London-based Fiberweb Plc — a manufacturer of high-performance, specialty nonwovens — reports it
will make a substantial investment at its Biesheim, France, facility to increase capacity for
meltblown nonwovens used for air filtration media. The additional capacity is expected to come
online by January 2010. According to the company, several key customers that require larger
quantities of fabric have already committed to buy its filter media.
Applications for the fabrics include respirators; medical facemasks; and heating, ventilating
and air conditioning products.
June 30, 2009