Financial

  • Unicharm sales jump 12%

    March 6, 2012
    Japanese hygiene products giant Unicharm reported sales increased 12% to $3.8/¥315 billion during the third quarter ended December 31 compared to $3.5/¥281 billion for the same period last year. Operating income increased 17% to reach $40 mil…


  • SCA sales down slightly

    March 6, 2012
    SCA’s  net sales decreased 1% to SEK 105,750 million and operating profit increased 4% to SEK9,224 million in 2011, the company has announced. Among the year’s highlights was the completion of important efficiency improvement measure…


  • Fiberweb releases results

    March 6, 2012
    Fiberweb reported in early January that trading volumes grew about 3% in 2011 despite continued challenges and weaker-than-expected demand in southern Europe. The new Geosynthetics division traded in-line with expectations and both the Boddingtons an…


  • Domtar sales up

    March 6, 2012
    Domtar Corporation, the new owner of Attends adult incontinence products, reported net earnings of $61 million during the third quarter, compared to $117 million the year before. Sales were $1.4 billion. With its roots in the pulp and paper industri…


  • Sandler reports record sales

    March 6, 2012
    German nonwovens producer Sandler reported its sales increased €37 million to reach €240 million in 2011. During the past five years, sales at the company have more than doubled, driven mainly by new investments. In this time period, Sandle…


  • Glatfelter sales up 10%

    March 6, 2012
    Glatfelter today reported record sales of $1.6 billion in 2011, an increase of 10%, and earnings of $46 million, representing a 12% increase. For the fourth quarter of 2011, Glatfelter reported consolidated net sales of $391.9 million, a 4.2% increa…


  • Ahlstrom sales down on spunlace divestment

    March 6, 2012
    Ahlstrom’s sales for the third quarter of 2011 were €371.1 million compared to 416.8 million the prior year. The decline is mostly attributable to the divestment of the company’s Home and Personal Care business area to Suominen in la…


  • Buckeye sales up 8%; nonwovens sales down

    March 6, 2012
    Buckeye Technologies reported second quarter sales were up 8% to $227 million thanks to higher selling prices and increased specialty wood fibers shipments. Nonwovens shipment volume was down 10% due to seasonal weakness in Europe and lower North Ame…


  • Providencia sales volumes up

    March 6, 2012
    Sales volume grew 11.7% to 87,700 tons in the fourth quarter for Companhia Providencia. Sales reached R$526.6 million$307 million for the year, up 16.2% more than 2010, due to an increase in sales volumes. Profits increased 15.3% to R$46.2 million/$2…


  • Winner Medical reports results

    March 6, 2012
    Winner Medical Group Inc. a leading China-based exporter and retailer of high-quality medical dressings and consumer products made from 100% cotton, reported increased by 22.6% to $41.3 million from $33.7 million during the first quarter. Gross profi…


  • Lydall sales announced

    March 6, 2012
    Nonwovens producer Lydall, Manchester, CT, reported its sales were $93.7 million during the third quarter of 2011. These results represent a 21% increase compared to the same quarter of last eyar. Meanwhile, operating income increase to $2.3 million…


  • Donaldson reports record results

    March 6, 2012
    Filtration specialist Donaldson Company reported record second quarter results. For the three-month period ended January 31, sales increased 8% to $581 million while income rose 11% to $75 million. “We are pleased to reach the midpoint of our…


  • Pegas Reports 8% Sales Growth

    March 6, 2012
    Pegas Nonwovens announced that consolidated revenues were $58/€43.7 million in the third quarter of 2011, up 7.9% A key role in the development. Earnings grew 17% to reach $14.5/€10.8, million reaching the highest level in more than two yea…


  • Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    March 6, 2012
    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb is investing in a new production line for PET spunlaid nonwovens. Construction will start in 2013. The new production line for spunlaid nonwovens in Tayuan will mainly serve the markets for carpet tiles, automotive int…


  • Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    March 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex brand crossed the billion-dollar global net sales mark in 2011, following two consecutive years of significant growth in the feminine care category. With this milestone, the Kotex brand enters the top tier of consumer pac…