Finnish Suominen launches Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens

Finnish Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens was already named as one of three finalists competing for RISE Innovation Award that recognises innovation that creatively uses advanced science and engineering principles to solve challenges within the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry.

The company employs more than 650 people in Europe and in the Americas. Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes, as well as for medical and hygiene products.

Markku Koivisto, CTO of Suominen explains that, “For instance, if a consumer would want to know the origin of the raw materials of the wipe he just purchased, he could retrieve the data by just scanning the wipe with his smartphone. If a wet wipes manufacturer notices a flaw in a wipe and wants to track the origin of the nonwoven,thatcould be done again quickly with a smartphone. It is up to us and our customers to imagine what can be achieved with this technology. It can be applied to virtually any application,” Also, “We have already learned that Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens is something our customers have never seen before and I am very proud of the cross-functional team behind the unique concept. This is a leap forward in our Changemaker strategy and it shows that we are able to create nonwovens that others cannot.”

Suominen, a leading nonwovens company, is introducing Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens concept to the market, as part of its Changemaker strategy. The concept makes it possible to embed digital features into Suominen nonwovens.

For example, the company explains that with Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens, product traceability and product safety can be taken to a new level. It also provides brands with a new kind of sophisticated marketing tool.

The concept stems from Suominen’s R&D projects that have already led to the launch of High Definition Design Series, a pattern selection for nonwovens.

Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens concept adds a new technical capability into the mix and combines artificial intelligence with extremely high definition patterning.

All kinds of digital features can be embedded into the substrate without deteriorating other functionalities or aesthetic appearance of nonwovens, with Suominen Intelligent Nonwovens.

Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes and for hygiene products and medical applications. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes. The company employs over 650 people in Europe and in the Americas. The Suominen share (SUY1V) is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.

Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes. Wiping products made of Suominen’s nonwovens include, for instance, wipes for personal hygiene and baby care, as well as for household and workplace wiping. The company’s hygiene product applications include, for example, sanitary pads, diapers and adult incontinence products. Surgical drapes and swabs are examples of the medical applications.

Suominen creates value by taking fibre raw materials and turning them into nonwovens that our customers convert into both consumer and professional end products.