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  • Paul Walsh named chairman of Ontex

    November 15, 2013
    Ontex's board has nominated Paul Walsh as the new chairman of the company, who will take up the position from January 1, 2014. Current chairman Adrian Bellamy is set to retire. “I am very pleased Paul will be joining the board and succeedi…


  • Alexium introduces halogen-free FR treatment for nylon-cotton

    November 15, 2013
    Alexium International has introduced a halogen-free flame retardant treatment for nylon-cotton blends under the Nycolon product series. This achievement is born from Alexium’s proprietary Nycolon technology and further extends the application r…


  • Kodak and PurThread collaborate on antimicrobial technology

    November 14, 2013
    Antimicrobial agent in PurThread high performance fabrics keeps products free from bioburden and odor.


  • P&G announces organizational changes

    November 14, 2013
    The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman and advisor to the chairman and CEO, will retire from the company, effective January 2, 2014, after 37 years of service. Panayotopoulos joined P&G in 1977. He…


  • EDANA opens entries for INDEX14 awards

    November 14, 2013
    With now less than 6 months until the INDEX14 global nonwovens exhibition, EDANA, the international association representing the nonwovens and related industries has announced the categories for the INDEX14 awards for innovative achievements in nonwo…


  • FibeRio displays MERV 15 and HEPA grade nanofiber at Filtration 2013

    November 14, 2013
    FibeRio Technology Corporation has introduced MERV 15 and HEPA grade nanofiber filtration media from Forcespinning technology that it is displaying in its booth at the INDA Filtration 2013 tradeshow. Rolls of nanofiber media produced from FibeRio&rsq…


  • H&V to make Technostat in North America

    November 14, 2013
    Hollingsworth & Vose will add Technostat filtration media production capability at its plant in Floyd, VA. Technostat is H&V's electrostatically charged air filtration medium that finds use in a number of areas including respirators, vacu…


  • Martex Fiber acquires Bollag's textile waste services biz

    November 13, 2013
    Martex Fiber Southern Corp. has acquired the Charlotte, NC-based waste services division of Bollag International. Bollag collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of…


  • Filtech 2013 proves successful for Sandler AG

    November 13, 2013
    At this year’s Filtech filtration show held in October in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sandler AG, makers of nonwovens, presented their wide range of synthetic filter nonwovens to the professional audience. Filter, media classed G3 to E11 for applicatio…


  • SCA has completed the offer for Vinda

    November 12, 2013
    SCA has completed its offer for the Chinese tissue manufacturer Vinda and is now the majority shareholder with 59.95% of the shares. SCA is now the majority shareholder of Vinda, which is the third largest tissue company in China. China is the secon…


  • H.B. Fuller receives Frost & Sullivan award

    November 12, 2013
    H.B. Fuller has been recognized with a New Product Innovation Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for its hot melt adhesive product innovation and technical leadership in the nonwoven hygiene market. The award recognizes the development and c…


  • Huggies MomInspired network grows

    November 12, 2013
    More than $600,000 provided to parent entrepreneurs since 2010.


  • Fitesa to expand spunmelt capacity in South Carolina

    November 11, 2013
    Investment will amount to $50 million.


  • Mogul starts new bicomponent pet spunbond line

    November 7, 2013
    Turkish nonwoven producer Mogul is starting production of a new core/sheath type bicomponent pet/copet pet spunbond line.This will be Mogul’s first bico line, which will enhance its wide range of product offerings from spunbond to spunlace and…


  • B-Sure Absorbent Pads aid in ABL relief

    November 7, 2013
    Pads provide alternative to bulky, diaper-like undergarments