Jones Nonwovens Adds New Capability, Capacity

Jones Nonwovens — a producer of nonwovens from natural fibers, and a member of the Humboldt, Tenn.-based Jones Family of Companies — recently inaugurated a new air lay production line at its North Las Vegas, Nev.-based facility. The line randomizes fiber orientation rather than combing and laying the fibers in parallel to produce a nonwoven with more bounce — doubles production at the plant. The thick, resilient, sustainable and natural products made using the line are targeted as comfort layers in a variety of mattress constructions, which can replace foam and man-made fiber components.

“The investment in new manufacturing technology and innovation at our nonwovens plant in North Las Vegas demonstrates the commitment of the Jones Family of Companies to meeting customer-driven demand for sustainable materials in bedding, packaging, and other markets,” said Richard Ayers, president and CEO, Jones Family of Companies.

January/February 2018