Hollingsworth & Vose will rebuild one of its production lines at its Winchcombe, U.K. manufacturing site. This investment will result in step change performance improvements in the microglass media produced at the site and will more than double H&V’s European microglass filtration and microglass battery separator manufacturing capability. H&V currently manufactures microglass media in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
H&V sees strong growth opportunities for its technically advanced media used in battery, air filtration, hydraulic and coalescer applications. As the recognized global microglass media technology leader, H&V continues to invest in technology innovation and manufacturing improvements.
“Customers in the EMEA region will benefit from increased microglass capacity resulting in increased service while continuing to receive the highest quality materials," commented regional vice president Jochem Hofstetter. H&V has been a leading supplier to the cleanroom market since the 1940's and the battery market since the 1980's.
The rebuilt line is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2011. H&V has owned and operated the Winchome site since 1982.