Nonwovens News

  • SCA reports results

    December 6, 2012
    SCA’s sales increased 3% to SEK61.963, or $9.1 billion while operating profit rose 11% to SEK6,224 million ($922 million) during the first nine months of 2012. According to CEO Jan Johannsen, the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s tissue bu…


  • Schouw & Co. sales and profit increase

    December 6, 2012
    Schouw & Co., parent to Fibertex Nonwovens and Fibertex Personal Care, reported sales increased 3% to DKK3.8 billion ($647 million) while profits before tax improved to DKK357 million. “In the third quarter, we succeeded in retaining the v…


  • Suominen posts best quarter results

    December 6, 2012
    Suominen Corporation generated net sales of €121.8 million ($154 million) in the third quarter making it the year’s strongest quarter. Operating profit before non-recurring items was €6.7 million ($8.5 million). This quarter was the m…


  • Providencia sales up on new lines

    December 6, 2012
    Sales volumes hit 26,100 tons in the third quarter of 2012 at Companhia Providencia, an increase of 14.6% compared to last year. The increase was attributed to the company’s first U.S. production line reaching full capacity as well as beginning…


  • Buckeye reports decline

    December 6, 2012
    Buckeye Technologies reported sales decreased 15% to $197 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Much of this decrease was attributed to sales lost from the June steam drum failure at its Foley, SC site as well as a sale of the Merfin Syste…


  • Glatfelter reports strength in specialty papers

    December 6, 2012
    Glatfelter reported a 2.9% decrease in sales to $404,4 million during the third quarter of 2012. “Our third quarter results reflect solid performance from our Specialty Papers business which delivered top-line growth, again outperforming the br…


  • Oerlikon divests natural fibers and textile components business units to the Jinsheng Group

    December 5, 2012
    Significant reduction of Oerlikon’s exposure to the textile industry from 53% to 33% of total sales; remaining textile segment to focus on the manmade fiber business


  • Bouaziz named CEO of Ontex

    December 4, 2012
    Charles Bouaziz has been named CEO of Ontex, the Belgium maker of private label disposable hygiene products, effective the first quarter of 2013. He replaces Michel Teacher, who has held the position since 2006. “I am very excited by the oppor…


  • Moisturizing wipes launched

    December 4, 2012
    Lotion Lab, from Global Beauty Care, is a new line of three moisturizing wipes. Lotion Lab is comprised of three different formulas, each infused with moisturizing ingredients such as Moroccan Argan Oil, Vitamins A and E, Cocoa and Shea Butter. Tucke…


  • DelStar launches new Delnet apertured film product

    December 4, 2012
    DelStar Technologies, Inc. has introduced a new Delnet apertured film product designed to offer improved adhesion characteristics over a variety of substrates. The new Delnet product has a coextruded layer of acrylic acid copolymer that can be incorp…


  • Xanofi launches first commercial XanoShear nanofiber machine

    December 4, 2012
    Xanofi, a nanotech company specializing in nanofiber applications and based in Raleigh, NC, has introduced a new platform for nanofiber production with their commercial XanoShear machine. The world’s first production unit is now fully operation…


  • Fibertex Personal Care opens Indian office

    December 4, 2012
    Move will strengthen presence in the country.


  • U.S. demand for wipes to reach $2.5 billion in 2016

    U.S. demand for wipes to reach $2.5 billion in 2016

    December 3, 2012
    Personal hygiene and general purpose household cleaning wipes projected to register the fastest gains in consumer market.


  • Tapyrus (Thailand) to start meltblown sample shipping

    November 30, 2012
    New factory will help Tapyrus expand further into Southeast Asia region.


  • Mitsubishi uses Teijin's V-Lap

    November 29, 2012
    Sound absorbing nonwoven used to buffer floor sounds in Outlander crossover vehicle.