Nonwovens News

  • SCA gains sales, profits

    March 20, 2014
    SCA’s net sales increased 4% to reach $13.6 billion while operating profit increased 15% to $1.5 billion. Among the highlights of the year was a strengthening in emerging markets including the acquisition of Chinese tissue company Vinda and inv…


  • Ahlstrom continues to work on financial performance

    March 20, 2014
    Ahlstrom reports that its net sales were $334 million for the fourth quater ended December 31, 2013, up from $329 million. During the quarter, the company continued to launch new product to improve its sales mix and profit margin. One key launch was…


  • Suominen sales up 7%

    March 20, 2014
    Suominen reports its sales from continuing operations increased 7% to $144 million during the fourth quarter and the company expects sales to remain at the same level in 2014. Operating profit is expected to improve. Full year sales at Suominen were…


  • Glatfelter reports record sales year

    March 20, 2014
    Glatfelter reported consolidated net sales of $434 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $391 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings increased from $11.2 million to $15 million. “Our growth businesses of Composite Fibers…


  • Duni profit up on hygiene exit

    March 20, 2014
    Swedish tabletop and airlaid maker has reported its results for 2013. Sales increased 4.7%, when adjusted for exchange rates, to $581 million. Earnings per share ammountd to 86 cents. Improvements were mainly attributable to strong Christmas sales a…


  • Green Hygenics' wipes to hit Save Mart shelves

    March 20, 2014
    Save Mart has placed their first order for Green Hygenics' Premium Formulations Cosmetic Wipes for distribution in their 96 stores located throughout Central California and Northern Nevada.  The wipes are soft, skin-conditioning cloths with…


  • H.B. Fuller raises polymer emulsion prices in North America

    March 20, 2014
    H.B. Fuller Company announced that, effective April 14, 2014, or as contracts allow, the North America Polymer group of H.B Fuller will increase the price for all vinyl acetate-based emulsion polymer products. Vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymers,…


  • World of Wipes conference to begin in June

    March 20, 2014
    Hundreds of key executives from the entire global wipes supply chain will gather in Minneapolis, MN, for three days of market-leading information and networking when the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference convenes June 2-5 at the Depo…


  • 3M introduces the Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier

    March 20, 2014
    Laboratory and scale-up single use capsules available mid-2014; production capsules available late 2014.


  • Nordson opens technical center in China

    March 20, 2014
    Nordson Corp. has opened a 21,500-square-foot technical center in Shanghai that will help the maker of automated spraying and dispensing equipment serve what it called “the company's large and growing customer base throughout China and the…


  • P&G posts gains in baby, feminine and family care

    March 20, 2014
    Procter & Gamble reported flat sales for the second quarter of 2014. Sales remained steady at $22.3 billion including a negative three percentage point impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales grew 3% while diluted net earnings decreased 15% v…


  • Suominen's Hydraspun passes third edition flushability standard

    March 18, 2014
    Company will add to capacity in Sweden.


  • Huntsman partners with TJ Beall

    March 18, 2014
    Huntsman Textile Effects and TJ Beall Company have formed a joint effort to create a new generation of sustainable diaper composite layers produced from un-bleached (greige) cotton. Ultraphil CO is a novel development that combines Huntsman’s U…


  • Henkel opens adhesives factory in China

    March 18, 2014
    Henkel inaugurated what it says is the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai in September 2013 and four months later the new plant is running on planned output schedule. The new factory, known as the Dragon Plant, comprises 150,000 squ…


  • ExxonMobil to build hydrogenated hydrocarbon plant

    March 13, 2014
    New capacity will serve hot melt adhesive makers