Financial

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Providencia reports boost in sales

    June 6, 2012
    Companhia Providencia has reported that sales volumes reached 23,100 tons in the first quarter, representing a growth of 15.5% in volume. At the same time, sales increased 21% to R$139.4 million and profits increased nearly 19% to R$42.9 million.…


  • 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.


  • 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…


  • 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…