Notwithstanding the corona pandemic, nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG, Schwarzenbach/Germany, can look back on a successful year 2020. The company achieved an increase in sales from 322 to €328 million. To contribute to the fight against the corona virus, Sandler utilized as much capacity as possible for the production of nonwovens for face masks.
In the automotive industry and furniture production orders declined in the 2nd quarter 2020, while demand in other segments, such as nonwovens for disinfection wipes or personal protective equipment, increased markedly. At the same time, the company substantially invested in the modernization of workplaces and factory buildings. Furthermore, it continued to expand all of its market segments, among them applications in construction or hygiene products, also extending its range of efficient sound-absorbing materials for interior acoustics.
At Sandler Nonwoven Corporation in Perry, GA/USA, a new production line was set up inside a new building constructed specifically for this purpose. In late December 2020, first trial runs of the new production line were conducted; commissioning is now in its final stages.