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  • Adult Incontinence | Machinery and Equipment

    The Case For Flexibility

    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…
    08.06.15

  • Adult Incontinence | Feminine Hygiene
    Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    To say taboos have been lifted in adult incontinence is putting things mildly. Once a condition associated with the sick and elderly, today’s incontinence sufferer wants to live an active lifestyle and consumer products companies are working ha…
    03.09.15

  • India | Western Europe

    Thinking in reverse

    It may be hard to imagine but a growing trend in today’s world is for major consumer companies to create products in emerging markets and import them into mature markets. It’s a fairly new and radical idea known as “reverse innovati…
    Tim Wright, Editor 02.18.14

  • Adult Incontinence

    Adult Incontinence Market Is Booming

    It is estimated that 25 million Americans experience incontinence symptoms. Long associated with the elderly, the adult incontinence category is changing its perceptions both in terms of how it sees itself and how others see it looking in. Major comp…
    Tim Wright, Editor 03.08.13

  • Adult Incontinence | Turkey | Western Europe

    Buying Access

    As we went to press, SCA announced it would purchase Everbeauty, a Taiwan-based hygiene manufacturer with leading positions in the baby and adult diaper markets in China and Taiwan. Everbeauty’s major brands include Dr P for incontinence care…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 03.06.12

  • Airlaid | Feminine Hygiene | Wipes

    Leader of the Pack

    After two straight quarters of declines, Procter & Gamble expects its business to turn a profit for the final quarter of the year, or so said the company last month at a Boston conference. The announcement soon after helped propel the c…
    Karen McIntyre 10.19.09

  • Construction | Feminine Hygiene

    Judging the Health of Nonwovens

    Despite global economic challenges, the value of U.S. nonwovens increased 11% to $11.4 billion last year, representing a new record, according to trade figures. Additionally, the market was able to grow its exports 4% while seeing a decreas…
    Karen McIntyre 05.11.09

  • Adult Incontinence | Feminine Hygiene

    Is Relief In Sight?

    In 2008, the global banking industry collapsed, the U.S. automotive industry faced the possibility of bankruptcy, thousands—or perhaps millions—lost their jobs—not to mention the millions of dollars gone from retirement accounts and…
    Karen Bitz McIntyre 12.11.08

  • India | Western Europe

    What Will Be The Next Big Growth Region For Nonwovens?

    That is the question everyone in nonwovens is asking. Some say China but others doubt its long-term viability; others say India but others say this market is rife with problems of its own. Other regions that could become hot growth spots for nonwoven…
    08.13.07

  • Associations | Feminine Hygiene | North America | Wipes

    The Toilet is Not a Trash Can

    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…
    11.30.-1