April 29 Essentra Plc, a supplier of
plastic and fibre products, reported a 17 percent rise in
first-quarter revenue helped by demand for special filters and
The FTSE-250 company, formerly known as Filtrona, said it
had acquired plastic protection products maker Kelvindale
Products Pty Ltd to foray into the Australian market.
Revenue at the company's filter products unit, its largest
division by revenue, grew 11 percent on a like-for-like basis
since the beginning of the year.
(Reporting by Aashika Jain in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar