The new production line is part of a strategic plan to support the growing demand for high-end polyester filtration media. The new production line utilizes newly developed proprietary spinning technology and will increase the Berlin plant’s spunbond lightweight capacity by more than 40%. Johns Manville invested more than €32 million ($36 million) to build the line.
An inauguration ceremony at the plant included customers, local elected officials, project partners and JM employees.
“This new capacity at our Berlin plant will benefit Johns Manville’s global customer base,” says Mary Rhinehart, president and CEO. “Customers will have even greater access to our high-quality filtration products and to a new generation of spunbond filter media for cabin air, air pollution control and liquid filtration applications. This new line also puts Johns Manville in a prime position to handle continued growth and customer demand in the many global markets we serve.”
JM’s innovative enhanced BiCo technology enables unmatched product performance especially in the field of gas and liquid filtration.
“Innovation continues to help make Johns Manville a market leader in our industry,” says Enno Henze, senior vice president and general manager for Engineered Products. “The technological advances on this new line in Berlin will give our customers an even more robust array of Johns Manville products to help them be successful.”