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New company Essity lists on Nasdaq

June 20, 2017HME News Staff

VND Essity2.JPG PHILADELPHIA - Essity, a global hygiene and health company, listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm on June 15. The listing follows SCA Group's decision to split into two independently listed companies: forest products company SCA, and Essity. Essity says it plans to continue to expand on the market growth of the Tork, TENA and JOBST brands. “With the launch of Essity we have a new name and an even stronger sense of purpose—improving well-being by providing leading hygiene...

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Janet Stephens stays STEP ahead in manufacturing

April 14, 2017Jeff Rowe

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -The Manufacturing Institute has announced that Janet Stephens, director of planning & initiatives for SCA's Global Hygiene Supply Personal Care Americas business unit, will receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. HME News recently caught up with Stephens to learn more about what it's like to be a woman in manufacturing.HME News: How did you get your start in manufacturing?Janet Stephens: I started out in computer...

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In brief: SCA forms separate company, ResMed, ATS partner on grant

April 7, 2017HME News Staff

SCA forms separate hygiene companyPHILADELPHIA - SCA will split its global hygiene and health products into a new company, Essity.The forest products division will remain under the SCA name.As of 2016, 86% of the company is in hygiene and health, with 14% in forest products. Synergies between the operations have diminished over time, SCA said in a press release.Essity will develop, produce, market and sell personal care and tissue products, including the BSN Medical brands, which SCA acquired in...

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SCA forms separate hygiene company

April 6, 2017HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - SCA will split its global hygiene and health products into a new company, Essity.The forest products division will remain under the SCA name.As of 2016, 86% of the company is in hygiene and health, with 14% in forest products. Synergies between the operations have diminished over time, SCA said in a press release.Essity will develop, produce, market and sell personal care and tissue products, including the BSN Medical brands, which SCA acquired in December for $2.9 billion. Essity...

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Supreme Court sides with SCA

March 28, 2017HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM - SCA says it has won an important victory in its seven-year patent infringement case against First Quality Products. A six-year statutory period of limitations, during which a patent infringement claim must be commenced, cannot be shortened based on the equitable doctrine known as laches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-1 decision on March 21. The decision allows SCA to proceed with its claim for pre-suit damages, the company announced in a press release. “We are thrilled the...

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SCA grants high-flying senior wish

January 25, 2017HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - SCA will grant another senior wish when Jim Willis, 87, embarks on a tandem hang-glide flight Jan. 27. The resident of Bradenton Brookdale Senior Living wants to show older people that “you are never too old to try something new.” SCA, a manufacturer of personal hygiene and forest products, partners with Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale Senior Living to fulfill dreams of seniors to shift society's perception of aging.

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SCA makes play for broader, elevated presence

December 23, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

STOCKHOLM - SCA plans to buy BSN Medical from private equity group EQT Partners AB for $2.9 billion, giving the company a toehold in the higher growth and higher margin advanced wound care market and setting the stage for the spinoff of its hygiene business.SCA, best known in the HME industry for its TENA brand of incontinence supplies, expects BSN, which makes Leukoplast and Cutimed advanced wound care products, to broaden and elevate the company's position in what it calls the “medical solutions”...

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SCA to buy BSN for 2.74 billion euros

December 20, 2016HME News Staff

STOCKHOLM - SCA has entered into an agreement to acquire BSN Medical from the private equity group EQT Partners AB for 2.74 billion euros ($2.9 billion), it announced Dec. 19.The deal with BSN, a maker of wound care and compression therapy products and orthopedics, allows SCA to bulk up its hygiene business as part of a planned separation from its forest products business.“The BSN acquisition is an excellent strategic fit for SCA supporting our vision to improve well-being through leading hygiene...

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SCA helps grant senior wish

December 7, 2016HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - SCA is continuing its partnership with Wish of a Lifetime, a nonprofit organization that seeks to fulfill the dreams of seniors to shift how society views aging, and Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest operator of senior living communities. On Saturday, Dec. 10, Wish of a Lifetime will send 88-year-old James Salvatore to a naval base in Norfolk, Va., to tour an active military submarine. Salvatore, of Williamsburg, Va., is a Navy veteran. SCA is a leading global manufacturer...

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SCA joins forces with Premier

October 4, 2016HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - SCA has joined the supply network of Premier, the second largest healthcare Group Purchasing Organization in the United States. SCA will provide its Tork brand of Away-from-Home professional hygiene products to Premier's network of about 3,600 member hospitals and 120,000 alternate site locations, including assisted living facilities. SCA has seen health care become one of the largest and most sustainable growth segments for the Away-from-Home products. “We are pleased to join...

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