• How to Win in the Diaper Category in Low Income Markets

    How to Win in the Diaper Category in Low Income Markets

    Lessons, observations and challenges.
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa 10.09.18

  • Mercantile Development, Inc. (MDI)

    Mercantile Development, Inc. (MDI)

    10 Waterview Drive Shelton, CT 06484 203-693-8226 Mercantile Development, Inc. (MDI) is a third-generation, family-owned and operated manufacturer of professional-grade industrial wiping products. Founded…

  • Retail Chains May Provide Competition to Personal Care Manufacturers

    Retail Chains May Provide Competition to Personal Care Manufacturers

    Global producers of nonwoven-based personal care products may face serious competition from retailers during the next several years, due to retailers’ plans to significantly increase their private label product offerings, according to predictio…
    Eugene Gerden, Russia Correspondent 10.08.18

  • Winning Asia, Winning the World

    As this issue goes to press, Unicharm announced it would purchase DSG, one of Southeast Asia’s largest makers of adult incontinence and baby diaper products with strong positions in some of the region’s fastest growing markets like Thaila…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 10.08.18

  • Contact Us

    NONWOVENS INDUSTRY is the only monthly trade magazine dedicated to the worldwide business of nonwovens. For more than 30 years, the magazine has tracked the growth of the nonwovens industry through years of changes, technology, evolution and market…

  • Chemtex


    Chemtex 1 Front Street Cumberland, RI 02864 Tel: (877) 431-0200 Fax: (401) 305-3033 Founded in 1999 in East Providence, RI, Chemtex started off as a master distributor of oil and chemical absorbents. Du…

  • Rise Up

    Early this month, INDA’s Research, Innovation, Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE) will kick off the fall season of conferences relevant to the global nonwovens industry. The RISE conference tends to focus on the technology side of…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 09.07.18

  • Fibrix, LLC

    Fibrix, LLC

    1820 Evans St., NE Conover, NC 28613 1-828-459-7064 Now in its 50th year, North Carolina-based Fibrix, LLC, has emerged as a leading manufacturer of nonwoven fiber solutions in North America, with 10 facilities a…

  • Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

    We are living in the age of big data. People track how many steps they take per day, the quality of their sleep, calorie intake, energy outputs—you name it. Harvesting all of this data and then analyzing it is supposed to help you live your bes…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 08.09.18

  • First Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Vetted Under Reform Process Stalled in Senate

    Proposed legislation impacts imported goods not available from U.S. producers.
    Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director at The Franken Group, LLC 08.09.18

  • China


    700 S. Battleground Ave. Grover, NC 28073 Tel. 704-457-3003 / 336-905-0171 Established in 2016, Uniquetex, LLC, is a joint venture between Foshan Nanhai Beautiful Nonwoven Co. Ltd. and Wenzhou Chaolong…

  • Legal/Regulatory | North America

    TRUMP’S TRADE WARS: Battling on Multiple Fronts

    New administration policy’s are shaking up global industry.
    Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director at The Franken Group 07.06.18

  • Acquisitions and More

    Acquisition activity has picked up in nonwovens recently leaving industry watchers scratching their heads over what this means for the industry going forward. Of course, the industry is no stranger to acquisitions. Many of the largest nonwovens produ…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 07.06.18

  • Contract Services
    Canopus Wet Wipes

    Canopus Wet Wipes

    B-54 Printech Park Cluster, KIADB Industrial Area Phase-1, Harohalli, District Ramnagara - 562112, Karnataka, India Tel. 91 9880510330 India has become a promising place for nonwovens and h…

  • Market Data
    2017 Roll Goods Import and Export Data Released

    2017 Roll Goods Import and Export Data Released

    New numbers show exports expanded nearly 5% while imports slowed.
    Dawnee Giammittorio, Associate Director, the Franken Group 06.01.18

  • Trade Associations Stick to Their Guns

    In May, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) levied a $700,000 fine against household wipes maker Pental for falsely claiming its White King wipes were flushable. Pental was found to have misled its customers into thinking that i…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 06.01.18

  • German Nonwovens Industry on Verge of Steady Growth

    Nonwovens producers in the country are expanding.
    Eugene Gerden 05.04.18

  • Diaper Growth Leads to Nonwovens Demand

    Diaper Growth Leads to Nonwovens Demand

    Japanese diaper makers rely on exports.
    Kin Ohmura 05.04.18

  • What’s in Store for Japan?

    Each year, the global nonwovens industry gathers in a set location for a huge trade show. This location, as we know, rotates between North America, Europe and Asia. In North America, the spot has in recent years mostly been Miami Beach, while in Euro…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 05.04.18

  • K-C Legal Win: What Does it Mean?

    The wipes industry scored a victory in December when a federal court put a hold on a Washington, D.C., city law regulating flushable wipe labeling. The legislation had passed the city council a year earlier and was due to go into effect on January 1&…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 04.12.18