Hollingsworth & Vose will add Technostat filtration media production capability at its plant in Floyd, VA. Technostat is H&V's electrostatically charged air filtration medium that finds use in a number of areas including respirators, vacuum cleaners, medical and applications and heating, ventillation and air conditioning units globally.
"We are very pleased to continue to grow and invest in Floyd VA," says Val Hollingsworth, president and CEO. "H&V has been operating there for nearly 40 years. We are fortunate to have a lot of great people and we appreciate the support from Floyd County and the State of Virginia.”
Additional production will support the successful launch of Technostat Plus and the ongoing demand for Technostat.
"This strategic expansion of our Floyd site will provide capacity to support the increasing demand in North America for high performance synthetic filter media. This state of the art production line will produce H&V's patented Technostat and Technostat Plus electret filter media which provides high efficiency filtration with very low pressure drop," says Mike Clark, division president, high efficiency and specialty filtration.
The Floyd production line is expected to begin operation by the fourth quarter of 2014. H&V currently manufactures Technostat and Technostat Plus media in Europe. Last month, the company announced it would expand production of its Nanowave filtration media in Germany.