Nonwovens News


  • Apparel

    PGI Canada Partners With Fabric Dryer and Finisher

    Polymer Group, Inc. Canada’s Difco business is partnering with an Ontario-based fabric dyer and finisher to provide customers the latest technology, expanded capacity and new protective fabrics. The strategic agreement with Colorama will enable…
    03.24.06

  • FQ Disputes P&Gs Tampon Claims

    First Quality is disputing claims made by Procter & Gamble in federal court that it infringes on registered trademarks and packaging trade dress of P&G’s Tampax Pearl tampons. In a statement, First Quality said it pridesitself on its wo…
    03.24.06

  • Clopay Restructures European Operations

    Clopay Clopay Plastic Products Company has recently announced that it has merged its two European operations under a single European management team. The integration of Finotech Verbundstoffe GmbH and Böhme Clopay GmbH into one Clopay Europe o…
    03.23.06

  • L&P, Felters Group Partner in Fire Retardants

    Leggett & Platt and The Felters Group have entered into a strategic alliance to manufacture and distribute fire retardant products, primarily in the bedding market. The collaboration combines Felters’ capabilities in chemistry, product deve…
    03.23.06

  • Composite

    Ahlstrom Will Build In Russia

    Ahlstrom will invest approximately €38 million in a new glassfiber tissue production plant in Russia. The investment further strengthens Ahlstrom’s position as a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty glass fiber tissue for the bu…
    03.22.06

  • Cognex Fights Patent Claims

    Cognex Corporation, a supplier of machine vision systems, has served a complaint against Acacia Research Corporation and Veritec, Inc.  The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota.     Cognex is seeking a decl…
    03.21.06

  • Apparel | Construction

    PGI Canada Fuels Construction Business

    Polymer Group, Inc. Canada has expanded its coating and printing capacity to meet growing demand for its engineered fabrics for building and construction and other industrial uses. The company's Fabrene Group has installed a wide-width extrusion coa…
    03.21.06

  • Basell Names Greek Partner

    Skeberis S.A will become the sole distributor of polyolefins for Basell's growing customer base in Greece. Effective April 1, Basell will focus on managing certain key customer accounts in Greece while the bulk of the accounts will be managed by Skeb…
    03.20.06

  • K-C To Close Diaper, Nonwovens Plants

    Kimberly-Clark Corp. is proposing to close its Lakeview Diaper Plant in the Menasha, WI and sell or close its Neenah Nonwovens Mill, also in Wisconsin, according to company officials.     Lakeview’s diaper plant and distribution…
    03.15.06

  • 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