• Fibers

    Indorama Ventures sees strong first half growth

    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), the world’s leading vertically integrated polyester value chain producer, saw total revenues of THB 125.7 billion ($3.9 billion) in the first half of 2014, an impressive 12% rise over the same per…

  • Western Europe

    Ontex reports quarter growth

    Private label diaper market has reported its first quarter results during which the Belgium-based company has continued to demonstrate a strong performanceand continued growth. Sales increased 17.4% to €400.2 million ($619 million) during the qu…

  • Hartmann continues growth

    The Hartmann Group continued its profitable growth in the first quarter of 2014, despite the strong price pressures from customers and the depreciation of many currencies against the euro. The Heidenheim-based medical device manufacturer increased wo…

  • P&G reports flat sales

    Procter & Gamble reported its January-March sales were unchanged at $20.6 billion including a negative three percentage point impact from foreign exchange. Organic sales grew 3%, registering even or above year-ago levels in each reporting segment…

  • SCA reports increased sales

    SCA reported sales rose 4% to SEK 24.2 billion ($3.6 billion) while operating profit rose 14% to SEK 2.6 billion ($396 million). According to the company, the comparison of the first quarter of 2014 with the corresponding period previous year was aff…

  • Airlaid | Composite | Fibers | Wetlaid

    Glatfelter reports 12.5% sales growth

    Glatfelter reported first quarter 2014 net income of $14.6 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, and adjusted earnings of $14.1 million, or 32 cents per diluted share compared to $15.6 million, or 36 cents per diluted share, and adjusted earnings w…

  • Suominen’s sales continue to rise

    Sales at Suominen have increased 2.2% from €111.7 million ($153 million) to €114.2 million ($157 million) during the first quarter, the company has announced. Profit increased 4.2% to €7 million ($9.6 million). Highlights of the quarte…

  • Filtration

    Ahlstrom improves profitability

    Ahlstrom has reported an improvement in profitability during the first quarter of January 2014. Sales decreased slightly from €255 million ($350 million) to €249.2 million ($342 million) while operating profit excluding non-recurring items…

  • PGI reports first quarter gains

    Nets sales for the first quarter increased 47% to $422 million at Polymer Group Inc., thanks largely to the integration of Fiberweb, a company acquired in late 2013 as well as the contribution of a new Asian line. Without the Fiberweb acquisition, s…

  • Adult Incontinence

    Domtar reports results

    Domtar Corporation reported net earnings of $39 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared to net earnings of $65 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 and net earnings of $45 million for the first quarter of 2013. Sales for the first quarter of…

  • Wipes

    K-C reports flat sales

    Organic sales increase 5%

  • P&G reports sales decrease

    Procter & Gamble reported its first quarter sales were $20.7 billion, a 4% decrease compared to the prior year period. These results include a negative 6% impact from foreign exchange. The company continued to deliver broad-based organized sales…

  • Wipes

    K-C reports 3Q results

    Kimberly-Clark reported third quarter net sales declined 3% to $5.2 billion while net income per share increased to $1.30 from $1.09. Organic sales increased 3% thanks to a good performance by K-C International as well as success in several new produ…

  • PGI posts volume increase

    Polymer Group Inc. reported a 3.9% increase in sales volumes during the third quarter due largely to new capacity in the Americas and Asia combined with increased demand in healthcare and certain industrial markets. Lower sales prices, however, added…

  • Construction

    Schouw & Co. sales and profit increase

    Schouw & Co., parent to Fibertex Nonwovens and Fibertex Personal Care, reported sales increased 3% to DKK3.8 billion ($647 million) while profits before tax improved to DKK357 million. “In the third quarter, we succeeded in retaining the v…

  • Suominen posts best quarter results

    Suominen Corporation generated net sales of €121.8 million ($154 million) in the third quarter making it the year’s strongest quarter. Operating profit before non-recurring items was €6.7 million ($8.5 million). This quarter was the m…

  • Fibers | Filtration

    Buckeye reports decline

    Buckeye Technologies reported sales decreased 15% to $197 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Much of this decrease was attributed to sales lost from the June steam drum failure at its Foley, SC site as well as a sale of the Merfin Syste…

  • Airlaid | Composite | Fibers

    Glatfelter reports strength in specialty papers

    Glatfelter reported a 2.9% decrease in sales to $404,4 million during the third quarter of 2012. “Our third quarter results reflect solid performance from our Specialty Papers business which delivered top-line growth, again outperforming the br…

  • Adult Incontinence | Feminine Hygiene

    SCA reports results

    SCA’s sales increased 3% to SEK61.963, or $9.1 billion while operating profit rose 11% to SEK6,224 million ($922 million) during the first nine months of 2012. According to CEO Jan Johannsen, the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s tissue bu…

  • Providencia sales up on new lines

    Sales volumes hit 26,100 tons in the third quarter of 2012 at Companhia Providencia, an increase of 14.6% compared to last year. The increase was attributed to the company’s first U.S. production line reaching full capacity as well as beginning…