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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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...