Nonwovens News

  • Hof Expands Into Spunlaced

    April 27, 2007
    New line came up in January.

  • Rieter Unveils Meltblown System

    April 27, 2007
    Machinery specialist Rieter Textile Systems chose IDEA07 in Miami, FL as the venue for launching its most recent innovation in melt blown technology. The brand new system offers excellent basis weight distribution, very narrow fiber size distribution…

  • DuPont Wins Two IDEA Achievement Awards

    April 24, 2007
    Awards presented at IDEA07.

  • Fitesa Makes Line Announcement

    April 24, 2007
    Brazilian nonwovens producer Fitesa announced at IDEA 2007 it would install a second Reicofil 4 line. The 4.2 meter line will be able to produce 15,000 metric tons of spunmelt nonwovens and will come onstream during the second half of next year. Acco…

  • Avgol Nonwovens Announces Fourth U.S. Line

    April 23, 2007
    Plans are underway at Israeli roll goods producer Avgol to expand its Mocksville, NC manufacturing facility by adding 15,000 metric tons of Reicofil spunmelt capacity. Scheduled for start-up during the second quarter of 2008, the company’s seco…

  • Glatfelter Composite Fibers Pools Its Expertise in Europe

    April 19, 2007
    As part of the U.S.-based Glatfelter Company, two long-established players in the European paper industry, Schoeller & Hoesch and Lydney (formerly JR Crompton), are operating jointly as Glatfelter Composite Fibers effective of last month. “…

  • Study Reports Wipes Growth

    April 19, 2007
    Demand for wipes in the U.S. is forecast to increase 6.1% per year to $2.2 billion in 2011, propelled by a continual spate of new product introductions and further segmentation of the market. The number and variety of wipes on the market continue to…

  • Lenzing To Expand Into India

    April 18, 2007
    Lenzing will build a new viscose fiber production facility in India in cooperation with the Indian Modi Group. The new plant will initially be able to produce 80,000 tons of viscose fibers for textiles and nonwovens and will employ 700. It will be lo…

  • WNI Spins Off Cerex

    April 11, 2007
    Florida-based Cerex Advanced Fabrics, a supplier of high performance spunbond nylon nonwoven fabrics, has been acquired by management and an investor group led by Jon Vesely, a Chicago-based private equity investor.  Prior to the acquisition, Ce…

  • Webex Buys Vacuum Roll Line

    April 9, 2007
    Webex, Inc., a 35-year veteran manufacturer of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries, has acquired the Isoten vacuum roll product line from Coating and Converting Resources, Inc. (CCR), of Sussex, WI. The Isoten company was f…

  • Fiberweb Americas Names Leader

    April 4, 2007
    Fiberweb will consolidate its two North American units into one unit, Fiberweb Americas, and has tapped Dave Rousse to serve as president of that unit. Mr. Rousse joined Fiberweb in late 2005 as president of Hygiene/Medical Americas.    &n…

  • Indian Conference Seeks Abstracts

    April 2, 2007
    Global players in all fields of textiles from fiber to fabric and defense textiles to nonwoven textiles will gather in textile city, Coimbatore from June 18-20, 2007. This international meeting showcases INDO-US collaboration and is being organized b…

  • K-C Names Three New Executives

    April 2, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation unveiled the structure for its new Global Marketing organization as part of its ongoing effort to extend its brand-building capabilities, accelerate growth and product innovation and improve the effectiveness of its marketi…

  • PGI Names New CEO

    April 2, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. has named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective April 23, 2007. Ms. Hagen brings over 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internat…

  • Ahlstrom Buys Fiberweb's Consumer Wipes Business

    April 1, 2007
    Fiberweb has sold its hygiene wipes business Ahlstrom Corporation in a deal that include facilities in South Carolina, Italy and Spain. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close by the end of June and is valued a…