TAPPI's Caught in the NET
Nov. 4, 2014

New technology hitting wipes market
Arvell, the nonwovens technology now being offered by wipes converting line specialist Teknoweb, is starting to gain traction in the marketplace. Earlier in October, Polish wipes maker Harper Hygienics announced it would start manufacturing wipes using Arvell substrates and executives expect more companies to follow suit.More

TAPPI invites you to present at NETInc 2015
TAPPI's Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division has announced its Call for Papers for the 2015 NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) to be held April 19-22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. The NET Division Conference Program Committee is currently seeking abstracts for a variety of industry topics. Full details on how to submit and deadlines can be found at the event website www.netincevent.org.More

Fibertex Nonwovens acquires US nonwoven manufacturer
Innovation in Textiles
Fibertex Nonwovens, a subsidiary of Schouw & Co. industrial group, has agreed to acquire all shares in Non Woven Solutions, a U.S. nonwovens manufacturer. As part of the transaction worth $25 million, a previously leased property has been acquired. "Acquiring NWS is an important strategic step for us. In recent years, Fibertex Nonwovens has increasingly focused on special-purpose products for the composites, automotive and other industries. NWS is a perfect match for this strategy," explained Jørgen Bech Madsen, CEO of Fibertex Nonwovens.More

Moisture management fabric technology enters new era
Apparel manufacturers and retailers have responded to growing demand by consumers' for ever greater levels of performance from their garments. This has helped moisture handling fabric technologies enter a new era. Fabric manufacturers have concentrated their research effort on devising high-tech methods to enhance moisture handling properties, by incorporating properties such as ultraviolet protection, antimicrobial efficiency and stain resistance.More

Indian nonwovens will account for 8 percent of Asian market by 2016
Innovation in Textiles
The Indian nonwovens market accounted for 7 percent of the nonwovens market in Asia in 2013. In 2016, India's nonwovens market is expected to account for already an 8 percent share in the Asian nonwovens market, according to the International Nonwoven Fabric Association Asia branch, who believes that the region is influenced by a hot development trend.More

SCA says strategy to counter P&G's incontinence push is working
Svenska Cellulosa AB, the world's largest maker of incontinence products, said it's winning the battle to defend its position after Procter & Gamble Co. entered the European market for adult diapers. "So far, from our perspective, our tactic is working," Chief Executive Officer Jan Johansson said after SCA published third-quarter results. "You can never underestimate such a big and good player as Procter. But we do have an extremely strong brand."More

Finnish nonwovens producer Ahlstrom reports flat Q3 sales
For the third quarter ending Sept. 30, Finnish nonwovens producer Ahlstrom reported near flat sales, when compared with third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2013. In the three months to Sept. 30, net sales at Ahlstrom stood at 252 million euros against $251.1 million euros in the corresponding months of 2013.More

New patterning process for flushable wipes
Convenience is a general demand nowadays and environmental pollution a big threat to civilization. That's why today's disposable nonwoven products should be convenient in handling, sustainable and environmentally friendly, as well as cost-effective. Flushability has become one of the major targets for wipes producers when it comes to Moist Toilette Tissues. More

Reclaiming the specialty fabrics industry
Specialty Fabrics Review
After years of struggles, there's optimism in the U.S. textile industry. The recent recession took its toll, but growth was already flagging from increased off-shore production and a shrinking skilled workforce, among other things. While the textile industry is many faceted and complex, it's safe to say that overall, the industry is looking up.More

New Gerber solution aims to transform pattern making
Innovation in Textiles
Gerber Technology, a leader in integrated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, has introduced AccuMark 10, featuring a fully integrated 3-D solution for garment development and pattern making. According to the manufacturer, the new product will allow designers to share 3-D images and motion files, furthering collaboration and centralization of data.More