• Scandinavian Nonwoven

    Scandinavian Nonwoven

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

  • Of Shoes and Diapers

    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

  • Need To Know

    In recent months, many of the world’s largest makers of feminine hygiene products have launched new products or product lines featuring natural or organic raw materials. Among them are tampon maker o.b. which has provided its customers with a n…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 06.05.19

  • Composites Solution

    Composites Solution

    312, Creative Indl. Estate, N.M.Joshi Marg, Mumbai- 400011 (India) +91 22 40238805 Composites Solution, formerly known as FRP Accessories, was established in 1983 as a marketing, manufac…

  • Taboos in Our Industry

    Customers still have trouble discussing menstruation, incontinence
    Ray Chimhandamba, Handas Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa 05.03.19

  • Still Developing

    As this issue went to press, INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the publication of its latest North American Nonwovens Supply Report. This study—the sixth of its kind—provides a view of how the industry is p…
    Karen McIntyre, Editor 05.03.19

  • 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


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

  • 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 Gelok International, a manufacturer of superabsorbent laminates and airlaids, was founded in the early 1980s by small business…

  • 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…

  • Asterion


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

  • 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