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Inauguration of the BASF Superabsorbents Excellence Center in Antwerp, Belgium. Pic: BASF
BASF starts production in Superabsorbents Excellence Centre in Belgium

27th Oct 2023

BASF has commenced production at its Superabsorbents Excellence Centre in Antwerp, Belgium, following a €25 mn investment. This move underscores BASF's dedication to the hygiene industry and its acrylic value chain. Funding of €1.4 mn was granted by the Flemish government to support the development of this innovative process technology platform.

(L-R) Günther Knobloch, MD, Abena Österreich, Preben Terp-Nielsen, CEO of Abena Group & Sune Terp-Nielsen, MD, Abena Asia. Pic: Abena
Abena establishes new company in Austria

27th Oct 2023

Abena has established a new company, Abena Osterreich GmbH, in Austria to enhance its presence in the European market. Abena has a 70-year history of providing quality products for healthcare and various industries, with a focus on improving users quality of life and supporting healthcare professionals through digital solutions like Abena Nova and...

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US brand Pampers introduces revamped Swaddlers with blowout barrier

23rd Oct 2023

Pampers has introduced an upgraded version of their Swaddlers diapers with a new blowout barrier. Pampers Swaddlers feature innovative design elements to keep babies dry and comfortable, aiming to eliminate the fear of leaks and blowouts. The brand is collaborating with celebrities Tia Mowry and CJ McCollum to raise awareness about this issue.

Marek Krejci. Pic: INDA
Czech Republic’s PFNonwovens appoints Marek Krejci as CEO

20th Oct 2023

PFNonwovens has appointed Marek Krejci as its new chief executive officer. Krejci, with a strong background in manufacturing and global operations, is expected to drive growth and innovation at PFNonwovens. He has vast experience in business transformation, leading multinational teams, and prioritising customer experience and product quality.

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TFP to introduce recycled carbon veil at CAMX in North America

19th Oct 2023

At the CAMX show opening on October 31, TFP will present a range of technical nonwovens for composites, including a new recycled carbon veil designed to close the carbon composite lifecycle loop. This nonwoven material enhances composites' finish, functionality, and environmental responsibility, applicable to industries like aerospace and automotive.

Brett Biggs. Pic: Business Wire

18th Oct 2023

The P&G elected Brett Biggs, former Walmart executive, to its board of directors at the 2023 annual meeting of shareholders. All 14 P&G director nominees, including Biggs, received strong shareholder support. The board features diverse members with varied backgrounds. Shareholders also approved board proposals, while rejecting three shareholder...

Non-flushable wet wipes not main cause of sewer blockages in UK: EDANA

18th Oct 2023

Non-flushable wet wipes are found in sewer blockages, but they are not the primary cause of them, EDANA, an association of the non-wovens and related industries, has said reacting to a consultation published by the UK government on a proposal to ban plastic in some wet wipes. The primary cause is fats, oil and grease being incorrectly poured down the ...

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US’ EPC names LaTanya Langley as chief people and legal officer

17th Oct 2023

Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) is restructuring its executive team, creating a new role of chief people and legal officer following the departure of chief human resources officer John Hill. LaTanya Langley, chief legal officer, will assume this role, effective November 6, 2023. Hill will remain through the end of 2023 for a smooth transition.

Thomas Olsen, new SVP of Americas at Suominen. Pic: Suominen
Thomas Olsen appointed SVP of Americas at Suominen

11th Oct 2023

Thomas Olsen, MBA, has been appointed as the senior vice president for the Americas business area at Suominen, effective November 1, 2023. He will report to Suominen’s president and CEO Tommi Bjornman and become a member of the company’s executive team. Suominen, a manufacturer of nonwovens used in wipes, reported net sales of €493.3 million in...

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