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  • Oerlikon appoints Brice Koch CEO

    November 4, 2013
    Oerlikon has appointed Brice Koch as group CEO. He will assume the role during the first quarter of 2014. Koch has held a number of leadership roles over the last 20 years and is now a member of the ABB Group executive committee and head of the $8 bi…


  • Rockline to open innovation and technical center

    November 4, 2013
    Rockline Industries, a private-label manufacturer of consumer wet wipes and coffee filters, will open an 18,000 square foot state-of-the-art Innovation and technical center adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Sheboygan, WI. Product development…


  • Cotton growers in U.S, Australia form alliance

    November 1, 2013
    Cotton Leads program designed to assist growers with sustainability goals.


  • Sappi completes $170m investment

    October 31, 2013
    Sappi Fine Paper North America has completed its $170 million capital conversion project at the Cloquet Mill in Minnesota to produce specialized cellulose, which is used in textile and consumer goods markets. The conversion initiated in 2011 was acco…


  • Wellman to expand in personal care

    October 31, 2013
    Wellman International Ltd., a subsidiary of Thailand-based Indorama Ventures PLC, recently announced a €5 million installation as the first phase of its proposed investment plans for new technologies over the next 3-4 years, supported by the Dep…


  • Keiler names Barrillon executive director of industrial accounts

    October 30, 2013
    Keiler, a full-service ad agency, has hired Jerome Barrillon, a seasoned specialist in industrial marketing, as executive director of industrial accounts, a new position at the 50-person shop. He will oversee strategic and marketing services for the…


  • Filtration Group to acquire Porex Corporation

    October 30, 2013
    Filtration Group Corporation, a provider of filtration solutions, and Porex Corporation, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of porous polymer products, formed an agreement whereby Filtration Group will purchase Porex from Los Angeles-based inv…


  • Toyota Boshoku strengthens presence in India

    October 30, 2013
    Toyota Boshoku Corporation, a manufacturer of automotive interior systems, has reached an agreement to establish a joint sales venture with Relan Group of Industries, an automotive components supplier that makes seats and other components in India.…


  • Saint-Gobain makes new investments in nonwoven portfolio

    October 29, 2013
    With advances in manufacturing technology and the ever-increasing need for streamlined operations, industrial manufacturers are utilizing near-net-shape processes to develop products under much tighter tolerances that are as close to “finished&…


  • Energizer closes acquisition of J&J feminine hygiene unit

    October 28, 2013
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. has closed the acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc., members of the Johnson &…


  • SCA secures majority ownership of Vinda

    October 28, 2013
    Now owns 56.33% of Chinese tissue maker.


  • Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum inaugurates India Headquarters

    October 28, 2013
    Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum inaugurated its India head office in Bangalore, continuing the company's objective of establishing a strong presence in high growth regions. “We continue to invest intensively in emerging markets as the new site ope…


  • New pilot coating line

    October 28, 2013
    Hawthorne, NJ-based Radiant Energy Systems, Inc. has added a second pilot line to its research and development laboratory. This new pilot coating line is designed for laminating webs such as nonwovens using powder or web adhesives. Webs that run on t…


  • EDANA recruiting a scientific and regulatory affairs director

    October 28, 2013
    EDANA, the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, is seeking interest for the position of scientific and regulatory affairs director, who would head the renewed scientific and regulatory affairs department, which would include technical affa…


  • Hollingsworth plans NanoWave production unit in Germany

    October 25, 2013
    Hollingsworth & Vose plans to add NanoWave filtration media production capability in its plant in Hatzfeld, Germany to support the rapid growth in demand for high performance filter media. NanoWave, which won the IDEA13 Achievement Award for rol…