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EDANA launches OULOOK™ Asia Awards

EDANA announces the launch of a new award for the nonwovens industry, specifically aimed at the Asia Pacific region. Nominations are open for nonwoven products or services developed or sold in the Asia Pacific Markets

Companies can nominate either a nonwoven product a product containing nonwoven elements or a service for personal care and hygiene, which has been developed, designed, manufactured and/or is on sale in Asia Pacific (including Australia, New Zealand and the Indian subcontinent).  Nominations can be from any point along the supply chain.

Companies interested can enter their company by visiting the OUTLOOK Asia event page on

All submissions should be entered to the electronic web form by the close of business (GMT) on Friday 7th November. Short-listed finalists will then be given the opportunity to present their product or service at the conference, and delegates will be asked to vote for their preferred company.  The winner will be announced at ceremony at the close of the conference.

“EDANA is keen to provide companies located in, or manufacturing products for the Asia Pacific markets, giving those leading companies a platform to showcase their innovative products or services.” said Abby Bailey “OUTLOOK™ Asia has already been established as a must-attend event for innovative companies based or with an interest in Asia Pacific, and is recognised as connecting the fast-growing nonwovens industries across the continent.”

In its second edition, OUTLOOK™ Asia is part of the EDANA global Outreach programme to extend the reach of its established events to new markets, and offers a unique conference and networking event for the nonwovens personal care products industry, with a two-day event in Singapore. 

OUTLOOK™ Asia offers the nonwovens personal care products supply chain, access to and support in this leading region.  The conference offers delegates networking opportunities with participants from across the global personal care products supply chain, ideal facilities for additional business meetings and top level speakers, presenting topics tailored to the needs of executives from the personal care products industry. 

Opening the event with the keynote address will be Mr Martin Riant, Group President, Global Baby, Feminine & Family Care, Procter & Gamble, speaking on the “Key Opportunities and Challenges Facing Absorbent Hygiene Products Market Growth in Emerging and Developing Markets”.

Other papers include:

  • Overview and Problems of China Disposable Hygiene Products Industry (CNHPIA, China)
  • Consumer Perceptions of Disposable Hygiene Products (Bostik, China)
  • A Multifactorial Chemical/Sensory Approach for the Odour Characterization of Personal Care Products (Odournet Holding, India)
  • Assessing Patent Risk To Make Better Business Decisions (John Pollaro Consulting, USA)
  • Understanding Japanese Companies’ Recent Moves in the Rest of Asia Along the Nonwovens Value Chain (Schlegel and Partners, Germany)
  • Day 2 Keynote: How China is re-engineering the global economy (Strategic Access Limited, Hong-Kong)
  • Adapting Absorbent Hygiene Products Design to Regional Consumer Preferences and Needs? (Kimberly-Clark, Singapore)
  • SCA’s Approach to Sustainability (SCA, China)
  • Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Treatment in China (Veola Environment, China)
  • Spunbond Polypropylene Supply and Demand, and Trends in the Market (ExxonMobil Chemical, Singapore)
  • Inter- and Intra-Continental Bilateral Trade Agreements and How They Affect  the Global Nonwovens Industry (European Centre for International Political Economy, Belgium)
  • The Importance of Comfort for Adult Incontinence Product; New Solutions for Skin Friendly Topsheets (Lenzing, Austria)

Participating companies will once again have the opportunity to utilise one of the product presentation time slots, to present their company and service or products to the conference delegates and other guests.

The conference and product presentations will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre.  Additional information about the event can be found on the EDANA website:

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