Nonwovens News

  • WOW agenda announced

    Karen Bitz||March 13, 2012
    Wipes conference will be held in Chicago this year.


  • Huggies, Diaper Bank donate diapers to Red Cross

    Karen Bitz||March 9, 2012
    Aim to help out in times of catastrophe.


  • Fibertex Nonwovens raises prices

    Karen Bitz||March 8, 2012
    Prices to go up 10% in April.


  • Palmer named global brands president at K-C

    Karen Bitz||March 7, 2012
    Will build brands, drive growth.


  • Avgol: Deal with Blackstone not imminent

    Karen Bitz||March 6, 2012
    Says contact with private equity firm is status quo


  • Russian wipes maker chooses Lenzing

    Karen Bitz||March 6, 2012
    Avagard uses viscose in latest baby wipe range.


  • Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    March 6, 2012
    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb is investing in a new production line for PET spunlaid nonwovens. Construction will start in 2013. The new production line for spunlaid nonwovens in Tayuan will mainly serve the markets for carpet tiles, automotive int…


  • Tapyrus expands into Thailand

    March 6, 2012
    Tapyrus, a Japanese meltblown maker, established a Thailand subsidiary near Bangkok late last year. The new company will start commercial production in spring of next year when it will help meet the needs of a customer who has expanded into Southeast…


  • Eagle to add line no. 3

    March 6, 2012
    Eagle Nonwovens is adding a third six-meter needlepunch line. The St. Louis, MO-based company ordered the line from Dilo Group in November 2011; it should be delivered in July. The newest line is similar to Eagle’s existing lines but has some a…


  • National Nonwovens Adds Airlaid Needlepunch Line

    March 6, 2012
    National Nonwovens has installed a 2.4 meter airlaid needlepunch nonwoven line strategically located in a contained, cleanroom environment. Production on the line is currently focused on, but is not limited to, the manufacturing of medical products.…


  • Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    March 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex brand crossed the billion-dollar global net sales mark in 2011, following two consecutive years of significant growth in the feminine care category. With this milestone, the Kotex brand enters the top tier of consumer pac…


  • Domtar buys Attends EU business

    March 6, 2012
    Domtar has signed an agreement to buy privately-held Attends Healthcare Limited, a European supplier of adult incontinence products in Europe, from Rutland Partners for $235 million. In August, Domtar bought the North American arm of Attends from KPS…


  • Unicharm adds pulpless diaper

    March 6, 2012
    Unicharm is launching a thin diaper for adults consisting only of nonwovens and a superabsorbent polymer as the absorber. The absence of pulp has allowed the product to be significantly thinner, about 1mm, and lighter, about 29 grams, than convention…


  • Regent completes spunbond line in Russia

    March 6, 2012
    Regent Neotex (Moscow, Russian Federation) has completed work on a new triple spunbond line from Reifenhauser Gmbh (Reicofil technology). The Reicofil R4 special line will produce polypropylene spunbond nonwovens weighing between 8 and 70 gsm for bo…


  • Havix adds to thermal bond capacity

    March 6, 2012
    Japan’s Havix Corporation is increasing its thermal bond capacity to 4800 tons per year. The new equipment, which will add 1200 tons capacity, should begin operation in October 2012. According to Nonwovens Industry Far East correspondent Kin Oh…