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Tim Wright, editor
September 10, 2014
It’s that time of year again for Nonwovens Industry’s Global Top Companies Report. This year’s edition, based on fiscal 2013 revenue, features 40 companies with sales ranging from $113 million (Mogul) all the way up to $1.65 billion…  Read More »
Tim Wright, editor
August 13, 2014
The global market for medical nonwoven disposables is projected to reach US$22.7 billion by 2020.  Read More »
July 15, 2014
It’s not new news that India’s disposable hygiene products market is on the rise. As the second most populous country in the world, India’s population is expected to exceed China by 2035. The GDP growth rate of the country for fisc…  Read More »
Tim Wright, editor
June 9, 2014
From raw materials and fibers to finished goods, innovation in the nonwovens industry has never been stronger and was on full display at INDEX 14 in Geneva in April. The 586 exhibitors on hand represented a 10% growth over the previous event in 2011.…  Read More »
Tim Wright, editor
May 12, 2014
Each year around the world patients seek medical care at inpatient and outpatient facilities, but emerge from routine, urgent or surgical care with an additional—and sometimes untreatable—life-threatening illness. At any one time it&rsqu…  Read More »
Tim Wright, Editor
March 25, 2014
INDEX 2014 is upon us, and when the nonwovens industry convenes in Geneva, Switzerland this month it will be a time for companies to introduce new products and technologies, announce new investments and, of course, find out what is going on with thei…  Read More »
March 20, 2014
As we went to press, Lydall announced it had acquired the industrial filtration business belonging to Andrew Industries for $83 million. The move strengthens Lydall’s position as an industry-leading global provider of filtration and engineered…  Read More »
Tim Wright, Editor
February 18, 2014
It may be hard to imagine but a growing trend in today’s world is for major consumer companies to create products in emerging markets and import them into mature markets. It’s a fairly new and radical idea known as “reverse innovati…  Read More »
January 6, 2014
We kick-off the New Year with our annual look at market and technology trends in baby diapers. Changing consumer dynamics and emerging markets have contributed significantly to growth in all hygiene sectors in general. Be it female hygiene products,…  Read More »
Tim Wright, editor
December 4, 2013
Sustainability is a global megatrend, which has taken hold in the automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using a mixture of man-made and natural materials in cars, as well as recycled materials. Car manufacturers are primarily l…  Read More »
Tim Wright, editor
November 4, 2013
With the creation of the first cotton textile mill around 1815 by Michael Schenck in Lincoln County, North Carolina began a long process that would see it become the center of the textile business in the U.S. by the 1920s and remain so throughout the…  Read More »
Tim Wright, editor
October 9, 2013
In this issue we include a special focus on China, which has become of the largest and fastest growing producers of nonwovens. With rising wages, a rapidly expanding middle class, and a new focus on domestic consumption driving increased sales of non…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
September 26, 2013
This summer the disposable wipes market received two major coups that will help it grow in two important, and potentially profitable categories. The first, of course, is the long-awaited, final solvent-contaminated wipes rule (better known as the &l…  Read More »
September 6, 2013
After setting up new vehicle interior components production facilities in Laos and China, Japanese automotive components manufacturer Toyota Boshoku is now setting up an interior components company in Thailand. This company will be established by Asi…  Read More »
August 7, 2013
Growing concerns about hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are driving the demand for disposables, including nonwovens in health care facilities. Demand for disposable hospital supplies is growing across the world, as they reduce risks of cross-conta…  Read More »