Charlotte-based Custom Synthetic Fibers LLC — owned by a group of investors including the majority owners of Charlotte-based Custom Polymers Inc. and Athens, Ala.-based Custom Polymers PET LLC — will open an 80,000-square-foot recycled polyester fiber plant mid-summer 2016. Initially, the plant will produce 40 million pounds of recycled polyester staple fiber per year, with the ability to expand in the future to produce an additional 80 million pounds each year. Custom Synthetic Fibers will hire up to 50 people to staff the facility, which will be led by CEO Joseph Ku.
End products for the recycled fiber include automotive, home furnishings, industrial, apparel and consumer goods.
“We are extremely excited to announce the impending operational start-up of Custom Synthetic Fibers,” said Ku. “Our plant will produce high quality recycled polyester fiber by incorporating recycled polyester raw materials in an environmentally friendly and cost effective manner. Our state-of-the-art technology will enable our customers to benefit from fiber in various denier sizes to meet their stringent quality and consistency requirements.”