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  • Lennart Persson, CFO and executive VP of SCA, to retire

    December 5, 2013
    SCA’s CFO and executive vice president Lennart Persson will retire on July 1, 2014, after contributing to SCA’s growth in a number of senior positions since 1987. Fredrik Rystedt, 49, will succeed Persson and will become a member of SCA&r…


  • Ahlstrom reorganizes

    December 5, 2013
    Splits food and medical into separate business units


  • 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…


  • Voith, Trützschler process certified flushable

    Voith, Trützschler process certified flushable

    December 4, 2013
    Nonwoven material passes rigorous INDA/EDANA test requirements.


  • Clarcor acquires Bekaert Advanced Filtration

    Tim Wright||December 4, 2013
    Clarcor Inc. has acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA for roughly €6 million ($8 million). The advanced filtration business is engaged in the same line of business as Clarcor’s subsidiary, Purolator EFP, whi…


  • K-C Professional names new VP for North America

    Tim Wright||December 3, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Professional has named Tim Feeheley as its new vice president for Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. Feeheley succeeds Richard Thorne, who recently was named to lead Kimberly-Clark Professional's Asia-Pacific Region. Feehe…


  • 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…


  • Archroma names Stephan Sielaff COO

    Tim Wright||December 2, 2013
    Archroma has named Stephan Sielaff as its COO. Based in Reinach, Switzerland, Sielaff will oversee the business' global production, manufacturing and integrated supply chain activities. He brings Archroma diverse and global materials and process…


  • 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.