2018 Nonwovens Sales: $192 million
Matteo Moltrasio, president; Alessandro Taramasso, commercial director; Gerardo Salvatore Menna, production director
Masserano, Italy; Radamsko, Poland
Spunmelt, spunbond, carded thermal bonded, carded air through bonded, apertured, printing
Sales at Italy’s Union Industries increased slightly to $192 million in 2018 due to the partial allocation of the company’s second line in Radomsko, Poland, as well as an increase in volume for specialty nonwovens. Union’s second Polish line came onstream as planned in the last quarter of 2017 and is delivering novelty soft grades of nonwovens for hygiene applications.
“We keep seeing innovation in our future,” Matteo Moltrasio says. “We have consolidated the expertise and know-how in semi high loft technology and we see the product established as winning for specific applications.”
These developments in fact led Union, earlier this year, to decide to invest in a new line featuring carded air through bonded technology to expand Union’s offerings to the hygiene market.
“With this asset we believe we will be able to offer advanced and different range of products,” president Matteo Moltrasio says.
The new line is expected to be operational by early 2020, delivering customized super soft premium grades and new eco-sustainable fabrics for the hygiene market.
In other investment news, in the second quarter of 2019, Union began producing printed nonwovens using state-of-the-art technology.
As in past years, Union Industries continues to source and use renewable energy for the 100% of its consumption, partially produced within our group.