Financial


  • Wipes

    K-C reports 4% sales increase

    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…
    06.06.12

  • P&G details 1Q growth

    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…
    06.06.12

  • SCA: Sales up slightly

    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…
    06.06.12

  • Airlaid

    Buckeye sales down

    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…
    06.06.12

  • Associations | Wipes

    PGI reveals 1Q sales increase on higher hygiene volumes

    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…
    06.06.12

  • Construction | Needlepunch

    Fiberweb issues trading statement

    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…
    06.06.12

  • Spunlace | Wipes

    Suominen sales jump on wipes purchase

    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…
    06.06.12

  • Providencia reports boost in sales

    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.…
    06.06.12

  • Airlaid | Composite | Fibers

    Glatfelter posts 1Q results

    Airlaid sales flat; profits up.
    05.01.12

  • Construction | Filtration

    Freudenberg sales and earnings reach new high

    Booming economies in Asia help bring above-average growth rates.
    04.05.12

  • Airlaid

    Duni reports year end sales

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Feminine Hygiene

    Unicharm sales jump 12%

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Turkey

    SCA sales down slightly

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Fiberweb releases results

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Adult Incontinence

    Domtar sales up

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Spunlace

    Sandler reports record sales

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Airlaid | Composite | Feminine Hygiene | Fibers

    Glatfelter sales up 10%

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Spunlace

    Ahlstrom sales down on spunlace divestment

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Fibers

    Buckeye sales up 8%; nonwovens sales down

    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…
    03.06.12

  • Providencia sales volumes up

    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…
    03.06.12