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  • P&G to raise diaper prices

    September 11, 2013
    Procter & Gamble will raise diaper prices 5-7% to offset prices and better reflect improvements in absorbency and other features. The price increase will become effective later this month as new package counts begin hitting store shelves. In a p…


  • SCA seeking controlling interest in Vinda

    September 10, 2013
    SCA is making a public cash offer for Vinda, the Chinese tissue manufacturer in which it currently has a 21.7% holding. The offfer is conditional upon SCA achieving an ownership share of Vinda in excess of 50%. The offer is HKD11 per share, which is…


  • Graniteville Specialty Fabrics receives Manufacturer of the Year Award

    September 9, 2013
    Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, a maker of specialty coatings and coated fabrics, was selected by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year. “South Carolina manufacturers were particularly hard hit in a diffic…


  • K-C receives FDA clearance for all ASP STERRAD system modalities

    September 6, 2013
    Kimguard family of sterilization wrap is the most validated sterilization wrap on the U.S. market.


  • Mondon joins EDANA

    Mondon joins EDANA

    September 6, 2013
    Machinery maker Mondon announced it has joined the nonwovens association EDANA. Makers of slitting, rewinding/spooling, coating and/or laminating lines coupled with packaging and palletizing solutions, Mondon supplies a range of products for a full c…


  • Enhanced filter media technology at FILTECH

    September 6, 2013
    UK-based Technical Absorbents (TAL) will exhibit at FILTECH in October with its Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology. The expo is one of the largest and most important filtration events world-wide, and is ideal for all those concerned with designin…


  • Low and Bonar acquires Texiplast

    September 6, 2013
    Low and Bonar has formed an agreement to acquire Slovakian firm Texiplast for €18.9 million. Texiplast makes high strength woven, knitted and nonwoven geosynthetic products serving the civil engineering market. It produces a full range of geosyn…


  • Ahlstrom hikes prices for filtration materials

    September 6, 2013
    Ahlstrom announced price increases up to 10% in the fourth quarter of 2013 for its filtration materials globally. The price increases will be made to compensate for the continued rise in raw material costs such as specialty pulps, chemicals and energ…


  • SKF acquires filtration maker Kaydon for $1.25 billion

    September 6, 2013
    The largest bearing manufacturer in the world, Sweden's SKF, signed an agreement with Ann Arbor, MI-based Kaydon Corporation to acquire the maker of filtration materials for approximately $1.25 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the…


  • Bostik committed to sustainability

    September 5, 2013
    Shows commitment to community and environment with disposition of surplus furnishing to charities and to recycling.


  • Diamond Wipes International receives Women's Business Enterprise National Council Certification

    September 5, 2013
    Diamond Wipes International, a U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes, received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by The Women's Business Enterprise Council West, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterpr…


  • Filtration 2013 Headed to Chicago

    September 5, 2013
    INDA’s Filtration International Conference and Exposition is returning to Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, November 12-14, 2013. Over 130 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest filtration innovations, technologies and end products from aro…


  • Poole Company hires nonwoven specialist Craig Winebarger

    September 4, 2013
    Will focus on business development of nonwoven fibers segment.


  • AMSilk appoints Lin Römer as managing director

    September 4, 2013
    Lin Römer was appointed as additional managing director of AMSilk effective August 1, 2013. Römer is co-founder and shareholder of AMSilk. Previously, he had already been involved in developing the technology together with Prof. Thomas Sche…


  • K-C says Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants are just as absorbent as diapers

    September 3, 2013
    Using superabsorbent technology, Pull-Ups Brand Night Time training pants retain more than 30 times their weight in fluid, equivalent to a quarter of a liter, according to recently released data from the brand owner Kimberly-Clark. Research shows th…