Clariant Pigments & Additives division, Sulzbach, Germany, was honored with a Best Innovator 2003 award for its performance in program and project management by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and Wirtschafts Woche magazine. The division recently implemented measures to foster innovation, such as effective and efficient project controlling, a centralized database and clear targets, resulting in 20% higher new product sales worldwide. Executives said the division allows product developers to devote 10-20% of their time to projects of their choice.
The latest exclusive market research from Smithers Pira projects positive growth for the across the nonwoven wipes industry. This market can be subdivided into two major types:
Consumer wipes include b…