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  • JM completes expansion in Wertheim

    October 14, 2013
    Microglass fiber nonwovens capacity will target filtration applications.


  • Freudenberg celebrates 25th anniversary in Taiwan

    October 14, 2013
    The Freudenberg Group celebrates the 25-year anniversary of its site in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The company, Far Eastern Spunweb, is a market leader in the field of spunlaid nonwovens on the Asian market and serves large customers in the markets for carpet…


  • Dermalogica introduces PreCleanse wipes

    Dermalogica introduces PreCleanse wipes

    October 14, 2013
    New towelettes make cleansing skin easy while on-the-go.


  • Poligof acquires Pansac International

    October 14, 2013
    The Italian company Poligof Spa, founded in 1979 and known for producing films and laminates used in personal care products, has acquired Pansac International based in Mira, Italy. The acquisition will add 70,000 tons/year to Poligof’s producti…


  • Kimberly-Clark sustainability program bags A+ GRI rating

    October 11, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation's current sustainability report has fulfilled the requirement of application level A+ from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability reporting and other initiatives. This…


  • Saint-Gobain Abrasives announce second phase of its nonwoven products

    October 11, 2013
    Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, announced the second phase of an ongoing investment in its Norton Bear-Tex portfolio of nonwoven products. The global investment strategy includes increased rese…


  • Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    Trützschler celebrates 125th anniversary

    October 10, 2013
    On August 1, 1888, Paul Heinrich Trützschler registered a forge and metal working shop in Crimmitschau, Germany. From the start the business focused on service for textile companies. Though initially the emphasis was on repairs, in a few years t…


  • Americhem introduces mBrace softening technology

    October 10, 2013
    Americhem Inc., a color and additive masterbatch supplier to the nonwoven industry, unveiled its mBrace softening additive at the RISE Conference in Colorado. The company says mBrace is a first-of-its-kind softening technology that can be combined wi…


  • Bolger & O’Hearn develops eco friendly water repellent finish

    October 10, 2013
    Bolger & O’Hearn has developed a fluorine-free water repellent finish for performance textiles. Altopel F3 is a completely fluorine-free water repellent with outstanding durability and a remarkable environmental profile says the company. Br…


  • Medline debuts moist healing wound dressings

    October 10, 2013
    Research shows that maintaining a moist wound environment is optimal to the healing process. To help manage moisture and promote autolytic debridement—the body’s way of getting rid of dead tissue and keeping healthy tissue—Medline I…


  • Fitesa confirms growth plan

    October 9, 2013
    Company will add 50,000 tons of spunmelt capacity globally.


  • Glatfelter promotes Kent Matsumoto

    October 9, 2013
    Glatfelter has promoted Kent Matsumoto to vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective immediately. In this capacity, he will report directly to Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO. “During his seven-month tenure as the inte…


  • K-C signs contract with Premier healthcare alliance

    October 9, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark has signed a three-year agreement with Premier, a nationwide healthcare alliance, to supply surgical gowns and packs, both sterile and non-sterile. With this agreement, nearly 2,900 hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites affiliated with…


  • Medline launches incontinence care products

    October 9, 2013
    According to Medline Industries, Inc., for the first time the senior group 65 years of age and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the U.S. population. Given recent reimbursement changes impacting the home medical equipment (HME)…


  • 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…