Press Releases & News
SCA to become two listed companies: the forest products company SCA and the hygiene and health company Essity
April 06, 2017 - Today, at the Annual General Meeting of SCA, the company’s shareholders voted in favor of the Board of Director’s proposal to split the Group into two listed companies. One of these will continue to operate as SCA, an efficient and well-invested forest products company that will include the forest products operations and all forest land currently owned by the Group. SCA’s hygiene business, including the current business areas of Personal Care (including the recently acquired BSN medical) and Tissue will become a leading global hygiene and health company operating under the name Essity. Read More.
SCA’s acquisition of BSN medical now closed
April 03, 2017 - SCA’s acquisition of BSN medical, a leading medical solutions company, has been closed. The company develops, manufactures, markets and sells products within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics. The purchase price for the shares amounts to EUR 1,400m and takeover of net debt to approximately EUR 1,340m1). SCA consolidates BSN medical as of April 3, 2017. Read More.
SCA Wins US Supreme Court Victory in Patent Infringement Suit
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN March 24, 2017 - SCA, a leading global hygiene company and the maker of TENA® incontinence products, won an important victory before the United States Supreme Court on March 21, 2017 in its seven-year patent infringement case against First Quality Products, Inc. (SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC.). Read More.
SCA publishes its Annual Report and Sustainability Report, as well as an Annual Report for its Hygiene business
March 23, 2017 - SCA’s vision is “Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions”. 2016 was an eventful year for SCA. Read More.
Dialog with SCA’s President and SVP Group Sustainability: SCA Publishes 2016 Sustainability Report
March 13, 2017 - Magnus Groth, SCA’s President and CEO, and Kersti Strandqvist, SCA’s SVP Group Sustainability, can look back on an eventful 2016. It was the year when SCA initiated work to divide the company to form one hygiene and one forest products company, the year we signed an agreement to acquire the medical solutions company BSN medical, the year we completed and integrated the acquisition of the tissue company Wausau Paper and the year when we began the journey toward becoming the thought leader in hygiene. Read More.
Forbes Interviews SCA CEO Magnus Groth on Company Split
January 05, 2017 - Swedish Paper Giant May Ditch Timber To Focus On Growth Markets: Napkins And Adult Diapers by Daniel Fisher, Forbes Staff - SCA recently announced plans to spin out its paper mills and timberland representing about 6% of Sweden’s land mass in order to focus on its faster-growing hygiene business. That business includes paper napkins and toilet paper, where SCA’s Tork brand is No. 2 in the U.S. commercial market following its $513 million purchase of Wausau Paper in January. But the real growth vehicles are feminine products and adult diapers, which, if you think about it, have nowhere to go but up in the aging developed markets as well as in China, where the population is also growing older fast. Read More.
We Need to Talk. Hygiene Matters.
November 10, 2016 - Magnus Groth, President and CEO of SCA, talks about the company’s Hygiene Matters initiative and efforts to raise awareness, and spark a dialogue on global hygiene issues. As a central part of this initiative, SCA announced a new partnership with the United Nations Foundation to broaden its work in shattering the stigma of taboos around bodily functions, highlight the economic impact of hygiene and encourage innovation in the hygiene sector that can support sustainable progress. Groth highlights SCA initiatives to improve hygiene standards throughout the world, including the company’s collaboration with the UN body Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and initiating China’s first kindergarten hand hygiene program. Read the full article here.
SCA Announces Expansion for TENA Plant in KY
October 13, 2016 - SCA announced it will expand its facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky following approval of a $450,000 tax incentive from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. The expansion represents a $23.9 million capital investment and 20 new jobs. Read More.
Surfing Grandpa Helps Swedish Firm Break Incontinence Taboo
July 21, 2016 - Bloomberg Tech recently spotlighted the efforts of SCA to reduce the stigma of incontinence, especially to Men. About 95 percent of male sufferers don’t use products for protection. Read More.
Yoga May Help Reduce Side Effects Of Prostate Cancer Treatment
June 29, 2016 - According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, patients who were able to complete the yoga classes while receiving radiation therapy had better results in terms of their urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. They also reported a considerable improvement in their fatigue levels related to their cancer, a side effect typically observed in 60 percent to 90 percent of cancer patients. Read More.
Presidential Candidate Proposes Caregiving Tax Break
January 10, 2016 - Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is proposing a $6,000 tax credit and expanded social security benefits for millions of family caregivers. Read More.
SCA industry leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
December 20, 2015 - Leading global hygiene and forest products company SCA has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability rankings. Read More.
SCA’s Partnership with WSSCC Accelerates its Global Feminine Hygiene Education Initiatives
October 8, 2015 - Since 1989, SCA, which offers feminine towels, liners, tampons and other fem care products globally under brands such as Libresse, Saba, Nosotras, has put forth major efforts to combat misinformation on menstruation and inaccessibility to products by offering feminine hygiene education sessions to countries all over the world. Read More.
Team SCA donated prize money won in race to Women in Sport charity
September 10, 2015 - The all-female sailing crew has donated the prize money it won racing at Cowes Week to Women in Sport. Read More.
SCA Providing Aid to Refugees
September 4, 2015 - SCA announced it will donate hygiene products and funds to ease the burden in areas affected by high numbers of refugees. Read More.
Michael C. Feenan joins Philadelphia-based SCA
September 3, 2015 - Industry veteran will lead TENA's focus on growth with consumers, brand customers and healthcare relationships. Read More.
SCA Relaunches TENA® Stretch Briefs Line to Better Meet Evolving Continence Care Needs and Enable Electronic Product Management for Facilities
August 20, 2015 - New premium product features, innovative design and technology, and easy-to-identify sizing enables facility caregivers to better meet residents' individual incontinence needs and efficiently track product usage and inventory. Read More.
Radio Interview: Amazing Women Everywhere
July 10, 2015 - Listen as Marilyn Russell from 95.7 Ben FM interviews VP of Communications Amy Bellcourt about the A.W.E. mosaic, Team SCA and the Volvo Ocean Race. Listen Here.
A New Way to Buy TENA - AutoBuy & Save Subscription Service Launches on TENA.us
June 24, 2015 - TENA consumers in the US never have to worry about running out of stock of their favorite products thanks to a new program rolled out in June. The new AutoBuy & Save program launched on TENA.us provides another conventient way to receive the best protection for the Unexpected Leak. Read More.
A sweet victory for Team SCA in Lorient
June 11, 2015 - It was an intense 647-mile leg with a bit of everything, from light winds at the start to the brutal upwind conditions in the Bay of Biscay. Read More.
Martha Stewart Blog HighlightsTeam SCA
June 8, 2015 - Martha's blog, Up Close & Personal, wrote an article about the Volvo Ocean Race and provided 30+ photos of her Property Director's time in the boat during an in port race. Read More.
Keep control with a new digital campaign from TENA Men
May 1, 2015 - As part of the campaign, we are introduced to Stirling Gravitas, a man who has control over his life, regardless of whether he is visiting a massage therapist or taming a lion. Read More.
SCA delivers refresh of comprehensive TENA® skincare system
October 10, 2014 - SCA delivers refresh of comprehensive TENA® skincare systemImproved formulations, innovative designs and easy-to-identify packaging will enable facility caregivers to better meet the individual skin health needs of elderly residents. Read More.
20 to 36 Percent of Women Suffer from Mixed Urinary Incontinence
August, 12, 2014 - Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing (stress urinary incontinence) AND on their way to the bathroom (urge urinary incontinence). When women experience both types of urine leakage, their condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. It is estimated that 20 to 36 percent of women suffer from mixed urinary incontinence, which is challenging to diagnose and treat because symptoms vary and guidelines for treatment are not clear. Read More.
Mind Over Bladder: Stress and Incontinence
July 30, 2014 - Relaxing the mind may be powerful when it comes to reducing bladder urge issues, according to a new study completed at the University of Utah. Thirty women participated in an eight-week study and were followed for one year comparing the impact of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) with yoga on urinary urge incontinence, a challenge faced by as many as 26 percent of women in the United States. Read More.