, 2007
    A.Celli Nonwovens’ Wingformer has been selected as the airlaid technology for two new projects with China-based Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group and Italian producer Main SpA, respectively. In order to further expand its operations in the hygiene…


  • JMS New China Line Is Up

    February 16, 2007
    Johns Manville has begun operating a new nonwoven spunbond mat production line in Luoyang, China. Located in the Henan province, this new state-of-the-art line underscores JM’s commitment to its roofing, specialty and geotextiles customers. &ld…


  • Playtex Considers Acquisitions

    February 15, 2007
    Playtex Products, Westport, CT, posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit but its shares fell 3% after the consumer products company said that it might have to look at acquisitions to meet its 2008 goals. Playtex, whose products include tampo…