Attends has cornered the market in adult incontinence products, with demand from customers in 22 countries netting sales of £181m in 2006. A separate division produces wound dressings and surgical products. The firm, formerly known as Paper-Pak, was bought from 3i in July by Rutland Partners for £63m, and is headed by chief executive James Steele. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a manufacturing unit in Sweden, it also distributes its products for other companies to sell under their own brand names.
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