Nonwovens News

  • Freudenberg celebrates 25th anniversary in Taiwan

    October 14, 2013
    The Freudenberg Group celebrates the 25-year anniversary of its site in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The company, Far Eastern Spunweb, is a market leader in the field of spunlaid nonwovens on the Asian market and serves large customers in the markets for carpet…


  • Poligof acquires Pansac International

    October 14, 2013
    The Italian company Poligof Spa, founded in 1979 and known for producing films and laminates used in personal care products, has acquired Pansac International based in Mira, Italy. The acquisition will add 70,000 tons/year to Poligof’s producti…


  • Kimberly-Clark sustainability program bags A+ GRI rating

    October 11, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation's current sustainability report has fulfilled the requirement of application level A+ from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability reporting and other initiatives. This…


  • Saint-Gobain Abrasives announce second phase of its nonwoven products

    October 11, 2013
    Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, announced the second phase of an ongoing investment in its Norton Bear-Tex portfolio of nonwoven products. The global investment strategy includes increased rese…


  • Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    October 10, 2013
    On August 1, 1888, Paul Heinrich Trützschler registered a forge and metal working shop in Crimmitschau, Germany. From the start the business focused on service for textile companies. Though initially the emphasis was on repairs, in a few years t…


  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

    October 9, 2013
    Company will add 50,000 tons of spunmelt capacity globally.


  • K-C signs contract with Premier healthcare alliance

    October 9, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark has signed a three-year agreement with Premier, a nationwide healthcare alliance, to supply surgical gowns and packs, both sterile and non-sterile. With this agreement, nearly 2,900 hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites affiliated with…


  • Medline launches incontinence care products

    October 9, 2013
    According to Medline Industries, Inc., for the first time the senior group 65 years of age and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the U.S. population. Given recent reimbursement changes impacting the home medical equipment (HME)…


  • Lenzing Nonwoven Fibers at SINCE in Shanghai

    October 9, 2013
    Lenzing will be on hand at SINCE in Shanghai from Oct. 23-25 to present innovative botanic fiber solutions. Tencel and Lenzing Viscose combine ecological responsibility with functionality. The increasing interest in sustainable fibers for nonwoven ap…


  • Ontex opens factory in Turkey

    October 8, 2013
    Hygiene products manufacturer Ontex has opened its $30 million factory in Turkey’s Istanbul. Located in the Silivri district, the plant will manufacture Canbebe branded hygiene products, the business which the Belgian company acquired from Turk…


  • World of Wipes 2014 call for papers

    October 8, 2013
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has issued its first call for presentations for the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) conference set to take place June 2-5, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Presentations at WOW will focus on a series of market a…


  • Universal Fiber Systems forms business development group

    October 8, 2013
    Universal Fiber Systems, LLC has created a Business Development Group in support of its market diversification strategy for Universal Fibers, Inc. Based in its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bristol, VA, this group will be led by Do…


  • Custom Nonwoven to invest $12.8 million in North Carolina facility

    October 7, 2013
    Custom Nonwoven, Inc., has unveiled plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in Thomasville, NC. The company will create 72 jobs and invest more than $12.8 million over the next three years in the project. The announcement was made by North Caro…


  • Jacob Holm Industries to expand in North Carolina

    October 7, 2013
    Global nonwoven manufacturer Jacob Holm Industries is set to expand its operations in Candler, NC. The company plans to create 66 new jobs with a minimum qualifying investment of more than $45.9 million. The total capital investment is likely to exce…


  • Freudenberg at Intertextile in Shanghai

    October 7, 2013
    With an extended color range for transparent fabrics for womenswear, Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. gives more options to designers. Bi-elastic and lightweight interlinings for womenswear as well as ultralight canvases for menswear respo…