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  • TPP Could Mean Good Things for Nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || July 15, 2016
    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…

  • The Case For Flexibility

    August 6, 2015
    The machinery and equipment market has not taken a summer vacation this year. In fact, this segment of the nonwovens value chain seems to be working harder than ever. In the past several weeks, we have seen significant innovation in the category, muc…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Adult Incontinence Market Is Booming

    Tim Wright, Editor || March 8, 2013
    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…

  • Buying Access

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || March 6, 2012
    As we went to press, SCA announced it would purchase Everbeauty, a Taiwan-based hygiene manufacturer with leading positions in the baby and adult diaper markets in China and Taiwan. Everbeauty’s major brands include Dr P for incontinence care…

  • New Beginnings

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 28, 2012
    Happy New Year. Once again, Nonwovens Industry is kicking off the new year with our annual look at the disposable diaper market.