One of its white production lines will be enhanced by the addition of a brand new Bematic card and a new, in-line, up-stroke needle-loom from Shoou Shyng to work together with the existing down-stroke loom. Specifically targeting synthetic and glass fiber products, this needlepunch line will efficiently produce goods from 6oz per sq yard to 65oz per sq yard in varying thicknesses.
In addition to the improvements to the white line, a second new Shoou Shyng needle loom has been added offline to augment its production of greys and colored nonwovens.
Overall, these improvements will allow Bouckaert to phase out some older equipment and expand its capabilities when it comes to weight, width, and control for its products.
These new capital investments, totaling $1.9 million, will position Bouckaert to be able to continue to meet the current market needs as well as opening access to a number of new markets it plans to enter into in the future.