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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…

  • Thinking in reverse

    Tim Wright, Editor || February 18, 2014
    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • What Will Be The Next Big Growth Region For Nonwovens?

    August 13, 2007
    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…

  • 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…