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  • 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.


  • 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…


  • K-C wins environmental award

    November 20, 2013
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Kimberly-Clark Corporation as an industry leader in transportation environmental performance and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award. This award goes to companies that ha…


  • SWM acquires DelStar

    November 19, 2013
    DelStar, Inc. and SWM have formed an agreement, whereby SWM will acquire DelStar from Bethesda, MD-based investment firm American Capital Strategies. Under the terms of the agreement, DelStar will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SWM. The acquisit…


  • Teruo Horino named sales manager for NDC Japan

    November 19, 2013
    NDC Infrared Engineering has expanded its Japan operations through the appointment of Teruo Horino as sales manager, Japan for its web gauging and metals systems. Horino-san has experience in industrial measurement and control systems across a wide r…