In line with the further diversification of its products, Beaulieu Fibres International is set to produce short cut fibers for hygiene applications as of summer 2017. These will be available in cut lengths of 3-24mm in polypropylene (PP) mono and bico. To add to its new products for 2017, the Meraklon portfolio will expand further with the launch of new polyester (PET) core bico fibers. They will come on stream with Meraklon’s new state-of-the-art, long line at the company’s site in Terni, Italy. The €30 million investment to extend production capacity is currently underway and is scheduled to commence operations during this year.
Petra Bohle-Stricker, global sales director of hygiene, Beaulieu Fibres International, comments: “Beaulieu Fibres International is continuing to strengthen its position as a global supplier for polyolefin fibers. Investment in fibers production is an important driver for ensuring we meet future challenges and customers’ needs. In the four years since Meraklon’s takeover, Beaulieu Fibres International has successfully adapted it to the level required to be a leading market player. We have broadened the portfolio significantly to better serve the future market needs and are continually innovating to ensure we go the extra mile for the nonwovens industry.”