Israel's Shalag Group will invest $15 million in a new thermal bonded production line in the eastern part of the U.S. The new line will add 6000 tons of capacity to the company's existing 18,000-ton output currently being made in Israel. Commercial production will begin in late 2010.
Shalag has been making nonwovens since 1984 with a focus on the hygiene and wipes markets. It currently operates three production lines, all using thermal bonded technology, in Israel. Products include a range of substrates weighing less than 10 to more than 100 gsm and comprising more than 40 fiber types.