Finess Hygiene is a company owned by a Danish family since 1999. The location is in Kisa, Östergötland, and the production is focused on paper and plastic towards the home and healthcare sectors.
We have a turnover of roughly 200 million Sek, and together with our sister company Abena AB, located in Växjö, we sell for around 500 million Sek. The Abena group total turnover is roughly 5 billion Sek. Finess produce and sell to Abena companies wherever they are as well as to export customers in other countries than Sweden. In Sweden, we also sell directly to the retail market.
After many years with good profit, we have had two years with losses lately. The last 3 – 4 years have been challenging due to cheap and as we see it subsidised import from China mainly.
Our main competitive edge is quality and environment and we have worked hard to introduce environmentally friendly products on the market. We are ISO certified 9001 (quality), 14001(environment) and 13485(medical device).
Together with two other companies, one in Sweden and one in Finland, we are now in the process of developing a 100% biobased and biodegradable airlaid nonwoven. We are using airlad today as a raw material to produce some of our finished products, however then with binders that are not so good for nature.
The products we have today with that type of raw material are mainly wipes and protective sheets. We would like to get ideas about what type of usage that could be for our new material in the home and healthcare sectors.
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