Specialties

Business portfolio of Specialties

Food Packaging

Products

  • Vegetable parchment packaging and processing materials for hot and cold foods such as baking papers, trays and molds. Flexible packaging papers for fast-moving consumables and food products.

Demand drivers

  • Private consumption, sustainable alternatives
  • Stricter food safety and chemical regulations
  • Packaging functionality, innovations

Market growth

  • About 2-3%

Main competitors

  • Mets√§ Tissue, Purico, Nordic Paper

Beverage & Casing

Products

  • Materials for teabags, single-serve coffee capsules and fibrous meat casings

Demand drivers

  • Private consumption, sustainable alternatives
  • Stricter food safety and chemical regulations
  • Packaging functionality and barrier properties

Market growth

  • About 2-8%

Main competitors

  • Glatfelter, Purico

Advanced Liquid Technologies

Products

  • Laboratory filters and life science diagnostics such as specimen collection products, water purification materials, hot cooking oil and milk filtration materials

Demand drivers

  • Increase in testing for environmental and health monitoring
  • Aging population and universal healthcare
  • Quick and cost-effective solutions for healthcare
  • Patient-friendly procedure - can also be performed at home
  • Safe drinking water and increasing quality for food/liquids

Market growth

  • About 1-10%

Main competitors

  • GE Healthcare, Advantec, Merck Millipore, Macherey-Nagel

Medical

Products

  • Medical fabrics for surgical gowns, drapes and facemasks as well as sterilization wraps

Demand drivers

  • Aging population
  • High-risk surgeries increasing
  • Liabilities around infections and contamination
  • Rigorous regulatory requirements
  • Increasing use of single-use fabrics

Market growth

  • About 3%

Main competitors

  • Berry Plastics, SAAF

Tape

Products

  • Masking tape backings

Demand drivers

  • Home construction activity
  • Automotive and electronics growth

Market growth

  • About 5%

Main competitors

  • Swiss Quality Paper 
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