PFNonwovens Celebrates Completion of Line at Hazleton – Nonwovens Industry Magazine
“We are thrilled to launch our 9 line,” CEO Cédric Ballay said at a grand opening event. “This line is critical to our continued growth trajectory and will continue to drive our great success story here at Hazleton and around the world. We wanted to share with the people who make this possible for us and celebrate a little.
The new line takes up half of the expansion, approximately 75,000 square feet, with an additional 75,000 square feet of space ready for growth.
This line truly embodies what we at PFN and our supplier partners truly strive for every day, which is cutting-edge technology and manufacturing excellence with unparalleled quality,” said Ballay.
The Hazleton facility, which is considered a mega-facility with a total area of 800,000 square feet, employs 370 people on four shifts, operating 24/7 to supply a global market with expansion.
“These fabrics continue to improve people’s lives every day and help create a more sustainable world,” says Ballay.
PFNonwovens has announced the expansion of its Hazleton site at the end of 2020. The new line, which is the first of a two-line investment, will enable the company to manufacture revolutionary, cotton-soft hygiene products for the North American market. It is based on Reicofil 5 technology. In addition, the new line has two-component capability to produce bio-based and other specialty products and allow the company to expand its production of medical fabrics in Hazleton. .
PFNonwovens is also underway with an expansion of facilities in Cape Town, South Africa, where it is investing $40 million in a new line due for completion later this year.