Columns


  • Eastern Europe/Russia | Wipes
    Biosphere

    Biosphere

    1-L Bazhana Avenue Kyiv, Ukraine +38 044 390 33 43 office@biosphere-corp.com www.biosphere-corp.com Biosphere Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of household and hygiene products in Ukraine and one of the largest in Eastern Europe…
    07.09.20

  • Mask Up. Or Stay Home.

    As we went to press, Lydall, one of the U.S.’s leading makers of meltblown nonwovens, had announced it had received a $13.5 million government contract to support investments that will help expand its supply to the face mask market. The contrac…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 07.09.20

  • Feminine Hygiene
    BAHP Seeks Extension from FDA for UDI Policy on Tampons

    BAHP Seeks Extension from FDA for UDI Policy on Tampons

    Survey shows that many retailers do not have the appropriate technology to read and interpret standard UDI technology
    Jane Wishneff, BAHP, Executive Director 06.10.20

  • Good Times, Bad Times

    It’s been six months since the world first learned about a new Coronavirus, known as Covid-19, originating out of Wuhan, China. Since then, millions have been infected, hundreds of thousands have died, billions have faced lockdowns and economie…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 06.10.20

  • Rusvata

    Rusvata

    8, 2i Mervinskii proezd Ryazan, Ryazanskaia oblast’ 390044 Russia Tel.: +7 (4912) 55-98-99 Fax: +7 (4912) 34-18-94 sales@rus-vata.com www.rus-vata.com Founded in the late 19th century as a producer of cotton wool, Rusvata today focu…
    06.10.20

  • Pacific Rim
    Ace Pack Pacific

    Ace Pack Pacific

    185 Station Street Corio VIC 3214 Melbourne, Australia Tel. +61 (3) 5274 1060 sales@acepackpacific.com www.acepackpacific.com www.soakerpads.com www.chill-pack.com.au Based in Melbourne, Australia, with manufacturing facilities in Australi…
    05.05.20

  • Face Masks on the Rise

    Suddenly face masks are everywhere…or at least on everybody. With stopping the spread of the Coronavirus a top priority globally, mask use has been mandated in public in many areas. And,  even in places without mandate, more people are we…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 05.05.20

  • BAHP Quarterly Briefing: Transparency demands for menstrual products continue in the United States

    BAHP Quarterly Briefing: Transparency demands for menstrual products continue in the United States

    By Jane Wishneff Executive Director, BAHP It’s no surprise that passage of the 2019 New York Menstrual Product Labeling law is leading other jurisdictions to follow suit with proposed legislation mandating disclosure of ingredients in men…
    04.03.20

  • Wipes—Open for Business

    The global Coronavirus Pandemic, from which the entire world is reeling as I finish this issue (from home), is already having an impact on the disposable wipes market. In the run up to the March 11 declaration that the situation had reached pandemic…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 04.03.20

  • Nonwovens in Crisis Mode

    On March 19, U.S.  textile and nonwoven associations issued a joint statement urging federal, state and local governments to deem textile and nonwoven manufacturing facilities as “essential” when drafting “Shelter in Place&rdqu…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 04.03.20

  • SOFTTECH

    SOFTTECH

    SOFT S.A.R.L Route 110, Km 11- AinSebaâ Casablanca, Morocco +21252352060 softtech@softgroup.ma www.softtech.ma www.softgroup.ma Based in Casablanca, Morocco, nonwovens manufacturer SOFTTECH’s roots date back to 1918. For genera…
    04.03.20

  • Looking Outside Africa’s Biggest Market

    Looking Outside Africa’s Biggest Market

    What to do when you want to enter the Nigerian market but you find it is too complex for your appetite? Create your own Nigeria.
    04.03.20

  • Texfelt

    Texfelt

    Unit 2, Cutler Heights Business Park Cutler Heights Lane Bradford BD4 9AW U.K. Tel: 01274 905411 sales@texfelt.co.uk www.texfelt.co.uk Founded in 1992, nonwovens manufacturer Texfelt was taken over by the Taylor family in 1995. At the tim…
    03.05.20

  • How Does a Diaper Manufacturer Prepare for Africa Continental Free Trade Area?

    Whenever you make a decision to go to emerging markets, you will need conviction
    03.05.20

  • Southeast Asia—Still Thriving

    Despite trade limitations and virus outbreaks, Asia continues to grow in many consumer markets. Key among these are disposable hygiene segments like baby diapers and feminine hygiene products where growth is being achieved for many reasons. For on…
    Karen McIntryre, Editor 03.05.20

  • SpillTech

    SpillTech

    6455 East Johns Crossing, Suite 375 Johns Creek, GA 30097 1-800-228-3877 sales@spilltech.com www.spilltech.com Headquartered in Johns Creek, GA, with a manufacturing facility in Mobile, AL, SpillTech has manufactured and offered distributors…
    02.07.20

  • Africa’s Hygiene Sector Leaders and Significant Players

    Africa’s Hygiene Sector Leaders and Significant Players

    New players are coming up to dominate categories that have traditionally been the space of multinationals
    02.07.20

  • Data Driven

    One of the top news stories coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, last month was the official introduction of Pampers Lumi, the world’s first all-in-one connected baby care system. The product combines a smart HD v…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 02.07.20

  • 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