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Nonwoven Industry: Becoming the “Nordstrom of Nonwovens”

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Jun 18, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Robert Spector has made a pretty decent living out of studying how Nordstrom has turned the business of customer service into an art form. He travels around the country on speaking engagements from his book, The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence. Howard Schultz, the chairman of Starbucks said, “The Nordstrom Way shows the direct link between empowering your employees and creating a long-term relationship with your customers.” Nordstrom is only one of five companies that has made it to the list of Fortune’s “best companies to work for” and “most admired” list every single year the surveys have been taken.       

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

Nonwoven Wipes: Are You Planning for World of Wipes 2015?

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Jun 2, 2015 1:36:57 PM

World of Wipes, the premier conference for the wipes industry, is all set to begin on June 16 in Atlanta, GA. From entry-level professionals to seasoned industry vets, this conference is the one to attend if you are a wipes manufacturer or converter.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

5 Steps to Get Your Nonwoven Products To Market

Posted by Chris Rowlett

May 22, 2015 8:57:59 AM

You’ve had an amazing idea that will turn the wipes world upside down. Or, you’ve come up with an innovative twist for a surgical mask. But how do you turn your great ideas into viable products?

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

5 Steps to Take Toward Sustainable Nonwoven Manufacturing

Posted by Chris Rowlett

May 14, 2015 9:34:35 AM

The National Council for Advanced Manufacturing defines sustainable manufacturing as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for employees, communities, and consumers.”

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

Geotextiles: Nonwoven Solutions for Landscaping, Gardening and Construction

Posted by Chris Rowlett

May 7, 2015 9:35:20 AM

The geotextiles market is estimated to reach $6.3 billion by 2017.   Nonwovens are a perfect fit for this market that requires separation, filtration, reinforcement, protection, and draining.   Materials like polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene and others can be manufactured to fit a variety of needs in the geotextiles market.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

The Critical Importance of Nonwovens in Water Filtration

Posted by Chris Rowlett

May 1, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Let’s face it: access to clean drinking water is critical. According to water.org, more than twice the population of the United States lives without access to safe water.

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Topics: Nonwoven Filtration Products

5 Ways to Improve Your Nonwoven Supply Chain Management

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Apr 30, 2015 2:56:09 PM

Supply chain management is a term that many people in manufacturing throw around. Whether or not they are actually truly managing that supply chain is a different story.   Many converters who need nonwovens in their products are often juggling a variety of suppliers and manufacturing activities before products like nonwoven wipes, medical nonwovens or diapers ever get in front of the end-use customer.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

Nonwoven Fabrics in the Beauty and Wellness Industry: Beauty in the Bond

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Apr 10, 2015 4:25:43 PM

It appears that everyone these days is looking for ways to get stronger, look younger and stay healthier. The estimated size of the global market for the beauty and anti-aging industry is estimated to be $1.025 trillion. U.S. consumers logged 160 million visits to spas in 2013 alone with that number climbing every year since 2008.   The global skin care market alone is expected to be $115 billion this year and rise to $154 billion in 2021.

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Topics: Chembond Nonwovens, General Nonwovens

4 Nonwovens Conferences You Should Consider Attending in 2015

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Mar 31, 2015 10:27:18 AM

Professional development is important. Sure, it’s easy to get complacent when you have a great job already. Perhaps your company doesn’t have any professional development requirements in place. But keeping your skills sharp as a converter or manufacturer in the nonwovens industry is a solid benefit not only for you but for your employer as well.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Nonwoven Fabric Supplier

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Feb 27, 2015 2:19:12 PM

Choosing a new supplier can be tough, especially if you’ve been burned in the past by late deliveries or shoddy products. You want the best product for the best price, but you know there is more to choosing a new nonwoven fabric supplier than just those bottom line numbers.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

Nonwoven Manufacturing Is Our Business

We're interested in finding solutions for manufacturing problems in the nonwoven arena.  We view challenges as an opportunity to assist a manufacturing partner when no one else can.  If you're looking for tips on the nonwoven manufacturing business, you've come to the right place.

Things to consider:

  • More products are using nonwoven fabrics than ever
  • As technology improves, so does nonwoven manufacturing
  • You should always partner with a manufacturer interested in solutions

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