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Norafin Wallcoverings Use Flax

05.09.17

Flax fibers can create wall coverings that offer good and natural indoor climate while also offering insulation properties

At Techtextil, Norafin, a maker of spunlaced nonwovens for technical applications, showcased a new wall covering product made via flax processing. The UV resistance of flax fibers, their natural appearance and their positive sustainability profile, can create wall coverings that offer good and natural indoor climate while offering insulation properties as well. Norafin has been introducing flax into its spunlace business for several years.

In late 2016, Norafin, which is based in Germany, announced it would build a manufacturing facility in Henderson County, NC. Norafin (Americas) Inc. will construct a 75,000 square foot building in Mills River, representing an $18 million investment which will lead to the creation of about 45 new jobs.

The establishment of a North American manufacturing facility will allow Norafin to better serve existing clients, penetrate new markets, and provide a solid platform for continued future growth. The company has maintained a sales presence in Asheville over the past decade.