Nonwovens News


  • INDA Implements Changes To ITAB Structure

    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced that its International Trade Advisory Board (ITAB) has adopted a new leadership structure and succession plan to formalize the process for selecting its future leaders. The new structu…
    11.29.05

  • SINCE 2005 Date Announced

    The 11th Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference and Exhibition (SINCE 2005) held in September 2005 at the Intex Exhibition Centre in Shanghai, featured more than 300 exhibitors including many of the big names in the international nonwovens indus…
    11.28.05

  • PGI Secures Refinancing

    Polymer Group, Inc. has successfully closed and received proceeds from its new $455 million syndicated credit facility arranged by Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. The refinancing will positively impact the company’s cash flow due to its signific…
    11.28.05

  • P&G Revamps Diaper Pricing

    Procter & Gamble will roll back part of this summer's U.S. price increase on diapers next month but raise prices on its premium diapers in April. Effective Dec. 5, the Cincinnati, OH-based company will lower Pampers prices 2.8% and Luvs prices 3.…
    11.23.05

  • Filtration

    Ahlstrom Invests In Turin Plant

    Ahlstrom is investing €7 million in a new cogeneration facility at its Turin, Italy plant. The new facility, due for completion in early 2007, will secure a competitive supply of steam and electricity to serve the energy needs of Ahlstrom’…
    11.23.05

  • Asahi Kasei Makes Spandex Acquisition

    Asahi Kasei says it has signed a memorandum of understanding to purchase Lanexess’ Dorlastan spandex business including production facilities in Dormagen, Germany and Bushy Park, SC. Lanxess’s annual spandex capacity is 9000 metric tons a…
    11.22.05

  • Kuester Gains New Owner

    Austrian manufacturing equipment maker Andritz is acquiring 60% of the paper business of German firm Eduard Kuesters Maschinenfabrik. Kuesters, a unit of Jagenberg AG, supplies calendaring rolls and other equipment to the paper, nonwoven and textile…
    11.18.05

  • Fibers

    Lenzing To Raise Prices In 2006

    The Lenzing Group, will  increase prices of its manmade cellulosic fibers by at least 5% at the beginning of the first quarter 2006. The exact price increases will depend on the fiber type and new  new prices apply to textile and nonwoven f…
    11.18.05

  • Fibers

    Spandex Maker Adds Capacity

    Spandex maker RadiciSpandex has added capacity of its Type S-17OC spandex for the baby diaper market at its plant in Tuscaloosa, AL.  RadiciSpandex has stepped up production of S-17PC, which is now a more robust and stronger fiber that allows be…
    11.18.05

  • Playtex Streamlines

    Playtex Products has sold its non-core brand assets including Baby Magic, Mr. Bubble, Ogilvie, Binaca, Dorothy Gray, Dentax, Tek, Tussy, Chubs, and Better Off. The brands were sold to Cenuco, Inc., parent company of Lander, a health and beauty care p…
    11.17.05

  • Spunbond

    Spunbond Drive Continues At BBA

    Fiberweb, BBA Group’s nonwovens business, will invest $25 million in adding a 20,000 meter per year Reifenhauser 4 spunbond production line at its Norrköping, Sweden nonwovens facility. The 5.2 meter line, which will replace existing techn…
    11.17.05

  • Fibers

    Kuraray Explores New Technology

    Japanese roll goods producer Kuraray Kuraflex is initiating a pilot plant capable of making a new type of nonwoven. This material is made by twining fibers with stream spray through technology devloped jointly by Kuraray Kuraflex and MRE. Kuraray Kur…
    11.16.05

  • San-Dia Responds To China's Thirst For SAP

    San-Dia Polymers’ superabsorbent polymer plant in China, which began production last spring, has been so successful the Japanese company plans to expand its presence there. The existing 20,000 tons capacity will be enhanced with an additional 3…
    11.15.05

  • Huggies Supreme Named America's Favorite Diapers By Consumer Mag

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Huggies Supreme diapers have been named America's Favorite Diapers by American Baby magazine. Huggies Supreme received the honor in connection with the 2005 "American Baby Best of Year AMBY Awards."  year,…
    11.15.05

  • Airlaid | Construction

    Koch Industries to Acquire Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific is set to become a privately held, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries following a deal whereby Koch will acquire the consumer goods and construction materials company in a $48 per share cash tender offer. The transaction has a…
    11.15.05

  • Ahlstrom To Expand In France

    Ahlstrom will invest € 30 in an expansion of its supercalendered release base paper capacity in La Gère, France. Scheduled for early 2007, the investment will include modification of several components of the La Gère PM 6 paper mac…
    11.09.05

  • Eastman Announces Expansion

    Eastman Chemical Company will expand production of hydrogentated hydrocarbon resin by 25% at its Middelburg, The Netherlands facility. The planned completion date for the expansion is September 2006. "Throughout the world, demand for Eastman hyd…
    11.09.05

  • Wipes

    K-C To Increase Prices 6%

    In response to inflationary pressure from higher raw material and energy costs, consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark will raise prices on bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and flushable wipes on average 6%. The levy is expected to occur in Februa…
    11.09.05

  • Apparel | Meltblown | Spunbond

    Ahlstrom, SAAF Partner in Medical Market

    Nonwovens producers Ahlstrom Corporation and Saudi Arabia-based Advanced Fabrics (SAAF) have formed a strategic alliance for the sale of SAAF’s Medalon range of spunbond/meltblown medical drape and gown fabrics. This cooperation allows both com…
    11.08.05

  • G-P To Expand Gypsum Production

    The board of Georgia-Pacific has approved capital funding of more than $100 million for the expansion of its Savannah, GA gypsum facility. This expansion, along with other modernization programs across the company's gypsum division, will support the…
    11.07.05