Nonwovens News


  • Wipes

    Suominen VP To Retire

    Esa Palttala, executive vice president of Suominen Corporation's wipes and nonwovens business area, will retire in July. Vice president Pekka Rautala, general manager of the wet wipes business unit, and vice president Sakari Santa-Paavola, general m…
    06.09.06

  • Fibers | Wipes

    Wipe Developed for Glass and Computers

    Mitsubishi Paper has developed nonwovens from nano  fibers for the glass and computer wipes markets. These thinner increase the wiping capabilities  and, unlike traditional nanofibers, do not have linting problems. Mitsuibishi solved the li…
    06.06.06

  • Buckeye Leader To Retire

    David Ferraro, chairman and chief executive officer of Buckeye Technologies, Memphis. TN, will retire in September. In anticipation of Mr. Ferraro's retirement, the board has elected John Crowe, currently Buckeye president and chief operating officer…
    06.05.06

  • San-Dia In Expansion Mode

    San-Dia Polymers will increase the capacity of its superabsorbent polymer plant in China by 30,000 tons. The new capacity, which will come onstream next year, will bring the Chinese plant’s capacity to 50,000 tons, and will help San-Dia meet in…
    06.05.06

  • Spunbond

    Pantex, Chisso To Build Chinese Line

    Italian topsheet producer Pantex International is establishing a business relationship with Japanese fiber and nonwovens producer Chisso Corp. to produce and sell unique perforated nonwovens. This innovative product was introduced at ANEX 2006 where…
    06.05.06

  • Apparel

    PCC Gains Chinese Partner

    Precision Custom Coatings has formed  a joint venture agreement with Ningbo Yihua Textile Factory, an  Asian textile manufacturer. The new venture, PCC Ningbo Textile Co., Ltd. will expand  PCC’s apparel interlining production&nb…
    06.01.06

  • Composite

    FiberMark Installs New Laminator

    FiberMark Gessner, a  global supplier of automotive and vac bag filter media as well as a manufacturer of backing papers for coated abrasives and adhesive  tapes, has added a laminator to its technical capabilities. This laminator will not…
    06.01.06

  • Shiseido Exits San Pro Biz

    Unicharm has acquired Shisheido’s sanitary goods business. Shiseido, Japan’s leading cosmetics company, entered the san pro business in 1986 with the production of sanitary napkins but has so far only achieved a 5% share of this market an…
    06.01.06

  • Spunlace

    Albany, Fleissner To Focus On Patterning

    Albany International Corp., Albany, NY, a supplier of custom-designed fabrics and sleeves for specialty spunlace nonwovens applications, and Fleissner GmbH of Egelsbach, Germany, a supplier of spunlace manufacturing equipment, are jointly developing…
    05.30.06

  • India

    EDANA To Bring Training Course to India

    EDANA, in cooperation with BCH, is holding two nonwovens and absorbent hygiene products training courses, for the first time in India in November 2006. Taking place in November in New Delhi, these two-day training courses will provide an opportunity…
    05.25.06

  • Workshops Target Flammability Standards For Bedding

    In preparation for the upcoming Federal Mattress Standard scheduled to go into effect  July 1, 2007, the International  Sleep Products Association (ISPA) and Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC) have  announced new Flammability SHOPtal…
    05.25.06

  • India | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ginni Will Expand To Medical

    After launching personal hygiene and beauty care products made from spunlaced nonwovens in India, Ginni Filaments is considering expanding into medical products using the innovation unit under its consumer products division.     Sanja…
    05.25.06

  • Construction

    Freudenberg Reports Financial Status

    Following a phase of exceptionally high acquisition and investment activity, the Freudenberg Group used the 2005 financial year to consolidate and strengthen the balance sheet. Thanks to improved working capital management, prudent housekeeping and s…
    05.25.06

  • Fibers

    Foss Manufacturing Renamed

    Hampton, NH-based Foss Manufacturing is now known as Felt Manufacturing following its sale last month to Foss Manufacturing LLC, a Nevada limited liability company at a price tag of $39 million. According to court documents, the sale provides for the…
    05.23.06

  • Filtration

    Conwed Acquires Polynet

    Conwed, Minneapolis, MN, a supplier of high-performance netting, has acquired Palmer, MA-based Polynet Inc. The company manufactures extruded plastic netting for packaging of produce, meat, poultry, toys and specialty items. "The Polynet acqu…
    05.23.06

  • DuPont To Expand Tyvek Plant

    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, plans to invest $25 million to expand its operations in Chesterfield County, VA, creating 50 new jobs. The plant manufactures DuPont Tyvek nonwovens. "Chesterfield County was chosen as the site for this expansion based…
    05.18.06

  • 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