Nonwovens News

  • PurThread completes $7 million financing round

    November 4, 2013
    PurThread Technologies has closed an equity round totaling just over $7 million. The investment was led by PurThread board chair Richard Bodman with a select group of investors. Funding will be put toward the growth, research and development of PurTh…


  • Rockline to open innovation and technical center

    November 4, 2013
    Rockline Industries, a private-label manufacturer of consumer wet wipes and coffee filters, will open an 18,000 square foot state-of-the-art Innovation and technical center adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Sheboygan, WI. Product development…


  • Cotton growers in U.S, Australia form alliance

    November 1, 2013
    Cotton Leads program designed to assist growers with sustainability goals.


  • Wellman to expand in personal care

    October 31, 2013
    Wellman International Ltd., a subsidiary of Thailand-based Indorama Ventures PLC, recently announced a €5 million installation as the first phase of its proposed investment plans for new technologies over the next 3-4 years, supported by the Dep…


  • Sappi completes $170m investment

    October 31, 2013
    Sappi Fine Paper North America has completed its $170 million capital conversion project at the Cloquet Mill in Minnesota to produce specialized cellulose, which is used in textile and consumer goods markets. The conversion initiated in 2011 was acco…


  • Toyota Boshoku strengthens presence in India

    October 30, 2013
    Toyota Boshoku Corporation, a manufacturer of automotive interior systems, has reached an agreement to establish a joint sales venture with Relan Group of Industries, an automotive components supplier that makes seats and other components in India.…


  • Filtration Group to acquire Porex Corporation

    October 30, 2013
    Filtration Group Corporation, a provider of filtration solutions, and Porex Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of porous polymer products, formed an agreement whereby Filtration Group will purchase Porex from Los Angeles-based inv…


  • Saint-Gobain makes new investments in nonwoven portfolio

    October 29, 2013
    With advances in manufacturing technology and the ever-increasing need for streamlined operations, industrial manufacturers are utilizing near-net-shape processes to develop products under much tighter tolerances that are as close to “finished&…


  • EDANA recruiting a scientific and regulatory affairs director

    October 28, 2013
    EDANA, the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, is seeking interest for the position of scientific and regulatory affairs director, who would head the renewed scientific and regulatory affairs department, which would include technical affa…


  • New pilot coating line

    October 28, 2013
    Hawthorne, NJ-based Radiant Energy Systems, Inc. has added a second pilot line to its research and development laboratory. This new pilot coating line is designed for laminating webs such as nonwovens using powder or web adhesives. Webs that run on t…


  • Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum inaugurates India Headquarters

    October 28, 2013
    Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum inaugurated its India head office in Bangalore, continuing the company's objective of establishing a strong presence in high growth regions. “We continue to invest intensively in emerging markets as the new site ope…


  • SCA secures majority ownership of Vinda

    October 28, 2013
    Now owns 56.33% of Chinese tissue maker.


  • Energizer closes acquisition of J&J feminine hygiene unit

    October 28, 2013
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. has closed the acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc., members of the Johnson &…


  • Global demand for nonwovens to rise 5.3% through 2017

    October 25, 2013
    Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.3% annually to 9 metric tons in 2017. However, there is a great deal of variation among different regions and countries, according to RnR Market Research. Countries with well developed manufacturing…


  • Hollingsworth plans NanoWave production unit in Germany

    October 25, 2013
    Hollingsworth & Vose plans to add NanoWave filtration media production capability in its plant in Hatzfeld, Germany to support the rapid growth in demand for high performance filter media. NanoWave, which won the IDEA13 Achievement Award for rol…