Nonwovens News

  • Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler receives Bavarian Order of Merit

    December 7, 2012
    Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, CEO of Sandler AG, was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit by Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer. Bestowed as a "token of honouring and appreciative recognition for outstanding services rendered to the State of…


  • P&G reports sales decrease

    December 6, 2012
    Procter & Gamble reported its first quarter sales were $20.7 billion, a 4% decrease compared to the prior year period. These results include a negative 6% impact from foreign exchange. The company continued to deliver broad-based organized sales…


  • K-C reports 3Q results

    December 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark reported third quarter net sales declined 3% to $5.2 billion while net income per share increased to $1.30 from $1.09. Organic sales increased 3% thanks to a good performance by K-C International as well as success in several new produ…


  • PGI posts volume increase

    December 6, 2012
    Polymer Group Inc. reported a 3.9% increase in sales volumes during the third quarter due largely to new capacity in the Americas and Asia combined with increased demand in healthcare and certain industrial markets. Lower sales prices, however, added…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Lydall names executive vice president and CFO

    December 6, 2012
    Robert Julian takes over the post vacated by Erika Steiner.


  • Propex granted U.S. patent for technology used in EX3 carpet backing

    December 6, 2012
    EX3 helps reduce carbon footprint.


  • 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…


  • Fibertex Personal Care opens Indian office

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