Kimberly-Clark Professional Makes Multimillion Dollar Investment To Increase Recycled Fiber Content Capabilities of Loudon, Tenn., Facility
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1400 Holcomb Bridge Rd.
Roswell, GA, 30076
Press release date: September 29, 2010
ROSWELL, Ga. (September 29, 2010) - Kimberly-Clark Professional has made a multimillion dollar investment to boost the recycled fiber capabilities of its Loudon, Tenn., facility.
The investment will enable the mill to increase the amount of recycled fiber in a range of Kleenex and Scott brand towel products.
"As part of our Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow program, our goal is to make our products as environmentally sustainable as possible, while still maintaining the high level of product performance for which our products are known," said Andy Clement, director of the Hand Hygiene and Tissue business for Kimberly-Clark Professional. "This is consistent with the large recycled fiber investment we made in our Mobile, Ala., facility in 2007 and just one of many hand hygiene and tissue investments we plan on making in the future."
The capital improvements will bring the Loudon facility up to the same recycled fiber capacity of other state-of-the-art Kimberly-Clark Professional production facilities and enable Kimberly-Clark Professional to increase the recycled fiber content of some of its towel products to up to 100 percent. Project construction was completed in July 2010 and production is currently ramping up.
Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow
In 2009, Kimberly-Clark Professional launched Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow, a program that represents the Kimberly-Clark Professional philosophy of reducing the use of natural resources throughout the life cycle of its products. This big-picture approach helps the company design products to eliminate waste from the start. Products created with source-reduction in mind are designed in such a way that users actually consume less, either through improved performance, more reliable dispensing methods, or both.
Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of the largest manufacturers of washroom products in the world, serving commercial institutional facilities such as office buildings, hotels, schools, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants and other public buildings.
For more information about Kimberly-Clark Professional, its products and its sustainability program, visit www.kcpreducetoday.com/us.
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional is an indispensable business partner, delivering leading-edge health, hygiene and productivity solutions that provide tangible value every day, everywhere. Kimberly-Clark Professional is also committed to reducing environmental impact at every stage in a product's life cycle with its Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow program. Known for innovative, quality solutions for away-from-home washrooms, "clean" and "industrial" manufacturing environments, and DIY settings, the global brands of Kimberly-Clark Professional include Kleenex, Scott, Kimcare, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. With the acquisition of Jackson Safety, Kimberly-Clark Professional offers an even broader range of PPE and other safety offerings, including welding and work-zone safety products. Located in Roswell, Ga., Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's four business segments and can be visited on the web at kcprofessional.com.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.