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Suominen introduces FIBRELLA™ Lite Spunlace for hygiene markets

Suominen Corporation   Press release   16 January 2015 at 10:30am EET
Suominen, a leading global supplier of nonwovens, today announces the launch of its new lightweight product FIBRELLA™ Lite Spunlace to its nonwoven offering, particularly targeted to the global hygiene market. Fibrella™ Lite nonwovens meet the exacting requirements for a light yet stretchable material with strength and elongation properties required in laminates for absorbent hygiene products in baby care and adult incontinence applications. Available in 25 gsm and 28 gsm configurations, Fibrella™ Lite offer versatility for combination ofmaterials using hot-melt, extrusion, heat and ultrasonic lamination. Its cloth-like, extremely soft feel, the breathability and skin-friendliness of Fibrella™ Lite make it an ideal element in laminates for hygiene products.

Speaking at the launch of Fibrella™ Lite, Lynda Kelly, SVP Care Business Area, said “Suominen’s expansion into the hygiene business is one of the key elements of our growth strategy. Fibrella™ Lite is a perfect example of innovative application of technology to match traditionally incompatible nonwoven features like softness, strength and light weight together in one material.”

“Fibrella™ Lite is a very important addition to our portfolio of hygiene products.Applicability for various lamination processes creates a broad range of end products making this new launch very attractive and exciting” concludes Marjo Kuisma, Product Manager for Hygiene market.

For additional information, please contact Marjo Kuisma, Product Manager, tel. +358 50 385 6532 or contact us at hygiene@suominencorp.com

Suominen in brief

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens - wet wipes, feminine care products and swabs, for instance - bring added value to the daily life of consumers worldwide. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes and employs approximately 600 people in Europe and in the Americas. Suominen’s net sales in 2013 amounted to MEUR 373.7 and operating profit excluding non-recurring items to MEUR 19.4 (continuing operations). The Suominen share (SUY1V) is listed in NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Stock Exchange. Read more at www.suominen.fi.