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  • Retailers Rely On Private Label

    Karen McIntyre, editor || January 5, 2016
    The days of the no frills aisle are over. The bland white and black packaging once used by retailers for their store brands are gone. Today’s private label products are packaged in the same eye-catching, graphic-ridden, bright casings as their…

  • Trickle-down Innovation

    Tim Wright, editor || June 9, 2014
    From raw materials and fibers to finished goods, innovation in the nonwovens industry has never been stronger and was on full display at INDEX 14 in Geneva in April. The 586 exhibitors on hand represented a 10% growth over the previous event in 2011.…

  • 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…

  • Nano-Nonwovens Cross Hurdles, Find New Applications

    Nano-Nonwovens Cross Hurdles, Find New Applications

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || August 6, 2012
    Manufacturers are navigating their way around obstacles when using small fibers in nonwovens.

  • Getting Ahead... And Staying There

    Karen Bitz McIntyre || July 17, 2008
    It's no secret that Procter & Gamble is a powerhouse in the nonwovens industry, particularly on the disposable side, so a few months ago when a member of its purchasing group invited me to speak on supply and demand issues facing the gl…

  • The Toilet is Not a Trash Can

    November 30, -0001
    Last month, The New York Times ran an article blasting flushable wipes and their role in clogging municipal sewage systems. Adversity is no stranger to flushable wipes. The products have been blamed for septic clogs in New York, London, Oregon and Ma…