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  • Keep ‘Em Coming

    Fifteen years ago (give or take a few years) when the wipes market began its proliferation into new categories, touching more consumers lives than ever before, I figured at some point the ebb of new products hitting the market would slow down. Around…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 04.05.19

  • smartMelamine

    smartMelamine

    Tomšiceva cesta 9 1330 Kocevje, Slovenia Tel +386 41 709694 info@smartmelamine.com www.smartmelamine.com The Slovenian company smartMelamine d.o.o. officially started the industrial production of meltblown nonwovens made of melamine in…
    04.05.19

  • Chinese Nonwovens Industry Aims for Massive Export Growth This Year

    Stagnant economy, lower yuan value have led producers to look outside of China for growth.
    Eugene Gerden 04.05.19

  • How to Use Tech to Address Africa’s Hygiene Challenges

    An aunt sitting in London could order a pack of sanitary pads for a niece in the remotest African village. What possibilities does technology present?
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting 04.05.19

  • A Long Road

    Last month at IDEA 2019, long-time Nice-Pack CEO Robert Julius was honored with the IDEA19 Lifetime Achievement Award. During his 40-plus years leading Nice-Pak, he oversaw the expansion of the global premoistened wipes market, bringing them into mil…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 04.05.19

  • Gelok International

    Gelok International

    20189 Pine Lake Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402 Tel. (419) 352-1482 Fax (419) 352-8340 slazenby@gelok.com www.gelok.com Gelok International, a manufacturer of superabsorbent laminates and airlaids, was founded in the early 1980s by small business…
    03.15.19

  • Kimberly-Clark, P&G Announce Expansion of Russian Business

    Kimberly-Clark, P&G Announce Expansion of Russian Business

    Global hygiene manufacturers respond to Eastern Europe’s growth prospects.
    Eugene Gerden, Contributor 03.15.19

  • Africa’s Changing Retail Space and the Implications for the Diaper Category

    At the end of 2015, 16 countries in the world, 15 of which were sub-Saharan, had more mobile bank accounts than traditional bank accounts
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa 03.15.19

  • Southeast Asia: The Boom Continues

    Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing regions, with thriving consumer demand for daily necessities growing thanks to improving living standards. In value terms, the Southeast Asia market is expected to grow at twice the rate of t…
    03.04.19

  • Asterion

    Asterion

    Buyukkaristiran Organized Industrial Zone Muratli Yolu No. 16 39780 Lüleburgaz / Turkey +90 288 436 2474 www.madalinefabric.com/en A key executive at Turkish nonwovens producer Mogul Nonwovens has established a subsidiary to boost Mogul&#…
    02.08.19

  • Demand for Sanitary Protection in China

    Demand for Sanitary Protection in China

    Growth across all categories will lead to increases in nonwovens production
    Kin Ohmura, Osaka Chemical 02.08.19

  • The Top 5 Indicators of Quality for Baby Diapers

    The Top 5 Indicators of Quality for Baby Diapers

    Lessons from low income consumers.
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa 02.08.19

  • Potential for Wipes and Adult Diapers in Africa

    Potential for Wipes and Adult Diapers in Africa

    Wet wipes have a factor that we called “the convenience addiction.”
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa 01.04.19

  • Diapers: A New Generation

    Not so long ago the diaper market was heavily dominated by two giants—Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark. If you look at the category sales, it seems like this is still the case and it is—when it comes to dollars and cents. However,…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 01.04.19

  • Violeta

    Violeta

    Violeta Stjepana Radica 21 88340 Grude, Bosnia and Herzegovina Tel: 387 39 660 400 Fax: 387 39 661 456 violeta@violeta.com www.violeta.com Violeta, a hygiene company founded in 1990 in the southern part of Eastern Europe, has grown its busin…
    01.04.19

  • Geotextile/Agrotextile | Middle East/North Africa
    TexoFib

    TexoFib

    Jubail Industrial City 1 Street 265 PO Box 4231 Jubail-31961 KSA Tel : +966 13 367 4340 Fax : +966 13 367 4341 info@texofib.com www.texofib.com TexoFib is an industrial firm based in the Royal Commission Industrial Area, Jubail, Saudi Arabi…
    12.07.18

  • Diaper, Baby

    Five Step Micro-Franchising Model for a Diaper Brand in Low Income Markets

    Author recommends starting out small, taking advantage of local business comunities.
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa 12.07.18

  • Hygiene: It Takes a Village

    Most wearers of disposable hygiene items—whether they are two or 92—never consider the level of innovation that goes into the product that is keeping them dry and shielding them from embarrassment. They don’t know they contain a cor…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 12.07.18

  • Galaxy Industries

    Galaxy Industries

    Company produces hydrogen bonded airlaid and ES fiber absorbent cores
    11.02.18

  • Nanotechnology
    Nanofiber Nonwoven Fabrics by Electrospinning and Meltblown Nonwovens

    Nanofiber Nonwoven Fabrics by Electrospinning and Meltblown Nonwovens

    New developments are leading to uniformity.
    Kin Ohmura, Osaka Chemical 11.02.18