2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million
Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films
Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt
Baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence
As it waits for its Egyptian investment to come onstream this fall, Guslan Nonwovens continues to report sales increases. In 2013, the company’s sales reached $180 million.
The company is currently putting the finishes touches on its first foreign investment, a 4.2-meter, six-beam Reicofil 4 machine located in Cairo, Egypt. The new line, capable of making 20,000 tons of nonwovens is expected to start up in October, according to Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films.
“The decision to invest in Egypt supports future growth in the industry and the region and reinforces the company’s position as one of the leading manufacturers of spunmelt materials in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa),” says Kuyucu.
Within Turkey, Gulsan operates two high capacity spunbond lines capable of making about 45,000 tons of nonwovens per year. The first was built in 2004 and the second followed in 2011. Kuyucu says the company is strongly focused on hygiene.
“With our advanced technology and experience, we produce high quality, ultra lightweight and diversified nonwoven fabrics for use in baby diapers, adult incontinence and femcare applications,” he says. “Our entire building and production fields are designed to fully meet hygiene standards and produce in accordance with the EDANA norms. Our facilities are highly valued and approved by the global and local leading baby diaper manufacturers.
“Gulsan, which prioritizes technology, quality and customer satisfaction has proven that it has the best service to baby diaper, adult incontinence and fem care industries in terms of its production capabilities and quality,” Kuyucu says.