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Tork Helps Airplanes Take Flight Faster and Cleaner

11/10/2017

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – November 8, 2017 – This fall, the Tork brand, made by Essity (formerly SCA), a leading provider of customized solutions for highly-technical business segments, landed in the Aviation industry with its wide range of tasked-based wipers. Designed specifically to meet the demands of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MROs) technicians, Tork wipers help minimize aircraft maintenance downtimes, making the use of rags obsolete. 
 
Tork provides a series of customizable wiping and cleaning solutions geared towards the Aviation industry. Whether it is for general maintenance like wiping hands, cleaning large spills and parts, or other tasks sensitive to linting or where static discharge poses a problem, Tork has a wiper optimized for the job. Furthermore, dispenser systems located across workstations allow technicians to quickly access clean wipers designed specifically for tasks. By using these wipers, technicians are estimated to take up to 20 percent less effort, 30 percent less time and use 40 percent less solvents. 
 
In addition to streamlining aircraft maintenance procedures, the wipers provide: 
 
Consistent Performance Every Time: Unlike rags, Tork industrial wipers are designed with different capabilities for a wide range of tasks. Furthermore, each wiper designed to tackle specific activities has the exact same specifications and efficacy. Many products in the range have BMS (Boeing Manufacturing Standard) or AMS (Aerospace Material Standard, SAE) or are tested for Electro Static Discharge.  Gone are the days of uncertainty surrounding effectiveness and consistency. 
 
Safer Working Environment: Depending on the thickness or composition of a rag, high quantities of solvent may be required to complete a task, exposing technicians to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Task-based wipes like Tork Heavy Duty Cleaning Cloths with exelCLEAN™ technology offer consistent performance, absorbing solvents quickly and releasing them evenly, decreasing VOC emissions and requiring up to 40 percent less solvent to get the job done.  This helps provide a safer working environment for technicians, helping MROs secure and maintain International Standards Organization (ISO) certification.
 
Organized and Clean Work Space: Tork wipers are uniform and come packaged to help make organization and tidiness easier to achieve and maintain. Wiper dispenser solutions from Tork also take up less space than bulky bagged rags, which have substantial storage requirements. Tork wipers are also disposable, so once a task is complete, there are no rags left around creating a risk of cross contamination, or clutter. 
 
“We are excited to expand the work we’re doing within the aviation industry through the Tork brand,” says Tom Bergin, Healthcare and Industrial Marketing Director for Essity Professional Hygiene, North America. “Aviation maintenance technicians are responsible for billions of dollars worth of equipment, and ultimately the safety and lives of passengers the airplanes carry. Through our decades of experience serving customers in highly-specialized fields like light and heavy manufacturing as well as automotive where effectiveness and consistency are key, we are confident that these aviation-specific solutions will take our customers’ business take flight.” 
 
For additional information please contact:          
Michael Kohn, Weber Shandwick, 416-642-7914, mkohn@webershandwick.com 
 
About Tork
The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, and industrial and kitchen wipers. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader. Tork is a global brand of Essity, and a committed partner to customers in over 90 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit: www.Tork.ca.  
 
About Essity
Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2016 amounted to approximately $12 billion. The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at www.essity.com
 
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