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  • What is a Nonwoven?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || June 9, 2016
    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…