Nonwovens News

  • Universal Fibers and DuPont team up

    November 20, 2013
    Universal Fibers and DuPont Industrial Biosciences will collaborate to produce and market carpet fiber using DuPont Sorona renewably sourced polymer. The scope of the collaboration includes sales into the commercial, residential and automotive market…


  • K-C wins environmental award

    November 20, 2013
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Kimberly-Clark Corporation as an industry leader in transportation environmental performance and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award. This award goes to companies that ha…


  • SWM acquires DelStar

    November 19, 2013
    DelStar, Inc. and SWM have formed an agreement, whereby SWM will acquire DelStar from Bethesda, MD-based investment firm American Capital Strategies. Under the terms of the agreement, DelStar will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SWM. The acquisit…


  • Bostik launches new brand positioning

    November 19, 2013
    Adhesive specialist Bostik has unveiled a new visual identity today as part of an extensive makeover of its brand positioning. The campaign, designed to streamline the company’s brand portfolio and strengthen its global visibility, is part of B…


  • Domtar to purchase Laboratorios Indas

    November 19, 2013
    Spanish hygiene maker will improve foothold in Europe


  • Duni to delay hygiene market exit

    November 19, 2013
    Postpones shutdown to March 2015


  • Jajoo and Investkonsult set up JV to make hygiene products

    November 18, 2013
    Sweden-based Investkonsult and India located Jajoo Surgicals Pvt. Ltd. have set up a joint venture to manufacture hygiene products at Dewas near Indore in India. The JV will produce underpads, booster pads and maternity pads and is slated to begin co…


  • Nederman lands filtration contract in the Ukraine

    November 18, 2013
    Nederman has won a SEK25 million ($3.8mn) order from Kremenchuk Steel Works Stockholding Co. in the Ukraine to supply solutions for the filtration of gas dust from their steel making furnaces. The order includes filters, cabinets, installation and t…


  • PGI completes acquisition of Fiberweb

    November 15, 2013
    Integration of industry leaders creates world's largest nonwovens company.


  • K-C pursuing spin-off of health care business

    November 15, 2013
    Move would sharpen K-C's focus on its consumer and K-C Professional brands.


  • Kodak and PurThread collaborate on antimicrobial technology

    November 14, 2013
    Antimicrobial agent in PurThread high performance fabrics keeps products free from bioburden and odor.


  • EDANA opens entries for INDEX14 awards

    November 14, 2013
    With now less than 6 months until the INDEX14 global nonwovens exhibition, EDANA, the international association representing the nonwovens and related industries has announced the categories for the INDEX14 awards for innovative achievements in nonwo…


  • FibeRio displays MERV 15 and HEPA grade nanofiber at Filtration 2013

    November 14, 2013
    FibeRio Technology Corporation has introduced MERV 15 and HEPA grade nanofiber filtration media from Forcespinning technology that it is displaying in its booth at the INDA Filtration 2013 tradeshow. Rolls of nanofiber media produced from FibeRio&rsq…


  • H&V to make Technostat in North America

    November 14, 2013
    Hollingsworth & Vose will add Technostat filtration media production capability at its plant in Floyd, VA. Technostat is H&V's electrostatically charged air filtration medium that finds use in a number of areas including respirators, vacu…


  • Martex Fiber acquires Bollag's textile waste services biz

    November 13, 2013
    Martex Fiber Southern Corp. has acquired the Charlotte, NC-based waste services division of Bollag International. Bollag collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of…