Nonwovens News

  • Asahi Kasei Develops New Nonwovens

    September 21, 2006
    Asahi Kasei has developed a triple-layer polyester-based spunbond nonwoven featuring different deniers of fibers. The medium layer of Precise is made from significantly finer denier fibers than the upper and bottom layers. The 130 cm-wide nonwovens a…


  • K-C Mexico To Ramp Up Diaper Investment

    September 21, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark de Mexico SA, the country's largest producer of consumer paper goods, agreed to sell its industrial products division for $434 million in a plan to focus on its more profitable consumer products business. K-C will receive $384 million…


  • Toray Establishes Chinese Company

    September 21, 2006
    Toray Saehan has established a joint company, TPN, to begin producing polypropylene spunbond nonwovens in China. Fifty percent of the new company is owned by TSI, 40% by Toray and 10% by Toray China. The new plant will begin making nonwovens, with an…


  • Freudenberg Politex Russia Site Complete

    September 14, 2006
    The Freudenberg Politex Group officially celebrated the opening of its new production site in  Zavolzhie, in the Nizhniy Novgorod region of Russia, on September 12. The production line installed in the new plant will produce up to 11,000 tons of…


  • Basell Completes Expansion

    September 14, 2006
    Basell has successfully expanded its catalyst manufacturing facility located in Ferrara, Italy.  The capacity of the plant, which produces Ziegler polyethylene and Ziegler-Natta polypropylene catalysts, has been expanded by 40%. The plant can no…


  • BBA To Build Second Chinese Line

    September 13, 2006
    Plans are in the works at BBA Fiberweb to invest in a second production line at its plant in Tianjin, China. Utilizing local technology, the new line will target the growing Chinese market for airlaid products and will complement the plant’s ex…


  • PGI Raises Prices

    September 13, 2006
    Polymer Group Inc. will increase prices of its nonwoven roll goods in North America 5 -7%, depending on the specific products, to combate higher raw material and other manufacturing costs. The increases, effective Oct. 1, will apply primarily to pro…


  • Huntsman Launches Global Branding Program

    September 6, 2006
    Huntsman’s Textile Effects business segment has launched a first-ever global branding program for innovative textile color and finishing effects. High IQ stands for Innovation and Quality. The first five “intelligent” effects in the…


  • Ahlstrom Adds To Glass Fiber Investment

    September 6, 2006
    Ahlstrom  will invest an additional €5 million ($6.3 million) in a new specialty glassfiber reinforcement plant in the U.S. Ahlstrom announced in June that it would invest €5.2 million in a specialty glass fiber reinforcement plant in…


  • Superior Fabrics Makes Glass Media Acquisition

    September 6, 2006
    Superior Fibers Incorporated, Bremen, OH, has purchased Chicago-based Hollinee, LLC. The acquisition makes Superior Fibers the largest glass fiber filtration manufacturer in the world, according to Superior Fibers board chairman Bill Miller. “T…


  • Suit Challenges Diaper Reduction

    September 5, 2006
    A class action suit has been filed against Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., a company owned by American Israeli Paper Mills and Kimberly-Clark. The suit has alleged that H-K has reduced the number of diapers in packages of its Titulim brand of disposable diapers…


  • BBA To Demerger Fiberweb This Fall

    September 5, 2006
    BBA Group plans to post the demerger of its Fiberweb nonwovens unit by the end of October and have the deal finalized one month later, the company has reported. This announcement comes amidst significantly decreased earnings for the nonwovens divisio…


  • Koester Launches New Closure Product

    August 31, 2006
    Koester has added Combi-Tape to its line of closure tapes for incontinence briefs. The two-layer mechanical Combi-Tape consists of a soft nonwoven material and features a combination of glue with an innovative hook system—the FHL Flex Hook. Thi…


  • Converting Group To Meet Next Month

    August 31, 2006
    A group of eight companies has announced the startup of a new industry group of converting manufacturers and associated companies who will meet to share industry news and foster growth. The group will hold its first industry-wide meeting October 18 a…


  • Celanese Earns Patent

    August 30, 2006
    The Emulsions & PVOH business of Celanese has received a U.S. patent for its Dur-O-Set Elite Ultra binder technology which improves the wet strength characteristics of nonwovens and other substrates in both water and solvent applications.  T…