Nonwovens News


  • 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

  • Wipes

    Fameccanica and Teknoweb Team Up In Wipes

    Teknoweb Srl and Fameccanica.Data SpA have entered into a license agreement concerning Fameccanica’s intellectual property related to its Model WEWI manufacturing machines for disposable wet wipes. After a joint, in-depth study and a careful ev…
    11.03.06

  • Fibers | Meltblown

    3M Acoustics Honored

    Frost & Sullivan has selected 3M Acoustic Solutions, makers of Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation, as the recipient of the 2006 North American Acoustic Nonwovens Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year award for its innovative products and business st…
    11.02.06

  • Hyosung Adds Chinese Operation

    The world's second largest spandex producer Hyosung will acquire the Tongkook spandex facilities in southeastern China, which will add 6000 tons of capacity to the company's creora brand portfolio. “Our vision is to become the leader in span…
    11.01.06

  • P&G Releases First Quarter Results

    Boosted by improved margins, first-quarter profit climbed 33% for consumer product company Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH. The Pampers diapers maker also lifted its full-year earnings outlook on a better commodity and energy cost forecast.…
    11.01.06

  • Wipes

    K-C Sees Increased Sales & Profits

    Profits rose 12% in the July-September 2006 period for absorbent product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, as sales increased, especially in developing markets. Net sales in the third quarter rose 5.2% to $4.2 billion, a new quarterly record. Sales w…
    10.31.06