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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…

  • A Sustainable Future

    February 7, 2013
    The fear of global warming. The uncertainty of future oil supplies. Overflowing landfills. Am I sounding paranoid? Wait, sorry. Let me explain. Last night before falling asleep I watched part of a film called Collapse and woke up on the alarmist side…

  • 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…

  • Supply shake-up: What will it mean for wipes?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || September 16, 2011
    I don’t know about you but I am still in shock that Ahlstrom is leaving the wipes market.

  • Technology in Search of New Markets

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || October 8, 2010
    A decade or so ago, airlaid industry expert Ivan Pivko described airlaid as a technology in search of new markets.

  • 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.

  • Time For Champagne? Maybe Not Yet

    October 16, 2006
    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…