Financial

  • Suominen sales jump on wipes purchase

    June 6, 2012
    Including the spunlace business recently acquired from Ahlstrom for the first time, Suominen reported a significant increase in total sales for the first period of 2012. The acquisition doubled the reported net sales but the comparable pro-forma sale…


  • Fiberweb issues trading statement

    June 6, 2012
    Fiberweb reports that like-for-like trading volumes are ahead by 3.5% for the January 1-May 1 period of 2012. Stronger volumes in civil engineering accessories and a pick-up in US construction have returned the geosynthetics division to profit and co…


  • PGI reveals 1Q sales increase on higher hygiene volumes

    June 6, 2012
    Nonwovens producer Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) reported net sales were $295.2 million compared to $291.9 million during the first quarter. The increase reflected higher volumes in the US hygiene market as well as a better performance in Latin America a…


  • Buckeye sales down

    June 6, 2012
    Airlaid producer Buckeye Technologies announced a third quarter adjusted net income of $27 million, which excludes after-tax restructuring and asset impairment charges of $0.8 miilion related to the closure of the cotton linter pulp production line i…


  • SCA: Sales up slightly

    June 6, 2012
    Net sales increased by 1% to reach €19 million at Swedish hygiene company SCA. Operating profit increased 4%. These results do not include the company’s packaging operation, which is in the process of being divested. According to CEO Jan…


  • P&G details 1Q growth

    June 6, 2012
    Procter & Gamble has reported sales grew 2% to $20.2 billion during the January-March quarter. “We delivered broad-based organic sales growth, with all of our business segments growing, in a difficult macroeconomic and competitive environm…


  • K-C reports 4% sales increase

    June 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported first quarter 2012 results and reconfirmed its previous guidance for full-year 2012 adjusted earnings per share. First quarter 2012 net sales increased 4% to reach $5.2 billion while organic sales increased 6%. &l…


  • Glatfelter posts 1Q results

    May 1, 2012
    Airlaid sales flat; profits up.


  • Freudenberg sales and earnings reach new high

    April 5, 2012
    Booming economies in Asia help bring above-average growth rates.


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…