Strong H1/2020 results and high demand for face mask nonwovens
The main driver for the volume increase was higher demand of wipes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. By running production efficiently despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, demand could be met. Even though a higher demand is expected to continue for the coming months, the production volumes during H2/2020 will be impacted negatively by scheduled maintenance stoppages at several of Suominen’s plants.
In the longer term, the corona pandemic may lead to a continued increase in demand for nonwovens for cleaning and disinfection products.