• 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…

  • Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    March 9, 2015
    To say taboos have been lifted in adult incontinence is putting things mildly. Once a condition associated with the sick and elderly, today’s incontinence sufferer wants to live an active lifestyle and consumer products companies are working ha…

  • Still Strong After All These Years

    Still Strong After All These Years

    February 5, 2015
    Four years ago, in our February 2011 issue, we reported on the great spunmelt surge of 2010-2011. At that time, there was an estimated 400,000 tons either planned or recently added in the global marketplace. Surely, we thought, this would be enough c…

  • M&A Activity: What They Can Bring to the Table

    M&A Activity: What They Can Bring to the Table

    Karen McIntyre, editor || December 2, 2014
    acquisitions have been plentiful this year.

  • Feminine Hygiene: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

    Feminine Hygiene: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

    November 10, 2014
    While adult incontinence growth has been making headlines, the feminine hygiene market should not be ignored.

  • Top Companies in the Spotlight

    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…

  • Infection Control & Hygiene Drive Demand for Medical Nonwovens

    Tim Wright, editor || August 13, 2014
    The global market for medical nonwoven disposables is projected to reach US$22.7 billion by 2020.

  • New Nonwovens Player

    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…

  • Trickle-down Innovation

    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.…

  • Nonwovens Confront the HAI Challenge

    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…

  • See you in Geneva!

    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…

  • Filtration Industry Consolidates

    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…

  • Thinking in reverse

    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…

  • Welcome to 2014!

    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,…

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