South Carolina-based nonwovens producer Fitesa has invested in new machinery that will add 45,000 tons of spunmelt capacity in Latin America. The first volume related to this investment is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2015 and the last will be delivering product by end of 2016. Geographically the investment will cover both the East and West coasts of South America, as well as, Central America and Mexico.
“The recent Fitesa investments in China, the U.S. and Europe have demonstrated its commitment to serve and support the hygiene business segment,” says Raymond Dunleavy, head of global marketing, strategy and business development for Fitesa. “As a next step, Fitesa is strengthening its position in Latin America by expanding capacity with the latest leading edge spunmelt technology.”