Turkish nonwovens producer Mogul will begin operating a new spunlace line by March 2010, marking the company's first entry into fiber technologies and hydroentanglement. The new line will be able to make 6000 tons of 3.2 meter, 30-80 gsm nonwovens from fibers including Tencel, viscose, PET, PLA and PP as well as bleached cotton. Target markets include wet wipes, cosmetic applications, fem care and baby diapers, dust wipes, hair towels used in coiffeurs, medical bandages/gauzes and, to some degree, filtration andautomotive. The line will be installed at a new building built at Mogul’s second location in the third industrial zone of Gaziantep, Turkey.
When added to Mogul's current offerings—PPand PET spunbonded, meltblown and SMSnonwovens as well as coated/laminated fabircs and films—spunlaced nonwovens will make the company one of most comprehensive supplier of nonwoven fabrics with different technologies and diversified products. Although initially dedicated to wet wipes, the new line will allow Mogul to diversify into spunlace for technical applications and hybrid technologies.