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SCA Hygiene sales up
SCA Hygiene has reported a growth in organic sales for Q1 2017. Earlier this month SCA shareholders decided to split SCA into two listed companies: forest products company SCA, and Essity, a global hygiene and health company.
Emerging markets benefit Kimberly-Clark
Personal care giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation has reported Q1 net sales of US$4.5 billion - even to the previous year, with organic sales down 1 per ce
Airlaid nonwovens to reach $2.5 billion
The global airlaid nonwovens market is projected to grow to $2.5 billion, and consume 8.2 billion square metres by 2022, according to new research.
Absorbent Products Company acquired
Principle Business Enterprises Inc. (PBE), a developer of moisture management products, has acquired the business assets and operations of Absorbent Products Company Inc.
Unicharm to open third Saudi factory
Japanese diaper maker Unicharm has opened its third plant in Saudi Arabia, a move which will reportedly double its capacity in the Middle Eastern state.
Defect detection for embossed nonwovens
New inspection technology from Isra Vision works to maintain product quality for embossed nonwoven products. The defect detection advancement can capture even the smallest embossed structures, such as pattern designs and brand logos.
INDA welcomes new board members
Nonwovens association INDA has elected six new members to its board of directors for 2017. The newly appointed directors include representatives from Procter & Gamble, Rockline Industries, Berry Global and Glatfelter.
Diaper innovations from H.B. Fuller
A new wetness indicator from adhesives provider H.B. Fuller helps to show caregivers when a diaper is ready to be changed, as disposable diaper manufacturers work to provide greater absorbency to help babies stay drier for longer.
New hygiene network
AHP Global, a new worldwide network of 10 hygiene associations, met for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland, prior to nonwovens fair Index 17. Initiated by EDANA, AHP (Absorbent Hygiene Products) Global brings together 10 national and international industry associations representing producers of absorbent hygiene products.
Pegas signs MOU for Reicofil line in South Africa
Pegas Nonwovens, one of Europe’s leading producers of nonwovens for use primarily in personal hygiene products, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with nonwovens technology supplier Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH and Co.
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