Friday 15 June 2012

Snapshots from Chicago - WoW 2012

Rory Homes, President INDA, opens WOW 2012 and provides the latest statistics on the Industrial Wipes Market

Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs INDA reviews 27 years of lobbying to get the EPA to level the playing field between disposable wipes and laundered shop towels.  The end is in sight.

Ian Bell, Head of Tissue, Hygiene and Home Care Research, Euromonitor International describes the EU Wipe market trends and predicts how these might trigger further growth in the US Wipes market

A full report on these and all the other speeches at WOW will appear here and in Nonwovens Report International Magazine in due course.

David Mack reveals why the retailers are unhappy with the levels of service provided by their suppliers

Rob Johnson, Principal of Smith Johnson Associates chairs the session on New Thinking

Rob Wallace, Managing Partner of Wallace Church Inc. describes how the Design Thinking that drove Apple to their current heights can be applied to your business.

Karen Castle, VP NA Sales for Suominen Nonwovens deals with questions arising regarding the Finnish companies buyout of Ahstrom's global wipes business last year.  (Key message for the US audience:  Suominen rhymes with You owe me none.)

Dr Kyra Dorsey of Suominen Nonwovens chairs the session on Disposal Concerns

Robert Villee, Executive Director - Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority and Chairman of the Collection Systems Committee of the Water Environment Federation describes field trials which suggest paper towels are the main cause of blockages in sewage farms, not baby wipes.

Adrian Wilson, Editor, Sustainable Nonwovens Magazine compares the Hygiene and Industrial nonwovens industries

Dr Brian Condon, Research Leader at USDA's Southern Region Research Centre shows that antimicrobials work better on raw cotton wipes.

A full report on these and all the other speeches at WOW will appear here and in Nonwovens Report International Magazine in due course.

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