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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

  • Airlaid | India | Mergers and Acquisitions
    M&A Activity: What They Can Bring to the Table

    M&A Activity: What They Can Bring to the Table

    acquisitions have been plentiful this year.
    Karen McIntyre, editor 12.02.14

  • Diaper, Baby | Spunbond

    Too Big to Fail

    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…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 04.05.12

  • Airlaid | Apparel

    PGI For Sale—Whose Turn Is It, Anyway?

    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.
    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor 05.06.10

  • Airlaid | Meltblown | Spunbond | Spunlace

    Machinery Market Consolidation-How Will It Shape Our Future?

    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…
    Karen McIntyre 01.14.10

  • Airlaid | Spunbond | Spunlace | Wipes

    Technology In Search Of A Champion

    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.
    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor 12.03.09

  • Construction | Feminine Hygiene

    Judging the Health of Nonwovens

    Despite global economic challenges, the value of U.S. nonwovens increased 11% to $11.4 billion last year, representing a new record, according to trade figures. Additionally, the market was able to grow its exports 4% while seeing a decreas…
    Karen McIntyre 05.11.09

  • Airlaid

    What Goes Around, Comes Around

    In 2001, when I took over as editor of Nonwovens Industry, airlaid, so the experts said, was poised for growth.
    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor 10.10.07

  • Airlaid

    Time For Champagne? Maybe Not Yet

    A few weeks ago, financial analyst Jim Cramer proclaimed his faith in disposable diapers by appearing on his Mad Money television show wearing a diaper. Known for his crazed antics, Cramer wore the diaper to underscore why buying Kimberly-Clark stock…
    10.16.06