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Suominen to showcase its nonwovens at INDEX17

Suominen will showcase its broadest range of innovation ever designed for wipes, hygiene products and medical applications.

8th February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki

Medical/Hygiene, Interiors

Suominen, a leading supplier of nonwovens based in Helsinki, will exhibit its latest product portfolio at INDEX17, a four-day nonwovens industry event, which will take place from 4-7 April 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Thanks to the company’s recent investments in production technology, product development and other strategic capabilities, Suominen will showcase its broadest range of innovations designed for wipes, hygiene products and medical applications.

“We will present our latest innovations for household, workplace, as well as flushable wipes while introducing new freshness to the baby segment,” the company explains. “Suominen booth visitors will also have a chance to discover our approach to sustainability and how we continue to be pioneers in terms of environmental and social responsibility.”

Five-year anniversary

The company recently celebrated a five-year anniversary since acquiring Ahlstrom’ Home and Personal wipes fabrics business area, which transformed the company into large nonwoven manufacturer.

Since the acquisition five years ago, the company divested its wipes converting and flexible packaging businesses and has expanded to the South American market with the acquisition of the Paulínia site in Brazil in 2014.

The company is now on its path towards organic growth and is looking forward to further investing into increasing its manufacturing capacity and capability.


Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes, as well as for medical and hygiene products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens include wet wipes, feminine care products and swabs, for instance. Suominen is the market leader in nonwovens for wipes and employs approximately 600 people in Europe and in the Americas.

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