INDA benchmarks nonwovens

July 3rd, 2019

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the sixth edition of the annual “North American Nonwovens Supply Report” for its members. Based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders, the report provides an overall view of North American supply, including key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in […]

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INDA honors Moody

November 21st, 2018

INDA has recognized Ralph Moody, PE, senior director of R&D, Berry Global Inc., with its 2018 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. The award honors individuals with established technical careers in the nonwovens industry and an accomplished history of technical innovation. Moody was recognized for his expertise in process development and R&D in several commercially successful substrates […]

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City dismisses flushable wipes suit

October 10th, 2018

The city of Wyoming, Minn., dismissed its lawsuit against several flushable wipes manufacturers according to INDA, the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The suit alleged damages to the municipal infrastructure from flushable wipes. According to court documents filed, it appears that Wyoming did not experienced any damage caused by any clogs, increased maintenance costs, operational […]

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INDA offers hygiene products training

March 14th, 2018

INDA is offering an advanced absorbent hygiene products training course for product designers, developers and managers. The first edition of the course, which will dive into the nonwoven industry’s largest end market, will be offered May 22–24, 2018, at INDA’s Professional Development Center in Cary, N.C. The session will look at the design elements and […]

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Hygienix™ calls for presentations

January 15th, 2018

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is seeking presentations for the fourth edition of Hygienix, the premier event for industry professionals in the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets. The conference will be held Nov. 5–8, 2018, at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, in Orlando, Fla. The event will feature three days of program […]

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INDA launches new Directory of Pilot Lines

November 15th, 2017

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has launched print and web versions of a new Directory of Pilot Lines for Nonwoven/Engineered Materials Product Development. It is the first and only compendium of pilot facilities that offer commercially available machine time for the necessary trial activity associated with the development of new nonwoven fabrics […]

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Flushable wipes lawsuit dropped

October 6th, 2017

The Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has announced the settlement of the class action lawsuit brought by the city of Perry, Iowa, that alleged damages from flushable wipes manufactured by a number of producers. The city admitted that since the inception of the lawsuit, it had not experienced any clogs or increased maintenance costs […]

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Annual nonwovens report: supply and demand

August 12th, 2016

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the third edition of its annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report. The document includes key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in addition to regional trade. A benchmark for North American capacity, production, and supply information, the report provides a clear view of the all-important […]

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In memoriam: Theodore “Ted” Wirtz

April 28th, 2015

Theodore “Ted” Wirtz, former president of the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), passed away March 29 at the age of 81. Wirtz headed INDA from 1996 until his retirement in 2004. Prior to INDA, he spent most of his professional career in sales, marketing, strategic planning and business development positions with Dexter Corp. […]

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