Elias Gomez and Jeff Myatt, in association with Industrias Marves, of Uruapan, Mexico, are making needlepunch and highloft nonwovens on assets formerly owned by Bauer Industries in Hildebran, NC. The new company will be called Marves Industries.
Since October, Marves Industries has been making nonwovens from green, recycled and natural fibers and materials.Core markets include eco-agriculture and erosion control.
Mr. Gomez and Mr. Myatt, with a combined 65 years of textile experience in the furniture, bedding and automotive industry, are running the day-to-day operation.
The Hildebran operation, opened by Bauer Industries in 1994, contains two lines for the production of needlepunch and highloft nonwovens from staple synthetic, natural, reclaimed, and mixed fiber combinations. The needlepunch line can make fabrics in widths up to 120 inches and weights ranging from 500 to 1500 gsm. Thicknesses range from 3-20 mm. The airlay highloft line can achieve widths up to 80 inches and weights from 400 to 1500 gsm. Thicknesses range from 3-23 mm. Additional capabilities include laminating, coating die cutting and assembling roll goods and components; applications include furniture insulators, cushion / comfort pads, edge stabilization and protection and stiffening.