Magazine news – Continental Mag http://continentalmag.com/ Fri, 06 May 2022 20:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://continentalmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/favicon-2-120x120.png Magazine news – Continental Mag http://continentalmag.com/ 32 32 Poise Launches Ultra Thin Towels with Wings – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/poise-launches-ultra-thin-towels-with-wings-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:17:44 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/poise-launches-ultra-thin-towels-with-wings-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ The Poise brand is telling bladder leaks to “bounce back” with its new Poise Ultra Thin pads with wings, available at major retailers and online. Poise’s thinnest pads, now with an option for stay-in-place wings, guarantee up to 100% clean, dry and cool protection against bladder leaks. To introduce the new product and help the […]]]>
The Poise brand is telling bladder leaks to “bounce back” with its new Poise Ultra Thin pads with wings, available at major retailers and online. Poise’s thinnest pads, now with an option for stay-in-place wings, guarantee up to 100% clean, dry and cool protection against bladder leaks. To introduce the new product and help the 84% of moms plan more fun this summer, Poise is hosting a Bounce House Tour in partnership with Big Bounce America. Knowing that bouncing and other activities can worry one in three women who suffer from bladder leaks, the new Poise Ultra Thin pads with wings give women the confidence to pursue summer fun.

Poise is encouraging women to experience the new protection of Poise Ultra Thin pads with wings at the world’s largest bouncy house, with activations beginning in May in New York, Minneapolis, Detroit and Chicago. The data shows:

  • Mothers who have leaked urine are more likely to avoid jumping (49%) or amusement park and carnival rides (36%).
  • Two-fifths (44%) of mothers who had bladder leakage had to skip or leave an event due to fears of bladder leakage, leading to ‘mother guilt’.
  • Most mothers who leak bladder (69%) still use sanitary napkins, which do not protect against bladder leakage. Period pads are designed for slow menstrual flows, while leak-proof pads are designed for drips, bursts, and pee spurts.

Now moms and wives can have less worry and more fun with new Poise Ultra Thin pads with wings that wick away moisture and odor for all-day protection, helping to keep women 10x drier against nasties. urinary leakage than the main menstrual pad.

“Nearly half of all moms feel pressured not to have fun with family and friends because of bladder leaks. Poise thinks this is unacceptable and has a product that empowers all women to be themselves,” says Poise Senior Brand Paige Chapman. manager. “That’s why, after the past two years, we urge women to step out and actively seek out summer fun, knowing they have the new protection of Poise Ultra Thin Pads with Wings.”

Dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding women’s health, Poise also partners with Jade Roper and Carly Waddell, co-hosts of the “Mommies Tell All” podcast, to learn about bladder leaks. Throughout the summer, influencers Jade, Carly and Moms will be having honest conversations with all women about bladder leaks and how to overcome them.

“Carly and I started our ‘Mommies Tell All’ podcast to bring all the topics of mom life to the table, so no woman feels alone, and part of that conversation includes bladder leakage,” explains Jade Roper, partner of Poise. “We’re all struggling behind the scenes, which is why it’s so important that Poise® helps break down stigma and encourages dialogue around real, everyday motherhood experiences like bladder leakage.”

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Launch of Pogi’s Dog Grooming Wipes – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/launch-of-pogis-dog-grooming-wipes-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 16:17:28 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/launch-of-pogis-dog-grooming-wipes-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Pogi Grooming Wipes are plant-based, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, deodorizing wipes for dogs and cats made by eco-friendly pet company Pogi’s Pet Supplies. The grooming wipes have been enhanced with natural conditioning ingredients that increase their cleaning ability and give them the ability to condition pet’s skin and fur as they are used. The conditioning ingredients used […]]]>
Pogi Grooming Wipes are plant-based, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, deodorizing wipes for dogs and cats made by eco-friendly pet company Pogi’s Pet Supplies.

The grooming wipes have been enhanced with natural conditioning ingredients that increase their cleaning ability and give them the ability to condition pet’s skin and fur as they are used. The conditioning ingredients used are aloe vera, vitamin E and Hawaiian awapuhi. These ingredients help cleanse, refresh and condition while giving the coat a healthy shine. The company says its wipes are great for wiping dirt and odor from paws, bodies and buttocks between baths.

The wipes are completely hypoallergenic, meaning they are completely free of parabens, alcohol, and harsh chemicals. The wipes are also effective in reducing dander and allergens in cats. The wipes also have the distinction of being manufactured in a Nordic Swan, ISO 9001, GMPC, BRC, GMP and EPA certified factory. The wipes are vegan and cruelty-free, which means they have not been tested on animals.

Pet wipes are great to give the buyer maximum control over how they want to use them. They measure 8 inches (20cm) by 9 inches (23cm), making them large and comfortable enough to use on all dog breeds, from the smallest Chihuahuas to large breeds like a German Shepherd. The pet wipes are padded to make them sturdy and thick enough to wipe dirt and grime from the heaviest coats without shearing or tearing.

The fibers in the pet wipes are made from 100% sustainably harvested bamboo, which is in line with the company’s mission to be an environmentally conscious company that has a positive effect on the planet and the environment. Pogi’s Pet Supplies website states that its mission is “to make our world a happier place by purchasing high quality, durable materials that work great and keep our environment clean.” The company’s founding story is inspiring and full of charm as it was created by its founders because they recognized a lack of eco-friendly pet accessory options on the market that were gentle and effective for use for their adorable French Bulldog pet Pogi, the eponymous mascot. behind the business.

The product is available in SKUs of 100 wipes or 400 wipes and is also available in two travel packs of 120 wipes and 240 wipes. The company claims that the SKU of 100 wipes is enough to last a pet owner a month. The pet wipes are also available in two different scent profiles: unscented and green tea scent.

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Gen 2 Carbon Introduces Lightweight Recycled Carbon Mat – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/gen-2-carbon-introduces-lightweight-recycled-carbon-mat-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:35:30 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/gen-2-carbon-introduces-lightweight-recycled-carbon-mat-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Gen 2 Carbon, formerly ELG Carbon Fibre, will showcase an extremely lightweight 60gsm recycled carbon fiber nonwoven fabric at JEC World 2022, May 3-5 in Paris, France. This is the carbon fiber recycler’s first appearance at the composites show after a management buyout in May 2021. Part of the G-TEX product range, the new 60gsm […]]]>

Gen 2 Carbon, formerly ELG Carbon Fibre, will showcase an extremely lightweight 60gsm recycled carbon fiber nonwoven fabric at JEC World 2022, May 3-5 in Paris, France. This is the carbon fiber recycler’s first appearance at the composites show after a management buyout in May 2021.

Part of the G-TEX product range, the new 60gsm mats have been developed in response to customer requests for materials that combine the flexibility of carded textiles with a lower fiber surface weight typically associated with wet products. The company says this offering will strongly appeal to customers across multiple market segments, due to the products’ excellent drapability, superior surface finish, and consistent, low fiber area weight.

G-TEX 60 gsm mats can be treated with any resin system, used either as dry fabrics in liquid molding processes or as prepregs for autoclave and press molding. Frazer Barnes, CTO at Gen 2 Carbon adds, “Customers have been asking for low fiber airweight products for some time to meet specific needs. Our engineering team has responded with the development of this next generation carbon fiber technology, providing an effective solution for customers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and wind energy industries.

A selection of outstanding automotive, aerospace and marine components made with Gen 2 Carbon nonwoven technologies will also be showcased at JEC World.

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Kimberly-Clark Sales Rise Across All Segments – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/kimberly-clark-sales-rise-across-all-segments-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 14:14:17 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/kimberly-clark-sales-rise-across-all-segments-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Kimberly-Clark’s sales of $5.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022 were up 7% from the same period a year earlier. Changes in exchange rates reduced sales by 2%. Organic sales increased 10%, net selling prices increased 6%, volumes increased 2% and product mix increased sales 2 points. In North America, organic sales increased 13% […]]]>
Kimberly-Clark’s sales of $5.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022 were up 7% from the same period a year earlier. Changes in exchange rates reduced sales by 2%. Organic sales increased 10%, net selling prices increased 6%, volumes increased 2% and product mix increased sales 2 points. In North America, organic sales increased 13% in Consumer Products and 5% in KC Professional. Outside of North America, organic sales increased 10% in developing and emerging (D&E) markets and 8% in developed markets.

“I am pleased with our team’s continued excellent execution in this volatile and highly inflationary environment. We delivered double-digit organic sales growth with strong increases across all of our segments in the first quarter,” said Chairman and CEO Mike Hsu. “Our growth strategy is working and we continue to invest in our business. Additionally, we continue to take the necessary steps to mitigate macro headwinds and remain committed to improving our margins over time. »

In the personal care segment, first-quarter sales of $2.7 billion increased 11%. Net selling prices increased by 8%, volumes increased by 3% and the product mix improved by 3 points. Changes in exchange rates caused sales to fall by approximately 2%. First quarter operating profit of $475 million was down 1%. The comparison was impacted by inflation in input costs, higher marketing, research and general expenses as well as unfavorable foreign exchange effects. Results benefited from organic sales growth and cost savings.

Sales in North America increased by 16%. Net selling prices increased by 8%, product mix improved by 3 points and volumes increased by 5%, in part due to weather-related supply chain disruptions that occurred a year ago. a year. Organic sales grew double digits in Baby & Child Care, Adult Care and Feminine Care.

Sales in D&E Markets increased 8%. Net selling prices increased sales by 9% and the product mix improved by 3 points while volumes decreased by 1%. Changes in exchange rates caused sales to fall by 3%. Organic sales growth was strong across all regions and categories.

Sales in developed markets outside of North America (Australia, South Korea and Western/Central Europe) increased 5%. Volumes increased by 8% and net selling prices increased sales by 4%, while changes in exchange rates decreased sales by 7%.

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Aunt Flow Completes Funding Round – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/aunt-flow-completes-funding-round-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 20:02:38 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/aunt-flow-completes-funding-round-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ aunt flow, A company whose mission is to change the world one cycle at a time, announced that JLL Spark joined the Party Period. The company has raised a financing round table Series A 8.5 million to support its plans to make available free of menstrual products in 100% organic cotton in all public toilets. […]]]>
aunt flow, A company whose mission is to change the world one cycle at a time, announced that JLL Spark joined the Party Period. The company has raised a financing round table Series A 8.5 million to support its plans to make available free of menstrual products in 100% organic cotton in all public toilets. Directed by JLL Spark, Global venture capital arm of global real estate services company and managing investments JLL, investment will expand public access to vintage products. Kitty Sullivan, director of JLL Spark, will join Aunt Flow’s board of directors.

Since 2016, Flow Aunt has been committed to ensuring everyone has access to menstrual products. Estrogen Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Claire began Coder Columbus, OH company when she was only 18 years after getting its public free period of time available products. The company helped create the B2B industry category, and today Flow Aunt is leading the menstrual movement with 100% organic cotton period products as well as a distributor of innovative, menstrual-free menstrual products. patented which is stored in the bathrooms of partners, including Apple, Google, Princeton University and Netflix.

“Real estate owners are prioritizing the tenant experience more than ever, and Aunt Flow’s mission to increase public access to vintage products will dramatically improve that experience for women,” Sullivan said. “We are thrilled to partner with Aunt Flow and help expand its footprint in workplaces, venues and facilities.”

The Series A investment comes at a time when there is increasing focus on financing women-led businesses, as it lags far behind investments for men-founded businesses. In 2021, companies founded by women secured just 2% of the total capital invested in US venture capital-based startups, according to PitchBook.

With this funding, Aunt Flow will be able to expand its customer base nationwide, increase its advocacy efforts, donate over one million products to local partners, and introduce new products and more sustainable packaging. Other investors including Amboy Street Ventures, Harlem Capital, CityRock Ventures and Precursor Ventures have also joined the round led by JLL Spark.

The new investment round adds to Aunt Flow’s continued success. In 2021 alone, the company doubled its workforce, added 300 new customers, supplied more than 3,000 bathroom dispensers, stocked bathrooms with 5.8 million menstrual products, and donated more than 1, 6 million menstrual products to women in need.

“The way people think about periods is changing,” Coder says. “Tante Flow is proud to be at the forefront of the menstrual movement, with a particular focus on creating menstrual products that are accessible to everyone. With JLL Spark as our partner, we will be able to serve our communities to a much greater scale. If toilet paper is offered free in public restrooms, so should tampons and towels.”

Demand for Aunt Flow’s services and products is expected to grow exponentially as more US states and cities propose and pass legislation requiring businesses and institutions to provide free access to Aunt Flow’s products. time in public toilets. In 2021, 37 states have introduced periodic equity billswith Ann Arbor, Michigan becoming the first US city to require free hygiene products in all public restrooms.

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Rebel Conversion | Nonwovens industry https://continentalmag.com/rebel-conversion-nonwovens-industry/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 13:17:57 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/rebel-conversion-nonwovens-industry/ 11225 W. Heather Ave, Milwaukee, WI655 N. Delora Woods Blvd., Saukville, WI(414) 745-9473info@rebelconverting.comwww.rebelconverting.com With the ability to convert 2.1 billion square meters per year into wipes, Rebel Converting is a force in the coreless roll/box wipes industry. As a contract manufacturer, Rebel partners with its customers in the retail, healthcare and business-to-business segments to maximize […]]]>
11225 W. Heather Ave, Milwaukee, WI
655 N. Delora Woods Blvd., Saukville, WI
(414) 745-9473
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With the ability to convert 2.1 billion square meters per year into wipes, Rebel Converting is a force in the coreless roll/box wipes industry. As a contract manufacturer, Rebel partners with its customers in the retail, healthcare and business-to-business segments to maximize the opportunities that exist in today’s market. “With the ‘hangover’ the wipes industry has been experiencing and post-Covid demand plummeting, Rebel is doing the exact opposite of what many others in the industry are doing by adding extra capacity and innovative new packaging options,” says Scott Meiller, COO’s Rebel Conversion. “The aspect of sustainability and the overall carbon footprint is critical to the future of our industry. That said, Rebel Converting has invested heavily in two complete injection molding cells, each with a 400 ton press, pick-and-place robotics to create fully digital in-mold labels.

Rebel’s X-Treme cartridges have been specifically designed for “hard-to-hold solutions” (such as solvent-based solutions), and they are also designed for customers who wish to reuse their cartridges. “In either case, traditional blow-molded canisters can’t withstand the pounding that X-Treme can,” says Meiller. “These HDPE canister “Sherman tanks” are extremely durable and can be used multiple times with Rebel refills.” Rebel refills are box-gusseted pouches containing pre-moistened wipes perforated with a micro-perforated, tear-off notch for convenience for consumers. Rebel claims its refills take up up to 99% less landfill space and use 96% less plastic.

The company notes another advantage of its X-Treme cartridges in the use of high resolution digital printing which allows Rebel to print any design, graphics and wording with “four times the resolution of a People magazine. Since each label is printed individually, labels can be numbered sequentially, have different sets of numbers, or be printed with unique images. Artwork changes are quick and cost effective, with no delays. Fully digital technology allows Rebel to provide customers with sample boxes identical to those in a final production run. It becomes easy to prototype canisters for customers to test new products in the market, various brands and label designs. Since the labels are molded – fused directly into the cartridge, they provide maximum durability – again important for reuse.

“At Rebel, where our motto is ‘YOUR wipes business is OUR business’, most of our customers (certainly not all – heck, everyone needs a second source) don’t produce wipes, it’s so it’s our job to make sure we’re maximizing the opportunities for those customers in their wipes offerings,” says Mike Kryshak, CEO.

Rebel has two facilities, each with identical equipment, where all have undergone extensive custom upgrades that give customers the assurance of production redundancy.

The company’s offerings include wet and dry wipes, alcohol-based and other solutions, fill-it-yourself wipes, unique folded box options, and small to “huge” containers. “When it comes to bent rolls, we pretty much invented them,” Kryshak explains. “Want a bigger towel without a bigger box, bucket or refill pouch? We fold the napkin in half and puncture it. All our coilers are equipped with our own folding plows. So whether you need 10,000 or millions of square meters of fabric converted into folded rolls, we have the capacity.

On unfolded rolls, Rebel performs high counts such as standard 1200, 1500, 2000 and even more.

Rebel’s quality and customer satisfaction is a main pursuit. For example, on high number reels, the focus is on more than cost, but also on value. End users pull out individual towels instead of boring multiple clumps. Proprietary technology ensures consistency from the first towel to the last.

The company prides itself on keeping the decision-making process simple, with no chain of command or private equity owner hurdles. Continuing to grow and deliver new market-driven designs to the wipes industry, Rebel Converting is committed to maintaining its leadership role.

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Playtex introduces Clean Comfort Tampons https://continentalmag.com/playtex-introduces-clean-comfort-tampons/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/playtex-introduces-clean-comfort-tampons/ Playtex offers a new tampon for women looking to make a more eco-friendly choice without sacrificing comfort and performance. Playtex Clean Comfort is the only tampon with a plastic tip with an eco-friendly cardboard plunger. When it comes to tampon use, 91% of women say insert comfort is a top priority and an important factor […]]]>
Playtex offers a new tampon for women looking to make a more eco-friendly choice without sacrificing comfort and performance. Playtex Clean Comfort is the only tampon with a plastic tip with an eco-friendly cardboard plunger. When it comes to tampon use, 91% of women say insert comfort is a top priority and an important factor when choosing menstrual products. Yet many women are also interested in menstrual products that have a lighter ecological footprint.

Now, for those who prefer tampon applicators for reliability, comfort and convenience, Playtex Clean Comfort offers a no-compromise solution. It uses 40% less plastic, is made from 100% organic cotton, and is free of chlorine, fragrances, and dyes, as well as Playtex’s 360-degree leak protection technology. Using this hybrid product will eliminate 140 plastic plungers per person on average for the 34.1 million American women who use tampons each year, according to Playtex.

Limiting the use of plastic is the most effective way to avoid waste and reduce the impact of plastic production. Although there has been an increase in the use of plant-based plastics in the tampon industry, they do not change the end of life of single-use plastic products which results in landfill. Playtex Clean Comfort solves the problem by reducing the overall amount of plastic generated and possibly discarded.

“Plastic applicators are the most widely used type of tampon in the United States due to their comfort and reliability, but many women are looking for environmentally friendly alternatives that fit their more sustainable lifestyle,” says Anna Dietrich, Senior Brand Strategy Manager at Playtex. “Now Playtex has eliminated the need for compromise when it comes to tampons. Playtex Clean Comfort offers an eco-friendly tampon choice that makes it easy for women to make a significant difference by reducing single-use plastic waste without compromising on comfort.”

To further support the environment and help create real change, Playtex Clean Comfort, a product that is committed to “protecting periods with a positive impact”, has partnered with the Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA), an organization global nonprofit that equips women leaders with the skills and tools they need to protect the environment and strengthen communities from within. Playtex’s support will enable more women to start environmental projects that create a healthy, safe and prosperous world for all.

Playtex Clean Comfort will be available nationwide at all major grocery, drug and general merchandise retail stores and on Amazon starting this month. The product will be available in packs of 30 (MSRP: $7.49) and 16 (MSRP: $4.59) in regular and super absorptions.

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Adds New Members – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/responsible-flushing-alliance-adds-new-members-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 19:04:43 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/responsible-flushing-alliance-adds-new-members-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ 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, which calls for proper labeling of […]]]>
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, which calls for proper labeling of disposable wipes with the “Do Not Flush” symbol and backed by a consumer education campaign, RFA is launching its #FlushSmart program in California with the support of its 26 contributors and advisory members. The campaign includes a series of educational materials and resources for consumers, educators, wastewater agencies and other stakeholder groups to educate consumers about what should not be flushed down the toilet .

“As with any public education effort, it takes a village of leaders in industries, NGOs and government agencies to educate an entire state, especially in a market as large as California,” says Lara Wyss, president of the Responsible Flushing Alliance. “These additional partnerships add a refreshing and much-needed perspective on how the healthcare, consumer goods and chemical industries are playing a vital role in changing consumer flushing behaviors – sharing how the elimination of products necessities has a direct impact on our homes, our community and the environment as a whole.

Based in Ronkonkoma, NY, and founded in 1991 by Gerry LoDuca, Dukal is a leader in the development and manufacturing of medical products. With an extensive national brand of customer-centric products and services, Dukal supports the delivery of health products to the end user, with the belief that improving family and community health is the path to a better future.

“As a new associate member of the Responsible Flushing Alliance, we look forward to continuing their work to raise awareness of good flushing habits. At Dukal, we believe that better health leads to a better future, and we look forward to work together to improve labeling guidelines and improve home health,” said Heather Llorca-Kropp, vice president of marketing and channel management.

Parent company to some of the world’s most recognized household brands such as Lysol, Mucinex, Enfamil, Durex, Finish and more, Reckitt exists to protect, care for and nourish in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. Based in Slough, England, and locally in Parsippany, NJ, Reckitt products are sold in nearly 200 countries.

“Our partnership with the Responsible Flushing Alliance helps us expand our reach by educating consumers about the proper use, storage and disposal of our wiping products,” says Lisa Dreilinger, Senior Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Hygiene at Reckitt.

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. is a recognized leader in cleaning and sanitizing solutions for the industrial and institutional market. As a proud American employer, Spartan formulates and manufactures high-quality products from our state-of-the-art facility in Maumee, OH, and sells both domestically and internationally through a select distribution network. Spartan’s products and services are used in the building services contractor, education, catering and processing, healthcare, industrial, lodging/hospitality and hospitality markets. vehicle maintenance.

“Spartan is committed to the health and well-being of our customers, the community and the environment. Our collaboration with the Responsible Flushing Alliance reinforces this commitment by emphasizing consumer education for proper product use throughout its life cycle,” says Rebecca Kaufold, Head of Government Affairs and Sustainability at Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. “We are proud to be a member of RFA and look forward to the opportunity it presents to us to further its mission.

While these additional partnerships are an exciting step for the FRG, the work to influence positive change in responsible hunting habits continues. The RFA urges companies in the nonwovens industry, wastewater treatment groups or non-profit organizations related to water quality, sanitation or personal care products to enter into contact to learn more about opportunities to support the effort.

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AstenJohnson to Build Nonwovens Plant in Waco, TX – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/astenjohnson-to-build-nonwovens-plant-in-waco-tx-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 14:30:21 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/astenjohnson-to-build-nonwovens-plant-in-waco-tx-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ AstenJohnson, a Charleston, SC-headquartered global textile manufacturer with roots dating back to 1790, chose Waco, TX as the location for its eighth North American location. The company will invest $40 million over the next two years to build the 220,000 square foot facility. Kevin Frank, CEO and President, said, “We are excited to add a […]]]>
AstenJohnson, a Charleston, SC-headquartered global textile manufacturer with roots dating back to 1790, chose Waco, TX as the location for its eighth North American location. The company will invest $40 million over the next two years to build the 220,000 square foot facility.

Kevin Frank, CEO and President, said, “We are excited to add a new AstenJohnson facility in Waco, TX. The long-term outlook for our nonwovens business is excellent. Customer demand for our products has only increased. This investment will allow us to meet the growing demand and to continue to offer more and more products and innovation. We are delighted to welcome future Waco associates to the AstenJohnson family.

The plant will focus on nonwoven fabrics for growing markets, including light automotive and composites manufacturing. In addition to the world’s latest needle-punched nonwoven technology, the Waco facility will be clean, air-conditioned and have a strong emphasis on sustainable business practices.

“Waco is a unique place for AstenJohnson. It is close to our customers, but more importantly, the spirit of innovation, integrity, inclusion and teamwork is infused in the people of this region,” says Neil Johnson, President of Nonwovens. “These values ​​are at the heart of AstenJohnson and have made Waco feel like home as we begin our partnership. We’re here for the long haul and excited to provide stable career options for community members, along with competitive salaries and a commitment to extensive training and development.

AstenJohnson’s decision to locate in Greater Waco represents a regional economic development collaboration between Waco, McLennan County and the Waco Industrial Foundation. Waco and McLennan County have partnered strategically to provide incentives supporting the project. In addition, the Waco Industrial Foundation has partnered with the project regarding the land needed to support AstenJohnson’s operation.

“The City of Waco is pleased to welcome AstenJohnson to our community. This is an exciting announcement, bringing quality jobs, significant capital investment and cutting-edge technology to Waco,” said Dillon Meek, Mayor of the City of Waco. “This announcement reinforces what we know to be true: Waco’s economy continues to grow and is a great city for business.

Jim Porterfield, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, adds, “This facility will allow us to better serve our existing and new customers for our Eagle Nonwovens and Foss Performance Materials business units. These customers in the automotive, aerospace, filtration, in-place hardening and other technical industry segments will be among those we plan to support from our new location in Texas.

AstenJohnson plans to begin operations in early 2023.

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PFNonwovens Celebrates Completion of Line at Hazleton – Nonwovens Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/pfnonwovens-celebrates-completion-of-line-at-hazleton-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 14:26:26 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/pfnonwovens-celebrates-completion-of-line-at-hazleton-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ PFNonwovens has completed a $75 million expansion, including a new nonwovens production line, at its North American headquarters in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. “We are thrilled to launch our 9 line,” CEO Cédric Ballay said at a grand opening event. “This line is critical to our continued growth trajectory and will continue to drive our great success […]]]>
PFNonwovens has completed a $75 million expansion, including a new nonwovens production line, at its North American headquarters in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to launch our 9 line,” CEO Cédric Ballay said at a grand opening event. “This line is critical to our continued growth trajectory and will continue to drive our great success story here at Hazleton and around the world. We wanted to share with the people who make this possible for us and celebrate a little.

The new line takes up half of the expansion, approximately 75,000 square feet, with an additional 75,000 square feet of space ready for growth.

This line truly embodies what we at PFN and our supplier partners truly strive for every day, which is cutting-edge technology and manufacturing excellence with unparalleled quality,” said Ballay.

The Hazleton facility, which is considered a mega-facility with a total area of ​​800,000 square feet, employs 370 people on four shifts, operating 24/7 to supply a global market with expansion.

“These fabrics continue to improve people’s lives every day and help create a more sustainable world,” says Ballay.

PFNonwovens has announced the expansion of its Hazleton site at the end of 2020. The new line, which is the first of a two-line investment, will enable the company to manufacture revolutionary, cotton-soft hygiene products for the North American market. It is based on Reicofil 5 technology. In addition, the new line has two-component capability to produce bio-based and other specialty products and allow the company to expand its production of medical fabrics in Hazleton. .

PFNonwovens is also underway with an expansion of facilities in Cape Town, South Africa, where it is investing $40 million in a new line due for completion later this year.


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