Nonwovens News

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Medline undertakes direct distribution in Ireland

    January 30, 2014
    Medline Industries, Inc. announced direct distribution availability for its entire range of European medical and surgical products in Ireland as of January 1, 2014. A U.S. based company, Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distrib…

  • H&V unveils Chinese version website

    January 30, 2014
    Hollingsworth & Vose has launched a website in Mandarin Chinese. The new website was built as part of H&V’s continued expansion in China. “China is a valued market for H&V as evidenced by our recent investment in our engine f…

  • Ahlstrom to cut more jobs

    January 30, 2014
    Ahlstrom says to expand its rightsizing program from the previously announced €35 million to €50 million it needs to cut more jobs. Most will occur by the end of 2014, and the full impact of the program is expected to be visible in 2015. A…

  • The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    The Life+ Project and Fameccanica

    January 30, 2014
    On July 1, 2013 Fameccanica was granted financial support for the project proposal N° LIFE12 ENV/IT/000423, concerning the development of means for cost savings in diaper production processes. Financial support was acknowledged by Regulation (EC)…

  • 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…

  • FILTREX Europe set for October in Berlin

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

  • 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…

  • Brand & Oppenheimer acquires Performance Textiles

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

  • TJ Beall launches new website

    January 23, 2014
    The TJ Beall Company has launched a new website at 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…