INDA has announced that registration is now open for the World of Wipes (WOW) international conference. Industry attendees look forward to a dynamic and information-packed conference focused exclusively on the wipes industry and building face-to-face business relationships as WOW returns for its 16th edition, June 27-30, at the Marriott MarquisRead More →

13.04.22 Americhem, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of custom color masterbatches, functional additives, engineered compounds and performance technologies, announced a new business division: Americhem Healthcare. Americhem Healthcare is focused on performance optimization, innovative solutions and trust in the healthcare and medical device industry. The division works with medical OEMRead More →

The Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced Dukal, LLC, Reckitt, and Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. as its newest contributing members in its growing alliance of manufacturers and innovators investing in a coordinated national effort to educate consumers about what should not be rinsed. In line with California Assembly Bill 818, whichRead More →

The Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA), which brings together academics, students, scientists and industry experts to encourage knowledge sharing, research and developments that will support innovation and industry growth nonwovens, announced its program. The VTT Research Center will host the 2022 Academy in Jyväskylä, Finland on May 11-12, 2022. This 2022Read More →

Borealis, a leading global provider of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals and fertilizers; and the Grabher Group, a leading manufacturer of high-tech textiles, are accelerating the circularity of plastics in a partnership that protects human health while helping to minimize waste. TheRead More →

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the bipartisan Wastewater Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety Act (WIPPES), a bill aimed at addressing the issues of health, ecosystem and wastewater infrastructure caused by flushing non-disposable wet wipes down the toilet. “Many consumers who use wet wipes areRead More →

Originally announced in January 2020, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has finalized its investment and started production of additional capacity of filtration and energy storage materials at its factory in Turin, Italy. By successfully expanding its manufacturing facilities, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has a strong commitment to its customers in the high performance filtration and energy storageRead More →

In November 2021, Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational, conducted its third “automotive interior survey” with the Cologne, Germany-based market research institute SKOPOS in the four main automotive markets: the United States States, Germany, China and Japan. 1,000 car users of varying income levels in each market answered questions regardingRead More →

Approximately 5,000 attendees seized the opportunity to once again participate in face-to-face business meetings with world leaders in nonwovens and engineered materials at IDEA 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida, co-located with the second FiltXPO, the only North American exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to filtration and separation. Both events wereRead More →

Last week at IDEA22, IND HEMP and Hempitecture announced the coordinated supply chain partnership for the production and manufacturing of natural hemp fibers for Hempitecture’s non-woven hemp wool insulation which will be grown, processed and manufactured in the western United States. IND HEMP coordinates genetics, agronomy and contract production. acresRead More →

Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik is optimizing its global structures and has appointed André Deponte as Head of International Headquarters. Deponte should oversee closer global collaboration to ensure a standard customer experience worldwide. The position was created primarily in response to the growing importance of global customers and the corresponding growth of theRead More →

Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik optimizes its global structures and has appointed André Deponte as head of international headquarters. Deponte should oversee closer global collaboration to ensure a standard customer experience worldwide. The position was created primarily in response to the growing importance of global customers and the corresponding growth of the businessRead More →

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (SWM International) and Neenah, Inc., two leading global specialty materials manufacturers, have entered into a definitive merger agreement in an all-stock merger of equals with combined revenues of approximately $3 billion, expanded scale and accelerated growth capabilities and opportunities. This transaction brings together two organizations with highlyRead More →

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM), a fluff pulp producer, has announced that it qualifies as an “Inspected Raw Material” by Nordic Swan Ecolabeling. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel establishes strict environmental requirements in all phases of manufacturing, including requirements for environmentally friendly chemicals used in ecolabeled products. The status will appearRead More →

The Tranzonic Companies, a respected manufacturer of cleaning, maintenance and personal protection products, has expanded its ability to provide contract conversion services for pre-saturated and dry perforated rolls in the non-woven wipes category. The company will showcase these new capabilities at IDEA. With global supply chain issues making the newsRead More →

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has started a project with FullStem Co. Ltd. for the joint development of high-performance nonwovens for use in high-density, large-scale stem cell culture. Named Achieva-CS, the high-density, large-scale stem cell culture device developed by FullStem uses nonwovens as a scaffold to enable the large-scale cultivation of stemRead More →

Avgol America Inc., a North American manufacturer of high-performance nonwoven fabric solutions, and YanJan USA LLC, a professional materials supplier to the disposable hygiene products market, have formed a new partnership to deliver product offerings exclusive to the North American market. Under the terms of the new partnership, Avgol willRead More →

Sandler launched the acoustic bluefiber brand, combining a wide range of acoustically highly effective materials – state-of-the-art polyester technology made in Germany. Thanks to their excellent sound-absorbing properties, lightweight textile materials provide an ideal basis for individual interior design concepts, creating a pleasant living space. Self-supporting panels and cushions ofRead More →

Wallner Expac, a 100% employee-owned company and the largest manufacturer of expanded metals for HVAC in North America, will be showcasing its expanded metals that provide optimum quality and performance for various filtration applications. As the first manufacturer to develop expanded metal for use in pleated filters as a replacementRead More →

Neenah Filtration will be exhibiting its FiltXPO 2022 media offerings. Product lines include NeenahPure air filter media for HVAC and air purification’ Craneglass for evaporative cooling applications, Gessner for industrial air solutions and liquid; Gessner for automotive and transportation filtration and Cranemat for membrane molding substrates. In August 2021, NeenahRead More →

PDI has announced the dual launch of innovative new disinfectants to help infection prevention professionals in the fight against the increase in hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) as well as the ongoing battle against Covid-19. As part of a tiered approach, the new products, Sani-24 Germicidal Disposable Wipes, Sani-HyperCide Germicidal Disposable WipesRead More →

Nippon Shokubai, which is striving to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, announces that it has obtained ISCC Plus certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) manufactured by its subsidiary Nippon Shokubai Europe NV (NSE) from caustic soda produced from electricity generated from renewableRead More →

Kimberly-Clark recently opened a new factory that will manufacture Huggies baby diapers and Kotex feminine care products in Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, according to local reports. The new, $100 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is equipped with improved technology and capabilities to better serve its consumers. The additional manufacturing capacity is expectedRead More →

ExxonMobil has completed its first commercial sale of certified circular polymers, using its Exxtend technology for advanced plastic waste recycling. The buyer is Berry Global, a leading supplier of innovative packaging and engineered products, which will use the circular polymers to manufacture containers for high performance food grade packaging usingRead More →

The protection of children against Covid and other diseases remains a major concern for parents and health professionals. Establishments requiring or recommending mask-wearing, including schools, dental offices, healthcare facilities and other public spaces, are required to provide masks to customers who require them. This is particularly the case for studentsRead More →

Sharon Laboratories, Ltd. (Ashdod, Israel), a leading global innovator and manufacturer of preservative solutions for the cosmetics and personal care markets, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trezzo-based specialty ingredient producer Res Pharma Industriale sull ‘Adda, Italy (RPI). The acquisition of RPI, whose technology, R&D, manufacturing, business development andRead More →

News of Freudenberg Performance Materials’ new geogrid composite was the most viewed article on Nonwovens-Industry.com in February. Intended to increase the efficiency of construction projects, EnkaGrid MAX C consists of a reinforcing grid bonded to a separation and filtration non-woven geotextile. This news came ahead of the announcement that LysolRead More →

Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web processing applications, today unveiled the Tidland, an Advantage Series knife holder from Maxcess. Ideal for packaging, labeling and converting customers who require quality narrow slots, the Advantage Series offers customers Tidland quality and easy maintenance at an attractive price.Read More →

Neenah, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty materials focused on filtration media, specialty coatings, engineered materials, imaging and packaging, announced a $25 million investment in a new meltblowing capacity at its German filtration plant. Neenah is committed to accelerating the growth of the life sciences and industrialRead More →

Rockline Industries announced that the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing as well as the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Board have recognized associates at the company’s manufacturing facility in Russellville, AR, for achieved three million safe working hours with no lost working day. “It’s a tremendous achievement for our associates toRead More →

To help school children from underprivileged families who cannot afford a computer to take lessons at home, Ontex is donating 50 laptops. The end-of-lease devices have been decommissioned and will be donated to families around Ontex’s headquarters in Aalst, Belgium, through the local charity 4Dewereldgroep Aalst. “This donation will helpRead More →

INDA, the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association, has appointed experienced political lawyer Jennifer “Jen” Greenamoyer as Director of Government Affairs to raise the association’s profile in Washington, DC. She brings 25 years of experience with associations, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and on Capitol Hill. Most recently, she was theRead More →

Although face masks and respirators have become commonplace during COVID-19, consumers are still struggling to find products that are legitimate and provide adequate protection for themselves and their families. With a proliferation of credible and less credible manufacturers and retailers, as well as varying regulatory requirements, comparing masks available onlineRead More →

Glatfelter Corporation reported a loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2021 of $11.2 million, compared to net income of $9.1 million in the same period a year ago. 2021 results prospectively include the acquisitions of the U.S. nonwovens business of Georgia-Pacific (“Mount Holly”) and Jacob Holm (“Spunlace”)Read More →

As part of its ongoing commitment to developing sustainable products that meet the needs of its customers, Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations to the bedding, automotive and health, launched a new product called PurLoft to help manufacturers meet consumer demand for natural, more sustainableRead More →

Albaad Group, a global manufacturer of nonwovens and wet wipes, is investing around 50 million euros in expanding and improving its production line for environmentally friendly nonwovens. The company will produce a sustainable fabric made entirely of natural fibers that is biodegradable, completely flushable and plastic-free. The market launch isRead More →

Fibrix Filtration, a provider of specialty high-loft, pleated-media air filtration products backed by Branford Castle Partners, LP, a New York-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Americo Manufacturing Company. Americo is a leading producer of floor pads, cleaning accessories, OEM specialty nonwovens and floor mats. The Fibrix Filtration andRead More →