At its Annual General Meeting, EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has appointed Patricia Featherstone to the board of governors. As head of RKW’s Strategic Hygiene and Medical business unit, thecommercial director of the RKW ACE and the joint head of the strategi business unit for RKWSE, she has a thorough understanding of the market and a long-standing involvement with EDANA.
Formed in 1971, EDANA is the voice that represents the common interests of 220 globally active member companies in the nonwovens and related industries. The Brussels-based organization also promotes industry presentations and exhibitions, is actively involved in environmental issues that impact the industry and future product developments as well as providing training of employees of member companies.
RKW SE is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of high quality polyethylene and polypropylene films, nonwovens and nets. The company employs over 2700 people in 18 locations around the world and generated sales of €680 million in the 2008 business year.