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  • Hangzhou Nbond Nonwovens

    Hangzhou Nbond Nonwovens

    No.16 Hongda Road Yuhang Economic and Technological Development Zone Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China 0086-571-8917 0665 nbond@nbond.cn www.nbond.cn Headquartered in Yuhang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, Nbond Nonwoven…
    01.03.20

  • Diaper, Baby | Middle East/North Africa

    The Pull-up Diaper in Africa: Opportunities, Myths and the Self-fulfilling Prophecies

    Brands should look at winning strategies from other regions and add local flair
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting (Africa Market Specialist), Johannesburg, South Africa 01.03.20

  • Paving the Way

    Hello Bello. Cloud Island. Poof. Honest. Parasol. These are just some of the new brands that have popped up in the diaper market in recent years, each with their own special attributes and marketing message. While their stories vary, each of the b…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 01.03.20

  • Altex Gronauer Filz GmbH & Co. KG

    Altex Gronauer Filz GmbH & Co. KG

    Düppelstraße 12 48599 Gronau Germany +49 (0) 2562-9321-0 gronauer-filz@altex.de www.altex.de Based in Gronau, Germany, ALTEX group’s roots go back to 1936 when its founder, Bernhard Stienemann Sr., started a business by tra…
    12.10.19

  • Baby Diaper Production Trends

    Baby Diaper Production Trends

    Decreasing exports lead to lower production levels
    Kin Ohmura, Osaka Marketing 12.10.19

  • Sustainability, Africa Region and the Hygiene Sector

    Despite the shocking statistics, many African nations are actually at the forefront of the fight against plastic
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting (Africa Market Specialist) 12.10.19

  • The Green Dream

    The subject of sustainability has never been as prescient in nonwovens as it is today. At the recent Hygienix and Outlook conferences, talk of alternative raw materials, lower weights and greener products was rampant as the industry faces upcoming ch…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 12.10.19

  • Lessonia

    Lessonia

    Croas ar Neizic 29800 Saint-Thonan – France Tel. 33(0)2 98 07 23 65 Fax 33(0)2 98 07 23 66 info@lessonia.com www.lessonia.com Based in the northwest of France, Lessonia manufactures cosmetic finished products, cosmetic raw materials a…
    11.08.19

  • Eastern Europe/Russia | Western Europe
    Italian Nonwovens Sector on Verge of Breakthrough

    Italian Nonwovens Sector on Verge of Breakthrough

    Industry set to benefit from machinery expertise
    11.08.19

  • Diaper, Baby | Middle East/North Africa | South Africa
    E-Commerce in Africa and the Opportunities for a Hygiene Manufacturer

    E-Commerce in Africa and the Opportunities for a Hygiene Manufacturer

    E-commerce in Africa is growing, but it is still in diapers. How can a diaper brand take advantage and be ahead of the curve?
    11.08.19

  • Lifting Taboos

    A few weeks ago, Saturday Night Live had a great skit about the lengths women will take to hide the fact that it’s “that time of the month.” The skit had tampons and pads hidden in controversial items like a copy of Mein Kampf or a…
    Karen McIntye, Editor 11.08.19

  • Deciphering the Nigerian Diaper Consumer

    Looking at the consumer’s social influences, social pressures and habits that shape the consumer’s brand and purchase decisions
    10.11.19

  • What’s Your Secret?

    It is no secret that makers of diaper and other hygiene products are constantly seeking new customers. As birth rates drop and penetration levels rise, diaper manufacturers see fewer and fewer opportunities to increase sales of diapers in places like…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 10.11.19

  • Do or Die

    In the past 12 months, the EU plastics directive has quickly replaced flushability as the most talked-about topic in wipes. The impact of the Single Use Plastics Directive, which puts significant limits on the percentage of plastic waste that can go…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 09.20.19

  • Diaper, Baby

    The South African Diaper Market

    South Africa is Africa’s second biggest economy and the most developed
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting (Africa Market Specialist), Johannesburg, South Africa 09.13.19

  • Say Goodbye, Say Hello

    Over the years, we’ve said goodbye to many big companies in our annual top company report. My first year writing the report (way back in 2001) was the first year that Dexter Nonwovens, an early trailblazer in the industry, was left out. Dexter…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 09.13.19

  • Eastern Europe/Russia
    AO Vtor-Kom

    AO Vtor-Kom

    454008, Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk Tract, 34 Russia Tel. +7 (351) 791-38-72 priem@vtor-kom.ru www.vtor-kom.ru Established in 1990, AO Vtor-Kom has become a leading Russian manufacturer of nonwoven materials for the construction, oil and gas, an…
    09.11.19

  • Pacific Rim
    Domestic Demand in Japan

    Domestic Demand in Japan

    Diaper production influences import and export trends in Japanese nonwovens industry
    Kin Ohmura, Osaka Marketing 08.05.19

  • Nigeria Hygiene Space is About to Get Exciting

    Nigeria Hygiene Space is About to Get Exciting

    Country is Africa’s biggest market by population size.
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, South Africa 08.05.19

  • Nonwovens—Luxury or Necessity

    Fifty-plus years ago when the first disposable baby diaper products appeared on store shelves, many parents viewed them as wasteful, not being able to comprehend buying something to simply use once and then throw away. Since then, times have changed,…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 08.05.19