Domtar Corporation, which owns the Attends incontinence brand, is making plans to convert a pulp and paper plant in Ashdown, Ark. in hopes to expand their business. The $160 million investment will be used to increase production of the fluff material that’s used in their absorbent products, such as adult diapers and feminine hygiene products.
The paper machine should be completed in late 2016 and will have a production capacity of approximately 516,000 tons of fluff pulp annually. Currently, Domtar’s mill in Plymouth, NC has a production capacity of 448,000 tons. The addition to the Ashdown mill will make Domtar the world’s fourth-largest fluff pulp producer.