has opened its first U.S. production site in Mills River, NC. The site features a state-of-the-art spunlace line as well as a modern laboratory and offices, which will help meet demand for its technical products in the region. Norafin developed the first spunlace line in Europe in the early 1980s and has since then been developing spunlace and needlepunch nonwovens in Mildenau, Germany.
The North Carolina site, which will ultimately employ about 45 workers, will make technical nonwovens in widths up to 2.8 meters and weights between 20-500 gsm.. Both chemically produced high-performance fibers and natural fibers can be procesed on this unit. The line features components from Dilo Group, Temafa, Spinnbau, Trützschler Nonwovens , Brückner and Menzel.