Archive for January, 2013

Web Industries adds additional thin nonwoven printing capabilities

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Web Industries, an outsource converting and manufacturing solutions provider, has expanded its printing capacity through equipment upgrades at its facility in Dallas, TX. These upgrades add high-speed flexographic printing with tight dimensional pattern registration and precision inline slitting to the facility’s existing flexible material converting assets, giving Web Dallas the ability to print and convert large rolls of material in a single operation.

The printer improvements allow Web Dallas to offer high-speed, wide-web, one-color flexo printing that can hold complex graphics without image bleed-through on nonwovens as light as 10gsm and on papers. The 60″ press at Dallas joins the 90″ press at Web Industries Fort Wayne in providing customers the opportunity to print registered and non-registered patterns and slit inline to multiple widths depending on end-use needs, eliminating unnecessary manufacturing steps and reducing overall costs. (more…)

Tenowo Lincolnton to add 26 jobs in $7.2M expansion

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal

Tenowo Lincolnton Inc. plans to add 26 jobs and spend $7.2 million to expand the nonwoven textile production at the Lincoln County plant.

In exchange, the company, formerly known as HOF Textiles Inc., will get a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.

The average annual wage for the new jobs is $32,538, plus benefits. That compares to an average salary of $31,252 a year in Lincoln County. The plant currently employs 67. (more…)

Patent Issued for Microporous Composite Sheet Material

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering — Fiberweb, Inc. (Old Hickory, TN) has been issued patent number 8328968, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.

The patent’s inventors are Anderson, Gary W. (Mt. Juliet, TN); Gelotte, Susannah D. (Mauldin, SC).

This patent was filed on April 16, 2012 and was cleared and issued on December 11, 2012.

From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: “This invention relates to a microporous composite sheet material. More particularly, the invention relates to a composite sheet material which is permeable to moisture vapor but which forms a barrier to the passage of water. The composite sheet material has strength and barrier properties which make it suitable for use as a housewrap. (more…)