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Nonwovens Lines POP Up All Over Southeast Asia
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published February 18, 2014
Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia being eyed by manufacturers from the east and the west. Read More »
Strong investment continues in Southeast Asia
By Karen McIntyre, senior editor
Published January 16, 2014
  In recent years, Asia has become a focal point for foreign nonwovens investment.  While China has certainly led the way, with a nonwovens output that rivals both Europe and the NAFTA region in size, Southeast Asia has also benefitted… Read More »
By Karen McIntyre
Published January 2, 2014
Will reinforce PET spunbond operation. Read More »
Published December 30, 2013
Partnership will make 5,000 tons of nonwovens per year. Read More »
A look at the top superabsorbent polymer makers in the world
By Kin Ohmura, Far East correspondent
Published November 6, 2013
Capacity is tight, upping the competition in the diaper market. Read More »
Published November 1, 2013
Cotton Leads program designed to assist growers with sustainability goals. Read More »
Published October 25, 2013
Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.3% annually to 9 metric tons in 2017. However, there is a great deal of variation among different regions and countries, according to RnR Market Research. Countries with well developed manufacturing… Read More »
Published September 20, 2013
Autoneum has founded the company Summit & Autoneum Ltd. in Thailand together with automotive supplier Auto Interior Products. Summit & Autoneum combines Autoneum's technologies and global customer relationships with access to the partner&… Read More »
Published September 11, 2013
Last month, Japanese hygiene manufacturer Unicharm said it completed the scheduled acquisition of CFA International Paper Products in Singapore, who owns 88% of shares in Myanmar Care Products, a leading supplier of feminine napkin and disposable bab… Read More »
Japanese producers set up shop offshore
By Kim Ohmura, Osaka Marketing
Published June 12, 2013
Many companies follow hygiene makers’ move to southeast Asia Read More »
Published May 16, 2013
VIAM Thailand dedicated to floor mat production Read More »
Published March 25, 2013
Purchase of Mycare gives exposure to fast-growing ASEAN country. Read More »
Japan’s Nonwovens Demand Is On The Rise
By Kin Ohmura, Far East Correspondent
Published March 12, 2013
Japan’s nonwovens demand has been on the rise after the effects of the worldwide recession. In 2008 nonwovens demand reached 381,641 tons, which then decreased to 340,260 tons in 2009 due to economic crisis. Afterwards, the market recovered to… Read More »
Pacific Rim Expansion Illustrates Growth Of Entire Asian Region
By Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor
Published February 7, 2013
As hygiene makers look beyond China, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia are emerging as hot spots for nonwovens investment. Read More »
Published January 21, 2013
Reicofil 4 line will add 24,000 tons to operation. Read More »