Buckeye to Launch AIRspun Flushable Wipes

April 13, 2011 - Buckeye Technologies announced that it is launching AIRspun® Flushable, a new airlaid nonwoven substrate for use in moist toilet tissue applications.

"We are excited about the launch of AIRspun Flushable as this adds a new dimension to our range of products for wiping applications and meets the needs of our customers who produce wipes for consumer markets," said John B. Crowe, Buckeye's chairman and CEO.

"AIRspun Flushable was designed to meet the performance criteria of our customers including the flushability guidelines set forth by the nonwovens industries associations in North America and Europe. Additionally, the product is made predominantly with our own fluff pulp cellulose from renewable materials, so it fits well with our continued sustainability efforts."

Buckeye, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty fibers and nonwoven materials, is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The company currently operates facilities in the United States, Germany, Canada, and Brazil. Its products are sold worldwide to makers of consumer and industrial goods.

SOURCE: Buckeye Technologies Inc.