Nonwovens News

  • New management at Messe Frankfurt

    December 4, 2013
    Kathryn Fitts and Dennis Smith are the new management team at Messe Frankfurt Inc. in Atlanta, GA, U.S., taking over from John Gallagher, who has decided to move into a different direction. With immediate effect, Fitts and Smith have been appointed…


  • Nonwovens grow in Middle East geotextile market

    Tim Wright||December 3, 2013
    A new report on the geotextiles market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries says the geotextile market in these areas will experience positive growth as major construction activity in the region ramps up. Th…


  • Techtextil to host Middle East Symposium

    December 3, 2013
    Conference session to be held at Intersec in Dubai in January


  • Filtration Group acquires Buffalo Filter

    Tim Wright||December 2, 2013
    Filtration Group has added surgical smoke evacuation specialist Buffalo Filter to its growing portfolio of companies. Founded in 1991 and based in Lancaster, NY, Buffalo Filter is a medical device manufacturer and supplier of surgical smoke evacuati…


  • Willis to Nonwovens By Design

    Tim Wright||December 2, 2013
    Jeff Willis has formed a new venture called Nonwovens By Design. The new company will specialize in product design for consumer, medical, wipes and hygiene markets as well as provide sales supports for select clients. Willis was previously with Texel…


  • INDA strengthens relations with Asia-Pacific associations

    Tim Wright||December 2, 2013
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, had a busy Fall in China advancing its global partnerships to enhance member access to new markets. INDA was a sponsor of the Asia-Pacific Nonwovens Symposium held October 22 in Shanghai. INDA p…


  • Symbion picks Medline for medical and surgical supplies

    November 26, 2013
    Symbion Healthcare, based in Nashville, TN, and a leading operator of ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the U.S., has selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its exclusive distribution partner for medical and surgical supplies. Th…


  • Lear Corp. to open automotive seating plant in Romania

    November 26, 2013
    Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, will open its new seating plant in Iasi, Romania, in January 2014. Serving all major European automotive manufacturers, Lear’s new facility will empl…


  • Dow launches Tequatic Plus globally

    November 26, 2013
    A lower cost solution for treating difficult water is now available in Europe and China.


  • Hartmann adds production site in Russia

    November 26, 2013
    Goal to move manufacturing closer to ad inc customers.


  • Ahlstrom launches technology for wind energy market

    November 26, 2013
    Aceblade is a unidirectional glass fiber reinforcement.


  • Sanitized AG receives Swiss Technology Award

    November 25, 2013
    Award as a “sustainability leader” for the first worldwide anti-adhesive hygiene treatment for textiles.


  • Porex sale completed

    November 25, 2013
    U.S. private equity firm Aurora Capital Group has completed the sale of Porex Corp. to Filtration Group. Porex is a 750-employee U.S. business that develops and manufactures porous polymer products, including filters. William Midgette, president an…


  • Global nonwovens market poised for growth

    November 25, 2013
    World demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2017.


  • 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…