Nonwovens News


  • Apparel | Filtration | Needlepunch | Wipes

    PCC Adds to Needlepunch Operation

    Precision Custom Coatings, a Totowa, NJ-based producer and supplier of nonwoven and coated fabrics for the apparel industry and industrial market applications, has added a second needlepunch production line in its North East, MD facility. The investm…
    03.15.06

  • Wetlaid | Wipes

    Glatfelter Buys Wetlaid Mills

    P.H. Glatfelter Co., a maker of specialty papers and engineered products, will purchase two wetlaid nonwovens mills from J.R. Crompton Ltd. in a deal estimated at $86.8 million. Both facilities are located in the U.K. Glatfelt will pay $65.1 million…
    03.14.06

  • P&G Files Tampon Suit

    Tampax maker Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit against privately owned First Quality Hygienic Inc. alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition for making and distributing a "look-alike" brand of tamponsThe suit, filed in F…
    03.14.06

  • Spunbond

    BBA Facility Achieves Certification

    BBA’s Gray Court, SC, manufacturing facility has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification. The facility manufactures spunbonded polyester used for a wide variety of end uses. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a global network th…
    03.10.06

  • Linq Ownership Changes

    An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts of market-leading companies, has acquired the stock of Linq Industrial Fabrics, Inc. from American Industrial Partners. Linq is a leading global…
    03.08.06

  • Airlaid

    BBA To Expand Airlaid Business

    BBA Fiberweb will construct a new airlaid production at its Korma facility near Monza, Italy. The project includes the next  generation of flexible and modular airlaid technology, developed by M&J Fibretech, a division of Neumag, and represe…
    03.07.06

  • Libeltex Sale On Hold

    British Vita has abandoned plans to sell its Libeltex nonwovens business after deciding the group can add greater value as a part of the company. As part of this retention strategy, British Vita has initiated a program of investing in the people and…
    03.06.06

  • Airlaid | Composite | Construction | Spunbond | Spunlace | Wipes

    Fleissner Reports Spunlace Growth

    German machinery provider Fleissner has sold four AquaJet Spunlace systems throughout the world. In the U.S., the company has contracted a 3.6-meter, 12,000 ton-per-year spunlace line for the carded wipes market. This line is expected to start up at…
    03.03.06

  • Ciba Sells Textiles Unit

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has sold its Textile Effects business to Huntsman Corporation for CHF332 million in cash and assumed debt. The divestment is expected to be concluded in the third quarter of 2006 after a comprehensive separation process and t…
    03.02.06

  • Construction

    Eastman Expand Chinese Presence

    Eastman Chemical Company, through its Chinese subsidiary, Eastman (Shanghai) Chemical Commercial Co., Ltd., has entered into an exclusive, long-term agreement with West Tech Chemical Ltd. under which West Tech will build and operate a manufacturing f…
    03.02.06

  • Fibers

    Asahi-Dorlastan Deal Complete

    Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation has finalized its agreement with Lanxess for the purchase of the Dorlastan Spandex business. The Dorlastan acquisition will allow  AKF to strengthen its position as a leading manufacturer of synthetic elastic fiber…
    03.01.06

  • BBA To Move Forward With Fiberweb Sale

    BBA Group is moving forward with the demerger of its nonwovens business. While a possibility of selling the division still exists and the company has received several expressions of interest for the sale, BBA will for now explore the demerger. The co…
    02.28.06

  • BBA Nonwovens Business Now Thought to be De-merged

    Just weeks after the Time of London reported that rival Polymer Group Inc. was in negotiations to buy rival BBA Fiberweb’s nonwovens business, the Daily Telegraph is reporting that BBA is favoring a demerger of the division over a sale or trade…
    02.23.06

  • Wipes

    K-C Makes Cottonelle For Kids

    Kimberly-Clark has introduced the Cottonelle for Kids product line, the first-ever combined dry bath tissue and moist wipes system designed to help parents teach their 4-to-9-year-olds good bathroom and hygiene habits. The new system extends the Cott…
    02.23.06

  • Antiflammability Standard Passed Nationwide

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved a new federal standard for mattress flammability. By limiting the spread and intensity of a mattress fire and increasing escape time, CPSC estimates that the mandatory standard c…
    02.17.06

  • PGI To Move To Charlotte

    Nonwovens producer Polymer Group, Inc. will establish a new corporate headquarters in the Charlotte, NC region by August 2006. The new site will bring together the company’s senior leadership, finance, purchasing, human resources, sales, custom…
    02.16.06

  • ExxonMobil Announces LDPE Licensing

    ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing has signed a licensing agreement with Thailand's PTT Chemical Public Company Limited for production of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) in a 100 KTA autoclave system. PTTChem, a…
    02.16.06

  • Feminine Hygiene

    Japan's Panty Liner Market To Grow

    UniCharm has strengthened its efforts in the Japanese panty liners market, where penetration is reportedly 40% lower than Europe, the U.S. and other Asian countries. Currently, sales of panty liners are ¥12 billion, but experts predict growth cou…
    02.16.06

  • Filtration

    Ahlstrom Offers Logistics Platform For Filtration In China

    Ahlstrom Corporation will provide its Chinese customers with added flexibility and service through a local logistics platform. Based in Wuxi, this platform will offer warehousing, converting and packaging for all filtration customers. It will allow A…
    02.16.06

  • JM Teams With Tarco For Roofing Product

    Johns Manville is partnering with Tarco, the nation's largest roofing underlayment company, to create a new asphalt synthetic underlayment called EasyLay.  EasyLay is Tarco's new Leakbarrier product that employs DuraBase, JM's innovative weather…
    02.13.06