Editorial

  • Welcome to the U.S.

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||May 4, 2017
    Last month, I traveled down to Grey Court, SC for the opening of Mogul’s new spunlace facility—the Turkish company’s first foray into U.S. manufacturing as well as its first operation outside of Turkey. Mogul announced its plan to e…


  • So It Begins

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||March 27, 2017
    Deadline came early this month at Nonwovens Industry...nearly two weeks early to give us enough time to get this issue across the Atlantic for INDEX, which will undoubtedly be the year’s largest nonwovens event with more than 500 exhibitors and…


  • Southeast Asia: A Market Up for Grabs

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||March 9, 2017
    While new nonwovens investments have cooled in Southeast Asia (mirroring trends we’ve seen around the world) in recent months, we continue to see interest in related industries in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia. It see…


  • Spunlace is Spot On

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||March 9, 2017
    Spunlace and wipes. Wipes and spunlace. Ever since the wipes boom of 2000 (the year which, I believe, this publication dubbed “The Year of the Wipes”), it seems that gains in wipes have meant gains for spunlace and vice versa. In the earl…


  • Coming to America

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||February 2, 2017
    Big moves are being made in the diaper market in the Americas. In the past few weeks, two major European players—Ontex and Drylock—announced their intention to acquire diaper manufacturers based across the Atlantic—one in Brazil (On…


  • The Changing Face of Hygiene

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||December 1, 2016
    Forever, it seemed there were two major diaper players in the U.S.—Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark. These two rivals were constantly trading market shares with new innovations and marketing strategies. When one company lowered prices, s…


  • Friend or Foe?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||November 7, 2016
    A woman’s menstrual period, sometimes referred to as a “curse” or other times referred to as a “friend,” is still considered a taboo in many parts of the world, believe it or not. In these areas, girls know little or not…


  • M&A: Paving the Way for Change

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||September 9, 2016
    This summer Lydall announced it would acquire Canadian needlepunch manufacturer Texel with the hopes of not only increasing its sales but also upping its exposure into markets like liquid filtration and automotives. Lydall used a similar strategy a f…


  • What is a Nonwoven?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||June 9, 2016
    Fifteen years ago, I wrote my first-ever Nonwovens Industry editorial under this very same headline—What Is A Nonwoven? At the time, I really did not know. To say that learning curve in this industry was steep is an understatement. I still find…


  • Ramkumar Honored by Texas Tech

    April 22, 2016
    Professor earns 2016 President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award for his contributions to the nonwovens industry.


  • INDA Announces New Leadership for JEFF Journal

    February 16, 2016
    Behnam Pourdeyhim named editor-in-chief; Michael Starsinic to serve as managing editor


  • Lenzing Appoints New Head of Corporate Communications

    Lenzing Appoints New Head of Corporate Communications

    November 11, 2015
    Waltraud Kaserer will begin role on January 1, 2016.


  • Outlook 2015 Hailed a Success

    Outlook 2015 Hailed a Success

    September 28, 2015
    Over 420 members from the nonwovens and related industries made their way to Athens, Greece last week.


  • It’s In The Numbers

    It’s In The Numbers

    May 5, 2015
    In April, two major trade associations dedicated to nonwovens released statistic reports and both showed good things for the industry. First, INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, published the second edition of the annual North…


  • On The Road Again

    On The Road Again

    April 7, 2015
    This month, Nonwovens Industry will be showing up at no less than three international trade shows, each representing an important growth market for nonwovens. In early May, Frankfurt, Germany will host the semi-annual Techtextil show at Messe Fran…