Edana launches AHP Global for absorbent hygiene sector
Edana, the international association for nonwovens, has launched AHP (Absorbent Hygiene Products) Global, a global network of industry associations representing the absorbent hygiene sector to share information and resources. The network brings together 10 national and international industry associations representing producers of absorbent hygiene products.
Together, members of the network represent producers of baby diapers, tampons, pads, and adult incontinence products, covering most of the world’s markets. In addition to international organisations such as Edana and INDA, and regional associations like CASIC representing Latin America, the network brings together national associations from China, France, Japan, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Pierre Wiertz, general manager of Edana said, “Although associations diverge in their nature and the scope of products they represent, they all seek to represent the interests of their members in regulatory affairs and media relations. Industry associations often face issues already confronted by their colleagues in other parts of the world and today we have launched a platform that can leverage this experience, to share information, learn from each other’s experience and build on our mutual strengths.”
Meeting for the first time in Geneva just before INDEX 2017, the world’s largest nonwovens exhibition, members of the AHP Global network discussed current challenges in the hygiene industry and explored opportunities for cooperation. In addition to facilitating the sharing of scientific and regulatory information, AHP Global creates unprecedented combined resources and expertise, opens up potential for common and consistent approaches and positions, and supports regular and efficient networking between industry associations.
AHP Global is made up of the CNHPIA (China National Household Paper Industry Association), from China, the Group’ Hygiène (French Association of producers of single-use products for health, hygiene and wiping) from France, JHPIA (Japan Hygiene Products Industry Association) from Japan, CASIC (Latin American Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association) from Latin America, APCoHM (Association of Perfumery, Cosmetics and Household chemistry Manufacturers) from Russia, KTSD (Cosmetics and cleaning products association) from Turkey, AHPMA (Trade organisation for UK manufacturers of disposable nappies, feminine hygiene products, and continence care products) from UK, BAHP (Center for Baby & Adult Hygiene Products) from the US, Edana, and Inda. (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India