The line is four-beam Impianti system designed to produce materials in 96-inch widths that target industrial applications such as landscaping, bedding and mattress, filtration and others. Based in Italy, Impianti has sold more than 60 machines. Fabric specifications will include color, topical treatment, UV additives, slitting/rewinding and custom packaging. The company will service customers within a geographical target area of 500-750 miles.
"Impianti's technology is designed for use in the industrial rather than hygiene segment—another reason for us to choose this machine," said Ash Mehta of Avanti. Commenting on the company's strategy, Mr. Ash added, "We chose Tennessee because of its central location. Backward integration will offer us less dependence on overseas suppliers."