Posted February 2, 2022

Essity acquires maker of Everwipe wiping products

Essity, manufacturer of the Tork brand hygiene products, has acquired Legacy Converting Inc., a U.S.-based cleaning and wiping company and manufacturer of the EPA-regulated Everwipe brand of disinfecting and wiping products.

Legacy Converting Inc. was founded in 2004 and manufactures roll and folded wipes in a variety of formats including pop-up canister, bucket and resealable packs. The company serves customers in the public interest, commercial and healthcare market segments via the industrial and office supply sales channels. Legacy Converting Inc. is based in New Jersey.

The acquisition will strengthen the Tork product portfolio and will provide significant benefits to Essity's North American customers. With an expanded professional hygiene offering and a more profound surface cleaning and disinfecting expertise, it will be easier to fulfill customers' sustainable hygiene needs through one partner - Essity.

"As the maker of the global leading Tork professional hygiene brand, we are committed to offering customers a full suite of innovative sustainable hygiene products and services. The acquisition of Legacy Converting, Inc. strengthens our wiping and cleaning product expertise and offering and is a step in our expansion of this product area," said Don Lewis, president Professional Hygiene, Essity. "Both Essity and Legacy share common values related to sustainability, customer service and innovation, so we are excited to bring Legacy on board as a complement to our Tork brand of professional hygiene products and services."

Essity offers complete hygiene solutions through the Tork brand, including toilet paper, paper hand towels, napkins, hand soap, hand sanitizers, dispensers and wiping and cleaning products. Tork also offers digital solutions, such as Internet of Things sensor technology that enables data-driven cleaning.