Steering & Working Groups

EDANA attracts a unique network of professionals from the nonwovens industry, bringing together high-level executives from producers, suppliers, converters and equipment manufacturers. EDANA provides a forum, via its Working Groups for its members to
  • undertake joint initiatives in non-competitive areas, 
  • exchange information, experiences and knowledge, 
  • act on emerging issues and define common positions, and 
  • contribute expert advice and technical assistance to standards organisations and to legislators during the policy making process. 
The aim is to promote the growth of the industry. The diversity of interests in the value chain represented within EDANA is reflected in the range of activities undertaken by these groups. This diversity, while complex, is undoubtedly one of EDANA’s major strengths, as it provides unparalleled opportunities for information exchange, joint-industry initiatives and networking in a different form and setting than individual commercial relationships

Communication

Communication & Marketing

The Communication & Marketing Working Group consists of EDANA member companies with a wide range of activities to support the awareness and understanding of nonwoven and related products. The group may either act as advisor on existing projects, or undertake separate activities in support of the broader industry.

Durables

Automotive

The Automotive Nonwovens Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA, active in the nonwovens market for vehicles. With a focus on automotive interior including hood, trunk and body (e.g. wheel houses) and excluding filtration (engine intake air, cabin air, oil, gas, etc.), it provides EDANA member companies with a platform, and pool of advice and expertise.

Bituminous Roofing Membrane

The Bituminous Roofing Membrane Working Group consists to member companies of EDANA, which are direct suppliers of the bituminous membranes industry.

Filtration

The Filtration Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA with activities in the filtration media market, this includes amongst other dust filters, HVAC filters and automotive filters.

Industry & Supply Chain

Film Producers

The Film Producers Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA, which are producers of film for the hygiene and medical industry.

Nonwoven Producers

The Nonwoven Producers Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA, which produce nonwovens. It is the platform for exchanging experience, as well as learning about the opportunities and challenges in the nonwovens world.

Superabsorbent Polymers

The Superabsorbent Polymer Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA, which produce superabsorbent polymers. The products represented are crosslinked partially neutralised polyacrylates (superabsorbent polyacrylates).

Outreach & Growth

Events Development

The Events Development Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA, which support and develop the EDANA calendar of conferences and symposia.

Support for Nonwovens Innovation and R&D

The Support to Nonwovens Innovation and R&D Working Group provides EDANA member companies with a platform and pool of advice and expertise in the areas of innovation and R&D, of innovation and talent management, with a particular emphasis on technological expertise.

Trade

This Group, organised within EDANA, addresses all matters related to customs, tariffs, duties and trade for nonwovens and related products. The scope and mission of this group is to deal with general, technical and regulatory issues related to customs and trade topics.

Product Stewardship

Regulatory & Chemical Management

The Regulatory & Chemical Management Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA with a wide range of activities in regulatory and chemical management who provide guidance about these issues to EDANA. This group reports to the Product Stewardship Steering Group.

Sustainability

The Sustainability Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA, which provide strategic guidance to EDANA on sustainability and environmental matters as they relate to nonwovens and related products.

Technical, Standardisation & Education

The Technical, Standardisation and Education Working Group provides guidance and direction for various technical and scientific activities in which EDANA is engaged on behalf of our members and supports all activities under ‘My nonwovens learning cycle™’ that EDANA offers.

Waste

The Waste Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA and was established to manage all activities related to waste from single-use absorbent hygiene products and provide strategic guidance to EDANA on these matters.

Single Use

Absorbent Hygiene Products

The Absorbent Hygiene Products Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA active in the absorbent hygiene products market. The products represented are baby diapers, feminine sanitary protection and absorbent incontinence care products.

Incontinence Products Testing

The Incontinence Products Testing Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA that have activities in the area of incontinence care.

Infection Prevention

The Infection Prevention Working Group consists of member companies of EDANA, which are active in the area of Medical Devices, in particular medical gowns and drapes as well as face masks.

Wet Wipes

The Wet Wipes Working group consists of member companies of EDANA, who are involved in the nonwoven wet wipes product supply chain. Products include personal care wipes (baby, cosmetic and hygiene wipes), household and cleaning wipes, automotive, pet and other categories of wipes that serve a single-use cleaning or hygiene function.
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