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  • 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…

  • Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    Adult Incontinence: Everybody Wants A Piece

    March 9, 2015
    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…

  • Lean Times Ahead

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || December 4, 2012
    Last month, Veronica Hagen, CEO of PGI Nonwovens, one of the largest—if not the largest—makers of spunmelt nonwovens in the world, made a (not so) startling revelation. It could take until 2016 before the world’s major hygiene marke…

  • To Flush or Not to Flush

    Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor || September 4, 2012
    One of the key developments shaping the wipes market today is flushability. With the third generation of INDA/EDANA’s Guidance Document for Assessing the Flushability of Nonwoven Consumer Products just about complete, manufacturers are poised t…

  • Growing with Girl Power

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || June 1, 2012
    It seems that tweens, or teens, are becoming major influencers in the feminine hygiene market. In the past couple of weeks alone, both major U.S. fem hy producers, Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble, have launched new products geared exclusive…

  • Spunmelt Surge: Where Will It All Go?

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 16, 2011
    The spunmelt market has made our jobs here at NONWOVENS INDUSTRY very easy these past couple of months. The many line investments announced between November and January have filled our breaking news pages for the past 10 weeks as the industry appears…

  • Leader of the Pack

    Karen McIntyre || October 19, 2009
    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…

  • AI: In The News Again

    || March 13, 2007
    During the past three weeks, there has been more news relating to adult incontinence than there has been all year. First, Paperpak announced it had a new owner; then, Whitestone bought fellow AI manufacturer Humanicare and finally Procter & Gambl…

  • The New Battleground

    November 8, 2006
    The filtration market is expanding—both in product scope and in number of participants. Not only are new companies—not traditionally invested in filtration—entering the market, but many companies already participating in filtration…