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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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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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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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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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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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Manufacturing Trends: Modern Nonwoven Manufacturing Employment

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Apr 2, 2015 2:53:06 PM

A trend over the past decade has been a shortage of qualified, skilled labor in demanding technical manufacturing jobs. But, with the costs of higher education skyrocketing, more and more high school students are taking advantage of the lower costs of technical education at community colleges. These students receive experience and education in high-demand technical manufacturing fields.

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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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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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Nonwovens Conferences: What to Expect at RISE 2015

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Feb 6, 2015 9:27:42 AM

Next week, Miami will host a veritable “Who’s Who” of the nonwoven industry. Manufacturers looking for the latest and greatest in materials research and innovative science in nonwoven fabrics should consider attending.

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Nonwoven Manufacturing: 5 Best Practices for Operational Excellence

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Jan 8, 2015 6:37:00 PM

It’s no secret that today’s marketplace is competitive. Producing quality products to be sold at an affordable price in a timely manner sounds like a fairly simplistic premise. However, getting that premise to work effectively in any manufacturing environment is often the cause of many board oom meetings, new process development and late nights for plant engineers and managers.

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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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