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Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
June 2, 2010
Two times a month in our house we drag our recyclables to the curb.   Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
May 6, 2010
This month, PGI—the world’s fifth largest nonwovens producer and its largest spunmelt maker—said its board was exploring future growth options for its shareholders which include but are not limited to the potential sale of the company.   Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
April 15, 2010
Ten years ago, the wipes market began a period of remarkable growth in terms of both size and diversity. Consumer product companies began launching products throughout a number of segments ranging from personal care to household care to pet care to a…  Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
April 12, 2010
It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years since the last IDEA Show.   Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
March 18, 2010
This month, Procter & Gamble begins shipping its latest diaper innovation—Pampers with DryMax technology—in the U.S.   Read More »
Karen McIntyre, Editor
February 24, 2010
Spunmelt. The largest market for nonwovens globally continues to evolve. Despite a global economic crisis that has basically defined the past 12-18 months, new investment continues for this technology on a global scale. In December, PGI, the world…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre
January 14, 2010
Last week French machinery specialist and spunlace technology leader Rieter said it would exit the nonwovens market following the sale of its Perfojet division to Andritz, the German owner of Küsters calendering technology. According to the comp…  Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
December 8, 2009
The other day, my four-year-old and I were playing with dolls when she asked me to make some new clothes for her princesses—she wanted to create some sort of uniform for them.   Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
December 4, 2009
A lot has been said about globalization in the nonwovens industry in recent years.   Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
December 3, 2009
Back in the late 1990s, when airlaid manufacturers still had cause for optimism, industry pundit Ivan Pivko published a book titled Technology in Search of Markets.   Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
December 2, 2009
We are feeling it at the gas pumps and we will feel it when we heat our homes this winter, but where will be the next area we feel the squeeze of increasing petroleum prices?   Read More »
November 17, 2009
They say good things come in small packages and as someone who is barely five-foot-two, I'm apt to agree. When it comes to nonwovens technologies, it is the smallest fibers that are getting the biggest headlines these days as it seems everyone is int…  Read More »
Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor
October 20, 2009
Last month, Polymer Group Inc., one of the world’s largest nonwovens producers, broke new ground in the nonwovens industry.   Read More »
Karen McIntyre
October 19, 2009
After two straight quarters of declines, Procter & Gamble expects its business to turn a profit for the final quarter of the year, or so said the company last month at a Boston conference. The announcement soon after helped propel the c…  Read More »
Karen McIntyre
September 15, 2009
For most people, the dog days of summer mean long, lazy days at the pool, battling the heat and humidity; others use the last weeks of August to prepare for the start of school. At Nonwovens Industry, we use the slow news time to finish up our annual…  Read More »