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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…

  • 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.

  • Too Big to Fail

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || April 5, 2012
    A few weeks ago, the industry was abuzz with speculation that Avgol could be sold to PGI owner, Blackstone Capital. Avgol quickly quipped back that its recent talks with the private equity firm were simply a matter of course, saying that periodic con…

  • The changing face of consumers

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 29, 2012
    Speaking at last month’s Vision Consumer Products conference in New Orleans, Dan Butler of the National Retail Federation (NRF) shared some general observations on the global retail market.

  • Spunmelt Surge: Where Will It All Go?

    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…

  • PGI For Sale—Whose Turn Is It, Anyway?

    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.

  • Technology In Search Of A Champion

    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.

  • China's Coming Out Party

    Karen McIntyre || July 15, 2009
    If the Beijing Olympics was China's coming out party to the world, May's ANEX '09/SINCE '09 show was its coming out party to the nonwovens industry. Covering two venues and featuring more than 300 exhibitors, the event proved without a doubt that the…