Nonwovens News


  • Construction

    PGI Plans To Improve Profits

    Leading roll goods producer Polymer Group (PGI), Charlotte, NC, reported mixed results from operations for the second quarter and six-month period ended July 1, 2006. On the up side, sales increased 5.4% to $249 million over the second quarter of 200…
    08.17.06

  • DuPont Hurt By High Energy Costs

    In releasing its second quarter results, DuPont, Wilmington, DE, attributed declining profits and income to higher energy and ingredient costs. However, the company said that better local pricing and increased volumes offset a significant portion of…
    08.17.06

  • P&G Earnings Up For Q4

    Consumer product powerhouse Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, reported fourth quarter earnings of $1.90 billion, up 36% from $1.39 billion in the year-ago quarter. Procter & Gamble's net sales, including the addition of Gillette, for the quar…
    08.17.06

  • Fibertex Names Next CEO

    Following the retirement of Knud Wæde Hansen, Fibertex’s CEO will Michael Meulengracht, who has worked for the Foss group of companies in Hillerød for the past four years. Most recently, he was responsible for sales via the group&r…
    08.16.06

  • Basell Expands In Australia

    Basell has completed the expansion of its Geelong, Australia polypropylene plant, increasing capacity from 60 to 130 kilotons per year. “This project represents a significant commitment to the Australian polymer industry,” said Barry Kell…
    08.16.06

  • Filtration | Spunlace | Wipes

    BFF Announces Sale of Business

    BFF, a manufacturer of intelligent technical fabrics, has put its business on the selling block. The U.K.-based company includes thermal bonding, spunlace and chemical bonding capabilities that supply a variety of profitable niche markets. Founded in…
    08.15.06

  • Ahlstrom Results Impacted By Raw Mat Pricing

    Ahlstrom Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, has released sales and earnings figures for the April-to-June 2006 period. The company earned a pre-tax profit of €25.2 million versus €25.4 million a year ago. As have most nonwoven roll goods produ…
    08.14.06

  • Buckeye Sales Up

    Fourth quarter results have been released by roll goods producer Buckeye Technologies, Memphis, TN. The company earned $1.2 million after taxes in the quarter ended June 30, 2006. Net sales for the April-June quarter were $193 million, 5% above the $…
    08.14.06

  • Wipes

    Suominen Sees Q2 Loss

    Reporting sluggish demand for nonwovens during the second quarter, Suominen Corporation, Tampere, Finland, has seen a decline in both net sales and sales volumes. Net sales were €97 million, down from €99.7 million in the second quarter of…
    08.14.06

  • K-C Second Quarter Sales Improve

    Net sales in the second quarter of 2006 at consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, TX, rose 4.4% to $4.2 billion. Meanwhile, net income decreased approximately 7%. For the first six months of 2006, sales of $8.2 billion were u…
    08.14.06

  • Airlaid

    EDANA Releases European Statistics

    According to figures released by EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related products industries, production of nonwovens in Europe grew by just over 5% in 2005 to reach 1.4 million tons. This compares with 1.33 million ton…
    08.10.06

  • BBA Fiberweb's Green Bay Site Honored

    BBA Fiberweb’s Green Bay WI facility has been recognized for its exemplary safety record by being designated a Star Site for the twelfth consecutive year in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. “The Green Bay site has gone nine full…
    08.08.06

  • Fibers | Needlepunch

    Foss Turns Around

    Foss Manufacturing has gone from bankruptcy to profitability three months after being acquired by Alinian Capital Group, a Florida investment partnership fund. The Hampton, NH-based maker of needlepunched nonwovens and specialty fibers entered bankru…
    08.07.06

  • Study Tracks Acoustic Nonwovens Market

    As noise control assumes greater priority, acoustical nonwovens materials are finding application in an increasing number of end-user markets across North America, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Revents in this market reached…
    08.03.06

  • Freudenberg Acquires SciMAT

    Freudenberg Nonwovens has acquired SciMAT, a leading finisher of battery separators based in Swindon, U.K. This acquisition reinforces Freudenberg's  strategic position as one of the leading manufacturers of high-grade battery separators for nic…
    08.03.06

  • Filtration

    AFS To Hold Conference for Power Generation Industry

    The American Filtration and Separations Society will hold a conference on separation and filtration processes for the power generation industry  October 16-18, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree in Pittsburgh, PA.  Topics of s…
    08.01.06

  • Basell Expands Wesseling Site

    Basell will build a new Spherilene S polyethylene plant at its Wesseling industrial site near Cologne, Germany. The plant will be based on Basell’s new Spherilene S single reactor gas phase design. Start-up is planned for 2008. Basell currently…
    08.01.06

  • K-C Delays Close of Nonwovens Plant

    Kimberly-Clark Corp. will keep its Neenah, WI nonwovens plant open until the end of 2008, two years longer than previously planned due to greater-than-expected demand for its baby and child care products, which is expected to continue. In March, the…
    08.01.06

  • Airlaid | Needlepunch | Spunbond | Spunlace

    Neumag Opens Carding Center In Austria

    At the end of July, the new Neumag Carding Center was officially opened at Neumag Austria (formerly Fehrer) in Linz, Austria. The center contains a carded nonwovens production line extending from bale opening to end product winding and offers a compl…
    07.31.06

  • Wipes

    PGI Files Suit to Protect Apex Technology

    Polymer Group, Inc., through certain of its subsidiaries, has filed a suit against The Kroger Co. (Kroger), Inter-American Products, Inc. (Inter-American) and U.S. Nonwovens Corp. for patent infringement related to private-label imaged wipes sold thr…
    07.28.06