March 20, 2014

Suominen’s innovative wet wipes are a global hit

You can dispose of Suominen’s Hydraspun wipes by flushing them down the toilet.
You can dispose of Suominen’s Hydraspun wipes by flushing them down the toilet.
Studio Sami Helenius/Suominen

The flushable substrate created by non-wovens manufacturer Suominen has passed the GD3 flushability tests that measure the product’s dispersibility. The industry trade organisations INDA from North America and EDANA from Europe have tested the product and found that it can be safely disposed of by flushing.

Suominen manufactures, among other things, wet wipes for baby and beauty care from the Hydraspun substrate.

Next, Suominen is planning to expand its production overseas. The company’s ongoing investment project will increase the production capacity of nonwovens in the United States this spring. In addition, the company announced that it will increase the manufacture of the product together with the fibre-based materials manufacturer Ahlström’s plant in Ställdalen, Sweden, which will increase the supply of the product also in the European markets.

“The growing global demand for flushable products means that we have to look at constant product improvements,” says Suominen’s VP marketing & product management Saara Söderberg

Suominen is a Finnish manufacturer of nonwovens and flexible packaging that has focused on developing flushable wiping products since the 1990s. Its key market areas lie in Europe as well as in the Americas, in which it employs more than 1 000 people. The company also has operations in Asia.