has simplified the supply chain for its production of Kevlar and Nomex protective fabric products, effective September 1. DuPont first introduced the proprietary aramids containing spunlace technology to the market 31 years ago at its Sontara production facility in Old Hickory, TN. When the Sontara brand and assets were acquired by Jacob Holm in 2014, Jacob Holm maintained production of the aramids containing protective fabrics while implementing significant production asset upgrades, quality enhancements and other process improvements to its Sontara sites.
For the past four years, Jacob Holm has sold the aramid containing fabrics through DuPont as a toll manufacturer, but Jacob Holm will now deliver Kevlar and Nomex protective fabric products directly from the Old Hickory production site. This will eliminate routing through DuPont warehouses and other facilities.
While the aramid containing spunlace base offering has not changed, the Innovation Team at Jacob Holm has developed an exciting pipeline of products based on the unique Sontara technology.