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Johns Manville to enhance glass fibre nonwoven line at its Wertheim facility

The enhanced glass fibre nonwoven line is expected to be in production by the end of 2017, the company reports.

24th June 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wertheim

Construction, Industrial

The project will address the increasing needs and demands of local customers and markets. The enhanced glass fibre nonwoven line is expected to be in production by the end of 2017, the company reports.

“This investment clearly shows the strong commitment our US based parent company has to the Wertheim plant,” said Heinrich Bein, Managing Director of JM’s German glass plants. “I am proud of the Johns Manville employees who have worked hard to make this development possible, and I am proud of the way they support our Made in Germany manufacturing processes on a daily basis.”

Future plans

“Johns Manville has decades of experience in the development and production of glass fibre nonwovens. This line enhancement will help us to further expand our market position,” commented Martin Kleinebrecht, the company’s Leader of Marketing & Portfolio Management for Nonwovens in Europe & Asia.

Kleinebrecht added that Johns Manville will use its best efforts to ensure that a reliable supply of goods is available to customers while the construction is taking place.

Johns Manville has more than 65 years of experience in manufacturing glass fibre nonwovens. In 1948, the first trials on glass fibre nonwovens were conducted at the company’s former plant in Coburg, Germany, and production began two years later. The first wet laid glass fibre nonwoven line was inaugurated at the Wertheim facility in 1968.

Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. 

In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately US$ 2.6 billion and employs approximately 7,000 people. It operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China.

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