Absorbent Product Industry Attendees Gain Insights at 2014 Conference

Strong Increase in attendance driven by new business and latest innovations

November 4, 2014 – Cary, NC: For industry professionals in absorbent products and personal care markets, the INSIGHT2014 International Conference held Oct. 19-23 in Indianapolis, IN provided strong content and excellent industry marketing and intellectual exchange opportunities.

With a four-year record attendance of 360 delegates, the 36th annual INSIGHT program featured industry presentations spanning the absorbent product and personal care supply chain. Presentations included: new product approaches, testing methods, patent issues, segment growth and trends, research & development advances, and sustainability amid multiple receptions, tabletop displays and networking breaks to increase professional connections.

Attendees from across the nonwoven fabric and absorbent products industry heard insights on success driven by some of the leading industry companies such as:

  • BASF Corporation
  • CAMPEN Machinery A/S
  • Cellulose Converting Solutions, SpA
  • Dow Chemical
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Glatfelter Falkenhagen GmbH
  • Herrmann Ultrasonics
  • Jacob Holm Industries
  • Kelheim Fibres, GmbH
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Lenzing AG
  • SCA Americas
  • Tredegar Film Products
  • Texsus SpA

Highlighting the conference was the recognition by INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Industry, of Jim Hanson, Principal and Director of Marketing Technology Service, Inc. with its prestigious INDA Lifetime Service Award.

“INDA is pleased and proud to represent the industry in recognizing Jim Hanson’s long and notable record of service to the absorbent products segment of the nonwovens industry. He has consistently demonstrated his best, both personally and professionally to advance the interests of the Nonwovens industry. Jim’s pioneering studies and deep knowledge of product design, performance needs and market potentials for the consumer and institutional incontinence markets; also his publishing business and INSIGHT Conference achievements have been an important building block of the industry”, said Dave Rousse, INDA President. The INSIGHT audience acknowledged Hanson with a standing ovation.

INSIGHT, organized for the last time in 2014 by Marketing Technology Service, Inc. was acquired by INDA in May and will be combined with its VISION Consumer Products Conference in 2015. Synergies of the combined conferences are expected to deliver greater value through more focused content and venues for deeper connections throughout the industry.

The 2015 INSIGHT + VISION Conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, Oct. 26-29 and continue its dedication to the absorbent products and personal care markets. For information on INSIGHT 2014 Conference presentations visit

About INDA
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, 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. For more information, visit, or download the INDA mobile app for immediate updates.

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