2017 Nonwovens Sales: $143 million
Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO
Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid
Hygiene, medical, automotive, household, construction, industrial, personal care
Sales at China’s Dalian Ruiguang continued to be strong this year thanks to the continued contribution of a new wetlaid wipes line targeting the dispersible wipes market. The new line features improvements in flushable technology. Material made on the line disperses significantly more quickly than the requirements of the third edition of INDA’s flushability guidelines, with 90% of materials passing through a mesh screen after four to eight minutes in the sloshbox test.
In addition to dispersible products, the wetlaid production line can offer different composite products, such as Genesis (combining spunbond and pulp), which is widely used for medical sterilization applications.
Besides the wetlaid line, Ruiguang operates 10 production lines with technologies including spunbond, meltblown and spunlace. Together these lines, all located in China, can make 60,000 tons of nonwovens per year.
In 2017, Ruiguang added a new carded spunlace line, which added 15,000 tons to the company’s capacity.
Throughout its 27-year history, most of the Ruiguang’s products targeted personal care, medical care and household applications but the company also develops meltblown nonwovens for mask air filtration material, moist toilet tissue, adult wet wipes and high bulk baby wipes. In the medical area, the company can offer medical gauze, sterilization wet wipes, and in the household market, the company participates in the kitchen wipe and floor wipe segments.