Financial

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    March 6, 2012
    Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb is investing in a new production line for PET spunlaid nonwovens. Construction will start in 2013. The new production line for spunlaid nonwovens in Tayuan will mainly serve the markets for carpet tiles, automotive int…


  • Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    Kotex hits billion dollar mark

    March 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex brand crossed the billion-dollar global net sales mark in 2011, following two consecutive years of significant growth in the feminine care category. With this milestone, the Kotex brand enters the top tier of consumer pac…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Freudenberg invests in Taiwan

    February 21, 2012
    Third spunlaid line planned.


  • Aplix acquires stake in Parafix

    February 14, 2012
    Partnership will help expand role in Latin America.