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  • Goodbye PGI

    September 13, 2015
    Earlier this month, the company formerly known as PGI shocked the industry when it announced it would be purchased later this year by Berry Plastics. PGI and Berry share many of the same customers in the hygiene space, and Berry cited these synergies…

  • 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…

  • New Nonwovens Player

    July 15, 2014
    It’s not new news that India’s disposable hygiene products market is on the rise. As the second most populous country in the world, India’s population is expected to exceed China by 2035. The GDP growth rate of the country for fisc…

  • Hospital laundering practices linked to HAI

    Hospital laundering practices linked to HAI's

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || May 30, 2013
    A new study results published online in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93% of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The study found…

  • On all levels, consolidation reigns in nonwovens

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || October 4, 2011
    Last month, the big news shaking the nonwovens industry was the sale of Ahlstrom's wipes business to Suominen (this news was so big, in fact, it broke records for the most read news story on www.nonwovens-industry.com) and what it means for the globa…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Another Year Bites The Dust

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || December 5, 2007
    The past 12 months have been good ones for the nonwovens industry, marked by the largest ever IDEA Show, North America's largest nonwovens exposition, numerous nonwovens capacity investments around the globe and continued growth in both exi…

  • Avgol

    September 11, 2006
    Avgol Tel-Aviv, Israel www.avgol.com $160 million Key Personnel Shuki Goldwasser, chairman; Nir Peleg, CEO; Achai Bonneh, vice president of technology Plants Tel Aviv, Israel; Mocksville, NC, China, Eastern Europe ISO Status ISO 9002 Certifi…