Nonwovens News


  • Accusentry Moves Into New Facility

    Inspection system specialist AccuSentry has moved into a larger facility in anticipation of significant growth over the next several years.  Located just one mile from its old headquarters in Marietta, GA, the 18,000-square-foot facility more th…
    12.01.06

  • Composite | Fibers | Filtration | Meltblown

    JM Adds To Filtration Offerings

    Johns Manville Engineered Products has introduced three new filtration products that offer added value to the filtration markets and help filter manufacturers expand their product lines and increase sales. “Our global presence, technological kn…
    11.30.06

  • Fibers | Filtration | Wetlaid

    Ahlstrom Launches NanoAlumina Filtration Media

    Ahlstrom has completed an exclusive licensing agreement with the Argonide Corporation to manufacture and commercialize patented electrostatic nano fiber filter media under the Disruptor brand name. Disruptor is a wetlaid technology designed to be use…
    11.30.06

  • Spunbond

    Fiberweb Releases Shares Of CNC

    CPPC, based in Bangkok, Thailand, has purchased from Fiberweb Holdings Limited (FHL) all of its shares in CNC International Company Limited (CNC). Until the acquisition, CNC, a leading manufacturer of nonwoven spunbond materials located in Rayong, Th…
    11.30.06

  • Construction | India

    IIT Delhi Attracts Crowd

    The International Conference on Technical Textiles (IIT Delhi), organized by the Department of Textile Technology, gathered participants from the technical textiles industry worldwide. Held on November 11-12, the conference brought together businesse…
    11.29.06

  • India | Turkey | Wipes

    K-C Increases Ownership in Brazilian Affiliate

    Absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, has increased its ownership of its Brazilian affiliate, Kimberly-Clark Kenko Industria e Comercio Ltda. (Kenko), from 70% to 100%. Kimberly-Clark acquired the remaining minority interest from Alserc…
    11.29.06

  • Adult Incontinence

    CWI, First Quality Continue Partnership

    CWI Medical, a privately held company based in Farmingdale, NY, will continue its distribution partnership with adult incontinence product supplier First Quality Products. First Quality produces the Prevail brand of adult briefs, diapers, protective…
    11.28.06

  • BBA Fiberweb Demerger Complete

    BBA Group has completed the demerger of its nonwovens division Fiberweb plc and has changed its name to BBA Aviation. Fiberweb plc's issued shares now have a separate listing London Stock Exchange, where they will be traded under the ticker symbol FW…
    11.22.06

  • Fibers | India | Spunlace

    Truetzschler Buys Fleissner

    The Fleissner Company, a maker of spunlace machinery and other textile production equipment, has been purchased by Trützschler Group. The acquisition of Fleissner, will allow Trützschler to expand its nonwovens machinery range from bale ope…
    11.21.06

  • Ibis Announces Cooperation in China

    Ibis International will expand production in China beginning next year through a joint partnership. Ram Ibis Co. is located in Suzhou Industrial Park, China, just outside of Shanghai. Ram Ibis is a partnership of Peterson Holdings of Taiwan, Stefano…
    11.21.06

  • Apparel

    EDANA To Hold Two New Events

    EDANA, the European Nonwovens Association, will hold a Middle East Nonwovens Symposium and Tabletop exhibition, in Dubai, UAE February 20-21. The symposium, which takes place in the JW Marriott Hotel, will feature 13 expert speakers from leading regi…
    11.20.06

  • K-C Redesigns Website

    To instantly connect visitors with Kimberly-Clark, its innovations and world-famous brands, the company today unveiled a redesigned corporate website accessible at www.kimberly-clark.com. The site employs contemporary design, best-in-class navigation…
    11.16.06

  • FMS Builds First Chinese Diaper Line

    Last month Fameccanica Machinery Shanghai (FMS)—the wholly owned China-based arm of Italian hygiene machinery producer Fameccanica.Data SpA—successfully completed the qualification of the first full FA-X baby diaper machine built at its S…
    11.14.06

  • Filtration

    K-C Filtration Offers Energy Savings

    Kimberly-Clark Filtration Products has become an Energy Star Partner. Energy Star is a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through…
    11.14.06

  • Filtration

    Ahlstrom To Transfer Liquid Filtration

    Ahlstrom will move its Mount Holly Springs, PA liquid filtration converting business to another Ahlstrom facility in Bishopville, SC in February 2007.  Negotiations with the local trade union regarding the transfer have been concluded setting th…
    11.13.06

  • Fibers | Filtration | Spunlace

    Ceccato Improves Production

    Ceccato has completed a new plant and offices in Concorezzo near Milan, Italy. The new  factory is not only larger it also has more modern equipment allowing Ceccato to improve the production and marketing of its spunlace strips and spinnerets.…
    11.13.06

  • Third Quarter Sales Up For Polymer Group

    Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC, has reported third quarter and nine-month results. Sales for the quarter grew 8.9% to $248.6 million over the third quarter of 2005. Gross profit, impacted by continued increases in raw material costs and certain p…
    11.13.06

  • Filtration

    DuPont Tackles Automotive Interior Filtration

    DuPont has introduced a line of automotive DuPont Premium Interior Air Filters, featuring exclusive filtering technology that cleans the outside air before it enters the cabin of the automobile. DuPont Premium Interior Air Filters capture up to 96% o…
    11.07.06

  • Snider Joins Nonwovens Consulting Firm

    Mark Snider has joined the consulting practice of Smith, Johnson  & Associates as a principal. Mr. Snider was welcomed into the firm in late October and is expected to provide clients with expanded dimensions in equipment and process enginee…
    11.07.06

  • K-Tron Makes Acquisition in China

    K-Tron International will acquire certain assets of Wuxi Chenghao Machinery Co., Ltd. in China. Wuxi Chenghao is a privately held company and is one of the leading feeder and ancillary equipment manufacturers for the plastics compounding and injectio…
    11.04.06