2016 Nonwovens Sales: $170 million
Matteo Moltrasio, president; Luigi Cassano, managing director; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director
Masserano, Italy; Radamsko, Poland
Spunmelt, spunbond, carded, thermal bonded, apertured
Spundouce, Pillow, Honeycomb
The addition of new capacity at a new site in Poland as well as an increased focus on specialty products, helped drive Union Industries’ sales to $170 million in 2016. The company’s first foreign investment, in Radomsko, Poland, came onstream during the third quarter of 2015 and its full capacity of 12,000 reached sold out status during 2016. This led the Masserano, Italy-based nonwovens producer to announce plans, last year, for a second line at the site.
This new line, a Reicofil 4S bicomponent spunmelt line, will add 18,000 tons of capacity to the operation while also helping Union widen its focus on specialty products. It should be complete during the fourth quarter of 2017.
“After the latest additional capacity in Europe, including ours, we do not see room for any further investment in the area in the next years,” says Matteo Moltrasio, president. “We are considering initiatives in other geographical areas for our future.”