Nonwovens News

  • Avgol Sells 20% Stake, Invests In Eastern Europe

    July 25, 2006
    In June, Avgol Nonwovens Industries  sold  20% of its outstanding shares to Israel Petrochemical Enterprises (IPE), which also owns a 50% stake in Carmel Olefins, a polypropylene and polyethylene resin producer in Israel. Nir Peleg, Avgol C…


  • PaperPak Expands In NC

    July 18, 2006
    PaperPak products, a manufacturer of adult disposable incontinence products, will expand its workforce by nearly a third and invest $9.7 million in its facility in Pitt County, North Carolina. As part of the expansion, PaperPak will also move its cor…


  • Kimberly-Clark To Restart Diaper Line

    July 17, 2006
    Consumer product giant Kimberly-Clark, Dallas, TX, plans to restart one idle diaper production machine at its Lakeview production facility in Menasha, WI next month. The company will bring back 20 to 25 of the workers it laid off in June as part of a…


  • Colbond To Be Sold

    July 17, 2006
    London, U.K.-based specialty materials group Low & Bonar plans to purchase nonwoven roll goods producer Colbond, Arnhem, The Netherlands, for $137 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis, subject to certain post-completion adjustments. &quo…


  • Cerex Adds Line, Unveils New Product

    July 11, 2006
    Cerex Advanced Fabrics, Inc, a division of Western Nonwovens, Inc, is producing high quality, nylon-based spunbond nonwovens on a new line at its Cantonment, FL facility. The new fabrics will be sold under the SpectraMax brand name to the automotive…


  • Bayteks Adds Second Line

    July 11, 2006
    Turkish nonwovens producer Bayteks, based in Gaziantep, started up a second spunbond line, based on proprietary technology, in May 2006. According to general manager Aykut Peltek, the new line is 2.5 meters wide and features unique technology which a…


  • Jacob Holm To Separate STA Division

    July 7, 2006
    Jacob Holm & Sons has broadened its industrial textile products business through the acquisition ot Tytex and will form a new company combining the activities of Tytex with its STA (Specialty Technical Applications) division with the name Jacob H…


  • Celanese Revs Up CEE Business

    July 7, 2006
    The Emulsions & PVOH business of Celanese has expanded its distribution agreement with Poland’s HSH Group for the sale of Mowilith and Vinamul emulsions into Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Roman…


  • Cardinal Sharpens Focus Outside U.S.

    July 7, 2006
    Cardinal Health, a provider of healthcare products and services has reorganized to align its manufacturing business and sharpen its focus on expanding its non-U.S. business. David Schlotterbeck has assumed additional responsibility for Cardinal Healt…


  • Temafa NA Needs To Be Handled Through Dilo, Inc.

    July 6, 2006
    Temafa, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, has named Dilo, Inc., Charlotte, NC, to be the exclusive sales and service representative for North America. Temafa’s North American needs were served by Louis P. Batson, Greenville, SC, prior to Dilo’s…


  • Intissel Examining Xinlong Partnership

    July 5, 2006
    Intissel, French subsidiary of Chargeurs Interlining, specializing in nonwovens technology, is discussing the possibility of a strategic partnership with Xinlong Group, a leading Chinese supplier of technical nonwovens. The agreement would allow Inti…


  • Rieter, NSC Show Fruits Of Collaboration

    July 5, 2006
    French machinery manufacturers NSC Nonwoven (Thiebau-Asselin) and Rieter Perfojet recently held a celebration inaugurating a joint pilot line at Rieter Perfojet’s technical center in Monbonnot, France. The two companies announced an alliance to…


  • Ahlstrom Invests In Specialty Papers

    June 30, 2006
    Ahlstrom will invest approximately € 5.2 million in a new specialty glassfiber reinforcement plant in the U.S. The investment further strengthens Ahlstrom's position as a leading global developer and manufacturer of specialty reinforcements for…


  • Ksters Ownership Changes

    June 28, 2006
    Austrian technology group Andritz  has bought its remaining 40% stake in the paper and nonwovens machine business of Eduard Küsters Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. Andritz purchased the 60% stake in Küsters's in November 2006 from J…


  • New Airlaid Company Formed

    June 28, 2006
    Two airlaid veterans have formed a new company, Danish Airlaid Technology A/S, to offer flexible airlaid technology to a number of markets. Lars Laursen and Mogens Olesen have erected a new building in Horsens, Denmark for the commercial production o…