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Essity invests in new R&D centre in France

* Essity-R-and-D.jpgEssity is investing in a new global centre for research & development, in Alsace, France, dedicated to tissue hygiene products. The state-of-the-art facility will focus on tissue to meet the evolving demands of branded tissue in both professional hygiene & consumer markets.

Essity is continuously developing new methods to provide the market with sustainable and user-friendly products. The company's current R&D center in Kunheim, France, has filed 25 patents in recent years for groundbreaking innovations such as Lotus Aqua Tube (flushable toilet roll core), Lotus and Okay Sans Tube (coreless toilet paper), Tork SmartOne (dispenses one sheet at a time) and paper hygiene products based on alternative fibres.

"Essity's research & development is reshaping paper-making to contribute to a more sustainable and circular society, while improving people's hygiene and health," says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of Essity.

“The new global R&D centre in France, will enable us to continue to develop innovative new paper hygiene products and solutions that meet the needs and high expectations of customers and consumers.”

The new R&D centre, strategically located near the current facility, ensures the retention of Essity's more than 80 experts and engineers working there today. Essity aims to create a larger, more efficient centre equipped to address future challenges.

In addition to France, Essity has R&D centers in Mexico, Sweden, Germany and the US, led by the company's global unit focusing on brands, innovation and sustainability. In 2023, Essity invested SEK 1.7bn (approximately 1.2% of net sales) in research & development.


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