Polymer Group, Inc.’s next spunmelt investment will be located at its San Luis Potosi, Mexico site, the company has announced. PGI said in August it would build a new spunmelt line to serve customers in North America but did not unveil an exact location at that time.
The new line, representing an approximate $50 million investment, will be a state-of-the-art, multi-beam Reifenhäuser Reicofil 4 line that will increase capacity by approximately 15,000 metric tons to meet ongoing strong demand for nonwoven materials used in diapers and other personal hygiene products. The line will feature the latest technology and produce high-quality, lightweight, strong fabrics that are used in fine denier back sheet, leg cuffs and materials that go into other parts of diapers.
PGI added a spunmelt line to its San Luis Potosi site in 2004. Also in North America, the company finished construction on a spunmelt line in Mooresville, NC in mid 2006, while in South America a new line is under construction in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a new line has been running in Cali, Colombia since early 2005