Columns


  • 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

  • Pakten A.S.

    Pakten A.S.

    Pakten A.S. 2.Organize Sanayi Bölgesi 83221 Nolu Cadde No:9 Baspınar-Gaziantep/Turkey Tel. +90 (342) 337 45 50 Fax +90 (342) 337 45 55 www.pakten.com pakten@pakten.com Turkish hygiene producer Pakten A.S. established itself in the year…
    04.05.18

  • Who Has The Power?

    Over the past decade, the growing influence of online retailers, subscription services and other new sales channels have changed the dynamic between retailers and consumers. The internet has given both sides of the relationship more tools in both tra…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 04.05.18

  • The next great frontier

    Some of the world’s keenest observers of the global baby diaper market were surprised by the Chinese consumers’ thirst for ultra-premium, soft baby diapers. Many of the major multinational brands entered the market with value offerings, t…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 03.02.18

  • Mega Disposables

    Mega Disposables

    Mega Disposables 148 Dekelias str. 13678 Aharnes, Greece Tel. +30 210 2419800 Fax +30 210 2419818 mega@megadis.gr www.megadis.gr Established in 1980, Mega Disposables produces a wide range of hygienic disposables including sanitary napkins,…
    03.02.18

  • Pacific Rim
    Japan Sees Increase in Baby Diaper Production

    Japan Sees Increase in Baby Diaper Production

    Chinese demand for Japanese-produced diapers is aiding growth.
    Kin Ohmura 03.02.18

  • Eastern Europe/Russia

    Russia Allows Parallel Imports, Posing Threat to Business of Major Diaper Producers

    Global producers could face serious difficulties doing business in the market.
    Eugene Gerden 03.02.18

  • Right at Your Fingertips

    For decades, Nonwovens Industry has included a directory of manufacturers with its annual reports on each of the three major hygiene categories—baby diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene. Since these directories were being published…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 03.02.18

  • Legal/Regulatory

    FDA Seeks Comment on Labeling Requirements for Nonwoven Medical Devices

    Agency seeking knowledge on whether new regulations are a burden.
    Peter G. Mayberry 02.02.18

  • Bust or Boom?

    If you read the news, you would think the U.S. baby diaper market is in a bust. This week CNN reports that the birth rate dropped to a historic low in 2017 as would-be parents pushed back parenthood. At the same time, the $12.6 billion diaper market…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 02.02.18

  • Xamax Industries, Inc.

    Xamax Industries, Inc.

    63 Silvermine Rd. Seymour, CT  06483 USA Toll Free: 888-8256-2928 Main: 203-888-7200 www.xamax.com info@xamax.com Xamax industries, Inc. is an ISO-compliant material and converting company located in Seymour, CT. Founded in 1949, the c…
    01.05.18

  • The Automotives Market in Japan

    The Automotives Market in Japan

    Fluctuating market makes doing business locally difficult; opportunities better overseas.
    Kin Ohmura 01.05.18

  • U.S. Joins EU, Japan, and Others in WTO Dispute Against China

    Potential trade war could have far reach implications on nonwoven products.
    Peter Mayberry 01.05.18

  • There’s Something About China

    China continues to play a more prominent role in the nonwovens and related industries. Over the past 18 months, the developed markets like the U.S. and Western Europe have looked to Chinese diapers for inspiration when it comes to diaper design. Mean…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 01.05.18

  • EPA Issues Restrictions on Certain Chemicals with Nonwovens Applications

    Direct final rule offers potential opportunities and challenges for industry.
    Peter G. Mayberry, Contributing Editor 12.07.17

  • Amazon.com. Will the Second Time be the Charm?

    Last month, Amazon.com quietly launched its own brand of private label diapers. Not only was this launch without any significant marketing or promotional efforts, it was an invitation-only launch, meaning that only a select few of Amazon’s cust…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 12.07.17

  • WPT Corporation

    WPT Corporation

    850 S. Main Street Beaver Dam, KY 42320 Tel. 800-274-7115 Fax 270-274-3026 trobbins@wptnonwovens.com www.wptnonwovens.com After nearly 15 years as the plant manager of American Nonwovens’ Beaver Dam, KY, operation, and at the age of 68,…
    11.10.17