“We have initiated several productivity projects and line modifications that will noticeably increase our microfiber capacity,” says Martin Kleinebrecht, marketing & portfolio management leader for JM Engineered Products. “We continue to experience a strong global demand for glass microfiber, and we fully expect this trend to continue over the next several years.”
Kleinebrecht adds that JM is exploring a number of additional investments in its glass microfiber business. The company plans to announce more details in the near future.
In addition to glass microfiber, JM manufacturers a variety of premium-quality products at the Waterville location including wet and dry chop glass fibers, single-end rovings and nonwoven fiberglass mat. These materials are used in roofing, gypsum wallboard and specialty applications, as well as in plastic reinforcement and weaving.