Nonwovens News


  • Construction

    ElkCorp Sale Price Rises

    Private equity firm Carlyle has boosted its takeover offer for roofing products maker ElkCorp to about $834 million, or $40.50 per share ElkCorp said on Tuesday, topping a rival bid from Building Materials Corp. of America (BMCA). ElkCorp said in a s…
    01.18.07

  • Colbond Introduces Green Products

    Colbond, a producer of high-quality synthetic nonwovens, is launching two innovative and environmentally sound primary backings for the carpet manufacturing industry. These two nonwovens, Colback SMR and Colback UMX, will help the industry make signi…
    01.12.07

  • Fibertex Buys Out Malaysian Partner

    In early 2007, Fibertex acquired a remaining 40% share in its Malaysian operations Fibertex Nonwovens Sdn Bhd from partner Industrialiseringsfonden for Udviklingslandene (IFU) for a reported DKK 135 million. Fibertex and IFU established the subsidiar…
    01.10.07

  • New Polyproplyene Plant To Use Basell Technology

    Liaoning Huajin Chemical Corporation has selected Basell’s Spheripol technology for a new 250 kiloton per year polypropylene plant it plans to build in Panjin, Liaoning Province China. Start-up is expected in 2009.     “…
    01.10.07

  • INDA Seeks Web Updates

    Any INDA member who visits www.inda.org between now and the opening of the IDEA07 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, April 24, 2007, will be eligible to win an iPod.     “It is important for us to keep…
    01.10.07

  • Fibers | India

    NC Attracts New Nonwovens Maker

    Carolina Nonwovens Corporation has confirmed it will build a new nonwovens facility in the Indian Creek Industrial Park in Lincolnton, NC. The initial investment to build the 33,000-square-foot facility will be $4.2 million, and the company expects t…
    01.09.07

  • Feminine Hygiene | Spunlace | Wipes

    PGI To Shutter Two U.S. Plants

    In an effort to lower operating costs and improve its performance, Polymer Group Inc. will close plants in Rogers, AK and Gainseville, GA and transfers portions of its business to other locations in North America and Asia. Operations at the two plant…
    01.04.07

  • Pegas Focuses On Growth

    Following its debut on the Prague stock exchange in December, Pegas Nonwovens will focus on investment risks including an adjustment to its customer portfolio. According to managing director Milos Bogdan, sales to its largest customer will comprise 4…
    01.02.07

  • Composite | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ahlstrom's Green Bay Line Is Up

    Ahlstrom has brought its new spunlace line, located in Green Bay, WI, online two weeks ahead of schedule. This additional capacity primarily serves the North American wipes market but  will also have the technological flexibility to meet the dem…
    12.22.06

  • India | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ginni Filaments Spunlace Line Near Complete

    Ginni Filaments is in the process of commissioning its first spunlace line from Rieter Perfojet in India with 3200 mm working width and production capacity of 12,000 tons a year. Commercial production is expected to start by February 2007.  The…
    12.21.06

  • Fibers | Filtration

    Lydall Filtration Meets EU Criteria

    Lydall Filtration/Separation Inc., a supplier of media for high-efficiency filtration applications, has introduced a significant addition to its LydAir MG product line.  LydAir ElementsMG is comprised of a new category of biosoluble glass microf…
    12.19.06

  • PGI Amends Credit Facility

    Polymer Group, Inc. has successfully amended its senior credit facility. "We appreciate the continued support from our lending group and are pleased our amendment requests were approved as submitted. This amendment provides greater financial fle…
    12.14.06

  • Ahlstrom To Bolster Role In Infusion

    Ahlstrom will invest approximately €27 million in a new food nonwovens production line at its plant in Chirnside, Scotland. The new line will primarily serve the growing infusion products market with next generation spunmelt products.  &n…
    12.12.06

  • Loparex Starts Up Chinese Extrusion Line

    Film supplier Loparex has invested in a new extrusion line at its Guangzhou, China plant. The investment is part of a strategy to strengthen the company's operations in Asia and expand its Guangzhou facility's product range to polycoated release line…
    12.11.06

  • Composite | Construction | Filtration | Meltblown | Wipes

    Mogul Expansion Imminent

    Several expansion projects are coming to fruition at Turkish roll goods producer Mogul. The company will soon add two 1600 mm-wide meltblown lines, each of which boast a 1000 metric ton capacity. With the first line scheduled to come onstream in Dece…
    12.07.06

  • Spunbond

    Pegas IPO Set

    Czech spunmelt producer Pegas Nonwovens will raise up to €264 million in a planned initial public offering scheduled for mid December. Up to 5.284 million existing and new shares will be offered at up to €50 each valuing the entire company…
    12.05.06

  • Fibers | Spunlace

    Fiberweb Diversifies Spunlace

    Fiberweb’s upgrade to its Bethune, SC spunlace line is complete, the company has announced. The investment, which increases the line’s fiber-type flexibility, is intended to satisfy market demand for more natural fabrics in baby, personal…
    12.04.06

  • India

    BCH Adds Medical Training Course

    Business Coordination House will hold a training course on the medical textiles market in New Delhi India in December. The course is one of a series of workshops b eing organized by BCH covering the different segments of technical textiles. In Novemb…
    12.01.06

  • 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