Absorbent Hygiene and Personal Care Markets Revved Up for In-Person Return of Hygienix™

Post-Pandemic Market Opportunities, New Technologies and Sustainability
Highlight Conference This Fall in Arizona

Cary, NC, September 21, 2021 – The global absorbent hygiene and personal care markets are enthusiastically anticipating the return of Hygienix™ 2021 as a live, in-person conference Nov. 15-18, in Scottsdale, Arizona, focusing on post-pandemic opportunities, sustainability, new technologies and award-winning products.

The event will offer exciting opportunities for Hygienix participants to engage with new and existing customers in a face-to-face setting, and discover the latest innovations over four days at the Westin Kierland Resort. Highlights include two nonwovens workshops, a welcome reception, opportunities for 60 tabletop displays with receptions, eight intriguing panel discussions and presentations for the Hygienix Innovation Award™ and the INDA Lifetime Service Award. Hygienix registration is now open. 

As the market emerges from the pandemic, trends in sustainability such as replacing plastic with natural fibers, recycling and composting will present new opportunities that will be addressed by 30 presenters from industry companies. Conference participants also will discover how new technologies such as smart sensors and haptics — the use of technology that stimulates the senses of touch and motion — are helping to change the consumer experience.

Hygienix sessions featuring moderated discussions with industry-leading experts and Q&A opportunities are focused on the following themes:

  • New Options for Responsible End-of-Life
  • Haptics: Four Approaches to Assessing Feel
  • Products and Process Innovations in Global Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHPS)
  • Absorbent Hygiene Products Market Stats, Trends and Policy Insights
  • E-Hygiene Advancements
  • Feminine Care: Challenges to the Status Quo (presented in two parts)
  • New Approaches and Unmet Needs in Baby and Incontinence AHPS

Hygienix will address the latest research and statistics including:

  • Understanding the State of the Nonwovens Absorbent Hygiene Market, COVID-19 Impact and Baby Boom or Bust
  • Direct-to-Consumer Winners, Losers & Insights
  • Evolution of Sustainable Hygiene: Opportunity, Challenge, and Future Growth
  • Single-Use Plastics Policy Developments in North America
  • Understanding Consumer Needs and Desires When Considering Incontinence Products

The Essential Workshops

Short-course workshops offered on Monday, Nov. 15 as a separate registration are: Absorption Systems for Absorbent Hygiene, conducted by Jim Robinson, Principal, Absorbent Hygiene Insights, LLC; and Global Trends in Diapers, Baby Pants and Adult Underwear, led by Carlos Richer, CEO/Director, Richer Investment S.A. De C.V.

Hygienix Innovation Award™

The seventh edition of Hygienix will feature three finalists to present their “best of the best” nonwoven technologies for the Hygienix Innovation Award™, recognizing novel nonwoven fabrics or technologies that expand the category, on Tuesday, Nov. 16 and the winner will be announced on Nov. 18.

INDA will follow all COVID-19 protocols, making hand sanitizers, face masks and wipes available for participants. More than 240 professionals from 18 countries throughout the supply chain participated in last year’s virtual Hygienix format to comply with pandemic guidelines.

This year’s relevant program content was developed by representatives from industry-leading companies serving on the Hygienix 2021 Committee co-chaired by Tom Kaiser, Attindas Hygiene Partners and Nick Carter, Avgol Nonwovens, with members from Crown Abbey, LLC; Teknoweb NA LLC; Fulflex, a Garflex Inc. Company; Cable Materials Inc.; Focus Hotmelt Company LTD; Kimberly-Clark; Colquímica Adhesives, Inc.; Metaxi SimBioSys LLC; Smith, Johnson & Associates; SynTouch, Inc.; Henkel Corporation; Birla Cellulose/Multifibres and Yarns (USA) Inc.; Nonwovens Industry; Cotton Incorporated; RKW North America, Inc.; Poccia Consulting, LLC; Absorbent Hygiene Insights, LLC; Pinnacle Converting Equipment & Services, LLC; Product Investigations, Inc.; Bostik, Inc.; Hermann Ultrasonics, Inc.; and Nonwovens By Design.

For the full program and latest speaker line up, visit the Hygienix website.

About INDA

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens / engineered fabrics industry doing business globally. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. INDA Media is the business-to-business publishing arm of INDA and publisher of International Fiber Journal and International Filtration News, which reach a vast network of professionals who employ fibers, filaments, and filtration systems to optimize their application environments. For more information, visit