Financial

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Duni reports year end sales

    March 6, 2012
    Net sales in Sweden-based Duni’s tissue business area, which includes its airlaid operation were $64 million (SEK428 million) in 2011 compared to $75 million (SEK499) million for the prior year. The decrease was largely blamed on weaker demand…


  • K-C sales up 2%

    March 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark reported sales grew 2% to reach $5.2 billion in 2011. Among the highlights was a 7% increase in international sales. “We delivered solid improvements in organic sales, adjusted operating profit margins and adjusted earnings per s…


  • P&G says sales are up

    March 6, 2012
    Procter & Gamble reported 4% sales growth for the October-December quarter when sales reached $22.1 billion. Growth was driven by higher volumes and pricing actions, partially offset by a favorable geographic product mix. All six business segment…


  • Aplix acquires share in Parafix

    March 6, 2012
    Aplix S.A. (France) has acquired a majority share in Parafix Ltda. (Brazil). Aplix, a leading global fastening system company with operations in Europe, North America and Asia has partnered with Parafix to expand its sales in Latin America where it h…


  • Domtar buys Attends EU business

    March 6, 2012
    Domtar has signed an agreement to buy privately-held Attends Healthcare Limited, a European supplier of adult incontinence products in Europe, from Rutland Partners for $235 million. In August, Domtar bought the North American arm of Attends from KPS…