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  • 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

  • Airlaid
    SharpCell Oy

    SharpCell Oy

    Toittilantie 5 FI-47400 Kausala Finland +358 29 007 4370 www.sharpcell.fi Finland-based SharpCell Oy is one of the newest airlaid manufacturers in the world, but its founders established their expertise with this nonwovens technology more than…
    08.05.19

  • Nunex Worldwide

    Nunex Worldwide

    Zona Industrial do Neiva - 2.ª Fase 4935-232 - Viana do Castelo Portugal +351 258358190 info@nunexworldwide.com www.nunexworldwide.com Founded in 2012, the Portuguese company Nunex Worldwide already assumes a leadership position in the co…
    07.11.19

  • Diaper, Baby | Middle East/North Africa | South Africa

    Technology, Low Income Channels and the Diaper Category

    Innovation does not have to be complicated or fancy to be effective
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting (Africa Market Specialist), Johannesburg, South Africa 07.11.19

  • Defending Plastics

    The impact of the Single Use Plastics Directive, which was adopted by the European Parliament last year, on the nonwovens industry was the subject of much discussion at the World of Wipes (WOW) conference last month. The directive seeks to significan…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 07.11.19

  • Scandinavian Nonwoven

    Scandinavian Nonwoven

    Alevägen 1 291 62 Kristianstad Sweden +46 (0)44-20 39 60 info@nonwoven.se www.nonwoven.se Headquartered in Kristianstad in the southern part of Sweden, Scandinavian Nonwoven was founded in 1982 by two Swedes who, by then, had already bee…
    06.05.19

  • Diaper Market in Japan

    Diaper Market in Japan

    Regulations on “social buyers” have decreased exports to China
    Kin Ohmura, Osaka Chemcial 06.05.19

  • Of Shoes and Diapers

    It is not what you see/know that matters but rather how you interpret what you see/know
    Raymond Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, South Africa 06.05.19