Nonwovens News


  • 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

  • Rumors Arise Over BBA Sale

    Reports are emerging that Polymer Group Inc. is set to purchase its rival BBA Fiberweb. According to the Times of London, PGI has fended off competition from private equity groups including Condover and Doughty Hanson to purchase its rival in nonwove…
    02.13.06

  • Degussa Grows SAP Business Through Dow Purchase

    Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, Germany, is acquiring the superabsorbent business of The Dow Chemical Company. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The purchase will include Dow’s superabsorbent polymer facility in Rheinmuenster/Baden-B…
    02.10.06

  • Fibers

    Buckeye To Focus On Trimming Costs

    Buckeye Technologies has established a new organization whose mission is to lead efforts in lowering costs, reducing working capital and eliminating waste. The company intends to implement the "Lean Enterprise" methodology throughout its op…
    02.09.06

  • Basell To Close PP Plant

    As part of an ongoing review of the its manufacturing assets to assess the long-term viability, Basell is planning to close its LIPP polypropylene technology plant in Pernis, The Netherlands by mid-2007. Werner Breuers, president of Basell Polyole…
    02.08.06

  • Polypropylene Grade Delivers Optical Performance

    Borealis has introduced a new polypropylene Borpact grade to film converters and product manufacturers which offers solutions to the packaging industry due to a unique combination of low temperature resistance, high stiffness, high heat resistance an…
    02.08.06

  • Composite

    Ahlstrom Reports Improved Profitability

    Finnish roll goods producer Ahlstrom recently reported positive annual financial results. In 2005 the company’s operating profit amounted to €117.2 million compared to €62.1 million in 2004. Excluding non-recurring gains totaling &eur…
    02.07.06

  • P&G Sales And Earnings Up

    Quarterly earnings for consumer product giant Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, have jumped 29% from a year ago to 2.55 billion dollars. Earnings for the second fiscal quarter amounted to 72 cents per share, better than the 69 cents expected on Wal…
    02.07.06

  • PCC Product Addresses Mattress Flammability

    Precision Custom Coatings has developed Precision Flame Protection (PFP), a nonwoven flame retardant  product that meets the most stringent mattress flammability  standards in the U.S. Precision Flame Protection has been  tested by Und…
    02.07.06

  • India | Spunlace | Wipes

    Ginni Filaments Enters Indian Wipes Market

    Indian textile manufacturer Ginni Filaments has developed personal hygiene and beauty care products for children and women. Last year, the company announced its was constructing a spunlace manufacturing plant in Gujarat, India in an investment valued…
    02.07.06

  • Education | Filtration

    K-C Enhances Relationship with U.S. Green Building Council

    In an effort to help commercial buildings improve their indoor air quality, Kimberly-Clark Corporation—a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)—offers a range of advanced air filter media, along with educational materials and t…
    02.06.06

  • Fitti Set To Grow In Dominican Republic

    PHS Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synergy Brands, will expand its Fitti diaper business in the Dominican Republic.  The company believes that the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), which has been delayed, as well as promotional…
    02.06.06