EDANA working groups explained

Working groups carry out specific projects or activities to implement short and mid-term objectives, as confirmed by the steering groups.

They are only established where there is a clear and valid reason, supported by member companies and subject-matter experts.

Working GroupsTargets

Absorbent Hygiene Products

Companies active in the absorbent hygiene products global market. The products represented are baby diapers, feminine sanitary protection and absorbent incontinence care products.

Automotive Nonwovens

Companies 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.)

Bituminous Roofing Membranes

Direct suppliers of the bituminous membranes industry

Circular Economy for personal and healthcare

Consists of representatives with expertise in sustainability, of companies active in the personal and healthcare products area. It is established to manage all activities related to promote circularity, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The products covered include wet wipes, medical devices and absorbent hygiene products

Construction

Companies active in the construction market, products represented are geotextiles, roofing and flooring, thermal and acoustic insulation, pitched roof and house wrap

Events Development

Supports and develops the EDANA calendar of conferences and symposia

EU Nonwoven-based Face Masks Supply Chain

Companies which produce or convert nonwovens into face masks, or supply raw materials upstream of these, in the European Union

European Superabsorbent Polymers

Producers of superabsorbent polymers. The products represented are crosslinked partially neutralised polyacrylates (superabsorbent polyacrylates)

Film Producers

Producers of film for the hygiene and medical industry

Filtration

Companies with activities in the filtration media market, this includes dust filters, HVAC filters and automotive filters

Global Superabsorbent Polymers for the AHPs Supply Chain

Producers of superabsorbent polymers defined as crosslinked partially neutralised polyacrylates (superabsorbent polyacrylates), and companies which convert these to put end products on the market. These end products include absorbent hygiene products containing superabsorbent polymers.

Incontinence Products Testing

Companies that have activities in the area of incontinence care

Infection Prevention

Companies active in the area of Medical Devices, in particular medical gowns and drapes as well as face masks.

Nonwoven Producers

Producers of nonwovens

Quality & Auditing Program

Companies who are involved in the absorbent hygiene products supply chain. The QAP Working Group is actively involved in managing the EDANA standard and the auditing programme for suppliers in the hygiene industry, including its strategic and operational elements

Regulatory & Chemical Management

Companies with a wide range of activities in regulatory and chemical management who provide guidance about these issues to EDANA

Support to Nonwovens Innovation and R&D

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

Sustainability for nonwoven durable applications

Consists of representatives with expertise in sustainability of companies active in durable/industrial nonwovens applications. The products covered include all nonwoven durable applications such as e.g. agriculture, automotive, construction, filtration and geotextiles..

Sustainability for personal and healthcare

Consists of representatives with expertise in sustainability, of companies active in the personal and healthcare products area. It is established to manage all activities related to sustainability and environmental matters. The products covered include wet wipes, medical devices and absorbent hygiene products.

Tests and Standards

Provides guidance and direction for various technical and scientific activities in which EDANA is engaged on behalf of our members and supports all activities that EDANA offers.

Trade

Addresses all matters related to customs, tariffs, duties and trade for nonwovens and related products

Wet Wipes

Companies involved in the nonwoven wet wipes product supply chain.