With this positive year-end result the company strengthens its position among the largest nonwovens manufacturers worldwide. Celebrating its 140th anniversary, Sandler will continue to focus on the expansion of the two company locations in 2019.
Sandler AG continues to bank on organic growth, investing its earnings in the further development of its product and technology portfolios. In this way, the company expanded its partnerships with international industry leaders and continued the positive development of all its market segments.
In these applications nonwovens contribute to daily personal hygiene, helping to increase our comfort. Sandler nonwovens for topsheets—the layer in direct contact with the skin—are particularly soft and gentle on the skin. They are first choice also in products for sensitive skin owing to specifically selected raw materials and the regular review of the utilised materials. Applied as the layer between topsheet and absorbent core, Sandler nonwovens quickly transport fluid away from the body.
Extensible nonwovens in closure systems support optimum adjustment to every movement, thereby enhancing wearing comfort. Product properties can be adapted to ideally fulfil the requirements of the specific application. Through the increasing utilisation of natural raw materials, Sandler takes account of sustainability even in disposable products for personal hygiene. Product variants made from fibres from natural sources are compostable as well as free from plastic.
In wall and ceiling systems, partitions, acoustically efficient wall decoration, or in door side panels, pillars, headliner and engine cover in the automobile Sandler nonwovens create a quiet atmosphere.
The Sandler team itself also benefits from the excellent sound insulation provided by nonwovens at their own workplace. By the end of 2018, the renovation of administration buildings 1 and 2 in Schwarzenbach/Saale was completed. The philosophy: conciliating spaciousness and flexibility with an environment conducive to concentration.
In a special ceiling construction, Sandler nonwovens function as sound absorbers for optimum acoustics and create an individual look at the same time. A state-of-the-art lighting installation blends seamlessly into the arrangement. A colourful wall installation—created especially for Sandler by a local artist—proves that nonwoven acoustic panels can become veritable design elements through the application of various finishes such as printing, lamination or other coatings.
This year, Sandler celebrates its 140th anniversary
A milestone for the nonwovens manufacturer, whose status as a family-owned and -operated company is increasingly becoming unique in its industry. This special occasion will be duly celebrated with business partners and officials, and especially with the Sandler staff members in spring and summer. Sandler is looking back on the successful company history with gratitude. Dynamic, innovative and with a strong team the company continuously developed further.
In 2018, the Sandler team welcomed 30 new colleagues in Schwarzenbach—taking their first steps in working life or starting a new career chapter with Sandler. To continue to advance people and markets in the fast-paced nonwovens industry, Sandler banks on the development of junior employees and on sustainable further training. In 2018, a junior management programme was started, preparing participants for career paths in management positions. In 2018, again 37 staff members from all areas of the company “graduated” from the 18-month training. The new course 2019/2020 has already started.
In both Schwarzenbach/Saale and Perry, Georgia, USA Sandler plans to expand production capacities, further advancing the development of new nonwoven product solutions.