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National Nonwovens Mourns Death of CEO Anthony J. Centofanti

Anthony Centofanti
April 15, 2019

It is with great sadness that National Nonwovens announces the sudden loss of Anthony J. Centofanti, longtime CEO and President of National Nonwovens. Tony passed peacefully on April 4, 2019. Everyone at National Nonwoven mourns this tremendous loss.

Tony, along with his wife, soulmate, and business partner Michalina A. Centofanti, assumed the management of National Nonwovens in 1992 and transformed the company into a global leader of highly-engineered nonwovens. Under Tony’s leadership National Nonwovens became recognized for its breath of technology, commitment to meeting customers’ technical requirements, and as an innovator of advanced nonwoven solutions.

Prior to becoming CEO of National Nonwovens, Tony specialized in the turnaround management of struggling companies. His career included Mobil Oil, Albany International, Tex-Tech Industries, and Poly-Bond. He also previously served on the Board of INDA, a textile organization.

Tony’s dedication and commitment are validated by the well-established and extremely capable management team at National Nonwovens. Michalina Centofanti, National Nonwovens Vice President for 24 years, will assume the role of CEO and President.  Michalina, along with the highly-competent leadership team and entire National Nonwovens’ organization, will work diligently to continue Tony’s legacy and fulfill his dream of further establishing National Nonwovens as a premier producer and pioneer of advanced technical nonwoven textiles for the global market.

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National Nonwovens Awarded ISO 9001: 2015 Quality System Certificate

September 27, 2018

National Nonwovens is pleased to announce that it has earned ISO 9001: 2015 certification for successfully applying a quality system for the design, application development, manufacture and sale of technical nonwoven textiles with core competence in needlepunch technologies, chemical enhancements, and dyeing capabilities servicing the medical, aerospace, industrial, art and education markets.

We recognize that our customers are the driving force for our organization and we will always strive toward providing our customers the best consistent quality products and service on time every time,” said National Nonwovens President and CEO Anthony Centofanti. “We consider continuous improvement of our compliant Quality Management Systems a part of everything we do a journey, not a destination.”. READ MORE...

On Vacation WoolFelt Collection

Introducing the On Vacation Collection

May 3, 2019

National Nonwovens, the original manufacturer of wool felt, introduces the On Vacation Collection consisting of six new WoolFelt® colors. Each new color is a wool-rayon blend felt in the product style TOY002.

The new colors have a fun, vacation-beach vibe and were inspired by some National Nonwovens’ favorite designer friends and customers. The colors also mirror what color experts are forecasting to be popular this season in multiple industries. The colors include, Limelight, Pink Frost, Ageless Bronze, Suntan, Caribbean Coral, and Jaded Ocean. One of these colors is an old favorite, Aged Bronze, that was brought back. It is now renamed Ageless Bronze because it never seems to get old or outdated.

National Nonwovens now has approximately 200 WoolFelt® colors. This places National Nonwovens far ahead of the competition and further exemplifies the company’s commitment to providing customers with an unmatched portfolio of products and colors. READ MORE...

Introducing the In Harmony Collection

May 4, 2018

National Nonwovens, the original manufacturer of wool felt, National Nonwovens, the original manufacturer of wool felt, introduces the In Harmony Collection consisting of six WoolFelt® colors in the TOY002 product line. The collection reflects National Nonwovens emphasis on celebrating camaraderie, collaboration, and teamwork within the corporation and in customer relationships. In Harmony also celebrates and equates how music helps people express themselves through creativity, similar to how WoolFelt® helps people of all ages and artistic levels express their unique creativity. READ MORE...

New 2017 WoolFelt Collection

Introducing the Throwbacks & Beginnings Collection

May 3, 2017

National Nonwovens, the original manufacturer of wool felt, introduces the Throwbacks & Beginnings Collection consisting of six WoolFelt® colors in the TOY002 product line. What makes this year’s color introductions so distinctive is that National Nonwovens’ customers had an enormous influence in the creation of this nostalgic collection. Throwbacks & Beginnings is largely a result of special requested colors from customers, including previously discontinued favorites. READ MORE...

Arts & Education Division

National Nonwovens Rebrands Key Division

February 24, 2017

National Nonwovens, the original manufacturer of wool felt, reveals the new name for its Craft & Hobby Division as the Arts & Education Division. The renaming coincides with the continuous shift in the industry to collaborate with creative communities along with National Nonwovens’ goal to align its felt products with the businesses and consumers it serves. National Nonwovens’ felt products range from styles ideal for artists made ... READ MORE...

Introducing 5 New Technical Product Lines.

October 6, 2014

National Nonwovens announces the introduction of five highly-engineered nonwoven product lines that solve demanding application challenges and strict requirements, especially those facing manufacturers in the Aerospace Industry. Included in this introduction are technical materials for acoustical applications and systems, core and cushioning composites, and wicking felts.

Acoustuct™ Structural Acoustical System is a self-supporting system for overblankets, ceilings, bulkheads, floor decking, and cabinet support. Silnt™ Acoustical Damping Quiet material features a READ MORE...

Introducing 6 New WoolFelt Colors

May 15, 2014

National Nonwovens, the original manufacturer of wool felt, is adding six new colors to its blended-wool TOY002 WoolFelt® product line. Named the Dreamcatcher Series, these colors invoke the aura of mystical environments while drawing upon the rich hues found in native cultural heritages. READ MORE...

National Nonwovens Introduces New Felt Colors Spanning Three Product Lines

May 13, 2013

National Nonwovens, the original manufacturer of wool felt, continues to answer the increasing demand for quality felt products by announcing new colors in three product lines. Altogether, National Nonwovens introduces eleven new WoolFelt® and bamboo-rayon XoticFelt® colors, along with new fat-quarter bundles and charm packs.  READ MORE...

National Nonwovens Introduces Ultra-ProTechtor™ Fire-Blocker

March 7, 2012

National Nonwovens announces the introduction of Ultra-ProTechtor™, the first fire-blocker for all aircraft seating dress covers. Ultra-ProTechtor™ is a nonwoven lightweight flame barrier utilizing Ultem® polymer and newly-developed Ultem® fibers by Sabic Innovative Plastics.

“Ultra-ProTechtor™ is engineered to provide ultra-flammability protection with superior performance at a lower weight and lower cost,” said Anthony Centofanti, CEO and President at National Nonwovens. “Although it was initially designed for the Aerospace Market, Ultra-ProTechtor™ can also greatly benefit other markets that have modes of transportation requiring fire-blockers.” READ MORE...

National Nonwovens Installs Air-Laid Needlepunch Production Line

February 3, 2012

National Nonwovens announces the installation of a 2.4 meter air-laid needlepunch nonwoven line strategically located in a contained, clean-room environment. Production on the line is currently focused on, but is not limited to, the manufacturing of medical products. It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art electronics to effectively control temperature, humidity, dusting, and contamination; which are necessary for advanced wound care, medical devices, and patient-care products.

The air-laid line has the support of process engineers and quality control, including complete chemical profiling of all materials. It is capable of processing synthetic and various natural fibers. Products can be produced in the range 1.5 oz/yd2 to 10 oz/yd2, supported or unsupported. The line has in-line slitting with slit widths up to 90 inches with future expansion including the installation of a three-roll press with laminating capabilities. READ MORE...