291 62 Kristianstad
+46 (0)44-20 39 60
Headquartered in Kristianstad in the southern part of Sweden, Scandinavian Nonwoven was founded in 1982 by two Swedes who, by then, had already been working in nonwovens for 20 years. The founders recognized the opportunities that nonwovens had to offer and wanted to help customers seize these opportunities.
“In-depth knowledge about the material and a close relationship with our customers have bothbeen important to us right from the start,” says Johan Georgson, CEO, Scandinavian Nonwoven.
The company offers a wide range of off-the-shelf nonwoven products, but its strength lies in customized product development that meets specific customers need. Mainly, Scandinavian supplies and develops spunbond in various formats, chemically bonded, thermobonded and coated nonwovens, fiberglass, needlepunched felt, wetlaid and spunlace.
Scandinavian Nonwoven is privately owned and is operating towards manufacturing companies with a focus on the construction, automotive, furniture, healthcare, absorbents, filtration, special wipes and food packaging industries. “These industries are the ones we see have the greatest potential,” explains Georgson. “The nonwovens market has been growing and over the past 30 years it has replaced many other materials as an increasing number of industries have recognized the amazing advantages that nonwovens have to offer.”
The company focuses on the regions of Scandinavia and northern Europe in order to work closely with its customers, and it is continuously following market developments and has many projects underway. “The development of these projects are also helping us to set our product pipeline and business development over the coming years,” he says.
Currently, Scandinavian is investing in new machines and is also researching new production methods to stay at the forefront of nonwovens development. It’s also expanding its partner and supplier network to improve its offerings to clients.
“The main goal is to offer our clients better specialized nonwovens adapted to their needs,” Georgson says.
The company’s long and accumulated knowledge from this industry is what sets it apart, according to Georgson.
“We truly understand the need of our manufacturing clients and how important it is that the material reaches the standard that they are looking for. But we also understand how to adapt the material to fit in the clients manufacturing process,” he says. “By having our in-depth-knowledge of the material and its potential we guide our customers to choose or design nonwovens with different properties depending of their needs.”
Nonwovens has been expanding into new industries and applications for a long time, he observes, but the company also sees that for the mature volume markets of wipes, diapers and sanitary products, the price is often the main driver. “We avoid those price sensitive markets and are instead focusing on markets with more product specific demands regarding product properties – it is in projects like this is where our in-depth knowledge comes to best use.”
In order for the nonwovens industry to keep growing, Georgson admits that the industry needs to look into more environmentally friendly and recyclable materials. “This will be a key for the industry to survive.”