Nonwovens News


  • Spunbond

    Toray Establishes Chinese Company

    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…
    09.21.06

  • Freudenberg Politex Russia Site Complete

    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…
    09.14.06

  • Basell Completes Expansion

    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…
    09.14.06

  • Airlaid

    BBA To Build Second Chinese Line

    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…
    09.13.06

  • PGI Raises Prices

    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…
    09.13.06

  • Huntsman Launches Global Branding Program

    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…
    09.06.06

  • Ahlstrom Adds To Glass Fiber Investment

    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…
    09.06.06

  • Composite | Fibers | Filtration

    Superior Fabrics Makes Glass Media Acquisition

    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…
    09.06.06

  • Suit Challenges Diaper Reduction

    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…
    09.05.06

  • Filtration | Wipes

    BBA To Demerger Fiberweb This Fall

    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…
    09.05.06

  • Koester Launches New Closure Product

    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…
    08.31.06

  • Wipes

    Converting Group To Meet Next Month

    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…
    08.31.06

  • Airlaid | Fibers | Wipes

    Celanese Earns Patent

    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…
    08.30.06

  • Composite | Fibers | Filtration

    DuPont Bridges Gap Between Nonwovens and Film

    DuPont has introduced Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT), a new offering for air and liquid filtration that is poised to fill the performance gap between traditional nonwovens and microporous films. Comprised of continuous sub-micron fibers and availab…
    08.30.06

  • Fibers

    Renewable Diaper Launched

    Wellness Innovation Project, W.I.P., Prato, Italy, has created a brand new, ecological concept in diapers. The new diapers are 80% biodegradable and hypoallergenic, as tested by Clinica Dermatologica of Parma University, without sacrificing performan…
    08.28.06

  • Freudenberg Texbond To Invest $10M

    Freudenberg Texbond will expand its Macon, GA facility to accommodate demand for nonwoven polyester materials in the roofing industry. The company will spend $10 million on a new 50,000-square-foot facility. The new facility will include recycling an…
    08.24.06

  • Apparel

    K-C Revamps Supreme Diaper Line

    Kimberly-Clark has added two super premium diapers to its Huggies line, which will replace the brand’s current supreme offerings. Huggies Supreme Gentle Care and Huggies Supreme Natural Fit diapers  provide customized comfort to meet babie…
    08.24.06

  • Pacific Rim

    DelStar Adds To Chinese Operation

    DelStar Technologies has more than doubled its manufacturing capacity in Suzhou, China. The expansion meets increased needs for DelStar products in the Pacific Rim region. The new equipment enhances DelStar’s Naltex product offering at this sit…
    08.22.06

  • Wipes

    PGI Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit

    Polymer Group Inc. has settled a lawsuit filed against The Kroger Co., Inter-American Products and U.S. Nonwovens concerning private label imaged wipes sold through Kroger's food stores. Under the settlement agreement, Kroger, Inter-American and U.S.…
    08.21.06

  • Apparel | Thermal Bonded

    PCC Unveils New Nonwoven

    Precision Custom Coatings LLC (PCC), Totowa, NJ, has introduced Comfort Stretch thermal bonded nonwovens for interlining applications. Designed to offer stretch, recovery and comfort, stretchable nonwoven style CS85 and CS96 target apparel manufactur…
    08.18.06