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  • Apparel | Associations

    What is a Nonwoven?

    Fifteen years ago, I wrote my first-ever Nonwovens Industry editorial under this very same headline—What Is A Nonwoven? At the time, I really did not know. To say that learning curve in this industry was steep is an understatement. I still find…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 06.09.16

  • India

    The Great Diaper Divide

    Last month president Barack Obama issued a call to diaper manufacturers to make diapers more affordable to parents. Citing estimates that one in three families have trouble affording diapers, the president has also earmarked $10 million in his propos…
    04.12.16

  • Absorbent Core | Airlaid | Feminine Hygiene | Wipes

    Technology in Search of New Markets

    A decade or so ago, airlaid industry expert Ivan Pivko described airlaid as a technology in search of new markets.
    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor 10.08.10

  • 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

  • Where In the World Are Nonwovens?

    After steadily increasing for nearly a decade, U.S. exports of nonwovens fell nearly 5% last year to 259 kilograms. This reversal came as imports of nonwovens from other countries gained nearly 15% the same year. While the U.S. still export…
    Karen Bitz McIntyre 05.20.08

  • 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

  • Filtration | Wipes

    Investment Continues In The Global Nonwovens Industry

    Despite concerns over market maturity and pricing pressures in many key markets for nonwovens, this year’s annual Top Company report proves that this market remains in growth mode.
    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor 10.10.07

  • Machinery and Equipment | Wipes

    Strut Your Stuff

    One thing that is constantly reverberating throughout the pages of Nonwovens Industry is this industry’s constant search for new ideas and innovations.
    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor 06.14.06