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Karen McIntyre, Editor
November 11, 2011
Thanks to Hurricane Irene, I am now the proud owner of a brand new, ultra-efficient HVAC system. This new furnace and air conditioning unit is a lot smaller, quieter, efficient and even shinier than our old model, which was about…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
October 4, 2011
Last month, the big news shaking the nonwovens industry was the sale of Ahlstrom's wipes business to Suominen (this news was so big, in fact, it broke records for the most read news story on www.nonwovens-industry.com) and what it means for the globa…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
September 16, 2011
I don’t know about you but I am still in shock that Ahlstrom is leaving the wipes market.   Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
August 31, 2011
For more than 30 years—this year included—Freudenberg has been at the top of our annual top companies report. This global company with its roots in apparel and current strengths in automotives, filtration and other technical markets has a…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
August 9, 2011
In February, it took Huggies just three weeks to become the second largest Facebook brand page in Hong Kong, where the social networking site has a higher level of penetration even than the U.S. K-C invited parents to upload their babies' photos…  Read More »
July 5, 2011
Last month, Associated Hygiene Products (AHP) announced it would purchase former rival in the private label baby diaper market, Arquest, Inc., creating (potentially) the world's largest maker of private label diapers with big boy customers like W…  Read More »
Rod Zilenziger Jr.
June 21, 2011
The global nonwovens industry has an excellent opportuni- ty during the next few months not only to extend its knowl- edge in the consumer products arena, but to support the industry as well. NONWOVENS INDUSTRY is excited to be a part of it. The i…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
June 8, 2011
Wipes, like many nonwoven-based products, credit at least part of their success to their ability to lessen the burden of everyday tasks for their users. Household wipes gave housewives a way to freshen their homes in a simple, one-step process; flush…  Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
June 8, 2011
I have struggled for days to write this page.   Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
May 3, 2011
One of the undisputed highlights of last month's INDEX show was the presentation of the INDEX awards. These seven awards, spanning a range of categories, showcased a number of new innovations ranging from automotive carpet to an i…  Read More »
April 7, 2011
It's that time again. Time for the nonwovens industry to once again convene in Geneva, Switzerland for the INDEX show. For me personally, it's my fourth trip to Palexpo and I know many of you have many more INDEX shows under your belts.…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
March 16, 2011
The spunmelt market has been in the headlines a lot as of late with major capacity installations going in around the world, reportedly to meet the need for a lighter weight, more sophisticated product in the hygiene market. While this unprecedented g…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
February 16, 2011
The spunmelt market has made our jobs here at NONWOVENS INDUSTRY very easy these past couple of months. The many line investments announced between November and January have filled our breaking news pages for the past 10 weeks as the industry appears…  Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
January 24, 2011
The good news for the many nonwovens manufacturers doing business in the diaper market is that this business is fairly recession proof; the better news is that diapers are the one area of the tissue and hygiene market where consumers are willing to spend more to make a splash.  Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
December 8, 2010
Avgol’s and FitesaFiberweb’s recent announcements that they would each add two spunmelt lines—particularly that each company will add a U.S. line—has set the hygiene industry rumor mill afire.  Read More »