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  • Pacific Rim | Spunbond

    TPP Could Mean Good Things for Nonwovens

    Earlier this year, negotiations between the U.S. and 11 countries, many located in the Pacific Rim, led to the creation of a free trade agreement between these countries. According to many economists, the Trans-Pacfiic Partnership (TPP)—which s…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 07.15.16

  • Adult Incontinence | Feminine Hygiene
    Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    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…
    03.09.15

  • India | Western Europe

    Thinking in reverse

    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…
    Tim Wright, Editor 02.18.14

  • Adult Incontinence

    Adult Incontinence Market Is Booming

    It is estimated that 25 million Americans experience incontinence symptoms. Long associated with the elderly, the adult incontinence category is changing its perceptions both in terms of how it sees itself and how others see it looking in. Major comp…
    Tim Wright, Editor 03.08.13

  • Pacific Rim

    Happy New Year!

    A couple of things to start off. First, I’d like to introduce myself as the new head editor of Nonwovens Industry. I’m taking over the helm from Karen McIntyre who is still on board, at your disposal, and luckily mine. I’ve been wor…
    01.07.13

  • Adult Incontinence | Feminine Hygiene | Western Europe

    Lean Times Ahead

    Last month, Veronica Hagen, CEO of PGI Nonwovens, one of the largest—if not the largest—makers of spunmelt nonwovens in the world, made a (not so) startling revelation. It could take until 2016 before the world’s major hygiene marke…
    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor 12.04.12

  • Adult Incontinence | Turkey | Western Europe

    New Beginnings

    Happy New Year. Once again, Nonwovens Industry is kicking off the new year with our annual look at the disposable diaper market.
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 02.28.12

  • Diaper, Baby | Turkey

    Consolidation Continues In the Diaper Market

    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…
    07.05.11

  • Adult Incontinence | Airlaid | Apparel

    Spunmelt Surge: Where Will It All Go?

    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…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 02.16.11