Nonwovens News


  • K-C Names Three New Executives

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation unveiled the structure for its new Global Marketing organization as part of its ongoing effort to extend its brand-building capabilities, accelerate growth and product innovation and improve the effectiveness of its marketi…
    04.02.07

  • Education

    PGI Names New CEO

    Polymer Group, Inc. has named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective April 23, 2007. Ms. Hagen brings over 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internat…
    04.02.07

  • Composite | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ahlstrom Buys Fiberweb's Consumer Wipes Business

    Fiberweb has sold its hygiene wipes business Ahlstrom Corporation in a deal that include facilities in South Carolina, Italy and Spain. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close by the end of June and is valued a…
    04.01.07

  • K-Tron Finalizes Chinese Acquisition

    K-Tron International, Inc has finalized a previously announced agreement to acquire certain assets of Wuxi Chenghao Machinery Co., Ltd. a privately-owned company in the People’s Republic of China.  The acquired business will operate under…
    03.28.07

  • 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