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Chicopee Incorporates PGI's Spinlace Technology

September 26, 2008

Innovation extends across entire product range.

Leveraging the latest technologies and resources of PGI, a leading global engineered materials supplier, the Chicopee is incorporating new technologies, including PGI’s Spinlace fabrics, across its entire wipes product line.  The new strategy is bringing customers a greater selection of higher performance nonwoven cleaning fabrics and packaged wipes engineered to meet specific market needs from Chicopee, a leader in the industry with a rich legacy that included 60 years as a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.

Part of PGI’s wipes group, Chicopee is adopting a new market-driven approach centered on meeting the needs of customers in four key markets:  building care, food service, health care and general purpose.  

“A decade ago, the selection of wipes was very limited,” said Scott Tracey, vice president sales and marketing Chicopee and Consumer Products of Chicopee. “Today we offer more than 40 different types of wipes for food service alone.

“As the market grows and matures, we are addressing the different needs of customers in key market segments for engineered wiping products that are designed with specific performance characteristics for the industrial and consumer applications they are used in,” he said.

New offerings utilizing this process include DuraWipe XTRA, an extended use, heavy-duty industrial cleaning wipe made with a highly absorbent core pulp that is compatible with both water and oil-based solvents. The product is available in pop-up boxes, quarter fold and jumbo rolls. Spinlace fabrics also will be available in the Chix food service line. PGI is also incorporating its new state-of-the-art spunlace fabrics to upgrade the strength and durability of the Worxwell® general purpose machine washable wipes for heavy-duty extended cleaning use.  

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