Nonwovens News


  • Machinery and Equipment

    Mlnlycke To Close Mexican Plant

    Mölnlycke Health Care, Göteborg, Sweden, a manufacturer of single-use surgical and wound care solutions, is permanently closing its Juarez, Mexico converting facility in June. The plant produces patient and instrument drapes, surgical gowns…
    05.18.06

  • Airlaid | Composite

    McAirlaids To Build U.S. Headquarters

    German airlaid specialist McAirlaid's Vliesstoffe GmbH & Co. KG plans to invest $85 million to open a plant and U.S. headquarters in Franklin County, VA. The project is expected to create 160 jobs. The company plans to build the offices and manuf…
    05.17.06

  • Composite | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ahlstrom To Run Cotton In Green Bay

    Ahlstrom, has invested in new capabilities for the production of cotton-containing spunlace products at its Green Bay, WI, plant. As a quick reaction to market demand for cotton-containing materials, Ahlstrom upgraded current systems and installed ca…
    05.10.06

  • Nordenia Expands Russian Presence

    Nordenia International has opened a sales office in St. Petersburg. The international films manufacturer and converter had already expanded its business relations in Russia, and the new office will be able to provide even better service on a local le…
    05.10.06

  • Apparel | Fibers | Wipes

    Natureworks Celebrates Earth Month

    In conjunction with Earth month, several new sustainable products using its Natureworks’ Ingeo brand of sustainable fibers. Among these are Earth Friendly Baby’s eco baby wipes, the first U.K. disposable product made with Ingeo fibers. Th…
    05.10.06

  • Spunlace

    Adhesive Tape Uses Spunlace

    Scapa Medical has introduced BioflexÒ Rx1184P-2.4, a durable, heavyweight fabric adhesive tape for direct skin medical device attachment.  The product is specifically designed for bandages, insulin infusion sets, ECG electrodes, and TENS.…
    05.10.06

  • Wipes

    Tufco Gets Funds For Employee Training

    Tufco Technologies has received a $51,772 grant Friday from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. The money, combined with nearly $50,000 remaining from a previous grant, will be used to train employees on new equipment, primarily in the company's no…
    05.08.06

  • Propex CFO To Retire

    Lee McCarter has been named as replacement for Philip Barnes as CFO of Propex Fabrics, effective Jan. 1, 2007. For the remainder of the year, Mr. Barnes will work to establish certain global finance functions, including external reporting, SOX compli…
    05.05.06

  • Needlepunch

    Propex To Consolidate Needlepunch Business

    Propex Fabrics will close its Seneca, SC plant as part of a  restructuring and consolidation plan involving its U.S. needlepunch nonwovens manufacturing activities. The plan, expected to save the company between $7-8 million annually, will make…
    05.02.06

  • Construction

    Celanese Expands Chinese Presence

    Celanese has begun construction on an emulsion polymers facility in Nanjing, China, its tenth such facility worldwide. The new plant will allow Celanese to meet demand for emulsion polymers in Asia for nonwovens, adhesive,s coatings and high tech gla…
    05.02.06

  • Schaetti Divests Coating and Laminating Business

    Wallisellen, Switzerland-based Schaetti has sold its coating and laminating machines business to the M + S Group, Brugg, Switzerland. The purchase took effect retrospectively from January 1, 2006. M + S has been building Schaetti lines for more than…
    05.02.06

  • Apparel | Composite | Construction | Meltblown | Spunbond

    Starr Publishes Spunmelt Study

    John R. Starr, Inc., a management consulting firm specialized in nonwovens and related fields, worldwidehas published a new study titled World Demand and Supply Outlook for Spunbonded Polypropylene and Spunbonded/Melt Blown Composites 2005–2010…
    05.02.06

  • Spunbond

    BBA To Spin Nonwovens Off

    BBA Group PLC will demerge its Fiberweb business unit making it a separate public company listed on the London Stock Exchange this fall. The action will be the final result of a process to separate its nonwovens business, which achieved sales of $1 b…
    04.30.06

  • Wipes

    Suominen Sees Nonwovens Sales Decline

    Suominen Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, recently reported first quarter financial results. Net sales of Suominen’s continuing operations for the first quarter were EUR€´ 49.2 million. The volume of sales declined slightly from the s…
    04.27.06

  • Fibers

    Buckeye Reports Third Quarter Loss

    Specialty fiber and roll goods producer Buckeye Technologies, Memphis, TN, has reported third quarter results. Net sales in the third quarter were flat, up 0.3% from $181 million in the third quarter 2005, to $181 million in this fiscal year's third…
    04.27.06

  • K-C Releases Quarterly Results

    At Dallas, TX-based Kimberly-Clark, first-quarter profit fell by more than one-third due to higher costs for energy and raw materials, but the company plans to meet 2006 earnings goals despite more inflation in the rest of the year. During the quarte…
    04.27.06

  • DuPont Raises Forecast

    Quarterly profit fell for DuPont, Wilmington, DE, as record energy costs, lower seed sales and the cost of European plant shutdowns outweighed a late rise in prices and demand. DuPont also raised its 2006 forecast, citing the strong pricing and reduc…
    04.27.06

  • K-C Adds To Pull-Ups Line

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation will introduce two new solutions for potty training—a new Pull-Ups Training Pants with Cool Alert and Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants—in June. Pull-Ups Training Pants with Cool Alert have a special  c…
    04.20.06

  • PGI Opens Asian HQ

    Polymer Group Inc. has opened a Asian region head office in Suzhou, China, bringing a newly constructed manufacturing plant together with administrative functions under one roof. The new site in the Suzhou Industrial Park houses spunmelt manufacturin…
    04.20.06

  • K-C Steps Up RFID Efforts

    Kimberly-Clark has begun shipping Gen2 RFID-tagged cases of product to Wal-Mart.  This next step in the implementation of RFID technology is a result of K-C’s extensive research and testing on the compatibility of Gen2 hardware and softwar…
    04.20.06