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US’ Glatfelter completes acquisition of Jacob Holm

6th Nov 2021

Glatfelter, US’ supplier of engineered materials, has announced that it has completed the previously disclosed acquisition of Jacob Holm for aggregate consideration of approximately $302 million including the extinguishment of Jacob Holm’s existing debt and other adjustments. The transaction was funded through $500 million senior unsecured notes...

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Sweden’s Essity acquires Johnson & Johnson’s sports tape brands

5th Nov 2021

Sweden’s hygiene and health company, Essity, has acquired Johnson & Johnson Consumer’s professional sports tape brands Coach, Elastikon, and Zonas, which are established premium products in the US market. Essity is a leader in taping and strapping and following the acquisition the company will also become leading among US sports medicine distributors.

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Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjo launches nonwoven wraps in Reliance brand

2nd Nov 2021

Finland’s Ahlstrom-Munksjö is set to offer its high-performance sterilisation nonwoven wraps US under the globally recognised Reliance brand. The sterile barrier systems offer excellent bacterial barrier thanks to cellulosic fibres that create a tortuous path for excellent sterility maintenance of surgical instruments up to the point of use.

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Sweden’s Essity enters health, consumer goods & hygiene sector

1st Nov 2021

Essity is set to work on new business areas from January 1, 2022. The business areas will be health & medical, consumer goods, and professional hygiene. As a consequence of its higher growth ambitions, the Sweden-based company has also decided on a new sales growth target of more than 5 per cent, which includes both organic sales growth and...

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UK help assured for Bangladesh’s BEXIMCO to meet global PPE standards

1st Nov 2021

A delegation of four members led by British high commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson visited the Bangladesh Export Import Company Limited (BEXIMCO) Industrial Park and BEXIMCO PPE Park recently. The ambassador assured extending British cooperation to BEXIMCO to achieve and uphold international standards in PPE manufacturing.

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Dabur to enter Indian baby diaper market

29th Oct 2021

Dabur India will enter the Indian diapers segment as part of its strategy to expand its baby care portfolio, which includes shampoo, soaps, oil and talc, according to the Ayurvedic company, which recently said its ‘Dabur Baby Super Pants’ with insta–absorb technology will help in 50 per cent more absorption compared to diapers of competitors.

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Sweden’s Stora Enso unveils fluff pulp grade with low carbon footprint

28th Oct 2021

Sweden’s Stora Enso has launched the new NaturaFluff pulp product portfolio, NaturaFluff Eco by Stora Enso. NaturaFluff Eco is a new fluff pulp grade with a lower carbon footprint, enabling producers of hygiene products, such as baby diapers, incontinence pads and feminine care, to offer consumers a new generation of absorbent hygiene products.

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Finland’s Suominen & Infinited Fiber Company develop recycled nonwoven

28th Oct 2021

A shared commitment to bringing circular materials and sustainable practices to the nonwovens industry has brought together the textile technology group Infinited Fiber Company and Suominen, to create a nonwoven sheet made 100 per cent from regenerated textile waste. The Finland-based firm makes nonwovens as roll goods for wipes and other applications.

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Germany’s Sandler named among top 50 companies in Bavaria

27th Oct 2021

Sandler, a German company that develops and manufactures nonwoven roll goods for the hygiene and wipes industry, has been recognised as one of the top 50 companies in Bavaria. The title Bayerns best 50 is awarded by the Bavarian state ministry of economic affairs, regional development, and energy. The company previously won the award in 2014 and 2017.

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