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  • Lenzing Nonwoven Fibers at SINCE in Shanghai

    October 9, 2013
    Lenzing will be on hand at SINCE in Shanghai from Oct. 23-25 to present innovative botanic fiber solutions. Tencel and Lenzing Viscose combine ecological responsibility with functionality. The increasing interest in sustainable fibers for nonwoven ap…


  • Ontex opens factory in Turkey

    October 8, 2013
    Hygiene products manufacturer Ontex has opened its $30 million factory in Turkey’s Istanbul. Located in the Silivri district, the plant will manufacture Canbebe branded hygiene products, the business which the Belgian company acquired from Turk…


  • Leigh Fibers names Turner COO

    October 8, 2013
    Darrell Turner has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Leigh Fibers, Inc., succeeding Keith Taylor. Taylor, who has been with the company for 37 years, will continue to consult with Leigh Fibers and will transition to its board of…


  • World of Wipes 2014 call for papers

    October 8, 2013
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has issued its first call for presentations for the 2014 World of Wipes (WOW) conference set to take place June 2-5, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Presentations at WOW will focus on a series of market a…


  • schülke introduces sensiva PA 40

    October 8, 2013
    Like the wings on maple seeds that boost seed dispersal, natural evolution produces organisms uniquely suited for their environment or function. Inspired by this efficiency, schülke has created sensiva PA 40, an antimicrobial stabilizer blend su…


  • Universal Fiber Systems forms business development group

    October 8, 2013
    Universal Fiber Systems, LLC has created a Business Development Group in support of its market diversification strategy for Universal Fibers, Inc. Based in its world headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bristol, VA, this group will be led by Do…


  • Custom Nonwoven to invest $12.8 million in North Carolina facility

    October 7, 2013
    Custom Nonwoven, Inc., has unveiled plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in Thomasville, NC. The company will create 72 jobs and invest more than $12.8 million over the next three years in the project. The announcement was made by North Caro…


  • Jacob Holm Industries to expand in North Carolina

    October 7, 2013
    Global nonwoven manufacturer Jacob Holm Industries is set to expand its operations in Candler, NC. The company plans to create 66 new jobs with a minimum qualifying investment of more than $45.9 million. The total capital investment is likely to exce…


  • Freudenberg at Intertextile in Shanghai

    October 7, 2013
    With an extended color range for transparent fabrics for womenswear, Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. gives more options to designers. Bi-elastic and lightweight interlinings for womenswear as well as ultralight canvases for menswear respo…


  • Lidl launches eco-friendly diaper range

    October 7, 2013
    Lidl has launched a new diaper range using the latest DryLock technology to the UK market. The patented-design diapers are just 3mm thick, compared with an average of 8mm, and contain no glue or fluff at the core. The benefits of this slim, fluffless…


  • Lenzing CFO to step down

    October 7, 2013
    As a result of the changed market environment, Lenzing's production operations as well as marketing and sales activities will be upgraded. In the future Lenzing’s management board will consist of four instead of three members. CEO Peter Unt…


  • Messe Frankfurt and JEC Group announce co-location

    October 3, 2013
    The organizers of the Techtextil North America and JEC America plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA on May 13-15, 2014. The co-location of Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC America…


  • Korean nonwovens manufacturer looks to expand in U.S.

    October 3, 2013
    A Korean-based nonwovens manufacturer that is seeking to open a facility at an undisclosed site in Davidson County, NC, has received approval from county officials for $172,800 in incentives, according to the Lexington Dispatch. The manufacturer, ref…


  • RKW starts up production of hygiene films in North America

    October 2, 2013
    RKW opened its latest hygiene film plant on Sept. 26 in Franklin, KY. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Hansjakob Mueller, chairman of the RKW supervisory board. Opening the day’s proceedings, Roland Roth, the company’s CEO said, &l…


  • Bostik to spotlight latest innovations at SINCE

    October 2, 2013
    Will also present adhesive perspective at SINCE conference.