Nonwovens News

  • Starr Publishes Spunmelt Study

    May 2, 2006
    John R. Starr, Inc., a management consulting firm specialized in nonwovens and related fields, worldwidehas published a new study titled World Demand and Supply Outlook for Spunbonded Polypropylene and Spunbonded/Melt Blown Composites 2005–2010…


  • BBA To Spin Nonwovens Off

    April 30, 2006
    BBA Group PLC will demerge its Fiberweb business unit making it a separate public company listed on the London Stock Exchange this fall. The action will be the final result of a process to separate its nonwovens business, which achieved sales of $1 b…


  • Suominen Sees Nonwovens Sales Decline

    April 27, 2006
    Suominen Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, recently reported first quarter financial results. Net sales of Suominen’s continuing operations for the first quarter were EUR€´ 49.2 million. The volume of sales declined slightly from the s…


  • Buckeye Reports Third Quarter Loss

    April 27, 2006
    Specialty fiber and roll goods producer Buckeye Technologies, Memphis, TN, has reported third quarter results. Net sales in the third quarter were flat, up 0.3% from $181 million in the third quarter 2005, to $181 million in this fiscal year's third…


  • K-C Releases Quarterly Results

    April 27, 2006
    At Dallas, TX-based Kimberly-Clark, first-quarter profit fell by more than one-third due to higher costs for energy and raw materials, but the company plans to meet 2006 earnings goals despite more inflation in the rest of the year. During the quarte…


  • DuPont Raises Forecast

    April 27, 2006
    Quarterly profit fell for DuPont, Wilmington, DE, as record energy costs, lower seed sales and the cost of European plant shutdowns outweighed a late rise in prices and demand. DuPont also raised its 2006 forecast, citing the strong pricing and reduc…


  • K-C Adds To Pull-Ups Line

    April 20, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation will introduce two new solutions for potty training—a new Pull-Ups Training Pants with Cool Alert and Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants—in June. Pull-Ups Training Pants with Cool Alert have a special  c…


  • PGI Opens Asian HQ

    April 20, 2006
    Polymer Group Inc. has opened a Asian region head office in Suzhou, China, bringing a newly constructed manufacturing plant together with administrative functions under one roof. The new site in the Suzhou Industrial Park houses spunmelt manufacturin…


  • K-C Steps Up RFID Efforts

    April 20, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark has begun shipping Gen2 RFID-tagged cases of product to Wal-Mart.  This next step in the implementation of RFID technology is a result of K-C’s extensive research and testing on the compatibility of Gen2 hardware and softwar…


  • Pegas To Add Reicofil IV

    April 20, 2006
    Czech nonwovens producer Pegas has signed a contract with nonwovens technology leader Reicofil, based in Germany, to purchase an additional spundbond/meltblown line. The new equipment is expected to start up in 2007 and will increase Pegas' total ann…


  • Russian Nonwovens Plant To Debut

    April 13, 2006
    Plans are underway to launch the first phase of a nonwovens production facility in the Trans-Volga (Nizhny Novgorod) region of Russia by July 2006. A Russian division of Germany's Freudenberg Politex will act as the investor, according to a recent Ru…


  • DuPont Shakes Up Management

    April 13, 2006
    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, has initiated changes in its senior management. Among them, Diane Gulyas, chief marketing and sales officer, was named group vice president, DuPont Performance Materials. She succeeds Jeffrey Keefer, who will focus on increasi…


  • K-C Announces Diaper Plant Layoffs

    April 13, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark plans to cut 130 workers at its Lakeview diaper plant in Menasha, WI in June. The layoffs are part of a previously announced plan to close the facility by the end of 2007. Discussions are still underway to determine who will be let go,…


  • Foss Sale Reportedly Looming

    April 11, 2006
    Bankrupt Foss Manufacturing could be sold for $39 million to Foss Manufacturing LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, according to published reports. Trustee Patrick O’Malley, who has run the company during its bankruptcy proceedings, filed…


  • Nonwovens Research Academy To Include Academics

    April 6, 2006
    EDANA’s Nonwovens Research Academy 2006, taking place in Roubaix (Lille) April 20-21, 2006, is dedicated to bringing together an interdisciplinary group of academics, students, researchers, scientists and engineers to present and disseminate pr…