Global trends

Global trends

The needs of our customers are affected by end-user behavior, which challenges us to constantly develop and improve fiber-based material solutions.

Global trends steer our product offering

The needs of our customers are affected by end-user behavior, which challenges us to constantly develop and improve fiber-based material solutions. Global trends - growing global population and scarcity of resources, increased demand for greener and resource-efficient materials, emerging needs in healthcare, changes in demographics and urbanization - faced by our customers steer our product offering and provide us with a wealth of opportunities. 

Growing global population and scarcity of resources

Our solutions:

  • Our production processes allow a more efficient use of raw materials, energy and water, minimizing environmental effects

Increased demand for greener and resource efficient materials

Our solutions:

  • We are the global leader in environmentally friendly transportation filtration media that enable reduced emissions, cleaner air and efficient energy production

Emerging needs in healthcare

Our solutions:

  • We focus on ease-of-use laboratory, life science and point-of-care medical testing and diagnostics, and offer a comprehensive range of single-use medical fabrics

Changes in demographics and urbanization

Our solutions:

  • In addition to safe and innovative food and beverage packaging materials, we are the leading provider of high-quality materials for construction, interiors, apparel and hygiene

Updated: February 2017

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