Net sales of the Filtration sector increased 4.2% to $122 million. Growth was supported by the improved demand in the transportation industry globally as well as increased selling prices to cover higher chemicals and specialty pulp costs.
Food and Medical net sales rose 13.9% to $138 million.The increase was due to the higher volumes of food packaging materials and medical drapes applications as well as increased selling prices. Further price increases have been announced to cover increased raw materials costs.
Home and Personal net sales increased 19.5% to $117 million. The increase was driven by higher volumes, particularly in Europe, as well as increased selling prices. Further price increases have been announced to cover increased raw material costs.