Nonwovens News

  • Asahi Kasei doubles Thai spunbond capacity

    May 14, 2014
    Capacity will grow to 40,000 tons per year.


  • Web Industries celebrates 45 years

    May 14, 2014
    Web Industries, Inc., Marlborough, MA, is celebrating its 45th year providing outsource flexible material converting and contract manufacturing services for the advanced composites, consumer product, medical, industrial, and wire and cable markets.…


  • Milliken acquires Westex

    May 12, 2014
    Milliken & Company acquired Westex, Inc., strengthening its position in the flame-resistant (FR) fabrics industry. Recognizing the need for improved workplace safety, industrial employers and regulatory agencies are elevating the importance for w…


  • Medline forms new retail consumer division

    May 12, 2014
    Recognizing the changing healthcare landscape and the needs of today’s consumer, Medline Industries, Inc. formed a new retail consumer division to manage and expand its fast-growing retail consumer business. Mark Scott has been appointed as pre…


  • Freudenberg’s Evolon certified by France UV Standard 801

    May 12, 2014
    As doctors record a significant increase in the number of skin cancers and call for better prevention, performance textile manufacturer Freudenberg offers a solution with its microfilament textile Evolon. Evolon has been granted Ultraviolet Protectio…


  • Rockline donates to tornado relief efforts

    May 8, 2014
    Rockline Industries has donated more than 26,000 packages of cleaning and personal care wipes to International Aid, a Christian relief ministry assisting with disaster relief efforts in Arkansas and Mississippi in the wake of the devastating tornadoe…


  • Fitesa's Latin America footprint grows

    May 7, 2014
    South Carolina-based nonwovens producer Fitesa has invested in new machinery that will add 45,000 tons of spunmelt capacity in Latin America. The first volume related to this investment is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2015 and the last…


  • K-C health care spin-off to be named Halyard Health

    May 7, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark said that the Form 10 Registration Statement for its previously announced plan to spin off its health care business has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The new company will be called Halyard Health, Inc. and wil…


  • H.B. Fuller opens new facility in Colombia

    H.B. Fuller opens new facility in Colombia

    May 6, 2014
    $10 million investment represents company's commitment to Andean region.


  • U by Kotex receives core upgrade

    May 6, 2014
    All pads now contain 3D capture core


  • INDA earns EPA award

    INDA earns EPA award

    May 6, 2014
    Campaign cuts clogging from non-flushable materials in Maine’s wastewater by 50% according to initial post study.


  • Winn Dixie upgrades baby care line

    May 6, 2014
    Diapers offer improved fit, wipes offered in 10 scents.


  • WOW award finalists named

    May 5, 2014
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, named four finalists to compete for the World of Wipes Innovation Award. The annual award recognizes the product that most expands the use of nonwovens and demonstrates creativity, novelty, uniq…


  • Bloomer Plastics expands capacity

    May 2, 2014
    Bloomer Plastics, Inc., a producer of custom engineered cast embossed films for the industrial, medical and packaging markets, completed a multi-million dollar capacity expansion program designed to address demand for its polyolefin-based products.…


  • Energizer splits into two companies

    May 2, 2014
    Plan will separate household products from personal care.