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Essity’s Medical Solutions product segment originates from the acquisition of BSN medical, a leading medical solutions company acquired on April 3, 2017. BSN medical develops, manufactures and sells products within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics.

BSN medical is an innovative medical solutions company with well-known brands such as Leukoplast, Cutimed, JOBST, Delta and Actimove. Medical Solutions had sales in approximately 140 countries and production in eleven countries as well as approximately 6,000 employees, as of December 31, 2016. The largest markets in terms of sales in 2016 were Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Distribution channels are mainly hospitals/specialists, pharmacies and sanitary shops. Essity’s operations within the product segment Medical Solutions has a sales organization consisting of approximately 1,650 employees.

Following the acquisition of BSN medical, Essity’s product segment Medical Solutions offer products and solutions within wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics. Essity’s acute wound care offering contains a broad range of products including surgical tapes, retention bandages, surgical/post-operation dressings and adhesive bandages/plaster, and advanced wound care, with products for treatment of difficult and complex wounds. Essity is the world’s fourth largest player within the product segment. Essity holds the leading market position within acute wound care in Europe and holds the number two position globally. Essity recently expanded its advanced wound care offering to include pump technology. Within compression therapy, Essity offers a broad range of phlebology products including compression stockings, medical compression garments, and lymphology products such as compression bandages, wraps, garments and pneumatic compression pumps. Essity holds the number four position globally within phlebology products and is the number one global provider of lymphology products. Within orthopedics, Essity offers a broad range of products within fracture management, including cast tape, splinting, casting accessories, physiotherapy, with products for support bandages and tapes, and orthopedics soft goods and braces, including support bandages and tapes. Essity holds the number one market position globally within both fracture management and physiotherapy.

Offering and market position

Medical Solutions is a new product segment that consists of BSN medical’s operations acquired in 2017. Essity’s Medical Solutions product segment offers products and solutions in wound care, compression therapy and orthopedics. In medical solutions, in the market in which the company is active, Essity is the world’s fourth largest player. Essity’s acute wound care offering includes a broad range of products, for example, surgical tapes, retention bandages, surgical/post-operation dressings and adhesive bandages and plasters. Essity holds the number two position globally within acute wound care. For advanced wound care, Essity offer products for the treatment of severe and complex wounds for wound bed preparation, infection control and to promote healing.

Within compression therapy, Essity offers a broad range of phlebology products1), including compression stockings, medical compression garments, and lymphology products2), such as compression bandages and wraps. Essity is the number one global provider of compression therapy products. In orthopedics, Essity offers multiple products in fracture and injury management, including cast tapes, splinting material, casting accessories, physiotherapy and orthopedic soft goods and braces. Essity is a global leader in fracture management and physiotherapy.

Strategy

Medical Solutions holds leading market positions in several medical solutions product categories and provides a new growth platform with future consolidation opportunities. Essity’s incontinence business, with the globally leading TENA brand, shares similar positive market characteristics, customers and sales channels with Medical Solutions, which provides opportunities for accelerated growth through cross-selling.

During the year, 11 innovations were launched, including Siltec Redesign under the Cutimed brand, Lymphcare – a virtual tool to connect and engage therapists and patients – and antimicrobial spools under the Leuko brand.

1) Phlebology refers to the branch of medicine studying veins.

2) Lymphology refers to the branch of medicine studying lymphatic vessels.