Hygiene and health company Essity, maker of the Tork brand, has acquired US professional wiping and cleaning company Legacy Converting, Inc. The company manufactures disinfectant and disinfectant wet wipes, ready-to-use wipes chemicals and dry wipes in a move that will expand the Tork professional hygiene range. Among the products LegacyRead More →

Hygiene and health company Essity, maker of the Tork brand, has acquired US professional wiping and cleaning company Legacy Converting, Inc. The company manufactures disinfectant and disinfectant wet wipes, ready-to-use wipes chemicals and dry wipes in a move that will expand the Tork professional hygiene range. Among the products LegacyRead More →

Radienz Living, a North American manufacturer of home and personal care products, donated 60 pallets of wellness items to meet the needs of those affected by the Quadristate Tornado, which ripped through Kentucky the morning of December 11, 2021. included merchandise, disinfectant wipes, fabric softener, laundry detergent, adult cleansing wipes,Read More →

Essity’s net sales for the full year 2021 increased by 0.1% compared to the corresponding period a year ago to reach SEK 121.9 billion (EUR 13.1 billion). dollars). Sales growth, including organic sales growth and acquisitions, was 4.5%. Organic sales growth, which excludes currency effects, acquisitions and disposals, was 3.3%,Read More →

Semtech Corporation, a global provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced a collaboration with Ontex, a leading international personal hygiene group, for a diaper label compatible with the Internet of Things (IoT). Ontex developed and owns the concept of smart layers and worked with Belgian medicalRead More →

Unifrax, a leading manufacturer of high performance specialty materials used in advanced applications, and the parent company of nonwovens producer Lydall, has changed its name to Alkegen. The name change would better reflect the new company created following the acquisition of Lydall late last year. Additionally, Alkegen’s corporate headquarters willRead More →

Shawmut Corp. announced the launch of a NIOSH-approved small size N95 filtering facepiece respirator to help protect people with smaller faces. Shawmut’s smaller US-made Protex N95 particulate respirator model SR9520S will be sold alongside its medium/large model SR9520 on Shawmut’s website and other popular personal protective equipment sites, including ProjectRead More →

Neenah, a global specialty materials manufacturer, has joined the Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG), a consortium of more than 100 companies representing different developers and users in the lithium-ion battery ecosystem. The consortium is committed to using new technologies to bring safer batteries to market, which aligns directly with Neenah’sRead More →

Two of Indorama Ventures’ Hygiene division manufacturing plants have achieved ISCC Plus certification. FiberVisions’ polypropylene fiber manufacturing site in Varde, Denmark, and Avgol’s spunbond nonwovens production site in Uzlovaya, Russia, have passed audits related to traceability and reasonable use of biomaterials. Shachar Rachim, CEO of IVL’s Hygiene Division, part ofRead More →

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has successfully completed the acquisition of a 60% stake in Chinese decor paper producer Minglian New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. and forms a joint venture that includes a state-of-the-art factory in Xingtai, Hebei Province, China. A non-binding letter of intent with the majority shareholders was initially signed in NovemberRead More →

The Herrmann Ultrasonics Nonwovens business unit, a specialist and technology leader in the field of continuous welding of web materials, including nonwovens, films, foils and fabrics since 1994, has made significant investments in the expansion of the Nonwovens laboratory and the upgrade of the most modern and fastest ultrasonic laboratory.Read More →

Ontex, a leading provider of personal hygiene products and services in over 110 countries, has officially submitted its climate targets to the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTI), an initiative supported by the Belgian Alliance for climate action (BACA). BACA is a community of organizations based in Belgium who choose the pathRead More →

Loparex, one of the world’s leading producers of technical films and understudy, has announced that its owner, Pamplona Capital Management, has appointed Charmaine Riggins as Chief Executive Officer of the Loparex Group, effective January 10, 2022. Riggins previously held the position of position of head of talent and responsible forRead More →

Attindas Hygiene Partners has announced the launch of its low-carbon adult incontinence protective underwear across Europe. By using the new product design, which uses ultrasonic bonding instead of traditional adhesive glue, Attindas is now able to measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, in order to to reduce theRead More →

Bast Fiber Technologies Inc. (BFT), a manufacturer of premium natural fibers for the global nonwoven and textile industries, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lumberton Cellulose LLC (LC), a processing plant of natural fibers located in Lumberton, North Carolina, Georgia. -Pacific Cellulose LLC. “Acquire this state-of-the-art natural fiberRead More →

Bast Fiber Technologies Inc. (BFT), a manufacturer of premium natural fibers for the global nonwovens and textile industries, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lumberton Cellulose LLC (LC), a natural fiber processing facility located in Lumberton, NC, from Georgia – Pacific Cellulose LLC. “The acquisition of this state-of-the-artRead More →

The Honest Company, a digital native, mission-driven brand focused on leading the Clean Lifestyle movement, has announced that Steve Austenfeld will join the organization as Vice President, Investor Relations. “With our strategic shift to become a public company, now is the perfect time to welcome Steve Austenfeld as vice presidentRead More →

Dyper Diapers have expanded their retail availability to Thrive Market, the members-only online marketplace that offers the highest quality, conscious convenience and value. This partnership marks another step in Dyper’s mission to make sustainable, plant-based diapers accessible to all families, introducing the innovative product to more than one million ThriveRead More →

Solmax has completed the acquisition of Propex, a leading North American manufacturer of geosynthetics with extensive experience in the construction, transportation, flood protection and automotive industries. Award-winning manufacturer and provider of low-carbon solutions, Propex has a rich history and an enviable reputation for innovation, expertise, service excellence and value. ProducingRead More →

November 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of American Hygienics Corporation (AHC). Founded in 2001 as a wholly foreign-owned company, AHC is a specialist in contract manufacturing and private label wet wipes, with a broad portfolio of products including baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, wipes antibacterial, health care wipes,Read More →

Montalvo, an international specialist in web tension control, has hired Steve Franklin as the new director of engineering. Franklin will oversee Montalvo’s electrical, mechanical and automation engineering teams, lead the development of new products, custom products and larger-scale projects, while improving processes and expanding the overall engineering capabilities of theRead More →

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabric Industry, and Nonwovens Industry Magazine have extended the deadline for nominations for the prestigious IDEA Achievement Awards. IDEA is the preeminent nonwovens and technical fabrics conference and exhibition event and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida,Read More →

Kimberly Clark Corporation appointed Ehab Abou-Oaf, Managing Director of Kimberly Clarkit is Middle East and Africa business, president, Kimberly Clark Professional, effective January 1, 2022. Abou-Oaf will be responsible for Kimberly-Clark’s B2B operations globally and will report to mike hsu, President and CEO. “Since joining Kimberly-Clark, Ehab has strengthened ourRead More →

November 22 1960: During the summer, unusual rain caused Lake Miragoane, near Mira, Haiti, to rise and virtually cut off the southern tip of Haiti. Haitian army engineers called on the United States for help. A Seabee detachment from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 was dispatched to the area. TheRead More →

Automotive component manufacturer Autoneum has launched Flexi-Loft, a new felt-based technology which, thanks to a unique blend of recycled cotton and functional fibres, reduces product weight and allows precise adaptation even to complex shapes. The textile material therefore offers a versatile and more durable alternative to foam. The acoustic performanceRead More →

ASTM International’s Geosynthetics Committee (D35) is developing a proposed standard that will help provide engineers with specific information about the components needed for road and pavement design. The proposed standard (WK70888) describes a test commonly used to characterize the performance of geotextiles and geosynthetics for road applications. Specifically, itRead More →

Curt G. Joa, Inc. introduces its patent-pending ESC-8 technology, the latest innovation in product size change flexibility. ESC-8 technology increases product and insert combination capabilities, electronic size change capabilities, and speed. Offering annual savings on material costs and size change hardware replacement, ESC-8 technology can be integrated into existing machines,Read More →

Approximately 145 professionals in product development, materials science and new technologies gathered for the 11th edition of the RISE—Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics conference, held virtually from September 28-30. The event was co-hosted by INDA, the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association, the Nonwovens Institute and North Carolina State University.Read More →

New products include filtration solutions for cabin air, transmission and cooling systems Karen McIntyre, Editor12.09.21 Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to focus on the growing electrification segment, expanding its latest product offering, dedicated entirely to filter media solutions for electric vehicles. The new fuel cell electric vehicle solutions complement products launched earlier inRead More →

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminates to the bedding, automotive and healthcare industries, has launched a new website unifying the manufacturer’s innovative products with its diverse manufacturing capabilities . The site provides its customers with detailed product information, a comprehensive view of its global manufacturing capabilities,Read More →

Mann+Hummel has announced that the first vehicles equipped with Mann+Hummel HEPA* filtration systems will be launched on the market this year. These offer the best possible protection against air pollution in the vehicle. “The term “HEPA” stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. The term is not copyrighted, so special careRead More →

Roswell, Georgiawww.kimberly-clark.com2020 sales of nonwovens: $1.3 billion Key personnelMichael Hsu, Managing Director, Kimberly-Clark; Kim Underhill, President, North America Consumer Business, Kimberly-Clark; Aaron Powell, President, Kimberly-Clark Professional; LLori Shaffer, Vice President, Global Nonwovens American factoriesCorinth, MS; Hendersonville, North Carolina; LaGrange, Georgia; Neenah, WI; Maumelle, AR; Conway, AR; Beech Island, South CarolinaRead More →

Boca couple launch news site free from political influence It’s November 3, the day of the 2020 presidential election. But the headlines on a West Boca entrepreneur’s news website have nothing to do with the vote count, states of the battlefield, the controversial tweets or any of the Beltway paroxysmsRead More →

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has opened a Packaging Innovation Center, located at its headquarters in Green Bay, WI. The multipurpose space measures over 4,700 square feet and will serve as a hub for demonstrations, training, education, industrial trials, and research and development. The packaging innovation centerRead More →

Ezzigroup Inc., a Toronto-based manufacturer and distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE), announces the successful development of the first-ever compostable surgical-grade face mask made in Canada. These compostable masks are ASTM F-2100 certified, approved by Health Canada and should be available for distribution in Canada and the United States thisRead More →