Nonwovens News

  • Henkel opens new technical center in Korea

    January 30, 2014
    Henkel Korea, a subsidiary of the Henkel Group, has inaugurated the Henkel Korea Technical Center. The state-of-the-art 8 billion KRW (USD $7.5 million) center will develop the latest technologies to provide engineering solutions for customers based…


  • Omnova Solutions increases prices for emulsion polymers

    January 30, 2014
    Omnova Solutions Inc. has increased its prices to 8 cents per wet pound for all acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers. The firm also said vinyl acetate emulsion polymers will increase up to 4 cents per wet pound and its Pliowa…


  • Celanese announces acrylic emulsions price increase in Americas

    January 30, 2014
    Celanese Corporation is increasing the price of acrylic-based emulsions sold in the Americas. Pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.08 / wet pound and vinyl acrylic emulsions will increase by up to $0.02 / wet pound eff…


  • Kimberly-Clark wins Catalyst Award

    January 29, 2014
    Kimberly-Clark is one of two companies that will receive the prestigious 2014 Catalyst Award, which annually honors innovative initiatives that expand leadership and opportunities for women and business. Kimberly-Clark shares this year's Catalyst…


  • Nonwoven materials and products market to reach $45 billion

    January 28, 2014
    Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled, "Nonwoven Materials & Products (Polypropylene, Polyester, Nylon and Others) Market For Disposable and Durable Applications—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Gro…


  • EDANA and INDA launch new shared mission and vision

    January 27, 2014
    Initiative further strengthens nonwovens association relationship between Europe and North America.


  • PGI acquires Providencia

    January 27, 2014
    Nonwovens leader to acquire Latin American manufacturer of nonwovens for hygiene, healthcare and industrial applications.


  • PHC unveils Momentum wipes canister loader

    January 24, 2014
    Product Handling Concepts (PHC), a manufacturer of custom designed and manufactured product handling equipment based in Appleton, WI, has unveiled its Momentum wipes canister loader with an operating rate of up to 180 canisters per minute, which the…


  • HyDri Cotton certified by USDA

    January 23, 2014
    Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HyDri Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels se…


  • TJ Beall launches new website

    January 23, 2014
    The TJ Beall Company has launched a new website at www.tjbeall.com. The new site offers an enhanced visual layout and easy navigation for users. The site is broken into two distinct segments. The first is dedicated to natural fibers for nonwovens cov…


  • Brand & Oppenheimer acquires Performance Textiles

    January 23, 2014
    Praesidian Capital increases investment in B&O to support acquisition.


  • Berry Plastics acquires Qingdao P&B

    January 23, 2014
    Berry Plastics Group, Inc. has acquired controlling interest of Qingdao P&B Co., Ltd. Berry Plastics will own 75% of P&B, with a minority ownership position retained by Peter Song, who is the original founder of P&B and the current genera…


  • FILTREX Europe set for October in Berlin

    January 23, 2014
    Will be held in Berlin Oct. 1-2, 2014.


  • INDA teams up with Maine Wastewater Control Association

    January 22, 2014
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has teamed up with the Maine Wastewater Control Association (MWWCA) in an effort to combat a significant contributor to clogs in wastewater system equipment, flushing baby wipes. Baby wipes are…


  • Freudenberg to upgrade spunlaid operations

    January 17, 2014
    Freudenberg Nonwovens is upgrading its spunlaid production with investments in North Carolina and Germany. The company is investing several million euros in upgrades at its Durharm, NC and Kaiserlautern sites. Both investments will improve the perfor…